Dog friendly pub in Kirkby Lonsdale is highly commended

Charlotte Britton and Milly check out the new dog friendly eating area at the Sun Inn at Kirkby Lonsdale.
Charlotte Britton and Milly check out the new dog friendly eating area at the Sun Inn at Kirkby Lonsdale.

The Sun Inn in Kirkby Lonsdale has secured a Highly Commended award in the Dog Friendly Business of the Year category of the VisitEngland awards.

he national accolade was handed out as part of English Tourism Week.

Lucy Fuller, co-owner of the Sun Inn, said: “It was a real privilege to receive this accolade from the national tourist board.

“As a team, it’s great to have the recognition that we are providing a really special experience for our guests, and in particular, a warm Cumbrian welcome for our four-legged visitors! We can now build on this to promote and build the business even further.”

With a history stretching back more than 25 years, VisitEngland’s Awards for Excellence are firmly established as the highest accolade in English tourism.

They recognise businesses that incorporate best practice, demonstrate excellence in customer service and celebrate the very best in quality and innovation.

This year, VisitEngland received more than 400 applications from across the country.

Ian Stephens, Cumbria Tourism’s managing director, said: ‘’I would like to congratulate this highly successful Cumbrian business who continue to deliver the best possible customer service and experience to visitors to the county.

“Well done to you and your hard working team, and thank you for showing the best of what Cumbria has to offer.”