The Sun Inn, based on Westgate in Pickering, started life as a farm, which brewed its own beer, and it has now been a pub for around 200 years.

Formerly, it was a Tetley house and the pub still keeps Tetleys on the bar as a nod to its history.

It was bought by the current owners in 2010, who have managed it since 2011.

“We’re predominantly a real ale and cider pub and have been awarded CAMRA’s Rural Pub Of The Year Award every year since we came,” says pub owner, Sharon Allanson.

“There is also a good selection of whiskeys, gins, rums as well as typical spirits and lagers too.”

The pub doesn’t currently offer food for customers but it allows them to enjoy their own in their garden or garden room.

The Sun Inn considers itself to be a community pub and often raises money for local charities.

“We also do other things to help charities,” says Sharon.

“A few years ago, staff and customers completed the Lyke Wake Walk in aid of the Yorkshire Air Ambulance.”

The pub also hosts a charity quiz every Thursday night and any groups that need a funding boost can contact the pub.

What’s more, there is a special, charitable link to the pub’s chihuahua, Betty, too.

Sharon said: “We’d raised some funds for Ryedale Dog Rescue and when Rosie, who runs the rescue, came to pick the money up, she’d also been to pick up a very sick dog from the vets, who needed that exact amount for her treatment! We took it as a sign and adopted her as soon as she was well again.”

There are many stories associated with The Sun Inn pub and even some comical ones.

“We had a ferret walk in off the street,” says Sharon.

“One of our customers is so forgetful, she has a tattoo of her loyalty number so she can’t forget it!”

Sharon says there are many things that are great about running the pub.

They are a dog-friendly establishment with a lovely garden but there is one detail about the pub that Sharon loves.

“I love the fact we don’t have TVs or WiFi. It’s so wonderful to walk in for my shift to see strangers and locals alike talking and laughing together, it’s how I remember pubs being when I was younger.”

Sharon sums up The Sun Inn as a community-minded pub that’s family and dog-friendly, where the dogs get pampered and they offer great drink in a cosy relaxed atmosphere.

She added: “People can come in alone and always find a welcome and someone to talk to, and of course a wonderful garden to sit in on warm summer days.You get to meet people from all walks of life with so many stories to tell and the friends you make because of it.”