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The Rising Sun Inn

££ - £££, British,
Moseley Green, Lydney GL15 4HN, England
+44 1594 562008
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good30%
  • Average16%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible9%
Travellers talk about
“beef” (12 reviews)
“pudding” (9 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
££ - £££
Moseley Green, Lydney GL15 4HN, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

7 people and 13 dogs were made very welcome and very well fed on a very cold very wet blustery day. We had booked in advance and were given a back room with all the dogs, good menu, fresh cooked food, hence they had run...More

Thank Jane B
Martin R, Owner at The Rising Sun Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

I remember you Guys Lovely to see you all. Great guests/customers and the dogs were really well behaved Glad you enjoyed it We look forward to seeing you soon Regards Martin

Reviewed 4 November 2018 via mobile

Quiet location in beautiful surroundings. Had lunch here and the food served to us was faultless, we really enjoyed it. The staff were friendly and welcoming. Animal friendly, so if you are not happy to have dogs around you while here/eating then this might not...More

Thank Allie M
Reviewed 27 October 2018 via mobile

Went in a few weeks back after a walk ending at the pub. It’s ok but nothing special, first beer I had was off (although they swapped it there’s no excuse for serving beer that’s nearer vinegar). We ate as well, again food was fine...More

Thank F5054DMdaves
Martin R, Owner at The Rising Sun Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 30 October 2018

Thanks for your review Sorry about the ale. We rotate our ales and you will get the odd bad pint as the barrel reaches its end.

Reviewed 23 October 2018

Excellent location with spacious grounds, many outdoor tables and some children's play items. Perfect for families with kids on a sunny day. Indoors relatively small and not so attractive. We felt the food did not match the venue, mixed in quality and not very well...More

Thank SarahC0805
Reviewed 23 October 2018 via mobile

Have been to this pub many times whilst visiting family in the local area but have never given it a review. It is so welcoming and dog friendly. There is a great choice of beers and they are really good quality. It has a lovely...More

Thank Spoton856
Reviewed 12 October 2018

The pub itself was nice enough but the food was very disappointing. The lasagne had no "Italian" flavour and the ham was tasteless and fatty. Both might have been acceptable in other circumstances but the food at The Rising Sun is not exactly cheap -...More

Thank Robert V
Reviewed 7 October 2018

My wife and I made our first visit purely by accident and "WHAT A FIND" .We called just after midday looking for a Sunday lunch. After showing us to our table we were given the meat choices we both asked for the beef. To drink...More

Thank Clive P
Martin R, Owner at The Rising Sun Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 12 October 2018

Sorry Been a bit slow on responses due to some IT issues Thanks for your review really pleased you enjoyed your visit Please come and see us again Regards Martin and Nikki

Reviewed 26 September 2018

Nice place right on the edge of the beautiful Forest of Dean. Its accessible by bike, foot and car (there is parking). There is some very good looking play equipment for the youngsters which is very helpful for families but be warned there is a...More

Thank FredBreviewer
Reviewed 17 September 2018 via mobile

Love this place. Good food & friendly staff. Reasonable prices. Car park. Right in the Forest. Lovely area & takes dogs too.

Thank Suzanne C
Reviewed 17 September 2018

Terrible, just dire over priced, small portions. Prawn/Marie Rose sandwhich of which one half have had 3 prawns in, and we are talking the tiniest cheapest (shrimp) prawns money can buy. Scampi and chips was cooked OK but it was a childs portion of scampi...More

Thank Nodzed
Martin R, Owner at The Rising Sun Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 12 October 2018

I wish you had told us We are generally known for our large portion size Something has obviously gone wrong for which I apologise Please pop in again and ask to speak to me Martin Roach

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Questions & Answers
christine m
2 July 2018|
Response from CinderfordAsh | Reviewed this property |
Yes... this pub welcomes dogs, say hello to the owner's dog Willow when you visit!
16 November 2016|
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Response from petersT1199BL | Reviewed this property |
Just good old pub grub give them a ring very easy to speak to nice people
16 November 2016|
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Response from Martin R | Property representative |
I m sorry to say we haven t at present. It's on a long list of things to do Full range of sandwiches, soup, fish and chips, ham egg and chips, gammon and chips etc All fresh and not a frozen chip in sight
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$9 - US$25
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Child-friendly, View, Bar Scene, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Moseley Green, Lydney GL15 4HN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Gloucestershire  >  Forest of Dean  >  Lydney  >  Parkend
  • Phone Number: +44 1594 562008
Good pub food, in middle of forest. Very friendly service and lovely setting. Open from midday and food is served throughout the day until 9.00Pm
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