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The Sun Inn

The Sun Inn, Kirkby Lonsdale

Kirkby Lonsdale is a beautiful and unspoilt market town on the edge of the River Lune and bordering with three counties; Cumbria, Yorkshire Dales and Lancashire. Within just a few miles on the inn, there are two national parks and an area of outstanding natural beauty, spoiling you for things to do and see.

Combining the character and charm of a 17th century inn with oak floors, real fires and leather seating; with contemporary, modern hotel accommodation means you can enjoy a relaxed stay in Kirkby Lonsdale in style and comfort. 

We offer both bed & breakfast and dinner, bed & breakfast basis. The Sun Inn in Kirkby Lonsdale boasts a 2 rosette restaurant serving a modern British menu created from locally sourced seasonal ingredients. The menu changes with the seasons to offer the best tasting dishes. As a dog friendly inn we also welcome those four legged friends both in our dog friendly area of the restaurant and in a number of rooms.


The Sun Inn restaurant and bar in Kirkby Lonsdale is mad about food. You can dine at lunch and dinner in the small intimate restaurant or in the relaxed cosy bar. 

Lunch is served Tuesday to Saturday from 12pm – 3pm and dinner is served every evening from 6.30pm – 9pm and to 9.30pm on Friday and Saturday. We also have our bar snack menu which is served Tuesday to Sunday from 12-9.00pm. (not available Saturdays 3pm – 5pm) Sunday lunch, including our fabulous roast beef, pork and lamb along with all the trimmings is served from 12pm – 3pm.

We have been awarded 2 AA rosettes to recognise our excellent restaurant that stands out in Cumbria, using good quality local ingredients, prepared with care, understanding and skill. To create our restaurant menu we search out the seasonal treats and choose high quality local produce from local suppliers in Cumbria, Lancashire and Yorkshire. Our restaurant menu changes regularly to ensure it is in tune with the seasons. Fish, meat and vegetables are delivered each day and we are happy to accommodate any special requests with just 24 hours notice.  We also offer an extra choice of vegetarian dishes that can be pre-ordered with 24 hours notice.

Bed and breakfast guests enjoy our homemade granola, fresh yoghurt, cereals, fresh and poached fruit, croissants and juices. For cooked breakfast you can choose a full English including sizzling sausages, smoked bacon combined with free range eggs, tomatoes and mushrooms cooked in butter or perhaps smoked salmon and scrambled eggs tickle your fancy

The eleven five star hotel rooms offer luxury accommodation and style, such as pillow-top mattress beds to ensure you have a restful stay and enjoy your bed and breakfast in every comfort. Locally sourced food and award winning black pudding from our own Kirkby Lonsdale butcher, make a fantastic breakfast, equally matched by our award winning dinner menu.


Flag stone and oak floors, roaring log fires and leather seating create a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere at the 17th century Sun Inn in Kirkby Lonsdale.

The bar has the welcoming hospitality, warmth and character of a traditional Lake District inn, serving a selection of real ales from the Lake District, Yorkshire and Lancashire. A popular choice for food, the Sun Inn in Kirkby Lonsdale offers a lunchtime menu from 12pm– 3pm Tuesday to Sunday as well as our all day bar snack menu. 

At the Sun Inn enjoy one of our cask ales including Thwaites, Hawkshead and Kirkby Lonsdale Tiffin Gold.

Our wine list is full and varied with wines from around the globe plus our new addition of organic wines. We have fabulous house reds, house whites and a house rose, all served by the glass.