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“Good menu choice and family facilities - But sadly average on everything else”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of The Rising Sun

The Rising Sun
Ranked #5 of 50 Restaurants in New Milton
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Bar, British, Pub
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Restaurant details
Good for: Cheap Eats, View, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids
Dining options: After-hours, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
New Milton, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Good menu choice and family facilities - But sadly average on everything else”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2014

A very broad menu choice and a good family pub if you have children but sadly it lacks in everything else.

This is a family pub intended for families for kids. Great out door play area and great menu, so families should love this pub.

But, as is typical with many family pubs, there is no atmosphere or ambience and little thought to the table layout. Food and service are nothing more than average, and you have kids running in and out of the pub.


The New Forest is literally on the doorstep and there are places to hitch your horse in the car park and even charging points for your electric car!

  • Visited July 2014
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Thank Gaylee61
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English first
Lymington, United Kingdom
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74 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Good pub grub”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2014

Very busy pub, but luckily good and efficient staff means minimal wait. Not a vast menu, but nice specials board. Funny enough, no steaks though when we went. I had a very nice steak pudding, mash ok, others had good chicken, lasange ect. Like the way the veg or salad served seperatly. It's nicer to sit out in the garden if you can, bit run down indoors, great play area for children. Get a meal for about a tenner.

  • Visited August 2014
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Thank chipwick
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Christchurch, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Lovely Ploughmans”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2014

Mum and I hadn't been to The Rising Sun for quite a while, so we thought we would go and see what the food was like. We weren't disappointed it was very good. The Ham and Cheese Ploughmans I had and the Cod and Chips my Mum had were really good and we will definitely be returning.

  • Visited July 2014
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Thank JENNI L
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Bathgate, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
“Good food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2014

Revisiting this pub some 43 years after the last visit! Just as we remembered it as children sitting on the verandah drinking our pop and eating our crisps! Enjoyed our meal, service friendly, food hot and good quality.

Visited August 2014
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Thank Janette R
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New Forest, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Food has really gone down hill”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2014 via mobile

Having visited this pub for many years, I have noticed the food, service and general atmosphere has really deteriorated. Would not go back now.

  • Visited June 2014
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4 Thank louise2907
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