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“Great pub, greets people”
Review of The Old Sun Inn

The Old Sun Inn
Ranked #32 of 123 Restaurants in Buxton
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: British
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Description: The Old Sun Inn is a 17th-century converted coaching inn with stone floors and oak panelling. There are working fireplaces and a great outdoor drinking area. The pub has just undergone a major refurbishment since changing hands in October 2017 following a period of closure, and it has now been restored to something of its former glory. Located on the High St of the beautiful spa town of Buxton, the Old Sun is set back from the main road and is a traditional coaching inn retaining many original features. We have six real ales on tap, together with a great wine list and huge range of spirits. Coffee is by Illy and made on a proper Italian machine. We serve locally sourced, homemade food and we pride ourselves on our friendly service and a warm welcome
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in here every notch while staying in Buxton. Great ambience, complete with a snug room. Mostly just came to have drinks, but ate dinner one night too and had great pie on their “pie and a pint night.” Great spot.

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Reviewed 16 October 2018 via mobile

Visited while on a walking holiday and on recommendation. We were not disappointed. I had one of Chef Derek from sister pub The Dukes amazing pies. Minted lamb. Delicious. Melted in the mouth. My husband had the equally delicious sausages. All of the staff and particularly our waitress were very friendly. Would recommend.

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Reviewed 16 October 2018 via mobile

Lovely decor and cosy inside.

I had the most amazing pie and chips.

Service was friendly and helpful.

Beer was well kept.

Dog friendly.

Would definitely recommend a visit here.

The photo on here does not do justice

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Reviewed 10 October 2018 via mobile

Buxton is a beautiful town and if after all your sightseeing you want a selection of great beers to go with excellent food then look no further than this lovely pub.
Very friendly staff and dog friendly too.
Highly recommended!

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Reviewed 4 October 2018 via mobile

The Old Sun Inn used to be one of our favourite places to eat in Buxton years ago so we were delighted to find that it was open for business again.

We arrived at around 6pm on Saturday evening - it was really busy, and we managed to get one of the few empty tables.

Our order was taken quickly and drinks brought to the table, however it soon became apparent that the staff were overstretched.

My main was fish and chips - the fish was succulent and tasty, however the chips were disappointingly lukewarm and chewy in texture. My husband had a burger and also commented that his chips could've done with being a bit hotter.

We decided to have pudding (which I later regretted)...after waiting an age to be served, my husband eventually had to go up to the bar to order.

I fancied the sound of the toffee and rum sponge with chocolate custard, however when the pudding eventually arrived, it was absolutely drowning in the custard - so much so that I couldn't taste any toffee or rum. Akin to the chips, the pudding was rather rubbery round the edges and altogether rather disappointing.

Such a shame that we found both the food and service to be below par.

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