What's On

We’re a busy bunch at Ye Old Sun Inn with our friendly home-away-from-home atmosphere attracting a good-natured crowd. Our aim is to make every visit memorable, whether we present you with the perfect pint, a truly unforgettable meal or just a fun time without a second thought for the hustle and bustle of everyday life. With that in mind, we organise and host all kinds of events, demonstrations, classes, workshops and festival throughout the year. Just keep an eye on these pages for up-to-date information of what we’re up to and let us know if you’d like to join in the fun.
Ashley’s Fishy Workshop of Fish & Shellfish

Ashley’s Fishy Workshop of Fish & Shellfish

Cost: £95 including 2 course lunch with wine. Additional Guests for lunch £20 Details: Push the swing door open to the Sun’s very own kitchen and join Ashley and his team for this morning of preparation of all things ‘fishy’. The morning will begin in a very civilised manner with coffee and Danish whilst you chat about the tasks ahead. Gutting, Scaling, filleting, portioning and preparing are on your job list for the day as you find your way around these sometimes slippery little beauties. All your hard work will be packaged ready for you to take them home with all the cooking instructions to impress that special person in your life or just to have for tea! The class is finished with lunch and a glass of the strong stuff if you feel you’ve deserved it! This class is very much a preparation workshop where you can enjoy the dishes at home at a later date.

Ashley & Ben's Cookery Demonstration at Countryside Live event at the Yorkshire Showground, Harrogate

Ashley & Ben's Cookery Demonstration at Countryside Live event at the Yorkshire Showground, Harrogate

Ashley and Ben will be cooking up a storm in front of the Countryside live audience at the Harrogate Showground, it would be great if you're free to join them! The demonstration is free to watch. Ticket required to gain entrance to the showground

Monthly Wine Evening

Monthly Wine Evening

Join Kelly and Francois for a taste of the grape! Exploring a certain region or variety during this evening of light hearted banter, inspiration and knowledge finding mission. Nothing taxing if you’re just here to explore your taste buds and increase your knowledge, or maybe just an evening out for something different to the norm! Each month the event charge will be determined by the wines offered to taste and enjoy. Each monthly event may change in format depending on numbers and format of the evening. Telephone Kelly for more details on 01904 744261 or drop us an email.

Quiz Night

Quiz Night

Cost: £1 per person, teams up to 4 people including light supper or nibbles at the end Details: Can you answer all the questions on Mastermind? Can you give the Chaser a run for his money…? -Well neither could we. A light hearted way to enjoy an evening in the pub with a glass of beer or wine in your hand whilst you try and get one over on the other team. Winning team get a gallon of beer (sorry but we can’t offer a gallon of wine). No need to book, just turn up on the night. A light supper/nibbles will be served at the end of the quiz. And the Quiz Master’s decision is final!! The wining team also get the chance to set the questions for the following months quiz too if they want……

Chocolate Workshop with Ashley

Chocolate Workshop with Ashley

Cost: £95 including 2 course lunch with wine. Additional Guest for lunch £20 Details: Ashley – our very own Willy Wonka – will be throwing opening the doors to his state-of-the-art kitchen and putting his team of crafty chefs (or should that be Oompa Loompas?) at your service for a hands-on chocolate workshop. This is a unique opportunity for dedicated chocoholics to get their hands dirty (in a completely delicious way) making a selection of goodies for their family and friends. Or just for themselves, if they’re feeling more Augustus Gloop than Charlie Bucket – so why not book your golden ticket now?

Half Price Gift Vouchers

Half Price Gift Vouchers

Cost: £25 for a £50 voucher for January 2017 Details: Grab yourself a bargain ready for the New Year! We will have a limited amount of discounted gift vouchers that offer you £50 worth of credit towards any dining purchase in January 2017* for the price of £25! Limited amount of vouchers available so don’t leave it too late! *Please note we will be closed for our annual closedown commencing from January 2nd reopening on the evening of the 9th January. Please take this into consideration when purchasing your discount vouchers

Quiz Night

Quiz Night

Cost: £1 per person, teams up to 4 people including light supper or nibbles at the end Details: Can you answer all the questions on Mastermind? Can you give the Chaser a run for his money…? -Well neither could we. A light hearted way to enjoy an evening in the pub with a glass of beer or wine in your hand whilst you try and get one over on the other team. Winning team get a gallon of beer (sorry but we can’t offer a gallon of wine). No need to book, just turn up on the night. A light supper/nibbles will be served at the end of the quiz. And the Quiz Master’s decision is final!! The wining team also get the chance to set the questions for the following months quiz too if they want……

Monthly Wine Evening

Monthly Wine Evening

Join Kelly and Francois for a taste of the grape! Exploring a certain region or variety during this evening of light hearted banter, inspiration and knowledge finding mission. Nothing taxing if you’re just here to explore your taste buds and increase your knowledge, or maybe just an evening out for something different to the norm! Each month the event charge will be determined by the wines offered to taste and enjoy. Each monthly event may change in format depending on numbers and format of the evening. Telephone Kelly for more details on 01904 744261 or drop us an email.

Visit Santa in his Colton Grotto

Visit Santa in his Colton Grotto

Santa will be taking some well earned time out and stopping off at his Colton branch of the 'Toy Factory', once he's refreshed with a great lunch from the kitchen team and maybe a none alcoholic cocktail from the Kelly on the bar he will have some spare time to meet a few of his favourite children, good or bad! Pop over and pay him a visit and have a maybe have little chat about the big day and put in a good word for yourself. Price will include a present for each child from Santa....

Visit Santa in hos Colton Grottto

Visit Santa in hos Colton Grottto

Santa will be taking some well earned time out and stopping off at his Colton branch of the 'Toy Factory', once he's refreshed with a great lunch from the kitchen team and maybe a none alcoholic cocktail from the Kelly on the bar he will have some spare time to meet a few of his favourite children, good or bad! Pop over and pay him a visit and have a maybe have little chat about the big day and put in a good word for yourself. Price will include a present for each child from Santa....

Visit Santa in his Colton Grotto

Visit Santa in his Colton Grotto

Santa will be taking some well earned time out and stopping off at his Colton branch of the 'Toy Factory', once he's refreshed with a great lunch from the kitchen team and maybe a none alcoholic cocktail from the Kelly on the bar he will have some spare time to meet a few of his favourite children, good or bad! Pop over and pay him a visit and have a maybe have little chat about the big day and put in a good word for yourself. Price will include a present for each child from Santa....

Visit Santa in his Colton Grotto

Visit Santa in his Colton Grotto

Santa will be taking some well earned time out and stopping off at his Colton branch of the 'Toy Factory', once he's refreshed with a great lunch from the kitchen team and maybe a none alcoholic cocktail from the Kelly on the bar he will have some spare time to meet a few of his favourite children, good or bad! Pop over and pay him a visit and have a maybe have little chat about the big day and put in a good word for yourself. Price will include a present for each child from Santa....

Gingerbread Workshop

Gingerbread Workshop

Cost: from £9 & £18 Details: There’s a tasty treat for all the family when we’ll be hosting one of our longest-running and most popular events of the year – the Gingerbread Workshop. Everyone is welcome to join us for a spot of house-building from 5.30pm – book your place at the making-and-doing table well in advance though as seats are snapped up early. And is it any wonder; after all, where else can you bag yourself a tasty house for as little as £9? Please Note: Space is limited at this event, each small house will be allocated 2 seats and each large house will be allocated 4 seats. These seats are for the children and parents/guardian. Space may be restricted for any other guests that may wish to come along with each child.

Carols round the Christmas tree

Carols round the Christmas tree

You don’t have to book for our annual carols round the Christmas tree celebration, which tunes up around 7pm, just turn up with your voice prepped and ready for some festive singing, mulled wine and minced pies. Later on (around 9pm), we’ll announce the winners of our charity Christmas draw. As an added incentive to join in the festive fun, the main cash prize of £100 will be doubled if you’re here to claim it in person on the night. Complementary Pie and Pea supper will be served after the draw for anyone that wants it!

Visit Santa in his Colton Grotto

Visit Santa in his Colton Grotto

Santa will be taking some well earned time out and stopping off at his Colton branch of the 'Toy Factory', once he's refreshed with a great lunch from the kitchen team and maybe a none alcoholic cocktail from the Kelly on the bar he will have some spare time to meet a few of his favourite children, good or bad! Pop over and pay him a visit and have a maybe have little chat about the big day and put in a good word for yourself. Price will include a present for each child from Santa....

Festive celebrations and opening times

Festive celebrations and opening times

We like a traditional Christmas at Ye Old Sun Inn with lots of time with the family. If you’d like to join us on the main holidays (or holly days, as we like to call them), we’re serving our special Christmas Day menu and opening the bar from noon until 3pm on the big day itself (booking essential), and will be open for food and drink from noon to 3pm on New Year’s Eve (again, it’s best to book). We’ll also be open on New Year’s Day from 12.30-4m offering our ‘chill out, anything goes menu’ as well as our daily menu for a particularly relaxed, recuperative service (although not so relaxed that you don’t need to book). As a special festive treat, we’re giving ourselves the day off on Boxing Day, when we’ll be closed all day to play with our new toys (fingers crossed for a train set and some Star Wars Lego this year). -We will also be closed on New Year Eve Night, open as normal lunchtime until 3pm. We will be having an annual close down of the business beginning from the 2nd of January and reopening on the evening of the 9th January 2018