Ye Old Sun Inn

4.6
496 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 & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser 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
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 496 People Are Saying
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PeterO
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Our party of 3 ate outside in a covered area which was spacious and attractive, with plenty of rugs available for cold days. The service was good with very helpful and cheerful staff and we really enjoyed the food. I had a fish platter ( smoked salmon, cod in batter, garlic prawns and mackerel pate ) which was delicious.

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ValerieP
Yorkshire
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great service from friendly staff - lovely food as always

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vipSuzanneM
Yorkshire
14 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic brunch. Absolutely delicious! Friendly staff, and the loveliest gin (Fairfax gin) I’ve ever tasted. Highly recommend both the brunch and gin!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Well organised to deal with Covid-19 restrictions.
Food very good washed down with well kept ale.

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NicolaY
Yorkshire
17 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Family lunch, in the marquee with blankets, patio heaters and wine to keep us warm.

Service outstanding, food delicious- especially the fish and chips and pies. Top marks for sticky toffee pudding from my husband- best he’s ever had.

Ye Old Sun Inn
Responded 4 days ago

Many Thanks NicolaY for your review we are thrilled you had a great time and your husband had the best sticky toffee pudding ever! We are glad we managed to keep you warm over the blustery weekend we've just had. See you again soon

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vipMikeP
Yorkshire
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Booked well in advance but shown to a rickety outside table at the front, no cover or heat and you wouldn't safely stand a drink on it! To be fair to the staff, who were brill all evening, they moved us in to the marquee when I said we will just have a quick drink, can't eat in this setting, I think they found a small 2 seater table in an old shed but we appreciated the gesture. Food was OK, nothing special. I appreciate the disclaimer on the website about wrapping up and no guarantees on seating but it felt to me like the management were trying to squeeze as many people in as possible, irrespective of what dining space they had available and leaving the waiting staff to deal with any issues.

Ye Old Sun Inn
Responded 4 days ago

Hi Mike, thank you for your review, Whilst we would like to be able to seat everyone under cover this is not possible and offer these on a first come first serve basis, our tables are booked up well in advance and due to you only booking 48hrs in advance meant you were placed on our other tables which are all covered with large parasols and blankets are offered, I as the owner was the person who found you a spot inside the marquee, we are not in control of the weather, we are trying our best!

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petetaz
Yorkshire
24 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our first meal out for over 8 months. A good set up for covid situation. The staff do a magnificent job keeping order going out to tables & clearing. The food is very good, well presented & good value. I have only 2 negatives - a tip is something given by a customer for good service - here the menu tells the diner there is a 'discretionary' 10% service charge to be shared amongst the staff & you are directed to order drinks via an app which also attracts a 10% charge. Being a true Yorkshireman I do object to being charged these fees! Gratitude payments should be voluntary & this place provides good service i would be happy to VOLUNTARILY pay a tip.

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LisaS
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing food couldn’t fault it in any way . Great portions size and fabulous taste will be back soon

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Jeffers
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good food and beer at reasonable prices. The COVID limitations were handled very well.

Ye Old Sun Inn
Responded 4 days ago

Thanks Jeffers for your review we look forward to seeing you again soon to sample our great food and beer, and also the mention on our covid rules as we work really hard to keep things in check,

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Monito
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 1 May 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The Sun Inn never fails - working great under the COVID restrictions. Feel very safe. Food is fabulous and the staff are on the ball. Glad they are back up and running with their outdoor option - looking forward to May 17th when we can be back inside as well.

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RosyD
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 30 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

It was such an adventure. They’d used massive imagination and thoughtfulness giving us big, fluffy blankets and fire pits to keep us warm. Together with huge parasols to keep us dry. The food was glorious. And the wine... such quality.

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Yorkieseatout
London
7 reviews
Dined on 30 April 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Everything is considered in these weird times to be as comfortable and warm as possible; blankets and heaters but still felt safe with a couple of the sides of the marquee open for ventilation.
Food was lovely and we didn’t feel rushed. Really enjoyable experience. Thank you.

Ye Old Sun Inn
Responded 4 days ago

Thanks for your review Yorkieseatout we are glad you felt safe with us, we pride ourselves on making sure all COVID regulations are adhered to. Im glad you enjoyed your time with us look forward to seeing you again soon

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AimeeP
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 29 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were very happy with your food, was very yum! We had to sit outside (covid) but they provided blankets and had patio heaters on, outside seating was either in a big gazebo or outside the front of the pub, we chose the gazebo as it wasn’t the warmest of days and it was lovely in there, very nicely decorated. Service was very quick and then staff were very friendly/polite. Will defo be going again and recommending to everyone :)

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VixF
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 28 April 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Food was delicious - chicken burger with spicy topping and beef burger with pulled pork topping. Due to COVID circumstances we were outside, it was chilly but they provided fleecy blankets.

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Tracey
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 25 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful food with a family friendly atmosphere and good service

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JennaD
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 25 April 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We really enjoyed our Sunday lunch outside. The helpings were generous and very tasty.
We were glad to get the big table with comfy seats as some of the other wooden benches looked a squash and less comfy!
The staff were excellent, efficient and friendly.
The drinks order app was little glitchy. We don't like leaving our pay details on an app , but it seemed we had to.
This was our first visit . We will return! Thanks.

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Pavlos
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 25 April 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice atmosphere and great food. I recommend the lamb.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
6 reviews
Dined on 25 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic lunch … Highly recommended

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vipMarkC
Yorkshire
34 reviews
Dined on 25 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

After a sunny walk around Colton and Copmanthorpe, we arrived to a warm, friendly welcome at the front door to Ye Old Sun Inn. The Covid safety rules were well explained and we were led to our table in the marquee, which does not feel too temporary, quite cosy and well appointed.
An excellent selection of food and drink. My wife was very impressed with the vegetarian roast and I enjoyed a spicy, meat pizza, home-made and delicious.
The service was super efficient and warm.
We will definitely return both during and after restrictions.
Ye Old Sun Inn has created a lovely environment and has gone to enormous lengths to ensure our safety, but also to have an enjoyable time

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Helen49
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 25 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and staff. Very good covid measures in place.

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Katie
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lovely village pub, friendly staff, good food and set up very well for social distancing.

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AndrewH
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall3food2service1ambience2

Dear to start with then get stung with a service charge on top

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IanC
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 23 April 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The only thing I would say in a constructive way and no reflection on the staff who where great. The overall service could have been a bit quicker. But the staff on duty where excellent may be needed a couple more.

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Sunfan
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 23 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The fish sharing platter was superb and the steak and ale pie and chicken and leek pie very good.
Service and food is excellent in a friendly atmosphere.

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IanW
Yorkshire
3 reviews
Dined on 23 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent and the ability to order via the app was very useful although I only used this once to order drinks as the waitress service was really good!

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ELAINEC
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 23 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very safe environment and efficient service and great range of choices on the menu

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Smallpage
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 23 April 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Food tasty and imaginative. Serving staff a model of cheeriness and efficiency. Lots of outdoor seating, some covered, well-organised internal circulation for signing in and the toilets.

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PeterT
Warwickshire
2 reviews
Dined on 23 April 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

A great treat to be at a lovely pub with a couple of great cal ales. Impressive safety in place to make us feel safe. Great staff too. Thanks’

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Nicky
Yorkshire
6 reviews
Dined on 22 April 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Great, friendly pub with lots of outdoor tables and a big heated Marquee in a lovely village setting. Sadly the food was not great! Think the more traditional meat dishes my husband had were pretty good, but my vegetarian option was disappointing.

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OpenTable Diner
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 22 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Well organised. Food was lovely as usual

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RobertR
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 22 April 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Unfortunately there was a very noisy beer delivery right next to us on the day but apart from that it was a very pleasant lunch.

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Cath
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 18 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Felt very safe and well organised. Greeted and had everything explained - one way system for the toilet and meal orders taken at the table.
Delicious food - a generous serving of everything. Perfect desert and lots of choice.
good value for money
Thank you for making our first meal out with very special friends in over a year a very happy fun occasion.

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VeronicaC
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 18 April 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Love the Sun Inn. They have made great efforts to organise outdoor seating for the current situation.
Well done to the owners & staff.

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SamanthaD
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 18 April 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Lovely meal (and great to get out after lockdown restrictions slightly lifted). Sat in beer garden at front of the pub in the glorious sunshine. Meeter/greeter was very friendly and explained how everything worked well. A couple of hairs found in the pizza though which wasn't good.

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PippaH
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 17 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

fab pizza and atmosphere, great idea with the drinks ordering QR things on the tables! all the staff were doing a great job on making everyone feel welcome and safe.

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OpenTable Diner
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 17 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice weather and delicious dinner :) xxx

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Suen
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 17 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service fantastic, great to see it busy too. 😀
Not sure about using the app though as it added on 10% to the drinks bill. I prefer tips to be discretionary.

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MalcolmB
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 17 April 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was a very good meal and the service was excellent. We will return.

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Happy
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 16 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous meal as normal, great service and atmosphere.

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Sarah
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 16 April 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Patio heaters needed to be switched on as felt cold by the end of the meal.

FAQs

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

Ye Old Sun Inn is rated 4.6 stars by 496 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 bookings at the moment.