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Rising Sun

€€ - €€€, British,
32 Bowden Hill, Lacock SN15 2PP, England
+44 1249 730363
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good22%
  • Average10%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible11%
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“moles” (26 reviews)
“burger” (21 reviews)
“rabbit” (5 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
€€ - €€€
32 Bowden Hill, Lacock SN15 2PP, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I think there must be some foul play at hand with some of these bad reviews, as my Husband and I couldn't have been happier on Sunday,10th September. We went for our 1st wedding anniversary meal, as were staying just down the road & were...More

Thank Nicfothers
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Now, before i start, id like to say ive been to this pub on many occasions in the past and always been looked after in wonderful surroundings by the most sttentive and wonderful staff. Havent been in for the past 6 months or so as...More

1  Thank Gundog123
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped off by chance for a snack en route to Lacock. We sat in the beer garden to sample the great views - and luckily in the sunshine. We had soup which was beautifully presented, homemade and delicious. With homemade bread. Staff were friendly,...More

Thank ChilledMama671
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic location with great views. Lots of seating outside so great on a sunny day. We arrived hoping to enjoy an evening meal, when I asked for a menu the rather flustered woman behind the bar said it should be available soon. Five minutes later...More

2  Thank Mark C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had the perfect afternoon in the garden, staff are so friendly and welcoming, can't recommend enough.

Thank Chris M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have eaten here before when the previous owners were running it - it was fine, not amazing, but perfectly decent. Now the Rising Sun is run by different people who've not had it long. So teething problems are to be expected. So I'm hoping...More

1  Thank Gaijinette
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Went for a midweek family supper. Really enjoyed the mussels, fresh up from Cornwall where the landlord used to live. We sat inside as it was a chilly evening, at a cosy scrubbed table. The conservatory with more table space has great views from Bowden...More

Thank Nikki K
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I have reviewed this pub a couple of times in the past positively but today I am afraid this review will be negative. My wife and I went here for lunch as we had been many times before and knew we would get a good...More

2  Thank Mohawk1946
Reviewed 2 August 2017

We had a family day out at the Lacock Scarecrow Festival (Saturday) and called in on the way home as the kids were thirsty. I went to the bar to order and the young girl who was serving asked if we were eating. When I...More

3  Thank Redneck17
Reviewed 26 July 2017

Husband, friend and I all went to The Riser for a Sunday lunch. Thankfully we booked as it was very busy. The food was very good but a lack of staff did make the service a little slow.

1  Thank Mo F
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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$27
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast
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
Good for
View, Bar Scene, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups, Romantic
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
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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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