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Kirkby Lonsdale inn named in The Good Food Guide 2017

Sun Inn owners, Mark and Lucy Fuller
Sun Inn owners, Mark and Lucy Fuller

[A] five-star inn and restaurant on the Cumbria-Lancashire-Yorkshire border has been named in the 2017 edition of the UK’s bestselling restaurant guide, which hit the shelves earlier this month.

For the third year in a row, The Sun Inn in Kirkby Lonsdale has been listed in The Good Food Guide. An independent and authoritative guide to eating out in the UK, the book has been published annually since 1951 and is compiled from a combination of reader recommendations and anonymous, expert inspections. Described as a ‘cosy, welcoming inn’, the guide focuses on head chef Sam Carter’s cooking for its “modern and complex British style”.

Bursting with local produce, the 17th century inn’s restaurant, Carter at the Sun – suitably named after Sam – has a strong emphasis on the journey of fresh, seasonal produce from farm to fork. Dedicated foodies can enjoy tasty lunches and bar snacks, scrumptious Sunday lunches, pre-dinner nibbles and three-course evening menus in the 2 AA rosette-rated restaurant. It also holds regular ‘Posh Noshers’ events and wine tasting evenings, with upcoming dates including:

  • 3 Oct 2016 (Maison Marques et Domaines)
  • 21 Nov 2016 (Local Food Hero’s)
  • 20 Jan 2017 (Classic French Wines)
  • 20 March 2017 (One Hit Wonder Wines from Lebanon, Mexico and Austria).

Owner of The Sun Inn, Mark Fuller, says, “It’s great to be included in the Good Food Guide for the third time. We’re passionate about using fresh, seasonal ingredients and providing some mouth-watering flavours for people to enjoy. What’s really special about being in the guide again is the fact that customer recommendations have played such an important part in selecting the entries for the guide.”

The Good Food Guide is compiled from scratch every year and has a team of anonymous inspectors across the UK, including food critics, writers and chefs. They inspect establishments by eating at restaurants, pubs and cafés like any other consumer; they never announce who they are, and they may attend individually or in groups, at lunch or at dinner, any day of the week.

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