Ye Old Sun Inn

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A multi award winning Gastropub on the outskirts of York,and only 20 minutes from Leeds and Harrogate. With it's wealth of charm and character Ye Old Sun Inn is a great pub to visit for any occasion, menus change daily using only the best quality ingredients , we can suit any dietary requirements. If it a table for 2 or group of 40 we can look after your every need. Great cask ales over 60 gins and a quality extensive wine list for you to choose what more could you want! www.yeoldsuninn.co.uk
Wood Fired Pizzas and Afternoon Teas offered in addition to our usual menus (certain times may apply)
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JP
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Excellent! Staff amazing and welcoming. Have visited before and will definitely go again.

A
Staffordshire
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gorgeous pub with warm welcome and great food and gin selection!

OT
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing choice and quality

RK
London
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Posh pub grub. Tasty food well cooked and beautifully presented. Nice friendly vibe and helpful staff, we had a lovely relaxed evening
Ron and Jan

SP
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Fabulous meal at Ye Old Sun Inn, delicious steak, beautifully cooked. Lovely cosy atmosphere and the staff were attentive, friendly and helpful. Would definitely recommend and without a doubt we will be back!

LA
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Fab food friendly staff ....and a free pint for a tired marathon runner!

RK
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As a Regular visitor always enjoy the food, service and ambience,3 dining options either bar,snug or restaurant always give an enjoyable meal.Give it a try.

s
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

I have been eating at the Sun Inn for several years. The food is always excellent. The restaurant has a comfortable feel with everyone enjoying the atmosphere and the food. Kelly is always very welcoming and attentive. The standard phrase in our wider family is "Never Disappoints".

I am just sorry I am not able to visit as regularly as I would like, due to personal reasons.

Keep up the excellent work!

KM
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food allergy’s dealt with with no fuss still giving enough choice . Very tasty well presented food . Cauliflower cheese was delicious. Everyone enjoyed their meals and would recommend. Will be returning in the near future

AB
Yorkshire
4 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been for a meal to this restaurant but its a long time ago and I'd forgot how wonderful it is

The food and the service was second to none

AB
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have just moved into the area and this was our first visit. We had an excellent evening and will definitely be back!!

JH
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience3

The food was acceptable but nothing special for the price, the service was a bit slow due to a coach party. The place is a nice country pub but there are better eating houses in the area.

MB
Yorkshire
6 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food gorgeous , staff very friendly & helpful . Surroundings lovely , snug & comfortable

Y
London
5 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall3food5service2ambience3

I'd definitely recommend it for the food but the front of house is lacking. Service is not desperately attentive.

RS
Yorkshire
3 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a super place to dine, food and service excellent!

RK
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Having dined numerous occasions at this restaurant we have always enjoyed both the food and good service also it has a lovely country pub Ambience.

G
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Nice friendly staff that were accommodating despite us getting lost on the way! Food very nice flavours etc but wasn’t the cheapest. I would come again it was a lovely change.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated a birthday during village event being hosted in the garden / pizza area of the pub . The event created a great Family atmosphere the music was fantastic. Couldn’t of asked for a better Saturday afternoon with the family.

RC
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service. Freshly cooked food, by a chef who knows what they are doing. This isn’t just ‘pub grub’ it’s proper cooking and with a menu for the more adventurous palate with enough of the conventional to suit everyone.

F
Yorkshire
5 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Haven’t visited for a while due to moving out of area. It still is a wonderful experience in every way. Food outstanding. Thoroughly recommended.

OT
Manchester
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

On arrival it was very difficult to get seated. A lot of people arrived at once and there seemed no plan to get people to their tables. We tried to move out of other diners way (who were sat eating) which resulted in other groups then getting seated before us.
Sunday dinner was very good - excellent value. No one on our table had roast potatoes so we figured that was normal, but after, looking around, others seemed to have them so maybe we just got missed.
Overall it was good. Not great, but would happily return.

RS
Yorkshire
3 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our most favourite places to eat in and around York!

CL
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Friendly staff who were keen to help. Very accommodating when we needed to change our reservation at short notice. Quick service and excellent food - the roast beef was beautifully pink!

KG
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and attentive staff could not have been better.

MH
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely meal. Efficient friendly staff. Lovely setting and ambiance. Would definitely recommend.

P
London
9 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

We’ve not been to the Sun for many years. Back then it was one of the best ‘gastro pubs’ around. Sadly this is no longer the case as exemplified by the fact that it was half empty on a Saturday night.

To be clear, the food was ok and the prices reasonable. The service is excellent. It’s just that the menu is lacking in creativity which was something the Sun used to excel at.

MO
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Excellent service, very good food, would recommend to anyone. Wine was expensive but delicious.

JB
Yorkshire
13 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely place. Been numerous times for lunch dinner and afternoon tea. Tonight went with a friend enjoyed a fabulous fish dish (plaice fillet delicious) Staff are always friendly and knowledgeable food always outstanding. The Chocolate made by Ashley is just lovely always purchase some to give as gifts. and eat myself!!

m
Yorkshire
3 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

More than happy

S
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Refined dining yet still in a casual ambience. Food good, including vegetarian options. Not sure if the cannelloni was fresh or frozen though. Loses a star because it took us a while to pay - could have been better predicted.

I
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Me and my partner fully enjoyed our visit. The food was of a high standard and reasonably priced. Good selection of traditional pub food and restaurant style choices on the menu. Service was good as well. I only give 4 stars because one waitress felt a bit too nervous and didn't really understand/remember our drinks order.

OT
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely meal, excellent service

EG
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Have now eaten here several times and never been disappointed. Fabulous food, excellent wine list and great service. The chocolate is very good too. Only lost 1 star as small children in the restaurant a bit noisy, but that's unavoidable really. I didn't bring my grandchildren for that reason. Will definitely be back. Please ignore any negative comments you see about poor or surly service - our experience has always been positive here

RB
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Top Sunday lunch as always great staff , service and food, chicken and chorizo pie with was excellent thanks to Ashley and his team

JB
Yorkshire
13 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food delicious staff wonderful ambience calm and welcoming and a great selection of homemade chocolates

K
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience4

No . My wife and I have been a few times now and found the food particularly meat to be always dry overcooked or even reheated with that awful reheated taste that meat gets when it's reheated. Overall the food although trying to be different is simply just nothing special. We have found on numerous occasions that staff can be quite short or off hand with you when speaking to them whilst others are quite nice. Unfortunately the inconsistencies are too much for us and we won't be returning certainly any time soon until our recent bad experience has faded somewhat.

NC
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We use Ye Old Sun whenever we are travelling up north-excellent meal and service-could not be improved

ME
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We went on Mothering Sunday and there were a number of young children in the pub - hence the mark for noise. Obviously, this would not be a typical day.

We were impressed that we managed to book a table at short notice, so were relieved we did so! The food was very good with a reasonable level of choice and the staff really looked after us.

Whilst this isn't a regular haunt for us, we do go to the Sun Inn 2-3 times a year and is always reliable.

Y
London
5 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Love, love, love the food at the Sun Inn. It's always busy and can be quite hectic but it's because it's so good! We go for special occasions and it never disappoints.

SW
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

i had been itching to try this place since october 2018 and decided it was a great opportunity to treat my mother for mothers day , very very pleased we did and despite its not exactly on our doorstep i will be trying to visit again and agin as often as possible )) couldn't fault it at all , service , food quality , portion sizes and real ales, all perfect. chatted with some other regulars who frequantly dine there and was informed that they do different menus through the week on certain days which is also appealing.
learning that they make their own bread and also chocolate which you can purchase to take home with you just topped it off to one of my favourite venues
Simon