Latest News from the Sun Inn

Join our next guided walk on Sunday 28th October for Animal Rescue Cumbria

Join our next guided walk on Sunday 28th October for Animal Rescue Cumbria We are delighted to announce the next date for our popular guided walk. We will be exploring Kirkby Lonsdale and beyond on Sunday 28th October, led by Loren Cafferty.  Starting from the Sun Inn at 9:45am, you can enjoy a bacon sandwich […]

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Meet the team: Joe Robinson, Head Chef

Meet the team: Joe Robinson, Head Chef We would love to introduce you to Joe Robinson, our talented head chef.   Joe hails from Leicester but now calls Lancaster home. He has worked in the Lake District for the last two years, in previous roles at Linthwaite House and Hipping Hall, before joining the Sun […]

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Paws for Thought – Lip-smackingly delicious new treats and my four-legged guests

Paws for Thought – Lip-smackingly delicious new treats and my four-legged guests If you’ve visited the Sun Inn recently, you might’ve noticed our brand new, delicious doggy treats on the bar. We’re extremely proud to be a dog-friendly hotel and restaurant, and we never want our four-legged friends to feel left out when their humans […]

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Our guided walk for Animal Rescue Cumbria

Our guided walk for Animal Rescue Cumbria We had a wonderful time on our charity walk for Animal Rescue Cumbria!  After fuelling up on bacon butties and tea & coffee, we enjoyed a lovely 10k walk around Kirkby Lonsdale and up to Casterton and Barbon. The drizzle certainly didn’t dampen our spirits and we raised vital funds […]

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Join our guided walk around Kirkby Lonsdale on Sunday, 19th August

Join our guided walk around Kirkby Lonsdale on Sunday, 19th August Here’s a fantastic date for your diary! We are delighted to announce that we will be running a guided walk in Kirkby Lonsdale this summer. Perfect for families and dog owners, our guided walk takes place on Sunday, 19th August. Starting from the Sun […]

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It’s official! We’re one of the best dog-friendly hotels in the country

It’s official! We’re one of the best dog-friendly hotels in the country We are absolutely over the moon to announce that the Sun Inn has been listed as one of the 10 best dog-friendly hotels in Britain. This prestigious list was put together by Country Life magazine – you can read the full article here. […]

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Paws for Thought – Our new charity partnership gets Charlie’s tail wagging!

Paws for Thought – Our new charity partnership gets Charlie’s tail wagging! We are so pleased to announce our new partnership with Kendal-based Animal Rescue Cumbria as our official charity partner for the next year. Iain Black, who owns the Sun Inn with his wife, Jenny, said: “The decision to support Animal Rescue Cumbria as our […]

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New head chef brings his Michelin experience to the Sun Inn

New head chef brings his Michelin experience to the Sun Inn We are absolutely delighted to announce that we have appointed a new head chef. Joe Robinson will create the seasonal menus and lead the kitchen team at the Sun Inn. Joe took the position from his previous role as sous chef at Hipping Hall. […]

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Raise a toast to Harry and Meghan

Raise a toast to Harry and Meghan The Royal wedding is just around the corner and we’re so excited to see Prince Harry and Meghan Markle tie the knot!  If you would like to celebrate with us and raise a glass to the happy couple, you can enjoy our special royal cocktails – Kir Royale […]

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Meet the Team: Janine Miller, General Manager

Meet the Team – Janine Miller, General Manager For the first instalment of our ‘meet the team’ blog series, we would like to introduce you to the lovely Janine Miller, our friendly general manager. Janine hails from Warrington, Cheshire, but now calls Kirkby Lonsdale home – and has a very short two minute commute to […]

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Paws for Thought – 4 pawesome ways to celebrate National Pet Month

Paws for Thought – 4 pawesome ways to celebrate National Pet Month By Charlie Black, head pooch at the Sun Inn My tail hasn’t stopped wagging lately. Why? Because April is National Pet Month!  Although I’m lucky to be spoilt every day of the year – whether I’m curling up in front of the fire […]

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Introducing our new dog blog, Paws for Thought…

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! It’s just as well […]

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Celebrate St Patrick’s Day with us!

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 […]

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Lovely mums deserve lovely surprises

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 […]

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Roses are red, violets are blue, booking a table at the Sun Inn is all you need to do…

Roses are red, violets are blue, booking a table at the Sun Inn is all you need to do… Bunch of flowers? Tick. Box of chocolates? Tick. Cute card? Tick. So you’ve ticked all the Valentine’s Day boxes so far, but have you found that perfect place for a romantic dinner for two? If you […]

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The Results are in!

The Results are in! The Results from Visit England’s Awards for Excellence are in… and in the Dog Friendly Business of the Year category, we have won a Highly Commended award! Owners of the Sun Inn Mark and Lucy Fuller were present at the award’s ceremony last night where the results were revealed. The photograph […]

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Visit England- Dog Friendly Business of the Year Award

Visit England- Dog Friendly Business of the Year Award We are delighted to announce we have been short listed as a finalist for Visit England’s Dog Friendly Business of the Year Award 2016! A few weeks ago we had a gentleman stay over with his wife and two dogs, who revealed when checking out he […]

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200 year anniversary of the birth of Charlotte Brontë

200 year anniversary of the birth of Charlotte Brontë Charlotte Brontë was born on the 21st of April 1816 in Thornton, West Bradford, to the Rev. Patrick Brontë and his wife Maria. As children, she and her sisters attended school in Leck, which is a 5 minute drive from Kirkby Lonsdale. It is known that […]

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Sun Inn introduces special dog-friendly area for fine dining

Sun Inn introduces special dog-friendly area for fine dining Where can you dine in style and bring your well behaved dog too? Carter at the Sun Inn, that’s where! Although the Sun Inn in Kirkby Lonsdale recently won its second AA rosette, we wanted to make sure dog lovers could enjoy our fine dining experience […]

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Sun Inn named in top 20 UK hotels

The Sun Inn has been named in the top 20 UK hotels, according to the world’s largest online hotel search website Trivago… The website has  revealed the results of its inaugural Top Hotel Awards 2015, using aggregated online user ratings in order to recognise the best rated hotels, both regionally and nationally. The Sun Inn […]

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New private cinema experience launched for guests

A new private cinema experience has been launched exclusively for our guests….. From September, the Sun Inn is teaming up with home technology specialists Majik House to offer exclusive cinema packages for private groups of up to 6 people. Guests of the Sun Inn can choose an evening at the nearby Majik House, where they […]

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Carter at the Sun Inn awarded second AA Rosette

Carter at the Sun Inn has been awarded a second AA Rosette for Culinary Excellence….. Following an anonymous visit by an AA inspector, Carter at the Sun Inn has become one of a very select group in Cumbria to receive the next grading up. At the same time, the Sun Inn has been given a […]

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Kirkby Lonsdale named as one of top places to live

Kirkby Lonsdale is officially one of the best places to live in the country….. Our historic market town on the border of three countries – Cumbria, Lancashire and Yorkshire – is one of nine places in the North of England to make the ‘Top 50 Best Places to Live in the Countryside’ list compiled by […]

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Sun Inn nominated as Cumbria’s Food & Drink Pub of the Year

The Sun Inn is proud to have been shortlisted as Cumbria Life magazine’s Food & Drink Pub of the Year 2015. The annual awards celebrate the best of the county’s foodie offering, from producers and suppliers to hotels and restaurants. Carter at the Sun Inn was shortlisted in the final three in the Food & […]

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Sun Inn named as ‘Local Gem’ in Good Food Guide 2015

The Sun Inn in Kirkby Lonsdale has been listed in The Good Food Guide as a ‘Local Gem’ An independent and authoritative guide to eating out in the UK, the book has been published annually since 1951 and is compiled from a combination of reader recommendations and anonymous, expert inspections. According to the publisher, the […]

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Sun Inn launches ‘Carter at the Sun Inn’

Announcing the launch of ‘Carter at the Sun Inn’ restaurant The 17th century Sun Inn in Kirkby Lonsdale has recently welcomed Head Chef Sam Carter to oversee its AA rosette-rated restaurant and this month, it will officially unveil a newly-styled restaurant under his namesake, ‘Carter at the Sun Inn’. Sam has been a chef for […]

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Scenes for BBC drama filmed in Kirkby Lonsdale

A BBC film crew has been in Kirkby Lonsdale, shooting scenes for a major drama adaptation to be screened over Easter 2014. The three-part production will include famous faces including Downton Abbey actress Jessica Brown-Findlay. Although the 19th century novel Jamaica Inn, by Daphne du Maurier, is set in 1820s Cornwall, Kirkby Lonsdale was chosen […]

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National Chocolate Week

Savour the perfect Chocoholics getaway As the UK’s biggest celebration of all things chocolately, National Chocolate Week (14-20 October) is the perfect excuse to release all those happy endorphins. So, throughout October, guests at the 17th century Sun Inn in Kirkby Lonsdale can savour a host of sweet treats to tantalise the taste buds – […]

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FREE Parking Permit at the Sun Inn, Kirkby Lonsdale

FREE Parking Permit at the Sun Inn, Kirkby Lonsdale Every guest staying overnight at the inn is now given a Car Park Permit that enables them to park FREE OF CHARGE in the South Lakeland District car parks in Kirkby Lonsdale. These permits can be used throughout your stay at the Sun Inn and are […]

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Introducing our Dog & Boot Shower…

The Sun Inn Kirkby Lonsdale introduces a new Dog & Boot Shower We have installed a Dog and Boot Shower at the side of the inn so you can clean your muddy boots and paws as required.  This was installed along with new planters and a bench all made out of beautiful lakeland stone.  We […]

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Celebrate National Pet Month with a dog-friendly escape

Dog friendly escape at the Sun Inn, Kirkby Lonsdale In honour of National Pet Month, April 2013, we are unveiling some special additions to make its four-legged guests feel just as special as their owners. We already offer access to plenty of stunning open countryside to keep both dogs – and their owners – occupied […]

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Watch the birdie with new ‘twitcher’s tariff’

Watch the Birdie at the Sun Inn, Kirkby Lonsdale We’re launching a special package for guests hoping to get a little closer to nature. The Sun Inn is within easy reach of an impressive range of birdwatching destinations, including the Lake District, the Yorkshire Dales, the Trough of Bowland and Morecambe Bay – home to […]

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In the footsteps of literary greats…

Literary Heritage at the Sun Inn, Kirkby Lonsdale Kirkby Lonsdale is best known for its spectacular natural surroundings, but take a closer look at the area in and around this historic market town and you’ll find a rich – and largely undiscovered – literary and artistic heritage… Mentioned in the Doomsday Book of 1086, Kirkby […]

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‘Ultimate Treats’ packages launched to tantalise the senses

The Sun Inn, Kirkby Lonsdale offers the ‘ultimate treat’ We’re offering the ultimate rest and rejuvenation break, complete with an array of tasty treats, pampering bathing delights and even blind perfume testing – all set against spectacular natural surroundings. We’ve teamed up with the Bath House – a locally-based specialist in fragrances, bathing and natural […]

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Wrap up your Christmas with a stylish shopping escape

Christmas Shopping break at the Sun Inn, Kirkby Lonsdale Gift shopping needn’t be a chore for visitors to the chocolate box town of Kirkby Lonsdale in the run-up to Christmas, as we offer a thoroughly stress-free stay to gear up for the festive season. It’s an ideal base to make all the yuletide preparations – […]

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Gourmet Food breaks launched, kicking off with a ‘Wild Food’ theme

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 […]

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New ‘Wellie Walks’ for guests

‘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 […]

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