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The Sun Inn

  • Main Street
  • Hawkshead
  • Cumbria
  • LA22 0NT


  • Bed and Breakfast
  • Close to Shops
  • Family
  • Four Poster Bed
  • Historic Romantic
  • Licensed Bar
  • Open fire / Wood burner
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Parking
  • Patio
  • Restaurant
  • Rural Location
  • Weekend Breaks
  • WiFi

At a Glance

  • 17th Century Traditional Inn 
  • Free WiFi
  • Ideal for keen walkers
  • Family rooms available
  • Short breaks

About this Inn

Situated in the beautiful Lakeland village of Hawkshead, The Sun Inn is a 17th Century Inn surrounded by fantastic views and brimming with traditional features.

Our friendly Inn offers a relaxed and friendly environment with comfortable rooms and is an ideal location for families and couples to explore the Lake District.

We have a fully stocked bar serving wines, spirits, real ales and lagers and a menu of hearty lunch and evening dishes served in our restaurant. Guests are welcome to enjoy free onsite parking and Wi-Fi.  

Bedrooms / Bathrooms

Our selection of en-suite bedrooms comprise doubles, twins, family rooms sleeping up to four people and romantic four poster rooms.

All rooms are decorated and finished to a high standard with exposed beams and wood panelled walls, comfortable beds, flat screen TVs, access to free Wi-Fi, tea and coffee making facilities and handmade furnishings made by local craftsmen.

En-suite bathrooms have been refurbished and feature heated towel rails and spacious shower units. 


Breakfast is included in your room rate and is served each morning in our restaurant area. We serve a Full Cumbrian breakfast or a range of lighter cooked options.

Special diets can be catered for with prior notification – please contact us in advance.  


Enjoy informal dining in our restaurant, set under exposed beams with traditional features throughout. We serve a range of traditional and hearty dishes accompanied by an array of beverages from the bar including fantastic local ales and a games area with pool table and darts boards.

All of our food is home cooked and ingredients are sourced locally where possible. We also have a range of vegetarian options on our menu.

Other Facilities

Bed linen and towels are provided for your arrival and guests are welcome to enjoy free onsite parking throughout their stay. Please note that our Inn is strictly non smoking.  


Check in is available from 2 30 pm until 11pm and rooms must be vacated on the day of departure by 10 30am.  

Around and About

Hawkshead is the perfect base for exploring the surrounding region with close by Windermere and Coniston.  For keen walkers and hikers, ther are numerous fantastic walks starting from the doorstep including Tarn Hows and The Old Man of Coniston.

Mountain bike trials and tracks can be found around the outskirts of 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.

The neighbouring village of Sawrey was once home to the famous Children’s author, Beatrix Potter and there is a Beatrix Potter Gallery in Hawkshead village.  


Travelling North, take the Junction 36 exit onto the A591 to Ambleside. Travel along the B5286 to Hawkshead and The Sun Inn is located in the village centre. Travelling South, take the Junction 40 exit and take the A66 to Keswick, then the A591 and B5286 respectively. 



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