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All reviews pie steak kebab sunday roast fish and chips ham salmon the pub lovely old pub open fire selection of beers monday evening food was fantastic generous portions lovely meal booked a table dog
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We came here today after reading reviews we had a good idea of the feel for the place. But it was even better than expected. My lil one fell ill and they popped his food in a takeaway box so we could bring it home....Also we asked if they could bring out a birthday cake that we brought with us and they did. They went above and beyond. Would come again.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely traditional pub with a log fire, which was welcoming on a chilly spring day. A good range of traditional beers, friendly staff and prompt service added to a great experience. I enjoyed the roast beef and my wife had the slow roasted lamb shank....Both were beautifully cooked, with plenty of rich gravy and perfectly cooked veg. Sticky toffee pud to finish - lovely. Decent price as well. Customer service was second to none - we were served promptly, the food arrived quickly and there was enough gravy on the plate (so many places are quite mean with their gravy). One final point; I usually have an espresso coffee with my pudding, which I always ask to have served with my pudding. Nearly all the time, I get the espresso well before, so I have to drink it before I get the pud. Here, they came at the same time. A minor detail, but important and added to a pleasant dining experience.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 3 March 2024

Great quality food at reasonable cost - glad we booked otherwise we would never have got a table as was a busy night, few tables celebrating birthdays. Would recommend

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 23 February 2024

Excellent food and lovely atmosphere. Really good pub! The chilli and the stew were amazing. Highly recommended and excellent value.

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 22 February 2024

Another fantastic pie best around . There are great choices, I can recommend the steak and stilton served with tasty thick chips, peas and gravy

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 18 February 2024

Always fantastic food especially the pies! It's such a lovely country pub vibe in the upper part of buxton. Lovely food, great pints of pedigree and great service. The lady think she was called Susan ( she was from liverpool) who was serving us was...lovely, happy to help with everything we needed. It was really busy but the waitress was so helpful, we have been in the past when it's busy and it's taken a while for service but this time we could not complain at all.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 15 February 2024

Cozy warm converted coach house. The food was all freshly made and great quality for the price, friendly staff too looking forward to our next visit

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 15 February 2024

We popped in for a drink as we noticed the pub was dog friendly and had our two dogs with us. We loved the place, a traditional old pub with all it's nooks and crannies. We felt very welcome and relaxed and ended up staying...for a meal. We had the pie and chips sharing plate, it was absolutely delicious and a really great price. The dogs were given water, treats and plenty of fuss. They loved it!! We were too full for pudding, maybe next time!More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 12 February 2024 via mobile

We decided to treat ourselves to a delicious meal here and were not disappointed. Excellent service finding us a table without making a reservation (I’d recommend doing so, we got lucky!). Lovely staff, environment, atmosphere and merriment. We got the ‘snug’ and were mostly helped...by Evie, thank you… Absolutely brilliant, thank you.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 10 February 2024

Fantastic food, cosy atmosphere and great service for lunch today with my family. Would recommend. Portion sizes are fantastic with great value for money.

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 30 January 2024

Been here multiple times, our favourite for pub grub in Buxton. The pub is lovely and cosy, staff so friendly and the food is brilliant hearty pub food. The pies are the best i've ever had and jam packed with filling- we often get the...pie sharer which is just enough and great value. The sunday roasts are pretty good- i'm very fussy with beef and its not the best (i.e. doesnt fall apart) but isnt really tough either- just ok. Also love that its dog friendly!More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 28 January 2024 via mobile

A lovely warm welcoming pub, with log burner and comfortable seating. We booked ahead for Sunday, not knowing the area and glad we did. The staff were extremely helpful and very friendly. We enjoyed a Sunday Roast with a couple of drinks. Dogs are welcomed...too, nice touch providing bowls of water and the odd treat. If we visit the area again, we'd definitely go back.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 15 January 2024 via mobile

After a last minute plan change, booking for a large group (18) was so efficient. Really easy pre-order session and wonderful service on the day. We had our own "room" area with grouped tables. The staff were all so friendly and accommodating.. Food was generous...and delicious. I had a fish goujon baguette with soup and there wasn't a single thing on my plate that wasn't enjoyable and well made. Our whole group enjoyed their food and had nothing but positive things to say. I would definitely come back again and would happily recommend to anyone looking for a warm, welcoming pub with good food.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 4 January 2024

Lovely atmosphere, helpful staff, roaring fire, superb food. We had a starter and main, and everything was really excellent. A perfect pub!

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 30 December 2023

The outside looked nice, inside looked like it could have been enjoyable. Unfortunately we weren't afforded the chance to have our one drink. Three of us entered and sat down at 3:30pm, the table had a sign saying 'reserved @ 6:30pm' on it. A barmaid...came straight over no niceties and said sorry this table is reserved. She then went on to say that the reserved sign had been swapped with a two seater table which said 5pm on it. So we left. We weren't asked if we were in for drinks or food, weren't offered other seating, or a wait time for another table. This wasn't the English pub experience we have had on our many travels. How unfortunate.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Hello We are open beforehand for food; I do recommend calling direct or using the online booking system to make sure you get the booking you require. Many Thanks The Old Sun Inn
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The Old Sun Inn is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4