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The Sun Inn

Ellesmere Road, Welshampton, England
+44 1948 710847
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good21%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“pie” (21 reviews)
“mussels” (11 reviews)
“faggots” (7 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 PM - 9:30 PM Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Ellesmere Road, Welshampton, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were on a canal boat trip for a week and moored up at bridge 51 to visit a pub we were told about. We found the place, the Sun Inn and were greeted by a lady behind the bar who was very helpful. We...More

Thank Frederic J
Dave L, Owner at The Sun Inn, responded to this reviewResponded today

Hi Frederic, Thanks for your lovely review. We hope you enjoyed your boat holiday and you happen to stop at bridge 51 again sometime! Cheers

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I promised my myself that I will only do reviews if I have positive experiences. I really don't like dampening places when they are already down in the dumps. The Sun Inn, what a gorgeous pub and with a very big garden. We met with...More

Thank Michelle P
Dave L, Owner at The Sun Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Michelle. Thank you for your detailed feedback. We have done some investigation into the day you came to us, and can only apologise for the experience you had. We were a 'man down' that day so the level of service was diminished from what...More

Reviewed 3 September 2018 via mobile

Great pub! Right on a walking route perfectly positioned if you're looking for somewhere to stop on a walking day out. The food was brilliant, so good we went back the next day before travelling home. Reasonably priced and the staff were lovely. Would definitely...More

Thank Loz300
Dave L, Owner at The Sun Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 3 September 2018

Brilliant!! So good to hear you enjoyed your visits and please come again one day! Cheers

Reviewed 31 August 2018

Congratulations to the head chef. As a vegan with a long and growing list of food intolerances it was a joy to dine here with friends. I had called ahead to discusswhat I am able to eat. Andy came up with a delicious, interesting and...More

Thank nobody231
Dave L, Owner at The Sun Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 2 September 2018

Hi - I'm glad Andy managed to satisfy your needs! It was tough, but we'll always go the extra mile if we can to please our punters. Hope to see you again soon! Cheers

Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

This almost unassuming pub-cum-restaurant can seem deceptively laid-back. Our table for 8 wasn't set, but there wasn't an eyebrow raised that we were (unavoidably) 25 minutes late getting there. Everyone was very friendly and welcoming. A good menu mixing specials and more standard but high...More

1  Thank Simon S
Dave L, Owner at The Sun Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 29 August 2018

Thank you Simon for such a positive review. We aim to excel and its seems that on this occasion we did! Hope to see you again soon. Cheers

Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

Having a drive round the countryside on a grey and drizzly bank holiday Sunday. The Sun Inn was a welcome find on the journey. After pulling up in the car park decided to read couple of reviews, the lst of which was less thn complimentary....More

Thank KarenB3516
Dave L, Owner at The Sun Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2018

Thanks Karen - it's great when people stumble upon us and have a great visit! We hope you'll come again soon Cheers!

Reviewed 21 August 2018 via mobile

Went here on the strength of positive reviews and a big. Sign saying "Tuesday to Sunday 2 courses £14.50" ordered pie and chips plus faggots and mash both with 'proper' gravy and red cabbage. One came with peas the other with onion gravy both of...More

Thank Paul R
Dave L, Owner at The Sun Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 24 August 2018

Dear Paul, While I would normally respond to any negative comments with sincere sympathy and try to rectify the issues, in your case I find myself unable to do so. This is due to the manner in which you chose to complain on the day...More

Reviewed 20 August 2018

Called in here with friends (who had been before) for a farewell late afternoon dinner on Sunday 19th August 2018 (4 adults and 1 dog). A lively and friendly pub, good selection of drinks (at least 3 ciders on draught - now thats a rarity!),...More

Thank whitewitch13
Dave L, Owner at The Sun Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 21 August 2018

Hi! Thank you so very much for your kind review - we really appreciate it. It's always nice when people visit us for the first time and have a great experience - please feel free to come again! Cheers.

Reviewed 20 August 2018

Fantastic food, generous portions. We came here for last big w/e 2 years ago and ate at sun in so came back as food fantastic. They also do a special menu for Cajun w/e 2 courses with Cajun dishes. We ate both th on Cajun...More

Thank yummy88877
Dave L, Owner at The Sun Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 21 August 2018

Hey there - thanks for your great review. Glad you had a good time at the festival and hope to see you again next year! Cheers.

Reviewed 18 August 2018 via mobile

My second stay here in 2 months , the food is excellent and fairly priced. Bedrooms are well furnished , clean and comfortable. Had the most amazing breakfast cooked by a very friendly lady. I am looking forward to my next stay here. I highly...More

Thank Bayney68
Dave L, Owner at The Sun Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 21 August 2018

Thank you ever so much for your kind review. We hope you come and stay again soon. Cheers!

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22 August 2018|
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Response from Attic-Mole57 | Reviewed this property |
With regard to the menu,tell them what you want and they will accommodate you and yes I would advise you to book a table as this is a very popular place and gets many customers in there.
15 June 2016|
Response from peterdowen | Reviewed this property |
Have you got a question for me Arcus?
Firstly I am really sorry that you had a less than satisfactory experience last Saturday night. I was the manager that served you and to whom you have been unnecessarily (and inaccurately) rude about, however, I will not respond in kind. I apologise if my approach appeared sarcastic, it may have been a bit flippant and jovial, which you have unfortunately taken the wrong way – it was certainly not meant the way you took it! As for the fishcakes I agree they were not to our usual standards, however, when asked whether I could see any fish I could not lie when there appeared to be quite a lot of flaked salmon running through the mix. I would like to clarify that we checked the batch of fishcakes immediately and reported back to you in agreement that the fishcakes were not as tasty as they should be (in fact as you pointed out they were rather tasteless), with an abject lack of seasoning and additional flavourings. The samphire we agreed had wilted to nothing and was not a beneficial addition and possibly there needed to be a higher fish content. I accepted at the time that it was not one of our better efforts or one to be proud of and agreed to take the meal off your bill – which is why I wrote ‘Free’ by your meal, not your husband’s. The batch of fishcakes were discarded afterwards and a new batch made –with more seasoning, additional flavourings and without the pointless samphire. I feel disappointed that you left unhappy on Saturday night, but I do feel that you have been a little harsh and uncompromising. We don’t always get things right, I for one certainly don’t, however on this occasion I feel that nothing would have been satisfactory and there would have fault found somewhere no matter what. I will say no more…. I do hope this experience has not tarnished your view of us forever and that maybe you will visit us again in the future so we can try and make up for our mistakes. We have built an excellent reputation through good food and service so hopefully you will see this as just a blip. Many Thanks
9 June 2016|
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Response from Mark F | Reviewed this property |
Hi you are asking the wrong person the question for the wrong . It was not myself that gave the review it was somebody called Majorbertie. I did give a review for your pub but that was well over a year ago.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, 有泊車位, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 9:30 PM
12:00 PM - 9:30 PM
12:00 PM - 9:30 PM
12:00 PM - 9:30 PM
12:00 PM - 9:30 PM
12:00 PM - 9:30 PM
12:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Ellesmere Road, Welshampton, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Shropshire  >  Welshampton
  • Phone Number: +44 1948 710847
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