Our New Chapter Begins

18 years after we took the keys to this amazing pub in the village of Colton. As most hospitality businesses suffered from the aftermath of Covid, lifestyle changes and increasing prices we knew we had to change and reinvent ourselves to be able to keep the Sun at the heart of the village where it has always been.

The awards, accolades and reputation we’ve gained over the years didn’t mean anything if we couldn’t afford to continue to keep the business running. Ashley had made a name for himself with his Chocolate work and Sculptures, appearing on many TV programmes over the last few years, Kelly had ventured into the art of Spirit Distilling, developing the ‘Fairfax Distillery’ brand in 2020. When we actually thought of it, we didn’t know why we hadn’t thought of it before now, why don’t we bring all the arms of the business together under one big umbrella and use the Sun Inn as the HQ for Fairfax Distillers and Chocolatiers?

So from October 2022, Ye Old Sun Inn was now ‘Ye Old Sun Inn, home of Fairfax Distillers and Chocolatiers’. Our Distilling Still (called Mary- they all have names!) was installed and our licenses were granted…. Time to make the Sun shine once more!

We have amended our opening hours and have become more of a venue for events, but our ethos for great hospitality and the very best in food and drink still prevail.

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We are open Monday 10am-3pm or Friday 9am-10.30pm (food until 8.30pm) if you’re free to join us, booking as always is recommended! We will be open at other times too for any ‘pop-up’ events that we may be hosting, please keep an eye on our social media platforms and events here. We’ve got some great Chocolate and Gin events planned as well as Blending Evenings.

If you are looking at organising a party or event, we can help! We can book, plan and arrange your event at any time within the building, whether your looking for an intimate lavish dinner with friends or a good old knees up for a family celebration- give us a call and we can chat about your requirements

We’re always trying new things to attract new people and also to give our existing much-valued customers another reason to come back again and again. So why not come and join us next time you’re passing? We’d love to see you. Ashley & Kelly

For any bookings please call us 01904 744261

If your reservation is within the next 24 hours please call us directly to confirm your booking

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Ye Old Sun Inn & Fairfax Distillery
Main Street
North Yorkshire
LS24 8EP

Email us: yeoldsuninn@hotmail.co.uk

Give us a call: 01904 744261 



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OPening hours

Monday: 10.00am – 3.00pm

Friday: 9.00am – 11.00pm

Food Served: 10.00am – 3.00pm Monday                                     & 9.00am – 8.30pm Friday

We look forward to seeing you soon, Ashley & Kelly!

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