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[ Bar, Eatery ]
, LA10 5QL
United Kingdom (England)
phone: +44 (0)1539 625208
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 Britains 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%) & TOwd Tup (6%), as well as a beer made for Dent Brewerys 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 locals 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 thats 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 TOwd Tup in before leaving it will have its revenge, I speak from experience!
06-16-2003 22:56:45 |
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