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The Sun Inn


JMW Turner captured the town's beauty on canvas; John Ruskin did the same in prose. Kirkby Lonsdale retains immense character and charm, beautifully evidenced in the classic period building that is The Sun Inn. It burrows back from a pretty pillared frontage into a comfy mix of low-slung beams, oak and flagstone flooring and cosy alcoves focussed on a feature fireplace at the heart of the pub. The enthusiastic owners are keen supporters of locally produced goods; expect beer from the town's microbrewery to accompany the uplifting bill of fare sourced from the surrounding countryside. Sam Carter's accomplished, modish bar and dinner menus feature starters such as suckling pig, orange gel, red chicory and crispy black pudding which complements a main dish of hay-smoked roe deer with caramelised chicory, creamed potato and red cabbage gel. Eleven bedrooms make The Sun an ideal base from which to explore the Lake District and Yorkshire Dales.

Further information

Tel: 01524 271965
Please quote 'The AA'.
Send an email

Principal beers

Kirkby Lonsdale, Marston's Wainwright, Hawkshead Bitter


Mon 3-11, Tue-Sun 10am-11pm


25 Dec, Mon L


Children welcome.
Dog friendly.
No coach parties catered.



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M6 junct 36, A65 for Kirkby Lonsdale. 5m to mini rdbt, 1st exit, left at next junct. At bottom of hill right, inn on left

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