The Sun Inn Hawkshead

Main Street, Hawkshead, LA22 0NT
The Sun Inn Hawkshead Outside

Visitors seeking old world charm will be delighted with the Sun Inn in Hawkshead. Housed in a listed building that dates back to the 17th century, the inn offers comfortable accommodation with quirky features. The inn’s bar and restaurant is popular with local residents, and it is situated in the centre of Hawkshead, an ancient village that was once in the ownership of the monks at Furness Abbey.

Today, Hawkshead is a popular tourist spot, thanks to its warren of medieval alleyways and squares, as well as its independent shops. Within a few metres of the hotel you will find the Hawkshead Grammar School museum, whose former pupils include William Wordsworth, whilst nearby attractions include Coniston Water, Wray Castle, and Hill Top (the former home of Beatrix Potter).

Hotel Amenities

  • Bar
  • Beer Garden
  • Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Wifi


There are just eight rooms in the Sun Inn, and all of them are beautifully designed with décor that blends delightfully with the building’s original features. Plush furnishings brighten up rooms that feature exposed beams and brick work, whilst much of the furniture has been handcrafted by a local firm using sustainably sourced wood.

All rooms benefit from en-suite bathroom facilities with a selection of complimentary toiletries provided. All rooms also include tea and coffee making facilities, televisions, and hairdryers. Some rooms have four-poster beds, and family rooms are available that include a double bed and bunk beds.

The Sun Inn Hawkshead Hotel Room

Restaurant & Bars

The Sun Inn has been awarded one AA rosette in recognition of the high quality food served in its restaurant. You can choose to eat in the restaurant or bar, where there are roaring fires in the winter, or perhaps in the summer months, you would prefer to sit outside and watch daily Hawkshead life go by. A full cooked breakfast is provided each morning, with a cold buffet selection also available. Lunch is served between 12 noon and 2pm each day with sandwiches, jacket potatoes, and larger main meals available. In the evenings, food is served between 6pm and 9pm, with a menu that features modern British and European cuisine, including a number of options for vegetarians.

The bar is a popular place for visitors and local residents to spend their evenings, serving a good range of locally brewed ales. There is an extensive wine list, featuring wines from around the world, and there is a gin menu with over 40 varieties.


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