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The Rising Sun

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Bar, British, Pub
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School Street | Sidford, Sidmouth EX10 9PF, England
+44 1395 516616
12:00 - 23:30
Closed now
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Mon - Fri 12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:30
Sat - Sun 12:00 - 23:30
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Oxford, England, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited for lunch, staff were very friendly. Two of us ate fish, one beef pie and one ham and eggs, all with chips. All the food was fresh and the chips excellent (see photo). If we're in Sidnouth area again we will try who to a curry night.

1 Thank RLawrenceWilson
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The table was booked and a very good job that it was ! The pub was warm and cosy on a very cold bleak Sunday, as you entered it was lovely to see that the warmth was coming from a cosy log fire, in a very authentic fireplace, which was brimming with further supplies of chopped logs, a real treat.... More 

Thank vicki2050
Sidmouth, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016

Myself and 3 friends decided to support a relatively new locally owned business to celebrate our Christmas night out. The Rising Sun were advertising a Christmas party night with a meal and disco. The meal did not disappoint. I had prawn cocktail to start, served with thick, soft ,fresh granary bread. Followed by a traditional Turkey roast dinner, with unlimited... More 

3 Thank chel250
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422 reviews
174 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 262 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

Although we have owned a holiday home in Sidmouth for sometime its been a few years since we last visited The Rising Sun pub. Had cause to need a meeting room for an AGM for a local residents association so called in because I remembered they had a rear room which they hired out. I met with the new Landlady... More 

1 Thank JBG1
Sidmouth, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

Unfriendly welcome, menu choices terrible, unless you like chips or peas! Not a vegetable (unless peas) insight. Frozen cheesecake for dessert, oh which it was supposed to be as it was an icecream cheesecake! Shame if never said that on the menu! Not good for a so called resturant! Wouldn't rush back! Best had they don't bother with food as... More 

1 Thank tina b
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

Had a beautiful Sunday roast, choice of lamb or beef, I had beef and my husband had the lamb , both cooked to perfection, with plenty of vegetables including my favourite cauliflower cheese which is divine !! and a lovely big fluffy Yorkshire pudding, no Auntie Bessie's here !!! Lovely friendly service. The new management have updated and the restaurant... More 

Thank Leona R
Sidmouth, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

A lively and friendly locals pub popular with Sidford residents. Good food, excellent beer and a friendly welcome!

1 Thank Paul R
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39 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016

Visited for Friday evening dinner for 4.In summary this is a first class traditional pub with excellent beer and a good atmosphere.The new landlords are trying to develop the restaurant side but their lack of experience is evident.The menu choices are fairly limited and simple but they are pushing "hot rock steaks" which is unusual in this area.Two of us... More 

1 Thank DerekTarr
Sidmouth, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2016 via mobile

In amongst the myriad of gastro, hybrid, hip, fusion, rural pubs it's a pleasure to be able to have a reasonably priced beer produced local to the area at this village pub.

1 Thank mammooman
Hereford, United Kingdom
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77 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2016

Visited this pub last year and enjoyed a return visit, a traditional local village pub with great traditional pub food and friendly locals. Ideal after a long coast walk to recover with a local pint. I had fish and chips and friends had pie of the day, they were great meals and well priced. Staff are friendly but be warned... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$24
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Good for
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: School Street | Sidford, Sidmouth EX10 9PF, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Sidmouth
  • Phone Number: +44 1395 516616
Under new ownership since July 2016, the Rising Sun now offers a fresh new menu and selection of Real Ales including the locals favourite beer and cider and selected wines to dine for.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?