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LA22 0NT

Tel: 01539 436236

Tel: 01539 436236



Welcome to The Sun Inn



Located in the charming un-spoilt village of Hawkshead, our lovely 17th Century Inn has everything to offer those looking for an ideal break or holiday away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

The Sun Inn will instantly charm you. It has a wealth of original features including open fires, historical wood paneling, exposed stone walls, and oak beams, and we pride ourselves on making all our guests feel at home. You will be warmly welcomed and our aim is to make your stay as enjoyable and comfortable as possible.

In the kitchen we specialise in traditional English and dishes from around the world all made with local produce please see the menu above for more information..

We recently completed a full refurbishment of all our bedrooms and we are very proud of the result; sparkling new en-suites combined with luxurious fabrics and locally handmade furniture in every room.

Hawkshead and the surrounding Cumbrian countryside has so much to offer, Beatrix Potter was once a neighbour of the Sun Inn living in the adjacent village Sawrey; the Beatrix Potter gallery is located here in Hawkshead. William Wordsworth went to School here, and his Grammar school is well worth a visit, as is Anne Tysonís 17th Century Cottage.

For the more active there are numerous wonderful walks right from our doorstep, including the beautiful Tarn Hows, Coniston Old Man and Claife Heights. Designated Mountain bike trials and tracks can be found immediately behind the village up in the woods. Wonderful fishing opportunities are also in walking distance at the magnificent Esthwaite Water, with Windermere and Coniston Water just a short drive away.

A trip here is rarely disappointing, even in the rain, the pubs and restaurants in the village are a real treat, our home-made desserts are worthy of a visit all on their own, there are literally hundreds of visitor attractions in the surrounding areas including many in Hawkshead, and donít forget thereís plenty of shopping too. And just in case youíre worried, it doesnít rain as often as you think, the green hills and meadows surrounding us are testament to the lovely sunshine that regularly blesses us.

We very much look forward to welcoming you and hope that youíll visit us sometime soon.

   The Sun Inn takes steps to reduce the carbon footprint of all our activities as well as that for heating, lighting, and cooking. To read more about our carbon neutral initiative.