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91 West Town Road, Backwell BS48 3BH, England
+44 1275 461274
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Hotel rooms were excellent - quiet, spotlessly clean, ready very promptly and the staff went out of their way to make our stay comfortable, which was very much appreciated. Breakfast very good quality. Can't comment on the pub/bar as we only used the accommodation, but would very much recommend the hotel aspect to anyone wanting to stay in the area.

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Thank HowardTJMoonUK
Bristol, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
58 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Pleased to say the standard of food and service at the restaurant is maintained, unlike other outlets that have opened in the area recently. We visit reasonably regularly as the food is always good, staff are friendly and helpful and there is a good choice of food on the menu. Highly recommended

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Thank Joe W
Bristol, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The Rising Sun has been recently renovated to a very high standard, so having looked online at the menu and noticing the AA 5 star accreditation we thought we'd give it a go. We were not disappointed. The pub was beautifully decorated throughout, the staff were all very welcoming and attentive and the food was absolutely delicious. We were served... More 

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Thank LAD_y1986
Bristol, England, United Kingdom
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144 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

First time visiting - and what a great impression. It felt as if the pub had been recently renovated, and the pub has a big garden with a play area for children. Friendly staff - however the service was a little slow.

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Thank Lewis H
Bristol, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went as a family of four and apart from a birthday party already there we were the only customers. This did not detract from our enjoyment though as the food was excellent, well prepared and presented and very reasonably priced. Would certainly go back.

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Thank Alan J
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109 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The pub is a little rowdy but we found the service very good, and particularly friendly. We ate here one evening before flying out from the airport the next day. My main course was good though my partner found his pizza very greasy and complained that he didn't like the cheese in it. The cost of the drinks is over... More 

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Thank Caroline H
OHHCo, General Manager at The Rising Sun, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review us. We do yes have a lively and fun atmosphere. I remember you mentioning about the cheese and I spoke with the head chef on the night and since then we have changed our cheese. We have a wide variety of drinks all priced differently. Wine starts at £3.30 Lager £3.50 Ale... More 

Bristol, United Kingdom
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77 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Whether it's just a beer, a couples meal, or family function, we can ALWAYS count on a sincere welcome from staff on duty, in particular the General mgr and Mat. Food is excellent, in my opinion, hey remember this is a Pub not a London restaurant. A good choice of cask ales etc as you would expect. A great venue... More 

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Thank MrMez
OHHCo, General Manager at The Rising Sun, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind words, they have been passed on to all team members. See you again very soon! More 

Weston-super-Mare, England, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very Nice food unfortunately some of the vegetables were cold the service was a bit slow no knifes and forks or places set when we were shown to our table. We had to ask for knife and forks no napkins were supplied I also had to dirty wine glasses which put me off my wineand there were some children running... More 

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Thank Keith W
OHHCo, General Manager at The Rising Sun, responded to this review

Firstly Sorry! We pride ourselves on the service we give and well all feel so disappointed we let you down. I have spoken with team and they all understand what you have said. Please do give us another go we will not let you down. More 

Bristol, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
121 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

So nice to find a pub restaurant that knows there are vegetables besides chips and peas! We all chose different mains, were all really happy with our choices. My choice was supposed to come with carrots and I asked for something else (I'd had carrots almost every day for a fortnight - that's another story) and was given some deliciously... More 

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1 Thank PD_tripadviser
OHHCo, General Manager at The Rising Sun, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review us. I am glad that we could accommodate your request. We very much look forward to seeing you again. More 

Bristol, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We booked for six people, ages from 14 to 92, early Sunday evening. There were quite a few people eating, and the patrons included several screaming babies and children in different parties. The noise was terrible, and we had to shout to make ourselves heard. Not the fault of the staff, but worth bearing in mind that this place seems... More 

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1 Thank Nesty979
OHHCo, General Manager at The Rising Sun, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review us. We do cater for all age groups, including families with young children. I am very sorry you feel that your meal did not meet our usual high standards and I'm glad to hear the rest of your party enjoyed their food. In regards to your Aunt's meal, I do apologise that... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$5 - US$17
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 23:00
Monday
09:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 23:00
Thursday
09:00 - 23:00
Friday
09:00 - 00:00
Saturday
09:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 91 West Town Road, Backwell BS48 3BH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Somerset  >  Backwell
  • Phone Number: +44 1275 461274
Description
A CLASSIC ENGLISH PUB WITH QUALITY HOME COOKED FOOD. FRIENDLY STAFF WITH A WARM WELCOME. COME AND MEET US AND HAVE A DRINK BY THE OPEN FIRE. OPENING TIMES Monday-Friday 8am-11pm Saturday-Sunday 8.30am-11pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?