The Sun Inn

“Terrific period inn with top-notch menu”



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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 wild garlic tortellini with mushroom broth complements a main of braised lamb neck with black garlic mash, carrot and rosemary.

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AA Pick of the Pubs
The Sun Inn
Market Street, KIRKBY LONSDALE, Cumbria, LA6 2AU


About the area

Discover Cumbria

Cumbria's rugged yet beautiful landscape is best known for the Lake District National Park that sits within its boundaries. It’s famous for Lake Windermere, England’s largest lake, and Derwent Water, ‘Queen of the English Lakes'. This beautiful countryside once inspired William Wordsworth and his home, Dove Cottage, in Grasmere is a popular museum. Another place of literary pilgrimage is Hill Top, home of Beatrix Potter, located near Windermere. Tom Kitten, Samuel Whiskers and Jemima Puddleduck were all created here.

Much of Cumbria is often overlooked in favour of the Lake Distirct. In the south, the Lune Valley remains as lovely as it was when Turner painted it. The coast is also a secret gem. With its wide cobbled streets, spacious green and views of the Solway Firth, Silloth is a fine Victorian seaside resort. Other towns along this coastline include Whitehaven, Workington and Maryport. Carlisle is well worth a look – once a Roman camp, its red-brick cathedral dates back to the early 12th century and its 11th-century castle was built by William Rufus.

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