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The Rising Sun

Station Road | Christian Malford, Chippenham SN15 4BL, England
+44 1249 721571
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  • Excellent82%
  • Very good14%
  • Average1%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“scallops” (15 reviews)
“sunday roast” (19 reviews)
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Bar, European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
££ - £££
Station Road | Christian Malford, Chippenham SN15 4BL, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

After reading the many fantastic reviews on trip advisor me and my partner were looking forward to our dinner at the rising sun. It was shortly after we arrived that we realised something wasn't matching up. It transpires the pub/restaurant is now under new management...More

4  Thank Wardly
Reviewed 1 week ago

We ordered 2 portions of steak & ale pie, with mashed potatoes & veg. Without undue delay it arrived, with 3 veg. & a little jug of gravy. Very tasty! All this for £8.45 each. They even agreed to turn down the volume of the...More

2  Thank Tom T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The local village pub was recently taken on by new management after a period of being managed by some of the local village residents. Due to work & family commitments, Ive never really had the opportunity to spend as much time as Id normally do....More

4  Thank DJR001
Reviewed 19 February 2018

We had pre-booked a table on a Friday night for a family of four, eating early the restaurant was quiet but the bar was packed. All of the staff were great and we had not previously realised it is a community run Pub. Food was...More

1  Thank Berin N
Nigel F, Partner in the Rising Sun at The Rising Sun, responded to this reviewResponded 25 February 2018

Thank you for taking the time to write a review after your recent visit to the Rising Sun. So glad that you enjoyed the experience and the meal met your expectations. Being a community run pub has been a revelation and drawn the community closer...More

Reviewed 27 January 2018

Exceptional menu for burns nights and brilliantly executed. With excellent bar and waiting staff. This pub is an amazing village asset.

Thank K L
Nigel F, other at The Rising Sun, responded to this reviewResponded 2 February 2018

So glad that you enjoyed Burns Night; it was a brilliant evening - James and the team did an exceptional job.

Reviewed 15 January 2018

Booked in for Sunday lunch last week to try the offered roasts. A superb meal from start to finish with 1st class waitress service. Also appreciated the lovely warm pub with two fires going on a very cold day Looking forward to a return visit...More

Thank 456wicker
Nigel F, Partner in the Rising Sun. at The Rising Sun, responded to this reviewResponded 17 January 2018

Dear Brian & Margaret delighted that you found the Rising Sun warm and friendly and that the food proved superb. It is reassuring to hear that we are hitting the mark. We want to be that cosy, warm and friendly country inn where all can...More

Reviewed 4 January 2018 via mobile

Village pub where the locals make you feel welcome, excellent food and service and the fish and chips was delicious. Normally my reviews are ones of complaint but credit where credit’s due, would recommend the Rising Sun to anybody.

Thank Mike M
Nigel F, Partner in the Rising Sun at The Rising Sun, responded to this reviewResponded 10 January 2018

Thank you very much for your very positive endorsement, so glad that you thoroughly enjoyed the experience. We look forward to seeing you again.

Reviewed 3 November 2017 via mobile

We were invited back for dinner by John and the management team, following a bad experience back in the summer. It's fair to say they more than made amends! The quality of the food under the new chef was excellent. My highlights were delicious baked...More

Thank DazMan1988
Nigel F, Partner in The Rising Sun at The Rising Sun, responded to this reviewResponded 7 November 2017

We are prepared to listen and to learn.

Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

We have visited 'The Rising Sun' on a number of occasions over the past three months. We have throughly enjoyed the food that has been served. The food is an exceptional standard and very delicious and has always met our expectations. Always beautifully presented and...More

1  Thank VOWLES
Nigel F, Partner in The Rising Sun at The Rising Sun, responded to this reviewResponded 25 October 2017

Thank you for writing an excellent review it is much appreciated by the staff as worthy recognition of their efforts to serve and please. It is lovely that you are such regular supporters and regard the pub as amazing - a real gem, we like...More

Reviewed 21 October 2017 via mobile

We turned up early on Friday evening and were instantly welcomed by friendly staff. We selected our table in the quieter lounge, as the bar was very busy, and ordered the goats cheese and beetroot tart to start with fish and chips to follow. The...More

1  Thank Jamesretired
Nigel F, Partner in The Rising Sun at The Rising Sun, responded to this reviewResponded 25 October 2017

Thank you very much for taking your time to write us an excellent review. We are so pleased that you thoroughly enjoyed your meal, finding the portions both generous and good value. I am positive that you will find the daily specials equally enjoyable and...More

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Heidi S
4 July 2017|
AnswerShow all 5 answers
Response from Nigel F | Property representative |
There is indeed a garden behind the Rising Sun with several more tables. The 'boules' court has been renovated and there is a mini children's play area. Hope that you are tempted to visit - the sun is still shining!
Monia A
21 September 2016|
Response from GilesWareham | Property representative |
Yes we are open for lunch on Thursdays from 12 midday till 2pm. Hope to see you sometime soon! Best wishes
4 April 2016|
Response from Nigel F | Property representative |
There is parking off road in front of the Rising Sun with additional parking to the side and rear.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$13 - US$27
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Station Road | Christian Malford, Chippenham SN15 4BL, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Wiltshire  >  Chippenham
  • Phone Number: +44 1249 721571
  • E-mail
A country inn/restaurant serving a range of local beers (Butcombe, Gem, Rucking Mole) and ciders. Due to staffing problems the restaurant is temporarily closed. For the duration of the restaurants closure in addition to being closed Monday & Tuesday lunchtimes we will not be opening at lunchtimes on Wednesday, Thursday or Friday. We hope to solve the problem shortly.
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