Our new dog blog, Paws for Thought

Allow me to introduce myself… I’m Charlie the Labrador and I live in the Sun Inn, in the centre of beautiful Kirkby Lonsdale. This is a great place for dogs and in my new series of blogs, I’m going to be telling you why!

Enjoying a walk in snowy Kirkby Lonsdale

It’s just as well I’m a sociable animal, as I regularly share my home with a variety of four legged friends because the Sun Inn is one of the most dog friendly places ever.

My humans – Iain and Jenny – love dogs and are happy to welcome them to our home as honoured guests (as long as they bring their humans!).

And there are no underdogs here as we’re even allowed in the Sun Inn’s beautiful bar where we can get hot under the collar by curling up in front of one of the two roaring fires.

Iain and Jenny also keep us supplied with complimentary doggy treats which are certainly not to be sniffed at (though they do smell yum!)

When it comes to walkies, there’s no better place than Cumbria and, of course, Kirkby Lonsdale in particular. The place is full of dogs and lampposts, so it’s all very aromatic.

I like to linger outside the bakery on Main Street for a long sniff. The smell of fish and chips on Jingling Lane takes some beating and one of my favourite aroma wafts from the award-winning butcher’s shop next door to the Sun Inn.

Though having said all that, the mouth-watering smells coming from the kitchen at our place are probably my ultimate favourite. It may well be a dog’s life for me but that kitchen aroma almost makes me want to be human.

Personally, I like my walkies to take in a mix of our quaint Main Street, a sniff around Ruskin’s View and then an amble alongside the River Lune. There are also great walkies in Cumbria generally which I’ll tell you about in a future blog.

They say every dog has his day but, honestly, every day in this neck of the woods is heavenly. You’d be barking mad not to pay us a visit.

Celebrate St Patrick’s Day with us!

Join us at the Sun Inn this Saturday (March 17th) for St Patrick’s Day celebrations!

We’ll be serving oysters, delicious Irish stew and pints of Guinness aplenty.


Fancy making a night of it this weekend? Then be sure to check out our fabulous accommodation options.

Always book direct for the best deals – call us on 015242 71965.

We look forward to celebrating with you this weekend!

Treat your mum this Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is on Sunday 11th March and we think it’s the perfect opportunity to spoil our lovely mums.

We will be serving food all day, from 12pm to 8pm. Our scrumptious Sunday lunch menu offers a selection of mouth-watering choices, such as our famous treacle cured Cumbrian beef or shoulder of Lune Valley lamb.

If you’re looking to surprise your mum with a fabulous gift, then our three for two offer is the perfect present.

Available for midweek stays (Sunday to Thursday) until 22nd March, you can enjoy three nights for the price of two – this could cost as little as £230 for two people bed & breakfast. After 22nd March, prices start from £272 for a superior room and £314 for a deluxe. For that, you’ll stay in one of our eleven luxury bedrooms, enjoy breakfast each morning and also receive free parking.

You can also start your day by tucking into a hearty breakfast each morning to set you up for the day. Thanks to our fabulous location, you can choose whether to spend your day exploring Cumbria, Yorkshire or Lancashire – or why not explore one each day? There’s plenty to do and see, and our friendly staff will happily offer recommendations for lovely walks and fabulous sightseeing.

If you want to give her an extra special surprise, we can organise flowers, chocolates, Champagne or chocolate-dipped strawberries for the room.

(Please note, this deal is excluding bank holidays and after 22nd March is only available on superior and deluxe rooms until the last bank holiday in May. The seven days following Good Friday are also excluded. This promotion has be booked direct on 015242 71965).

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