The Old Sun Inn

33 High St, Buxton, SK17 6HA

T: 01298 937986


Opening times: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 4pm – 10pm (food served 5 – 9pm), Friday & Saturday 12 – 11pm (food served 12 – 9pm), Sunday 12 – 9pm (food served 12 – 7pm).

The Old Sun Inn is a 17th-century converted coaching inn with a stone floor and oak panelling. This traditional pub is the second oldest building in Buxton, with a vintage styled interior, working fireplaces and cosy seating areas creating a warm and welcoming atmosphere. With the log fires burning during colder months, the pub offers the ideal spot for a hearty meal and pint of ale. In summer the spacious beer gardens at the front and back are the perfect sun-trap.

Dog friendly, children welcome and muddy boots allowed.

Top quality lagers, real cask ales – ranging from Marston’s Pedigree and Wainright’s to more local brews such as Jaipur from Thornbridge Brewery in Bakewell. Bottled gluten free and alcohol free beer and lagers, cider and stout available on tap, a large variety of carefully chosen global wines, artisan spirits including a fantastic gin menu, a wide range of teas and Italian coffee.

British home-cooked dishes using locally sourced produce wherever possible featuring British pub classics such as Beer Battered Fish, Gammon, 8oz Rib Eye Steak, Homemade Five Bean Chilli, Local Sausages & Mash, Mac and Cheese and Halloumi and Falafel Kebab.

Small Plates: ideal snacks and tapas to share such as olives, homemade soup of the day, creamy Stilton mushrooms and chicken liver paté.

Beer food: Nachos / dirty fries.

Delicious sharing plates include The Atlantic Board (fish) and The Old Sun Mixed Grill Platter (meat).

Warm baguettes all served with leaves, skinny fries and coleslaw.

The Old Sun Inn legendary homemade burgers are served on a brioche bun with skinny fries and homemade coleslaw.

Children’s menu and a range of vegetarian, vegan and gluten free dishes available.

Pie Night, every Thursday: The Old Sun Inn’s famous homemade pies are served with chips, mushy peas, gravy and a pint. Book ahead to guarantee a table.

Sunday lunch is an institution The Old Sun Inn take very seriously; they serve the best joints available with four meat choices and one vegan on offer every week. Accompanied by a range of rosemary roast potatoes, roasted parsnips and carrots, braised red cabbage, broccoli, Yorkshire pudding and lashings of homemade slow cooked gravy. Small, large and kids available.

Latest Events

Bryn’s Open Mic Night 

Bryn’s Open Mic Night has run successfully in Buxton for over ten years. Every second and forth week on a Wednesday evening, starting from 9pm. A soundman, Bryn, is on hand all night to sort the players. Usually three songs are offered, but lee-way is used on quieter nights. All performance types welcome. Electric amps and guitars are welcome. No drum kits, but hand percussion or snares with brushes or hot sticks are fine. Please consider: The ethos is on rehearsed performances and we can’t accommodate loose jammers.

When: Every 2nd and 4th Wednesday

Pie Night

The homemade pies have made a name for themselves locally, now famous in Buxton! A variety of flavours such as turkey and ham, steak and ale and vegetarian, depending on what’s on offer that week. Served with chips, mushy peas, gravy and a pint or a glass of house wine.

When: Every Thursday

Quiz Night

The Old Sun well attended quiz night is every month. Half time snacks. Music, picture and general knowledge rounds. This quiz night has developed a loyal following over the years, so prepare to get competitive – prizes to win, winning team takes all!

When: Last Thursday of the month from 9pm

Entry / Cost: £1 entry per person

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