Built on land once owned by Henry VIII who gave it to the Earl of Ilchester, the surrounding farmlands are still owned by the Ilchester Estates. The Sun Inn is a 17th Century pub, which doubled as the blacksmiths at various times in the past. It is set in lovely Dorset countryside less than a mile from Dorchester on the Old Sherborne Road at Lower Burton.
Now a family owned Free House run by Shelley and staff, offering genuine hospitality with the emphasis on simple, but great food and drink. There is a new larger menu for this winter with an excellent selection, from sizzling Fajitas or Venison Sausages to Sirlion & Stilton Salad or chicken and avocado Ciabatta, an extensive vegetarian selection and lots more to run alongside the carvery and all 7 days a week. There are also the Chef's daily blackboard specials and a fine selection of wines by the glass there is something for everyone.
Ideal for both the sunny summer months with a great front courtyard, rear patio area and garden, which also has a play area for the children. In the winter the roaring log fires are alight every day to welcome and warm you. The pub has two large well-lit car parks, disabled access and families are welcome.
Monday - Saturday 11am - 11pm
Sunday 12 noon - 10.30pm
The Sun Inn has a great tradition of serving our legendary carvery 7 days a week. With West Country Beef and Pork on the carvery accompanied by only the best local vegetables it is not to be missed. Our main menu is a selection of good old fashioned home cooking, chefs favourites and classic dishes.
Whilst our ever changing specials board is a collection of the freshest fish and local ingredients. Try the local rack of lamb before it sells out!
In warmer weather sit in our front courtyard surrounded by our beautiful hanging baskets or enjoy the rear garden with brand new play area and views of the countryside. On a chilly evening join us inside where log fires and cosy corners are awaiting.
Monday To Saturday 12~2.30pm & 6~9.00pm - Sunday 12~9.00pm
To avoid dissappointment please book a table..
*We reserve the right to make changes at any time. Please note Sunday's menu may be different than the one advertised.
We serve only the finest real ales with Somerset Butcombe being an old favourite, with frozen glasses for the lager drinkers- perfect in warmer weather, and jugs of Pimms brimming with strawberries and fresh mint to be enjoyed, The Sun Inn is really the place to spend some quality time.