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Sun Inn, Ambleside

Main Street
Postal town: Ambleside
LA22 0NT
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Will Larter left this review about Sun Inn

My recent visit was my first to this pub, which I have previously been put off by the fact that it's the only one in the village where I can recall seeing smokers standing outside (I'm easily put off). I'm glad I went in, because what looks like a recent refurbishment has given this old inn a touch of class. There is smart modern wood everywhere, from the bar to the floor (chestnut?) to the tree-ring sculpture on the wall.

There are three hand pumps, featuring Theakstons Best Bitter, Jennings Cumberland Ale and Cumbrian Legendary Ales Loweswater Gold, a more adventurous than average collection for a tourist spot. There were some interesting pictures on the walls, and a wide-screen TV was showing a sort of brochure advertising accommodation at the inn, with pictures of local scenes and sheep.

I would have marked this as a 7 but for the dreadful shouting-diva music that dominated throughout my visit.

On 17th February 2012 - rating: 6
[User has posted 2564 recommendations about 2423 pubs]

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Dan Metcalfe left this review about Sun Inn

A characterful 17th century coaching Inn. Recently refurbished bedrooms, and a pub style atmosphere.

On 14th January 2009 - rating: 10
[User has posted 1 recommendations about 1 pubs]

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Gary Seymour left this review about Sun Inn

3 Real ales. Dogs welcome.

On 30th May 2008 - rating: 6
[User has posted 38 recommendations about 38 pubs]

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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Will Larter
Windermere, 6.32 miles, 2 hr 2 min walk (show)
Staveley, 9.97 miles, 3 hr 12 min walk (show)
Burneside (Cumbria), 12.85 miles, 4 hr 8 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for Sun Inn, Hawkshead
18th Sep 2014, 09:15
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17th Sep 2014, 22:13
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  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 30 May 2008 by hondo .
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 29 July 2013 by Dave McNally
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 29 July 2013 by Will Larter
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