Our Traditional Country Inn
Steve and Lin welcome you to one of England's finest traditional inns.
The Sun has two main bar areas, a conservatory and an attractive courtyard garden. The cosy snug bar has many original features, including a slab stone floor, panelled walls, oak beamed ceilings and a stunning inglenook fireplace. It's the perfect place to enjoy a pint of real ale, great home-cooked food, and a game of darts or dominoes with the locals.
The comfortable lounge bar is well known for its period furniture and is also host to spectacular ancient beamed ceilings. We serve at least three regular traditional real ales, more during the Clun Valley Beer Festival. Of course, as well as real ales, we serve a selection of keg and bottle beers, wines and soft drinks. Well-behaved dogs are welcome in the snug bar; well-behaved children in the lounge.
The lounge bar features what are reputed to be a set of the oldest beer pumps in Britain. Said to originate from a long gone public house in Fleet Street where Charles Dickens was a regular patron, they are affectionately known as "Maggie Marshalls" in reference to a former barmaid or landlady of the pub. On an eerie note it seems that the ghost of Mrs Marshall comes looking for them. She has been seen on many a night after closing time sitting watchfully under the clock in the snug bar.
The lounge bar is also home to a rare surviving example of 17th century wall paper discovered some years ago during a period of restoration and redecoration. Measuring approximately 2' 6" x 2' 6" it remains in situ giving us a flavour of what the Sun Inn would have looked like over three hundred years ago.
The Bakehouse was used as a bakery and the rooms directly above functioned as a granary.