LFR: The Sun Inn, Long Marston

The Sun Inn Local Food Review (Sunday Lunch)

For many of those who can name at least a dozen or more places off the top of their head to Dine Out, the chances are they will argue out the facts of “Why” and “How” their dwindling down to the one place arises. While we ask the important questions on what “Good Points” made us dine there, we often neglect to venture outside the “Norm” and experience new locations. While there is often a big thumbs up of a particular place we like, favor or even rate over others, the emphasis on  word “Others” is the word here.

When we say “Sunday”, the immediate response to some, is that it is a day of rest, or a day that will be as lazy as it’s slow motion hours extend. To those who are “business as usual” on Sunday’s, however, it becomes a day of both tradition and habit. For my family and myself, it has recently become a day that is like the previous six days of the week – interesting.

When our most recently acquired place of interest was found to be closed for Sunday Morning Breakfast, it was coming across – or driving past – The Sun Inn, York Road, Long Marston, York YO26 7PG, England, that we stopped by to take advantage of the Sunday Dinner Menu. Were we glad to have stopped by?

The Sun Inn LFR

About the Pub

Oliver Cromwell is remembered as a famous visitor to this friendly pub in the village centre. Nowadays drinkers are mainly local, but customers travel from further afield for its popular home-cooked food, available every session except Sunday evening. The central bar serves a tap room and a larger drinking area, with a snug off one end and a dining area at the other. Children are welcome and there is a safe play area at the rear, next to the beer garden.

Opening Times

Monday To Friday: 12-2.30, 6-11;

Sat: 12-11;

Sunday: 12-3.30, 7-10.30


Real Ale Available

Quiet Pub


Disabled Access

Lunchtime Meal

Evening Meal

Pub Garden



Traditional Pub Game

Real Fire

Main Menu & Sunday Roast Dinner Menus


The Sun Inn +44 1904 738258

Local Train Stations: Hammerton (3.8 miles), Poppleton (4.1 miles), Cattal (4.7 miles)

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The Sun Inn at Long Marston, has always been one of a number of places we have mentioned stopping by and try out its Traditional Sunday Roast Dinner, and yet, until a few weeks ago, that was all that it was – stopping off at every place we thought would be a “Taste Test” isn’t always the best choice.

When finally we did stop by, we found the quiet village of Long Marston relaxing, if not calming from the many other places we had stopped off. The quaint outer building of the Pub gave us a presumable thought of the inside being the same, as it was, with the decor and furnishings welcoming us inside with a warm, friendly environment before being welcomed by Adrian (The Sun Inn Landlord).

[Initial thoughts of the Village Pub before parking up in a spacious Car Park, were of the Landlord being more concerned about Beer Sales than to interact with anything but talk of Meals and Dishes. However, Adrian was up front – proud too – that the Sunday Lunches (made entirely on the premises by his wife, Dot) were delicious!]

The three spacious rooms, all situated on the ground floor are weather shielded, as well as inviting to the eyes with historical memorabilia; muskets, armor, pictures and clippings filling each wall just right without overwhelming the atmosphere and lowering the full feel of a pub that has a couple of hundred years of history. The real open log fire situated in the front room (Dining) area showing an example of just how cozy this place would be in the Winter time, something that will favor those travelling from afar.

With a maximum of 50 places for Meals, whether Main Course or Sunday Dinner, it has been in recent weeks that the small village pub that was only re-opened on 1st July 2017, has had to take Bookings to ensure those who wish to take advantage of the food offerings don’t turn up disappointed.

Food Experience:

Over 3 weeks (3 visits), the 3 choices for Sunday Dinner were: Turkey, Beef and Pork. As the table orders were for two Adults and two Children, myself and my wife had the Beef, while our Daughters had the Turkey. The choices were exceptional; the Beef was generous (much better than a Carvery), with the “Just Right” taste that was accompanied by Home Made Yorkshire Puddings, fresh Vegetables, Roast Potatoes, Stuffing and delicious Gravy. Additionally, Sauces were also offered to season the meal.

On Week 2, changes were made, myself opting for the Pork and all the above trimmings. And, on our third and last visit (definitely not our final), was the Turkey. In all, we found that everything that Adrian and his wife, Dot, had prepared for us was set to a remarkable turnaround, compared to the previous Landlord and Landlady’s conditioning.

Adrian & Dot (Landlady & Landlord)

Top 5 Reasons To Eat At The Sun Inn

Tranquil: The pubs location is beautiful, no matter the season

Relaxing: It’s Beer Garden and Play Area are Family Friendly (also allow Dogs)

Welcoming: The Landlord and Landlady are very Friendly, and find no bother interacting with the Customers/Visitors.

Fairly Priced: Beer, Beverages and Food Prices are very reasonable (as you can see by the Menus above)

Atmosphere: A delightful place to drop in and have a drink or meal at any time – Day or Night.

LFR Rating: 5/5*

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