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Sun Inn, Craven Arms

Pub added by Oggwyn Great
Rosemary Lane
Leintwardine
Postal town: Craven Arms
SY7 0LP
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Tris C left this review about Sun Inn

The date in the new extension is that of 1710 for this pub, which features on CAMRA’s inventory of pubs with historic interiors, being of National Importance and grade II-listed.
I’ve been to Leintwardine before but probably not for a good 40 years as my grandparents lived about three villages away; they still do, six foot under, so it was a bit of a labour of love to make the 350-mile return journey, taking in the neighbouring Lion for sustenance. The pub is essentially two workers’ cottages knocked together, well described below and comprehensively covered on CAMRA’s sites, with even a Wikipedia entry. The interior (see photos) is a beautiful example of a perfectly preserved museum and now almost unique surviving example of a traditional parlour pub, with a substantial ‘barn conversion’ extension to the rear, suitably rustic with pale paint, traditional mixed furniture and eclectic framed prints. Customers were locals, speaking a Herefordshire dialect which I found hard to understand, copious expletives aside. However, the place wasn’t that busy at the time of our short stay the other Friday, with quite a few customers leaving at around 7.40pm, knocking the stuffing out of the atmosphere a little; does the place really close at 9.00pm as claimed by CAMRA?
The ale front is clearly predictable, with Butty Bach, Ludlow Stairway and Hobson’s Best and Champion mild at £1.70 a half, on excellent form, served by a charming and polite barmaid.
Reminding me a little of Steep’s Harrow, this is clearly a must-visit pub at a national level; a more adventurous ale range would probably – finally – have dragged the elusive ‘10’ out of me.

On 12th March 2023 - rating: 9
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Blue Scrumpy left this review about Sun Inn

The Sun is a pub I've long had on my list of pubs to visit. It opens at 11am and as such, it made a good place to start a Sunday visit to some of Herefordshire's village pubs.

You enter straight into the traditional front rooms, where I noticed a blackboard advertising Stout Sunday. Continuing to the more modern rear space, the pub revealed itself to be quite busy with locals, despite it still being Sunday morning.

The barmaid was friendly and in addition to the regular beers (Hobson's Best Bitter & Champion Mild & Ludlow Stairway), they also had Wye Valley Butty Bach as a guest beer and a cider, which was Weston's Family Vintage.

We took our drinks and returned to sit in the front room, which is starting to look very dated, but still retains all of its atmosphere. I did take a peak into the parlour, where a barrel of beer was sat on a table. Taking a closer look at the blackboard, it revealed that the beer for Stout Sunday was actually Ledbury Phoenix, a porter and that it was to be served at 4pm. I guess people gather here during the evening to consume the cask. But I wasn't about to sit around for 5 hours to find out. In actual fact, I was later to be drinking the Phoenix in another pub by 3pm!

The quietness of the front rooms slightly spoiled my enjoyment of this historic pub, with locals preferring the modern section at the rear. But hopefully that changes later in the day. Still well worth a visit though.

On 3rd February 2022 - rating: 7
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Real Ale Ray left this review about Sun Inn

Features on Camra's National Inventory of Historic Pub Interiors. The pub was run for 74 years by Florence (Flossie) who died at the age of 94 years 11 months in 2009. The pub had restricted opening times due to Flossie's grand age and now is open on a regular basis. It was interesting to see the two front parlours, preserved from Flossie's time with the original furniture and wallpapered walls.
The rear of the pub now opens out into a large extension and bar area, which was once the ground floor cellar area. There is also a good size garden with a collection of various wildfowl roaming around.
We found this to be a warm and welcoming pub, four hand pumps, including one cider. We went for the Big Nevs Nelson Mandela and Hobson's Best, both were in good shape.

On 11th October 2017 - rating: 9
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Map location corrected by Alan Hurdle
Hopton Heath, 3.31 miles, 1 hr 3 min walk (show)
Bucknell, 3.67 miles, 1 hr 10 min walk (show)
Broome, 4.83 miles, 1 hr 33 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for Sun Inn, Leintwardine
21st Sep 2023, 14:10
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21st Sep 2023, 14:10
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Pub Details

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 12 March 2023 by Tris C
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 12 March 2023 by Tris C
  • Beer Festivals : Yes - August Bank Holiday. - last updated 12 March 2023 by Tris C
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 11 August 2013 by Oggwyn Great
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 12 March 2023 by Tris C
  • Car Park : No last updated 11 August 2013 by Oggwyn Great
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 29 August 2013 by Alan Hurdle
  • Darts : No last updated 12 March 2023 by Tris C
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 29 August 2013 by Alan Hurdle
  • Function Room : No last updated 12 March 2023 by Tris C
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 29 August 2013 by Alan Hurdle
  • Jukebox : No last updated 12 March 2023 by Tris C
  • Karaoke : No last updated 12 March 2023 by Tris C
  • Live Music : Yes - Fridays from 20.00. - last updated 12 March 2023 by Tris C
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 12 March 2023 by Tris C
  • Micropub : No last updated 12 March 2023 by Tris C
  • Pinball : No last updated 12 March 2023 by Tris C
  • Pool Table : No last updated 12 March 2023 by Tris C
  • Quiz Night : Yes - Wednesdays 19.30. - last updated 12 March 2023 by Tris C
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 12 March 2023 by Tris C
  • Real Cider : No last updated 12 March 2023 by Tris C
  • Wheelchair Access : No last updated 12 March 2023 by Tris C
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 12 March 2023 by Tris C
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