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Ye Old Sun Inn

Main Street, Colton LS24 8EP, England
01904 744261
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Ranked #1 of 1 restaurants in Colton
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $41 - $52
Good for: Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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English first
York, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

I have been three times. The first and third visit you could not fault, food and service. I love the bar and front restaurant but not keen on the conservatory, strange decor. The food and service on the second visit was ok, but just not great, locals said it would have been a night when the owners are off, as... More

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York, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Lovely village pub on the outskirts of York, just off the A64 at Colton. The food is high end gastro and is of a good standard but is in my opinion overpriced. I would rather pay that little bit more to receive decent food but you can get equally as good and cheaper, in restaurants in the city itself. I... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

We stayed in the Walnut lodge 3.5 years ago and remembered what a lovely pub it was so on returning to York this was our first call. We are a family of 5 so we were put in the newly refurbished Old Barn which is nicely appointed and very comfortable. We had a couple of small teething issues but nothing... More

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Barnsley, United Kingdom
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85 reviews 85 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

This pub appears to be mainly about it's food, though there is a small bar area inside and outside seating if the sun shines. We had booked a table using a voucher which gave us £49 to spend and we easily managed to spend it on 2 courses each. Though we could have been more economical if we'd so wished,... More

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York
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104 reviews 104 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
249 helpful votes 249 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

We met up with family for lunch. Staff were very welcoming. We did wonder whether service would be affected by the fact that there was a large gathering also booked in. However no problems, as we were shown to a quieter space with ample and comfortable seating. Menu choice very good and none of us were disappointed, well, only by... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We have just returned from Ye Old Sun Inn after a truly lovely and very special day for my father's 80th birthday party. 30 of his close friends and family enjoyed a delicious meal served by staff who couldn't have been more friendly and helpful. Most present had farming connections and declared the beef pave and ox cheek superb and... More

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York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

This is one of the best meals I have had for a long time. I went with friends early on a quiet Tuesday evening. Service and staff were great and a very varied menu of home cooked food. Presentation was excellent and the portions were just enough. We had a Yorkshire Fish sharing platter to start all had individual main... More

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yorks
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

We were taken to Colton by friends having last visited 20 years ago. The restaurant was busy when we arrived and we had to wait in the reception area inches from a table where the diners had just been served their main course. They ate, I tried to look elsewhere. I prayed for a better table, which we got. They... More

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York, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

This was our second visit - the first being perfectly acceptable. Our second experience however was not. The Old Sun Inn has packed as many tables and chairs into the restaurant in order to maximise the amount of covers it can provide for. That is all well and good until it gets busy as it was on Saturday evening. Our... More

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Ashley M, Owner at Ye Old Sun Inn, responded to this review

I was very saddened to read your review and felt it needed a more detailed response. Yes we were very busy on Saturday night but you were actually made aware of this on your initial booking, which was made that same morning. You were told we had a large birthday party in and this was infact our last available table.... More

Chislehurst, Kent
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

We ate here on a quiet mid-week evening in July - although this meant we were able to delay our meal and enjoy a drink out front in the sun. Food was excellent with options much more eclectic than typical pub fare - e.g. ox cheek. Service very friendly. Lovely unspoilt location. Family friendly. Highly recommended

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