Sun Inn

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Type: Bar, Eatery

Main Street
Dent, Sedbergh, England, LA10 5QL
United Kingdom

+44 (0)1539 625208 | map

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4.08/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

High up in the Cumbrian countryside, somewhat confusingly in the Yorkshire Dales, are the wonderful cobbled streets & a handful of stone buildings that comprise the village of Dent.

If you come by train, alight at Dent Railway Station – & be prepared – for it is 1,150 feet above Sea Level, making it Britain’s highest Mainline Railway Station. If that is not bad enough, it is 4½ mile walk to Dent from here, but there is a Bus Service, I think it runs on a Tuesday!!

The Sun Inn is a fabulous archetypal country Pub set in the heart of Dent that has everything - stone flagged floors, creaky wooden furniture, aged timbers, wonky walls, sloping floors, thick stone walls & low ceilings. Owned by the nearby Dent Brewery, it serves at least four of its Real Ales. These are typically Dent Bitter (3.7%), Aviator (4%) & T’Owd Tup (6%), as well as a beer made for Dent Brewery’s own Distribution Co. (Flying Firkin) called Kamikaze (5%). Usually they have a Guest Beer from further a field, which could be anything. The Sun Inn also serves high quality, freshly made, hot & cold food - usually available all-day. Has several Real Fires for the winter, & a large outside drinking area for the summer. It comprises several rooms, one is No-Smoking & one is a small local’s room where games like Darts & Doms are often played. Has a few rooms if you fancy staying (check in advance) & there is nearby Camping available (but bring a tent!)

Frequented by ruddy faced “hard as nails” land-working farmers right through to the local gentry land-owners; they are all here & they make this a *real* treat to drink in.

Hard as it is to get to, many people do actually make it here somehow; Tourists, Travelers, tough Cyclists, Walkers, Cavers, Climbers, Ramblers & hardened Car Drivers willing to brave a potential Head-On crash with many of the Agricultural Vehicles that traverse the tight winding (barely one-car wide at times) country roads. These ‘roads’ make Dent almost inaccessible to large Vehicles; so you will never find a Coach Party of Tourists here that’s for sure - which is just fine by me – for however you get here – its quiet peaceful setting is well worth it.

Oh, if you are walking back (up!) to the Railway Station to catch the train, allow plenty of time, & DO NOT ‘sneak’ a quick Pint of T’Owd Tup in before leaving – it will have its revenge, I speak from experience!

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Sun Inn in Dent, Sedbergh, GB2, United Kingdom
4.08 out of 5 based on 1 ratings.
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