The Sun Hotel is located in the heart of the historic Hertfordshire market town of Hitchin near Letchworth and Stevenage with easy access from the A1M Juntion 8. The Sun Hotel is a traditional coaching inn and first recorded only in 1575, although it probably stood here 50 years earlier. However, it only rose to prominence in 1741, when a local family by the name of Kershaw set up a posting service between Hitchin and London - the Hitchin end of the line being the Sun Inn's yard. Coach travel brought with it the risk of robbery; but the highwaymen of the time did not always confine their activities to the highway. In 1772 three of them held up the Sun Hotel at gunpoint, robbing and binding the landlord, William Marshall, and his guests and, before making off with their plunder, scratching their initials and the date on the brickwork by the door. Today the Sun Hotel is a favourite with locals, businessmen and leisure travellers alike. Hitchin has many lovely half-timbered buildings, a museum and an art gallery. Nearby attractions include the magnificent Knebworth House, Woburn Abbey, Dunstable Downs and Luton Hoo.
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From J8 of the A1(M), take the A602 to Hitchin. At the first roundabout take the fourth exit and at the mini roundabout go straight over. Then take the second left, Biggin Lane, and follow the road past the market to enter The Sun car park at the rear of the hotel.
There are 32 comfortable en suite bedrooms. All rooms have TV, telephone, hairdryer, iron/ironing board and tea/coffee making facilities. Free Wifi. There are two feature rooms including one with a four poster also available. Wireless internet is available throughout the hotel.
There are five meeting and conference rooms, as well as a superb ballroom, which caters for up to 150 guests. We specialise in weddings, meetings and conferences. Ask about our Wedding for a Grand promotion.
The newly refurbished bar with wooden floors and comfy sofas is the perfect place to relax. Enjoy some delicious food from our extensive bar menu and a good selection of real cask ales and speciality coffees. Outside heated patio. Cromwells bar is a thriving night spot frequented by locals and hotel guests alike at weekend.
The attractive restaurant, which has just been totally refurbished, serves a wide range of mouth-watering traditional English favourites to suit every taste at great value prices. Try some fine wines and enjoy good service and great hospitality.