OUR EVENTS

what is happening at the pub

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.

JANUARY EVENTS

When: Throughout January

What:  Redeem your ‘Double your Money’ vouchers

Cost: £50 voucher for £25 

Details: Sorry to say if you didn’t take full advantage of our December offer for half price vouchers then you’ll be kicking yourself and you’ll have to wait until the end of this year to get your hands on one for next January. If you did get hold of one then don’t forget to use it in the coming weeks… £50 worth of fantastic dining and hospitality when used in January, or totally worthless come 1st February! -Don’t leave it in a cupboard with those Christmas cards……

FEBRUARY EVENTS

When: February 3rd from 12pm 

What:  Yorkshire Pudding Day

Cost: £23 3 course Sunday Lunch (2 course available)

Details: Everyone in Yorkshire says they make the best, but let us make the best for you. Freshly made Yorkshire Puddings that morning without an ‘Auntie’ in sight. Yorkshire Flour, Yorkshire Eggs, Yorkshire milk and a Yorkshire man doing the mixing and baking. Get your table booked in celebration of these truly Yorkshire delights. Lunch menu served from 12-4 as every Sunday and from 4-7 we move to our main menu and specials of the day. 

When: February 3rd around 8pm-ish…

What:  Our Monthly 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……

When: February 14th

What:  Valentine’s Day food served from 12-2pm & 6.00-9.00pm. 

Cost: Normal Daily Menu & Wood Fired Pizza Menu Available all individually priced 

Details: In need of some ‘Brownie’ points? Well get a table booked just to show your nearest and dearest that you really do care. Let us treat you both to the very finest dishes devised by our chefs and served by our unflappable front of house team. We want you to have a great treat so we’ve definitely pulled out all the stops this year. 

When: February 22nd at 10am

What:  Ashley’s Rhubarb Demonstration at Wakefield Rhubarb Festival

Cost: Free Event

Details: Ashley will be cooking up a selection of dishes at this annual event in Wakefield City Centre. An event to celebrate the beautiful pink sticks of rhubarb that Yorkshire is so famous for…… Keep an eye on our facebook and twitter pages for a rather special unveiling at 10.40am too. Hope to see you there!

MARCH EVENTS

When: March 3rd around 8pm-ish…

What:  Our Monthly 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……

When: March 31st from 12pm until 7pm

What: Mothering Sunday

Cost: £25 3 course lunch with tea or coffee and a special gift for a special Mum…

Details: Every mother is special in their own special way, so why not treat them to a very special ‘Mother’s Day’ lunch here at the Sun….. Our team will ensure that the only the finest menu will be available and served in the manner to make every Mum proud. A great way to show Mum how much you love her without having to do the washing up after -we’ll do that for you! Give us a call to ensure you get a table booked in good time….. If it’s anything like previous years, it’s going to be a busy one!

APRIL EVENTS

When: April 7th around 8pm-ish…

What:  Our Monthly 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……

When: April 20th at 11.00am

What:  Easter Egg Decoration & Chocolate Making Workshop

Cost: £10 per child

Details: Cooking and playing with food is not just for grownups….. Give the kids a go! We supply the Easter eggs, all the icing and ‘sticky on bits’ you’ll need to produce a masterpiece. -We’ll even clean up afterwards. Every child will get to take home their individually decorated Easter egg all gift wrapped and ready to give to Grannie & Granddad for Easter or to tuck into themselves on Easter day. Booking is essential for this event so we can be ready and have plenty of bits n bobs for your child. All in all it’s an ‘eggcellant’ morning your kids will be really ‘eggcited’ to be a part of. Sorry for the egg puns, it’s in ‘eggstremly’ bad taste!

When: April 

What:  Easter Week Holidays

Details: Open as normal throughout the holidays excluding the Bank Holiday Monday, booking would be recommended but you could always chance your luck- you never know!

When: April 27th at  3pm

What:  Ashley & Bens cookery Demonstration at Harrogate Spring Flower Show

Cost: Free Event

Details Ashley & Ben will be cooking up a seasonal storm at the flower show, come and along and give us a wave.

MAY EVENTS

When: May 4th from 11am…

What: Star Wars Day Film Presentation

Cost: Free to all guests whilst dining within our heated Garden Bar 

Details: Playing ALL the Star Wars Films in (logical order not release order?!) in the Garden Bar marquee to all guests that want to join us for a bite to eat and take advantage of one of the biggest box office phenonium of all time…. Times of each film will be advertised nearer the time so you can plan which you would like to come and

When: May 5th around 8pm-ish…

What:  Our Monthly 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……

time…. Times of each film will be advertised nearer the time so you can plan which you would like to come and watch, if not all!

When: May 5th from 12pm…

What: Gin Festival

Cost: Free to attend 

Details: Come on down and have a look at the vast array of Gins we have in stock with some special ones here just for the festival, we will have a minimum of 50 gins to try! We will also have some Gin distillers here to give talks about their product and answer any questions you may have about this great craze that has captured the Spirit industry. 

JUNE EVENTS

When: June 2nd around 8pm-ish…

What:  Our Monthly 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……

When: June 16th from 12pm

What:  Father’s Day Lunch

Cost: £25 3 course lunch with tea or coffee and a special gift for a special dad. We will only be serving our Wood Fired Pizzas in the Garden Bar from 3-7.30pm, although we cannot take bookings for these.

Details: Todays the day that you can treat the ‘old man’ to a lunch fit for a King! We’ve made sure we’ve got the very best hand pulled ales to complement our fantastic Sunday lunch menu offered by the kitchen. I’m sure he always manages to avoid the washing up but we’ll cover that anyway. The finest beers Yorkshire can offer as well as the best roast Beef with all the trimmings. -Go on get a table booked and make his day.  

When: June 27th at 7pm

What:  Ashley’s Chocolate Demonstration

Cost: £10 per person

Details: Following from the TV series ‘Extreme Chocolate Makers’ we’ve allowed Ashley out of the kitchen for one night only, so grab your chance to pick up a few tips from the master himself…. If you’re a keen cook, budding chef or think the kitchen is for just making a cuppa and somewhere to stand during a party, this event is definitely for you. Ashley will talk you through various aspects of cookery and produce a vast selection of dishes whilst you watch. Questions are encouraged (although he doesn’t like hecklers- it’s a chef thing!) and he’ll try his best to answer them as honestly as he can. You will even get chance to sample the chocolate as the night is going on, maybe even drink some as well….. And you will even get to choose some chocolate to take home with you too!

JULY EVENTS

When: July 7th around 8pm-ish…

What:  Our Monthly 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……

When: July 11th at 10am

What: Chocolate Workshop with Ashley

Cost: £120 including lunch with wine. Additional Guest for lunch £20

Details: Ashley – our very own Willy Wonka – will be throwing opening the doors to his kitchen and putting his team of crafty chefs (or should that be Oompa Loompas?) through their paces 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?

AUGUST EVENTS

When: August 4th around 8pm-ish…

What:  Our Monthly 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……

When: August 23rd at 7pm

What:  Ashley’s Chocolate Demonstration

Cost: £10 per person

Details: Following from the TV series ‘Extreme Chocolate Makers’ we’ve allowed Ashley out of the kitchen for one night only, so grab your chance to pick up a few tips from the master himself…. If you’re a keen cook, budding chef or think the kitchen is for just making a cuppa and somewhere to stand during a party, this event is definitely for you. Ashley will talk you through various aspects of cookery and produce a vast selection of dishes whilst you watch. Questions are encouraged (although he doesn’t like hecklers- it’s a chef thing!) and he’ll try his best to answer them as honestly as he can. You will even get chance to sample the chocolate as the night is going on, maybe even drink some as well….. And you will even get to choose some chocolate to take home with you too!

SEPTEMBER EVENTS

When: September 1st around 8pm-ish…

What:  Our Monthly 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……

When: September 20th at 7.30pm 

What:  Kelly’s Gin Introduction Night

Cost: £45

Details: Kelly will be hosting an evening of Gin, yes Gin! This night will give you chance to pour, mix and sample well over 50 gins that we stock here at the bar. You can sample any, or all of the Gins (all included in the price) with all a vast selection of garnishes and tonics that we have on offer. The night will be very light hearted and will give you a great chance to pick which Gin you feel fits your tastes and the garnish to suit your personality!

When: September 25th at 7.30pm

What: Call my Bluff Wine Evening

Cost: £15 including supper

Details: So you think you know your wines? Do you know the difference from a chardonnay and a merlot? Can you tell a delicate little number when you taste it? If you answered ‘no’ to all the above then you’ll have a good chance of winning this wine quiz! Join our wine ‘experts’ as they try to pull you into their way of thinking with the description and variety of the wine your drinking, but who’s telling the truth? You decide….. As the previous wine evenings have gone it’s not always the wine buffs that come away with the fizzy stuff at the end for winning the competition! Let see what happens this time.

OCTOBER EVENTS

When: October 5th & 6th  

What:  Food and Drink Weekend

Cost: Free Event, some talks/demonstrations may require a small fee. 

Details: A weekend of food and drink highlighting the finest produce that we have on our door step. We have combined 2 of our best events into one fantastic weekend. Our ever popular ‘Beer Festival’ and the ‘Farmers Market’ sample a vast range of craft ales, ciders and even a lager or 2 in there. And browse some of the best local produce from our area. We will also be run our ‘Gin Bar’ with cocktail making classes too. 

The event will showcase some new talent with our planned entertainment with things to keep the kids entertained too. 

A full line up of the event will be posted as we get confirmation nearer the time. A great event…and for free too! 

When: October 5th at 7.30pm

What: Meet the Brewer Beer & Dinner Evening

Cost: £40 per person

Details: One of our more popular evenings, not really sure why? Is it the chance to sample a whole host of beers alongside some exquisite dishes from the kitchen? or is it the relaxed and interesting stories from the brewers themselves. Well whatever you think it will be a great night out with plenty of laughs along the way and you might even find you will learn something new about the art of beer making. Don’t come along and expect a boring night of flipcharts and diagrams on mash tuns and the like, but a chance to have a good laugh, great food and taste some fantastic Yorkshire ale!

When: October 2nd around 8pm-ish…

What:  Our Monthly 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……

When: October 20th at 9.30am

What:  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.

NOVEMBER EVENTS

When: November 3rd around 8pm-ish…

What:  Our Monthly 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……

When: November 11th at 10am

What: Chocolate Workshop with Ashley

Cost: £120 including lunch with wine. Additional Guest for lunch £20

Details: Ashley – our very own Willy Wonka – will be throwing opening the doors to his kitchen and putting his team of crafty chefs (or should that be Oompa Loompas?) through their paces 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?

DECEMBER EVENTS

When: December 1st from 9am 

What: Half Price Gift Vouchers

Cost: £25 for a £50 voucher for January 2020

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!  

When: December 1st around 8pm-ish…

What:  Our Monthly 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……

When: December 22nd from 5.30pm

What: Gingerbread Workshop

Cost: from £15

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 £15?

Please Note: Space is limited at this event, each house will be allocated 2 seats These seats are for the chid/ren and parents/guardian. Space may be restricted for any other guests that may wish to come along with each child.

When: December 22nd    

What: Carols round the Christmas tree

Details: 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.

When: December 24th    

What: Christmas Draw from 7 pm in the bar

Details: Throughout December we will be squares on our draw sheet, lots of wonderful prizes to win and profits all go to our Chosen Charity

When: December 25th to January 1st

What: Festive celebrations and opening times

Details: 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 12.30-3.30pm 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).

New Years Day we will be open from 12.30-4pm then closed for our annual break until January 15th. 

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You can find us

Ye Old Sun Inn
Main Street
Colton
North Yorkshire
LS24 8EP

 opening times

Mon: Closed
Tue: 18:00 – 23:00
Wed – Thu: 10:30 – 14:00, 18:00 – 23:00
Fri – Sat: 10:30 – 23:00
Sun: 12:00 – 22:00

contact us

Email us: yeoldsuninn@hotmail.co.uk

Give us a call: 01904 744261

We look forward to seeing you in Ye Old Sun Inn!

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