Business looks bright for new owners of five-star 17th century Sun Inn

The Sun Inn, a five-star inn and restaurant in Kirky Lonsdale on the Cumbria-Lancashire-Yorkshire border has been acquired by new owners, Jenny and Iain Black.

Current owners Mark and Lucy Fuller have been at The Sun Inn since 2006 and have agreed a sale and will pass onto new ownership on May 8 2017.

Both Iain and Jenny have an extensive background in hospitality, working in large hotels all over the UK including The Belsfield in Bowness-on-Windermere where the couple met and a number of establishments with Forte Hotels and Novotel in various locations across the UK including Cambridge, Kings Lyne Newcastle Under Lyme and Manchester.

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Iain says: “We’ve worked in Forte Hotels Inns Division in our early career and more recently I opened the Novotel in Manchester City Centre we have always loved Cumbria, we’ve visited hundreds of times so we’re really looking forward to getting started at The Sun Inn.”

Under the ownership of the Fullers, over 11 years the Inn has achieved five stars and 2 AA Rosettes, and built up a strong core team of staff.

The Sun Inn has scooped numerous awards Highly Commended at last year’s Visit England Awards for Dog Friendly Business of the Year and being named in The Good Food Guide for the past three years.



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