About Us

Iain and Jenny, who took over ownership in 2017, continue to invest in the Sun Inn to ensure it maintains its well deserved five-star AA rating.

Meet Iain & Jenny

Owners Iain and Jenny Black first met when they both lived and worked in Cumbria. Many years later, they decided to return and start a new adventure.

They discovered the Sun Inn after visiting a number of towns and villages and just like our many guests and visitors, they immediately fell in love with Kirkby Lonsdale and the Sun Inn too!


Our Approach

The cosy Sun Inn has oak beams and wooden floors, big log fires and has been lovingly restored with craftsman-built cabinets and furnishings – the restaurant even has chairs from the 1906 ocean liner, the Mauretania.


It is thriving and friendly, our staff and our resident pooch, Charlie the Labrador, love nothing more than welcoming guests to the Sun Inn.

Our History

The Sun Inn dates back to the 1600’s and is a very ancient inn that still has much of it’s original character and features which include an overhanging first floor that is supported by huge limestone pillars.


The inn is named after the Sun Dial which resides in St Mary’s Churchyard behind the inn.

Stay with us

Each of our eleven bedrooms has been designed with fastidious attention to detail with comfort and elegance as standard.

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Nestled in the heart of the historic
market town of Kirkby Lonsdale.

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Nestled in the heart of the historic
market town of Kirkby Lonsdale.

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Nestled in the heart of the historic
market town of Kirkby Lonsdale.

Explore

Nestled in the heart of the historic
market town of Kirkby Lonsdale.

Explore

Latest News

Celebration Break 2021

Celebration Break 2021

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Treat yourself or your loved one to a special break at the beautiful Sun Inn in Kirkby Lonsdale Celebrate your special […]

Autumn & Winter Breaks 2021

Autumn & Winter Breaks 2021

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What better time to take a well-earned break at the Sun inn Kirkby Lonsdale. The days may be shorter but […]

Dog-friendly Stay

Dog-friendly Stay

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The Sun Inn in Kirkby Lonsdale is a superb dog-friendly place to stay...... Kirkby Lonsdale itself is a pet lovers’ haven, […]

COVID-19 Information

COVID-19 Information

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The safety of our guests and team is our first concern, we have a comprehensive risk assessment and implemented measures […]

Spring has sprung at the Sun Inn – enjoy our superb new two-night offer!

Spring has sprung at the Sun Inn – enjoy our superb new two-night offer!

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What is lovelier than fresh air, spring walks and beautiful scenery? Our latest deal offers the perfect excuse to break […]

Paws for Thought – Celebrating Love Your Pet Day at the Sun Inn

Paws for Thought – Celebrating Love Your Pet Day at the Sun Inn

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By Charlie Black, Chief Pooch at the Sun Inn It’s fur to say that every day at the Sun Inn is […]

Meet the team: Emil Petrila, Breakfast Chef

Meet the team: Emil Petrila, Breakfast Chef

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It can be a busy place in the Sun Inn kitchen – preparing and cooking breakfast, lunch and dinner for […]

Meet the team: Natalia Hazana, Head Housekeeper and Accounts Clerk

Meet the team: Natalia Hazana, Head Housekeeper and Accounts Clerk

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Keeping everything clean and sparkling is what we pride ourselves on, here at the Sun Inn. Overseeing that important job is […]

Our dog-friendly accommodation has been featured in Pets at Home magazine!

Our dog-friendly accommodation has been featured in Pets at Home magazine!

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We’re exceptionally proud to fly the flag for dog-friendly accommodation in the North West. Our passion for pooches is easy to […]