Ye Old Sun Inn

4.6
577 Reviews
£25 and under
Contemporary European
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)

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 577 people are saying
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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.6based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.3
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Noise · Moderate
93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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NigelF
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Perfect service from some happy smiling staff. Never kept waiting. The food was lovely, can't fault it. Will return again soon.

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SophieH
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a lovely pub! The food was great and served quickly. My friend diet requirements were all catered for and the staff was lovely.
We were outside but the inside of the pub looks really nice and we’ll definitely come back to try it out.

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ClemmieB
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely staff, cosy environment and tasty food. Would highly recommend.

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JimS
Toronto
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Could not fault at all, Second visit and will definitely return.

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sueb
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

I love the Sun Inn, especially the Sunday lunch menu which is exceptional. The burgers are brilliant too as are the home made pies. In fact most things on the menu are excellent. Give it a try, you won't be disappointed.

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JohnN
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A really good gastro / country pub. Maybe not for you if you like McDonalds

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ChrisS
London
11 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Fantastic food in a beautiful village. My only issue is that it is in desperate need for some TLC. The benches were falling apart and everything needed a repaint/refresh. I hope that this can get sorted because I love this place.

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davidc
Yorkshire
8 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

First rate food and service. Covid safe and aware of regulations.

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Simon
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

All good, other than the default 10% service charge.

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DavidB
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Very nice food hot and presented nice price wuss a little on the expensive for a village pub price more suited to a up market place in city
Don’t like the 10% service charge added to bill waiter said we could have it removed if won’t to

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KayS
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Try the bread starter laughed a lot when it arrived. Pizzas lovely amazing chips. I tried the spatchcock chicken with red pepper puree very very nice.

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CathyE
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A lovely meal, super service and a good atmosphere. Thank you.

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RachaelB
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Accidentally put noise level as energetic when it was actually lovely and quiet!
Lovely steak pie, proper brown chips.
Birthday lunch for a friend and myself plus two other friends.

Even though I'd not ordered a dessert, waitress said, 'yes, you are, it's on us'. A lovely touch, I'd put 'birthday' on the booking form but that's the sort of thing Ashley and his team would do!

Will look forward to our next visit...

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MikeT
Hampshire
3 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have cycled here a few times and always has great service and left happy. Fully recommend as a great place to visit, relax and enjoy

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Darrenb
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

It was very average for the price . Also the vegetable with the Sunday roast was courgette with not a lot else .

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margaretc
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were heading for York and looking at the last minute for somewhere to eat. We didn’t know this village or restaurant existed but we will certainly call again. The setting was perfect, the food was delicious and the staff were lovely.

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CarolineD
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service.
Lovely pub to sit outside and enjoy relaxing in a village location

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AnneW
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Beautiful place and the food is fantastic we will be returning

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PamelaE
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Watched the euro final and had food fabulous evening

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JamesP
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing Sunday lunch, we were very impressed with the quality of food, great service and the charm and character of the setting. Will definitely be returning.

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chrisrobo
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are regular customers here and always have an excellent meal. Cannot fault it!

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VeeKay
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

we had an outdoor table in the marquee which was airy with well-distanced tables. Food-wise, the spiced lamb pies were excellent, tasty and plentiful without being over-facing. The stone bass steak dish however had to be sent back: totally bland in taste and unappealing visually with an odd combination of elements: fish, lentils and black pudding bites. Not recommended. The staff was first rate at bringing the required replacement, another lamb pie. This is unusual in this restaurant which we have visited several times in the past and always have been delighted with what's on offer.

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Lots of menu options. We’ve been coming to the Sun Inn for many years and it never disappoints. Thank you.

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AllyB
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food and great selection of drinks available.

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SueE
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, beautiful location and friendly service

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Cath
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious meal - spoilt for choice great value
Thank you - felt v save and welcome

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NickM
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We ate on a Friday lunch and were looked after by friendly staff who were very accommodating.
The menu is extensive and we were spoilt for choice. The food came in a timely manner and was presented well and was very nice.
Having local beers on in the pub was great too.
I would recommend giving this place a try.

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Consorta
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience1

Terribly disappointing experience at a place we used to enjoy visiting so much. The service level was simply dreadful from no greeting to aggressively applied covid restrictions, repeat requests for everything, ordered specials to be told none available. At table service equally abysmal, mussels arrived with an upside down dish on top, no one removed it, no offer of bread, "do you want more cutlery?" after our starters "well yes that would be preferable", dirty glasses piling up on our table no-one interested in removing them, no mention of a wine list at any point. I could go on and on but that she suffice. I've simply never known anything like it and the guests we took were equally unimpressed. Emailed this morning but have had no reply so my thoughts can go public. Avoid.

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SueS
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a lovely place to eat. Food was good and staff were lovely.

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LorraineH
London
4 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

As usual a lovely Sunday lunch, a few more roast potatoes would have been welcome.

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Roobear
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very interesting menu, cooked to perfection and delivered by staff who seemed to really understand and believe in excellent customer service

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OpenTable Diner
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and great service.

Highly recommend.

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JoannaA
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

As always the service was excellent and friendly. The atmosphere in the restaurant - just ‘pubby’ enough to not be too formal, lively enough to be fun but not too noisy. Lighting is just right - nice and subdued. Sad to see the duck dish I had last time was not on the menu! I had the poussin instead, which did come with a delicious tangy sauce. Thank you!

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VC23
Edinburgh
3 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Very nice meal. Great menu choice and everything available. Food was served very quickly and lovely presentation. No complaints

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NeilP
London
2 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Great drinks and a lovely menu but the food was a underwhelming. I had steak which was difficult to cut and a bit dry.

Nice but not stunning.

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HilaryS
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

A disappointing experience, the food was not a patch on what it was when we visited 2 years ago. Expensive for a very mediocre meal.The service was very slow although the restaurent did not appear to be very busy.
The menu card informed us that a 10% "discretionary" service charge " would be added to the bill,however when our bill arrived there was no apparent facility to remove this charge so we assumed this was compulsory not discretionary. Further visits to this place are unlikely.

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ChristopherG
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our meal was excellent. We just felt it was a little noisy.

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Joanna
Bath
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Good atmosphere (but a bit noisy in the large dining room!), very interesting menu and lovely food. Up to the normal high standards.

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KellyJ
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Excellent covid measures in place.
We visited with our two children and staff were so lovely to them.
The best chips I've ever tasted!
Thank you!

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Daftbab
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect end to a week’s holiday in Yorkshire. The food, service, surroundings and welcome were superb. We’ll be back.

FAQs

Ye Old Sun Inn offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 01904 744261.

Ye Old Sun Inn is rated 4.6 stars by 577 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.