Meet Iain and Jenny…

Owners Iain and Jenny Black first met when they both lived and worked in Cumbria. Many years later, they decided the time was right to start a new adventure.

They discovered the Sun Inn after visiting a number of towns and villages and immediately fell in love with Kirkby Lonsdale (and the Sun Inn too!)

The Sun Inn has been lovingly restored over the years and is in an excellent state of repair. Iain and Jenny, who took over ownership in 2017, will continue to invest in the Sun Inn to ensure it maintains its well deserved five-star AA rating.

During your visit to the Sun Inn, you can expect to find many original features, along with log burners in the bar, craftsman-built cabinets and furnishings – and the restaurant even has chairs from the 1906 ocean liner, the Mauretania. 

Today, the Sun Inn is a hive of activity employing over 30 people. Not forgetting our resident pooch, Charlie the Labrador, who loves nothing more than welcoming guests to the Sun Inn!

Over the past decade, the staff at the Sun Inn have pulled an estimated 254,000 pints of real ale and served around 39,000 Sunday lunches!

The inn itself dates back to the 17th century. As Iain says, “Although we technically ‘own’ the building, it feels like we are just custodians who are part of its 400-year-old (so far) history. For us, it has a very special atmosphere and we hope our customers feel that way too.”

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