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Terrific period inn with top-notch menu

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AA Pick of the Pubs
Bar menu
Open all year

The market town of Kirkby Lonsdale retains immense character and charm, beautifully evidenced in the classic 17th-century building that is The Sun Inn. An ideal base from which to explore the Lake District and Yorkshire Dales, the pub burrows back from a pretty pillared frontage into a mix of low-slung beams and cosy alcoves focussed on a feature fireplace. The owners are keen supporters of local produce; expect beer from the town's microbrewery to accompany menus inspired by the surrounding countryside. A starter of seared wood pigeon, blackberry gel, chestnut granola and spelt complements a main of rump of lamb, swede, lamb belly, carrot purée and dauphinoise potato.

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Opening hours

  • Open all year
  • Days closed: Monday lunch
  • Opening times: Monday 3-11, Tuesday to Sunday 10am-11pm
  • Lunch: Tuesday to Sunday 12-3
  • Dinner: all week 6.30-9

Food and drink

  • Set menu available
  • Real ales available: Kirkby Lonsdale, Marston's Wainwright, Hawkshead Bitter
  • Real ciders: Kingstone Press

Price guide

  • Credit cards accepted


  • Free Wi-Fi


  • Children welcome
  • Children's portions
  • High chairs
  • Baby change


  • Accessible toilets


  • Dog friendly
  • Allowed in bar

Getting here

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

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