Ye Old Sun Inn

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£25 and under
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Contemporary European

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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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LA
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

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

RK
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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 13 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

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 11 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
5 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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 28 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

JH
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

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 25 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

Y
London
4 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 3

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

RS
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

RK
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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 31 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

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
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
4 reviews
Dined on 18 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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 18 August 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

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 17 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

CL
London
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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 1 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and attentive staff could not have been better.

MH
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

P
London
9 reviews
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

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 19 July 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

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

JB
Yorkshire
13 reviews
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
2 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

More than happy

S
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

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 15 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

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 7 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely meal, excellent service

EG
1 review
Dined on 26 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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 5 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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 26 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

K
1 review
Dined on 21 April 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 4

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 5 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

ME
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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 31 March 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

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 31 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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

JB
1 review
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Must be one of the absolute best pubs we've ever been to. Food is gorgeous, but it's the staff, the setting and all the 'little extras' that make this place so special.
Can't recommend enough, and this is from a family with two young children (youngest being 2) - and everyone left happy and full.
Thank you again for a lovely meal and wonderful experience!

LC
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had a beautiful meal and the service was excellent.
One best thing was the gluten free meals, especially the home made gluten free bread, still warm and the best tasted.
Would definitely recommend and return

DC
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 21 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Visit this place every time we visit York. Always great food, nice atmosphere, very friendly. Recommended.

OT
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 17 March 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

I booked weeks in advance but felt we were cramped and one person at our table had to keep getting up from his seat to let staff and guests through between tables.
At the end of the meal (which was good pub food) we were overcharged on our bill for two drinks. This was put right once I queried it. When we placed our order the waitress said that chips were not included on the steak dinner so we ordered a side order. Once the steak arrived it did come with chips and the extra portion was therefore an unnecessary purchase.

LB
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food as always! The staff are very helpful, attentive but not over baring in any way. It's so easy to book and the atmosphere is fab - a true country pub!