Visitor Information Update

Works are being undertaken to replace the Bridge at Pooley, which are due to last several months. The Sun Inn will be open for business during this work. Please download the information for an alternative route and don’t hesitate to call us for directions.


The Sun Inn Pooley Bridge is a family run, Lake District pub with modern hotel accommodation serving fantastic food and award winning ales. With cosy fireplace, large beer garden and children’s play area, The Sun Inn is family-friendly, with dog-friendly areas and one of the most cheery, places to eat and stay in The Lakes. We look forward to welcoming you to eat and stay with us and enjoy the beautiful surrounds that Pooley Bridge, Ullswater and The Lake District has to offer.

Hotel Accommodation

4x Doubles, 3x Twins and 2x Single Rooms.
Dog-friendly rooms available.

Gastropub Restaurant

Delicious menu with the freshest ingredients. Gluten-free and vegetarian options available.

Cask Marque Award

Excellent selection of beers, wines, spirits and non-alcoholic drinks.

Large Beer Garden

A real Lake District gem. Enjoy the countryside surrounds in the picturesque Pooley Bridge.

Childrens Play Area

The little people are kept entertained with adventures on our beer garden’s fort playground.

dog friendly hotel and pub
Dog Friendly

Bring your dog with you to the Sun Inn. Our pub and some of our rooms are dog-friendly.

Room detail at The Sun Inn
Ullswater Accommodation in Pooley Bridge


Converted from a row of cottages in the 1700’s and recently refurbished, we offer a range of ensuite accommodation options, including double, twin and single rooms. Some of our rooms are dog-friendly so your beloved four legged friend can join you on your Lake District adventures.

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Delicious Gastropub Food

We offer a delicious menu with something tasty for everyone, including vegetarian and gluten free options. Enjoy your meal inside our inviting pub by a cosy fire, or when the weather is fair, make the most of our countryside location and surrounds in our spacious beer garden with children’s playground.


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Lake District Gastropub, Hotel, B&B, Inn, Pub with rooms – what’s in a name?
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Official Pub for Ullswater Way Challenge
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We are pleased to announce that The Sun Inn Pooley Bridge is the official pub for the Ullswater Way Challenge – Sunday 23rd October 2016 Fancy a steady lap of…

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Our new website!
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We hope you enjoy this new website we have recently launched!   We would love to hear any feedback you may have, so please contact us with any comments.  This website has…

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Ullswater and Pooley Bridge
Pooley Bridge, Ullswater, Penrith, Cumbria

The Lake District's Pooley Bridge

Our spectacular setting is in the heart of the Lake District. Pooley Bridge is located by the River Eamont at the northern end of Lake Ullswater. The name Pooley Bridge derives from a large pool in the River Eamont,”The Hill by the Pool”. The ‘Bridge’ part of the name was added in 1800

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