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Bar, British, Pub, Dining bars
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 4 February 2024

There were 23 of us staying in the area for a 70th Birthday weekend. I was given the job of finding somewhere for us all to go for Sunday Lunch. The Rising Sun were able to accommodate us in a private room. From start to...finish they were really helpful and answered all my enquiries immediately. Everybody enjoyed their food and it all went really smoothly. Thanks to Andy especially.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Pubs Somerset, General Manager at THE RISING SUN INN, responded to this reviewResponded 5 March 2024

Thankyou so much :)

Reviewed 7 January 2024

I stayed at the Rising Sun Inn on New Years Eve and New Years Day nights, going on a local walk through the Quantock Hills. The rooms was very comfortable with all the needed amenities. The Pub was fantastic with great food, drink and a...lively 'buzz'. The food was excellent and the service amazing - returning from a walk in the middle of stormy weather, the Manager, Andy, was very happy to have the chef prepare food after the kitchen closed. Very much appreciated! I will definitely stay again.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 4 January 2024

Met up with friends for lunch at the Rising Sun. Traditional pub with dining section and bar. Good menu selection and service was great. We had burger, slow cooked beef and fish and chips, all very tasty. Bread and butter pudding superb, Will definitely be...going again.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 23 December 2023

Had a lovely walk followed by a lovely lunch. Staff always friendly and welcoming. Even had treats for the dog . Definitely recommend

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 16 December 2023 via mobile

A group of six of us went there last night for a special Christmas evening meal. The food was absolutely fantastic. Huge portions !😉 expertly delivered by the lovely waitresses. The pub was buzzing, very atmospheric. The landlord seems to be making it a go...to place to have a drink and food.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 27 November 2023

Met up with friends for lunch at the Rising Sun. Traditional pub with dining section and bar. Good menu selection and service was great. We had burger, slow cooked beef and fish and chips, all very tasty. Bread and butter pudding superb, Will definitely be...going again.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 20 October 2023

Nice food, great Guinness and good service in this cosy country pub with friendly locals. Worth a visit.

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 10 October 2023 via mobile

We stayed here for a night recently and made the most of the accommodation by having dinner and breakfast. We also took our two dogs as the whole place is dog friendly. The accommodation is clean and comfortable with plenty of tea/coffee as well as...other small snacks. Bathroom accessories good too. We also thought the value of the rooms was very good. Dinner was excellent! Lovely big juicy chicken wings to start, and the fish I had as a main was cooked so well. My Husband had Blade of Beef and literally every table that had it was complimentary about this dish to the waiting staff. We carried on with deserts and for what we had thought the whole meal was very good value. Staff all friendly and accommodating. Breakfast was a bit average with not a lot of choice as we were simply asked “is there anything you don’t like” and then 5 minutes later had a full English put in front of us 😊. Not a problem though. We Would definitely return and recommend overall!More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 9 October 2023

Finally managed to get out for Sunday Roast and chose the Rising Sun. Turned out to be a good choice as we'd heard lots of good things about the new owners. We were not disappointed. Anthony&Dawn@thebistro

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 19 September 2023

It seems to have changed hands from the last time we visited and it is plain to see . The place was nowhere near as busy as it has been in previous times - we booked because it used to be packed, but I think...we probably didn’t need to. Whilst the staff were very friendly, it did feel a little disorganised. The menu choice was a little limited and the specials board only had two options, both of which were meat and one of us is a vegetarian. Food was okay, definitely not bad, but nothing special and not a patch on previous meals we’ve had here. No steak knife provided for steak and only half a mushroom ? And the mac and cheese option was not much better than you’d do at home, with one half of a brioche roll as the “garlic bread” and only a handful of lettuce leaves on the side , rather than a proper salad accompaniment. Very disappointing. The beer, wine and friendly staff were good though . But the food and menu wasn’t good enough to entice us back for dinner again.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 7 September 2023

The amazing food cooked by Kane was epic. We had a fabulous Sunday roast that was so good we came back today Thursday, for his chicken curry with homemade (his mum’s recipe) onion Bhaji’s, poppadoms and Naan bread . Then just had to try his...chocolate brownies today as his Eton Mess on Sunday was The best with decent size pieces of meringue . Verry happy punters here today 😋😋😋More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 26 August 2023 via mobile

We booked in for a meal with friends this evening at a pub we have all found super in the past but received such poor service we won’t be visiting again. The table was booked for 4 but set for 6. 1 menu given to...us to share as they were apparently so busy there weren’t any more although the couple that arrived afterwards had 1 each . The menu was so limited we asked whether there were any specials or anything else - given a very abrupt response of ‘no, too busy. After sometime 2 meals arrived, 1 was correct the other taken away. The other 3 meals took forever to arrive by the time the first was finished. No apologies given. We were all made to feel very unwelcome and no effort made to change this view . The food itself was good but sadly let down by appalling serviceMore

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 21 August 2023

Every so often you stumble on a hidden gem and that is what we found at the Rising Sun. We are on a family holiday where we wanted to book a late Sunday lunch and the Rising Sun was nearby. They were very accommodating when...booking for a late afternoon Sunday lunch. On arrival we were given a choice of where we could sit and we chose the snug where we all sat and the children sat together in an alcove setting like a cave. We all chose the mushrooms on sourdough bread as a starter, five of us chose beef, three turkey and one pork as main courses. I can honestly say this was the best Sunday lunch I can remember having, great quality and reasonably priced. Drinks were not overpriced either. The service was great, nothing was too much trouble. I only wish we lived closer so we could visit more regularly. This was the view of everybody and we cannot recommend the Rising Sun highly enough.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 31 July 2023

We used to visit this pub very regularly and have had many family functions over the years so this is not a review having only visited once. We understand that there are new owners and it takes time to settle in. However, they are going...to go out of business as sure as night follows day unless they up their game - and quickly. We booked for Sunday lunch and chose the Turkey option. When it arrived it was clearly slices of turkey meat bought pre-sliced from a supermarket and heated up. The rest of the meal was fine with nice roast potatoes, cauliflower cheese, mixed vegetables and extra gravy. The waiting staff need to be trained in how to serve because you do not ask your guests if they want a dessert at the same time as ordering their main course. They were pleasant enough but the worse thing about this visit is that the pub needs a really good clean. The best example of this is that they have obviously purchased all the fixtures and fittings from the previous owners. Look up to the ceiling and you'll see those 'soundproofing' clouds which are absolutely black with months of dust. That is unacceptable when it's hanging over your table. We wish them well in this new venture but they need to improve if we're going to recommend them or go back because it's just average at the moment. Sorry!More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 30 July 2023

Had a great lunch with the family at the Rising Sun - a beautiful pub in a great location. Tapas and fish and chips excellent, plus a great range of beers. Ideal base for a circular walk on the Quantocks - the trek up to...the top is a great way to build up an appetite..suggest a walk up to Triscombe Stone, down to Triscombe, then along the foot of the hills back to the pubMore

Date of visit: July 2023
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Hi, not as far as I can remember. We parked on the road by the pub. A bit tight if I recall.
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Hi Cara, We are dog friendly, and allow dogs in the bar area :) You are more than welcome to reserve a table in bar if you call the pub on 01823-432575 we hope to hear from you!
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