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The Rising Sun

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££ - £££, British,
32 Bowden Hill, Lacock SN15 2PP, England
+44 1249 730363
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good22%
  • Average10%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible13%
Travellers talk about
“moles” (22 reviews)
“burger” (20 reviews)
“rabbit” (5 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
££ - £££
32 Bowden Hill, Lacock SN15 2PP, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

When we visited the Rising Sun for the first time last week it was an absolute delight inside and out. The gardens had lots of colourful spring flowers and a blanket of beautiful primroses. Inside the decor is archetypal English Country pub with two lovely...More

Thank Kath R
Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

Stopped for a quick lunch with friends all good meals and quick service can’t fault the staff all were very friendly

1  Thank John F
Reviewed 15 January 2018

last minute decision to go out for Sunday Lunch late Sunday afternoon. Ordered our 4 meals and all 4 were very poor. It was clearly obvious that everything was kept warm from lunchtime. If we were expected to pay the full price then I EXPECT...More

1  Thank jackie s
Reviewed 6 January 2018

Dropped by the Rising Sun for Saturday lunch whilst walking in Lacock. Arriving early we were made most welcome by the land lady and were given a table by the roaring fire. From the wide choice menu we chose beer batter cod and steak and...More

Thank 2weekenders
Reviewed 19 December 2017 via mobile

Visited on a Tuesday for lunch and it was busier than I expected. We ordered the Chilli and fish and chips. We both thoroughly enjoyed our meals. The fires were lit and it was lovely and cosy and chrismasey. The staff were friendly and attentive....More

1  Thank Sarah C
Reviewed 12 December 2017 via mobile

I must admit, I anticipated our evening at the Rising Sun with a great deal of trepidation after reading the terrible reviews on here. Guess what ? It wasn't so bad! I imagine this place has been through some rough times , with constant changes...More

2  Thank scrappy399
Reviewed 6 December 2017

Our first visit to this lovely pub, great Sunday lunch, lovely open fire, tables nicely spaced so you don’t feel cramped. Quick service, loved it will be going again.

1  Thank Paula P
Reviewed 3 December 2017

As all other pubs were fully booked, we ended up in the Rising Sun. I can only recommend this pub for a pint but don't make the mistake of actually eating there. The Sunday Roast was 'swimming' in gravy, the meat was so hard that...More

1  Thank mary0888
Reviewed 25 November 2017 via mobile

I have been frequently coming here for the past 15+ years. Since the fantastic Trish and Tom (rip) the place has struggled to get back to the same great level it once was. Half a dozen landlords over the past 5 years hasn't helped ending...More

1  Thank robbiebrown63
Reviewed 4 November 2017

Decided to go to the Fireworks night and barbecue after a great night in 2016. Once again the fireworks were great but the food was poor. I paid £3 for a rubbish hotdog. When I asked for onions with it I was told they had...More

2  Thank JackWinsley
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Alexander J
15 February 2017|
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Response from luph69 | Reviewed this property |
Spoke to head chef, menu is on line :)
Jill W
22 August 2016|
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Response from Lynette S | Reviewed this property |
Yes I've seen dogs in the lovely beer garden .
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$28
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Romantic, Groups, View, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 32 Bowden Hill, Lacock SN15 2PP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Wiltshire  >  Lacock
  • Phone Number: +44 1249 730363
  • E-mail
Set on top of Bowden Hill with magnificent views across the South Wiltshire countryside and just outside the picturesque National Trust Village of Lacock this Traditional Oak Beamed Pub is the 'quaint essential' English Country inn. Fast building it's reputation for excellent home cooked food using fantastic Local Produce whilst still providing 'Good Traditional Pub Fayre' This is a Must try place. Offering Great choice of Real Ales from the Popular and Local 'Moles' Brewery in Melksham and with those magnificent views you really must give us a go! Roger & Kay look forward to Looking after you!
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