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Sun Inn (Freehouse)

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Hobsons - Best BitterExcellent2
Ludlow - The Boiling WellExcellent1
Ludlow - BlondeGood1
Six Bells - Cloud NineNot Tried0
Three Tuns - XXXNot Tried0
Picture 1. Sun Inn, Leintwardine, Herefordshire
Picture 2. Sun Inn, Leintwardine, Herefordshire
Michael Croxford

Visits Details

18 Oct 2016 (Wittenden)
Lunchtime on a windy Tuesday in October.A few drinkers in the rear conservatory cum bar.We sat, predictably, in the little parlour with the red brick floor, and wished we'd seen this pub in its glory days. A gem,still.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Hobsons - Best Bitter3.80ExcellentDeliciously earthy.
Ludlow - The Boiling Well4.70ExcellentRich, chewy, autumnal. Blackberries.
Six Bells - Cloud Nine4.20Not Tried
14 Jun 2015 (HSB)
18:30 My first visit since re-opening. The rear room was very busy and noisy. We sat in the old public room on our own. It felt like a museum. Two chaps from Ludlow came in for a look around and I told them how it used to be. I felt like the Hurt brothers at the end of "The Quest for the Perfect Pub" book when instead of being recognised as pub-hunters they are taken by visitors to the pub for the locals that make the old pub quaint.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Ludlow - Blonde4.00Good
Hobsons - Best Bitter3.80Not Tried
Three Tuns - XXX4.30Not Tried
28 Nov 2006 (Magnus Greel)
Evening until close. Busy (for its size) with a handful of the usual locals. Landlady (Flossie) although confined to her comfy chair in the warm parlour room, was very much aware of the comings and goings of folk with the respective welcomes and goodbyes to suit.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Hobsons - Best Bitter3.80ExcellentSelf service from the barrel in back room.

About the Sun Inn

The pub sign. Sun Inn, Leintwardine, Herefordshire

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional-
Excellent3
Good1
Acceptable-
Poor-

Website.

The pub is found in Leintwardine, Herefordshire, SY7 0LP.

This was arguably the most unspoilt pub left in England up to 2009. Up to then the pub consisted of a basic public room, a small parlour where the Landlady Flossie Lane, who had been here since she was 20, would sit, and a kitchen where the cask of beer sat and jars holding change. Flossie was in her nineties, locals put the beer up and customers, of which I was one occasionally, helped themselves to beer and paid and took change on trust. Flossie passed away in 2009 and the pub was threatened with closure. Purchased by local businessmen, the pub has been extended with a large two level high roofed room at the back with a bar counter. The kitchen is no longer open to the public but the public room and parlour have been preserved as they were. A nice touch is a copy of Flossie's funeral Order of Service on the mantelpiece in the public room.

We have visited this pub 3 times, seen 5 different beers and tried 3 of them.

Map location

Postcode: SY7 0LP