The Sun Inn | Pub in Cumbria | Alastair Sawday's Special Places to Stay

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The Sun Inn - Pub in Cumbria

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6 Market Street, Kirkby Lonsdale, Carnforth, LA6 2AU, Cumbria
England, United Kingdom

Iain & Jenny Black
+44 (0)15242 71965(landline)

Cask ales and monkfish gnocchi in a dreamy Cumbrian town. Warm yourself by wood-burners, sip organic wines, explore the beautiful hills

Set in a narrow street, with the historic church in view, the Sun is a fine example of an old inn. Step under the ancient portico and into a lovely low-ceilinged bar of warmth, soft colours, Windsor chairs and logs stacked by the fire. Food is lavish, so push the boat out and enter the smart brasserie-style dining room – for potted mackerel pâté with rhubarb chutney; monkfish with herb gnocchi, clams and squid; steak and kidney pudding; rhubarb crumble tart; a platter of cheese. There are cask ales to keep beer buffs happy, the wine list is sublime (there are organic choices too) and the staff are wonderful. Pootle around Kirkby Lonsdale with its interesting shops or strike out further for some grand walking in the Yorkshire Dales National Park.

Wheelchair access
Wheelchair access to some public rooms and to wc's.
Children welcome
Children of all ages welcome in some public rooms (highchairs not necessarily available).
Wireless internet access available in the bar.
Dogs welcome
Dogs welcome in some public rooms.
Wine list
Pub serves eight or more wines by the glass.

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Lunch from £9.95. Dinner from £15.95. Not Mon lunch.


Mon lunch.


6 Market Street, Kirkby Lonsdale, Carnforth, LA6 2AU, Cumbria


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