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The Rising Sun

$$ - $$$, British,
32 Bowden Hill, Lacock SN15 2PP, England
+44 1249 730363
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good21%
  • Average10%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible12%
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“moles” (22 reviews)
“burger” (13 reviews)
“rabbit” (5 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
32 Bowden Hill, Lacock SN15 2PP, England
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1 - 10 of 289 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Well, let's firstly say my lovely girlfriend and I took a trip there a few weeks prior and looked at the menu and special board she got exited because she loved everything, the food being served. She wanted to order food there and then. I...More

Thank mrrix27
Reviewed 6 days ago

What's happened...we visited here a number of occasions during the summer and were delighted, such amazing food and service, the Sunday lunch was truly legendary....where has the quirky landlord gone? And why is the food now so drab? Think we will give it a miss...More

Thank Clare S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Myself and three friends visited for lunch, I have for many years considered this pub as a favourite, sadly no longer. The menu was limited with no salads or healthy options. Two of us ordered the ‘beef baguette’ from the specials board. When served it...More

Thank SEP105
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great setting, friendly staff, awesome views and fantastic food. Literally can't fault it here. Would recommend to anyone if you're in the area and need to grab some lunch. Menu is varied and a good selection of quality beers at the bar

Thank adam684
Reviewed 14 September 2017

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

1  Thank Nicfothers
Reviewed 13 September 2017 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

4  Thank Gundog123
Reviewed 9 September 2017 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 September 2017 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 19 August 2017 via mobile

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

Thank Chris M
Reviewed 19 August 2017

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
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Alexander J
16 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
USD 7 - USD 26
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Bar Scene, Groups, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, View
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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