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The Rising Sun Inn

$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub
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Moseley Green | Forest of Dean GL15 4HN, Parkend, England
+44 1594 562008
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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Covered in mud, frozen to the marrow and weak from walking several miles, we gratefully staggered into The Rising Sun. The staff were really great; all smiles and friendliness and the service was reasonably quick. We were able to place our drinks orders via our waitress. We all had mugs of builders tea to thaw out and then wine, cider... More 

Thank Tiffin3
Lydney, England, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spur of the moment meal out after seeing the advert for Pie night, called to confirm food was available, really helpful lady answered the phone, on arrival the chef knew we had called to ask and was very prompt in telling us the choices of pie, the specials and was really friendly, order taken quickly, food was delicious and we... More 

Thank Amanda M
Ross-on-Wye, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Food was average, wine cost 6.95p. A glass which is expensive for a pub!!!! Been to other puns in the area and just as good at half the price. Will be drinking water if we go again.

Thank susan e
Martin R, Owner at The Rising Sun Inn, responded to this review

Hi We are all a bit confused We haven t got anything on the Bar that costs 6.95 let alone wine which we sell for about £3 less than you have suggested Perhaps you have reviewed the wrong Pub? Kind Regards More 

Lydney, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Living locally, moved to area just over a year ago, We had meant to visit before but the good reputation which proceeded our visit seemed justified when we sampled their lunchtime menu. Both choices were delicious , the fish being light and well cooked ,so it melted in the mouth ;and my husband said he'd never had an egg cooked... More 

Thank deardarth1
Alton, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Friendly service, food average and very bland. Garlic bread was rock hard, nearly broke my teeth on it! Pudding was lovely though, brownie 10/10!

Thank Kirsty G
Martin R, Owner at The Rising Sun Inn, responded to this review

Thanks for your review and feedback I will speak to the Kitchen about the Garlic Bread.Our apologies for that Glad you liked the Brownies Regards More 

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36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

Gorgeous location, stunning views and great selection of local ales and cider. Non-fussy menu which is great value for money. This isn't a bistro pub with modern decor... but it is a proper pub with good grub and beer!

Thank ForestofDeanTraveller
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

Had lunch here after a trail walk through the Forest of Dean. Staff very friendly and attentive, proper old pub, good choice of beers,and food was OK. Its pub grub and reasonably priced, just what was needed after a good invigorating walk. Pub is dog and walker friendly. Will be back.

Thank 347roger1945
Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

With so many pubs closing these days, it is becoming harder to find a pub that ticks all of our boxes - well the Rising Sun succeeds on all counts. We have only been to the pub a couple of times, neither for Sunday lunch or when the pub is very busy, however our experience has been very positive. It's... More 

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Lydney, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

Always a pleasure to visit this great pub. A friendly greeting awaits each time you arrive. A gem in the heart of the forest.

Thank Barryj1900
Bolton, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

We visit the forest twice a year on holls and frequently come here to eat. I googled it for the phone number and was dismayed to see all the negative comments. Well we booked a table for Sunday lunch anyway just to see for ourselves and we were not disappointed. Excellent food, no problems. The waitressing staff maybe were inexperienced,... More 

Thank kmclarty

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 9 - USD 25
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Cheap Eats, View, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Moseley Green | Forest of Dean GL15 4HN, Parkend, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Gloucestershire  >  Forest of Dean  >  Parkend
  • Phone Number: +44 1594 562008
Good pub food, in middle of forest. Very friendly service and lovely setting.

Open from midday and food is served throughout the day until 9.00Pm

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