The Sun Inn, Kirkby Lonsdale, offers Gourmet Breaks for foodies

We are launching a series of Gourmet Food breaks, combining an indulgent celebration of food and wine with five star luxury in spectacular natural surroundings.

As the holder of an AA rosette for our mouth-watering menus, seasonal treats and high quality produce from local suppliers (including Cumbria, Lancashire and Yorkshire), our Gourmet Food breaks will include:

  • Tea, scones and preserves on arrival in the cosy bar, amid roaring log fires
  • Overnight accommodation in a chic, individually designed room
  • Aperitif and canapés
  • A four course ‘Posh Noshers’ dinner, plus coffee. Using fabulous local and seasonal ingredients, each menu is specially created
  • Winetasting, including a special selection  of four wines carefully selected by a local wine merchant
  • A full Cumbrian breakfast the following morning.

As the nights draw in, the first ‘Posh Noshers’ dinner takes place on Monday 8 October with a thoughtful combination of warming recipes to celebrate the best of fresh, autumnal produce. This exclusive foodie event will take diners on a four-course journey of delicious ingredients that can be gathered entirely ‘from the wild’. Crab, rabbit, pheasant and wild mushroom all feature on the menu, rounded off with warm autumn berries on brioche with cinnamon and honey mascarpone Chantilly.

For a truly personal touch, the evening will be hosted by the Sun Inn’s owners Mark and Lucy Fuller along with Jeanette McLaughlin from EWGA wine merchants. Guests will sample four different wines throughout the evening, which will be punctuated with friendly, informal introductions to their origins.

Meanwhile, if you prefer to sample some traditional Cumbrian brews, the bar stocks plenty of cask ales including local choices from the Kirkby Lonsdale Brewery and nearby Hawkshead Brewery.

Other upcoming ‘Posh Nosher’ events include ‘Taste of Kirkby Lonsdale’ on Monday 4 March 2013, again complemented by wines from around the world. It will be the ultimate local culinary experience, with ingredients from Kirkby Lonsdale food suppliers such as the award-winning Dales Butchers and Churchmouse Cheeses (both just a couple of doors from the Sun Inn) thoughtfully woven into the menu.

There are also specialist wine tasting evenings lined up for Monday 26 November (Bordeaux) and Monday 21 January (Australian wine), which again, can be incorporated into the Gourmet Break.

‘Wellie Walks’ for guests at the Sun Inn, Kirkby Lonsdale

Changeable weather needn’t be a barrier for visitors heading to the Sun Inn this autumn, as we launch a quirky contingency plan to overcome unsettled weather conditions.

We’ve invested in an impressive selection of sturdy wellington boots, macs and umbrellas to ensure visitors can get out and enjoy the region’s breath-taking scenery, whatever the weather brings.

We have also compiled a handy collection of ‘Wellie Walks’ to guide guests along short walking routes in the area, taking in scenic highlights with minimum effort. A complimentary mug of hot chocolate and our roaring log fire will await them on their return, followed by a pampering bubble bath using luxury toiletries from the Bath House in nearby Sedbergh.

With a cosy bar serving complimentary teas and coffees throughout the day, residents looking to hibernate after a fresh air ramble can then snuggle up with a good book. Or they can indulge in our delicious all-day menus, created using only the finest local produce such as cheeses from ‘Churchmouse Cheeses’ and award winning meats from the local Dales Butchers.

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