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The Rising Sun

) #5 of 12 Restaurants in Ashburton ££ - £££ , British,
| Nr Ashburton, Ashburton, Dartmoor National Park TQ13 7JT, England
+44 1364 652544
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good19%
  • Average7%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible3%
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Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
| Nr Ashburton, Ashburton, Dartmoor National Park TQ13 7JT, England
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Reviewed 16 May 2017

I met the new owners of only 6 months yesterday and had a long chat with them, they are delightful people and are learning the ropes as they go. I think instead of all the negativity given in some of these reviews, when visiting offer...More

Thank collerton
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

Called in at the weekend for a drink at lunch time and maybe something to eat if I could be tempted. Easter themed menu with carvery and other choices but no light bites ( we were having a roast for tea). Found it dark inside...More

Thank Barrie59
Reviewed 31 March 2017 via mobile

My father passed mid March and due to it being an old courting haunt of my parents we decided to hold his wake there. We asked Gaynor to put on a hot buffet for approx 45 people (we're still eating it 4days later) and not...More

Thank Benjamin W
therisingsunwoodland, Owner at The Rising Sun, responded to this reviewResponded 2 April 2017

Many thanks for your lovely comments Benjamin. I am really pleased that we made your day, as sad as it was a memorable one and that you are still enjoying the buffet! We look forward to welcoming you and your family again here at The...More

Reviewed 21 March 2017

Our third visit to The Rising Sun, and this was the most memorable. A big number birthday celebration lunch, with 26 guests was catered for in an impressive way. As on previous occasions, the welcome was warm and friendly, the staff could not have done...More

Thank properjob929
Reviewed 15 March 2017

Delicious food. Excellent in every respect. Staff very friendly and helpful. Warm fireside table. All helped to make a very special evening for us. Highly recommended. Many thanks!

Thank atlanticcoastexpress
Reviewed 18 February 2017

Unlike alot of country pubs with character in little villages The Rising Sun makes children feel very welcome. The toilet facilities are fantastic, my little boy is potty training and the little seat was a very nice surprise. The food was gorgeous, quick service, but...More

Thank CharlotteAmie12
Reviewed 31 January 2017

On a rather wet and gloomy day took my friend here for her birthday, I rang in advance and requested a table by the fire, on arrival we were overjoyed to see a real fire blazing. The meal, and owners gave us a warm welcome,...More

Thank elinor g
therisingsunwoodland, Owner at The Rising Sun, responded to this reviewResponded 2 February 2017

Hi Elinor, Thankyou for your fantastic review. We are very honoured that we were able to make your friend's birthday one to remember with a warm welcome and that you found our dishes to be very enjoyable! We hope we have the pleasure of welcoming...More

Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

We stopped for dinner at the Rising Sun on a quiet-ish night in January after a long drive. We received a friendly welcome by the owners and staff. This traditional pub pub looked inviting with big fireplaces, and the added quirk of thousands of keys...More

Thank VdM117
therisingsunwoodland, Manager at The Rising Sun, responded to this reviewResponded 31 January 2017

Thankyou from all the team here at The Rising Sun for your wonderful review. Our open fires are one of favourite features within the pub providing a cosy warm feeling on these cold winter nights! The hanging keys are another favourite unique feature boasting tradition...More

Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

The roast beef was delicious and very tender, although could have been a little bit more pink. Great selection of fresh vegetables too, including cauliflower cheese. Staff were really friendly and made you feel really welcome.More

Thank gymjoe
therisingsunwoodland, Manager at The Rising Sun, responded to this reviewResponded 31 January 2017

Sorry for our delay response. Thankyou for your wonderful review! Here at The Rising Sun we aim to ensure that we offer a welcoming atmosphere and fantastic food and great prices. We are glad that you enjoyed your roast dinner and found the staff to...More

Reviewed 27 September 2016

First had drinks there, then the next visit sampled the food. The food was excellent. There is a warm, friendly atmosphere about the place and you are made welcome. Highly recommended.

Thank Elaine W
therisingsunwoodland, Manager at The Rising Sun, responded to this reviewResponded 31 January 2017

Sorry for our delay in response to your review. We are glad that you found excellent and that you found the atmosphere to be friendly and warm. We look forward to welcoming you again very soon.

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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Do you have disabled access? Do you allow children and or well behaved dogs? Do you have free wifi? Do you accept debit/credit cards or contactless payments? Is the pub convenient for visitors to Channings Wood? Do you allow discreet breast feeding?
7 February 2016|
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Response from Glenys236 | Reviewed this property |
We stayed in our caravan in Denbury at Christmas, so it's not far from Channings Wood through the lanes (providing you have a car). We took my teenage son and my friends took their 5 year old daughter for Saturday lunch. I... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Drinks, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: | Nr Ashburton, Ashburton, Dartmoor National Park TQ13 7JT, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Dartmoor National Park  >  Ashburton
  • Phone Number: +44 1364 652544
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Delightful country pub dedicated to serving quality, locally sourced food and local real ales
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