The Sun Inn


Coate , ,, Swindon, SN3 6AA

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The Sun inn has a large garden and inviting playground, we'd like to feel we offer the ideal watering hole for parents with young children, doubly so because we're a stone's throw from Coate Water Country Park, much loved by walkers, boaters and fishermen alike. The Sun Inn is a real family favourite - especially in the summer. Parents can sit back and relax while the children run around on our large lawn, or entertain themselves on the slide and swings.

Our thatched summer house is also perfect when the sun's at its brightest and you'd prefer to sit in the shade. Although the new rooms we offer are seperate from the pub they still feel very much a part of it as they sit in our large garden. Built to a very high standard we offer a range of rooms to suit all types including doubles, large luxury with roll top bath and walk in shower, twin or adjoining rooms and 1 room that has wheel chair access and bathroom suited as well. MAY SPECIALS ROOMS ONLY £50 ON THURSDAYS AND SUNDAY NIGHTS Please be aware that the hotel is set in the large family garden of the pub and can be noisy until late at night on a hot day. Breakfast is included in the price and is served from 7-10. 30 am Monday - Friday amd 8am-10. 30am Saturday and Sunday Now as a guest at The Sun Inn you can use the gym and pool facilities at the Holiday Inn opposite

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Showing Monday 25 May 2015 to Tuesday 26 May 2015

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Car parking available onsite
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From 14:00 hours
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Pets are not allowed

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  • Shaun B

  • April 2015

Excellent accommodation

  • David S

  • April 2015

Not Quite Five Stars but Almost

I chose the Sun Inn as I knew it well from being a native Swindonian (now living in Devon) The reviews were good and the pictures of the rooms excellent.

It is well worth staying and is excellent value for money but its not quite the 5 stars some have given in my opinion. The room was spacious extremely well decorated and of excellent quality. The niceties of soaps shampoos teas towels and biscuits well above standard. Bed very comfortable king size and room warm even with the bathroom velux window open. I would expect that in summer it would be easy to have a well ventilated room. The rooms are at the rear of the pub and the road noise is distant, unless you are the lightest of sleepers it should not disturb you. The reason I only gave 4 'stars' are that there were stains on the bed throw, not that obvious but there nonetheless, There were also small marks on the wall and TV screen which looked like something has splatted on the wall. Again very small but as the TV came on as the power to the room did it was noticeable. I really don't know why the underside of the loo seat is not properly cleaned as it had the oft found dark yellow stain, not so noticeable for ladies but gents will see it. The food was of excellent quality and at a very reasonable price. However it was a warm sunny evening and they were busy so the salad buffet was limited and those that ordered after me at 6pm had to wait a very long time. I loved the fact that the pub has retained its original pub atmosphere and serves excellent real ale I have always like Arkells and I thoroughly enjoyed my evening with a few pints. Staff need training in Customer Service. They remind me of McDonalds or other Fast Food chain robots. One example. Because they were busy they closed the kitchen at 7:40 instead of 9 but when people asked for food apology or no reason was offered, leaving many bewildered and clearly miffed. One chap who had been waiting for his food for an hour and a half asked for a refund and left. I will stay again but next time I will eat out and drink in!.

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