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Rising Sun

) #5 of 10 Restaurants in Lacock $$ - $$$ , British,
32 Bowden Hill, Lacock SN15 2PP, England
+44 1249 730363
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good21%
  • Average10%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible10%
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Restaurant Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
32 Bowden Hill, Lacock SN15 2PP, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We went for Sunday lunch in a group. Ordered drinks from the bar and overheard what I presume was management staff talking about the larger group in the conservatory not having ordered yet, rolling their eyes in exasperation as they did. Well, I was part...More

Thank kelasarj
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had my daughter's dog so chose the Rising Sun to sit out happily though I think they are cool in the bar area too. Staff helpful and welcoming. Silver mullet with mouse was stinking. Risotto was lonely and not overwhelming and green Thai curry with...More

Thank Malforda
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Rising Sun pub located on the outskirts of Lacock on Bowden Hill is in a truly beautiful location with stunning views across the Avon Vale. In fact, probably one of the finest views in the county both from the gardens (weather permitting) and the...More

Thank Maurice G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We recently stopped by for friday lunch. The pub is nicely decorated, country style. The staff were very warm, friendly and professional, dressed smartly. We sat outside in beautifu surroundings and really enjoyed our platters one ploughmans and one fish. Very good portions and delicious....More

Thank LISA A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Decided to have a cream tea with a friend. The board outside advertised cream teas, so we went in. Lovely staff. The cream tea not so good. Cream tasted as though it was from a squirty can and the tea tasted funny. I can't be...More

Thank Lucymorals
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We love the Rising Sun, it is set in a lovely area called Lacock, Wiltshire. It has stunning views from the garden and has a large grassed area with tables also an other area with outside seating. Food is delicious and freshly cooked and also...More

Thank Sharon J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Comfortably housed group of 11 plus dog, food was great. Particularly excellent roast dinners, service fantastic.

1  Thank Dale N
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We love this place. The view is spectacular and on a warm evening there is plenty of space outside to wind down and watch the world go buy with a glass or 2 of Sangiovese. Or in the winter sit by the warm log fire....More

1  Thank Tim F
Reviewed 19 June 2017

We stopped here for Fathers Day, arrived to a fantastic view and lovely open garden. A small menu on the day but also a BBQ on offer which we thought was a nice touch. Pub was very clean and staff were all friendly. First round...More

2  Thank EllieArchie
Rising S, Manager at Rising Sun, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We are sorry you experienced these issues on your visit to The Rising Sun. Although not an excuse we were very busy and you obviously didn't receive the service we aim to provide. This was the first BBQ we have done as new Managers and...More

Reviewed 17 June 2017 via mobile

V surprised to see any reviews that recommend the food at the rising sun. Yes it's a fantastic view, nice atmosphere and we had no real problems with the service. The food on the other hand was a different matter, even though it says Great...More

1  Thank Alison F
Rising S, Manager at Rising Sun, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

I am sorry that your experience was not up our normal high standards, and hope that you will give us another try, to enjoy the great food that many of our customers have experienced. The majority of our food is prepared freshly and in-house, however...More

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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$26
Lunch, Dinner
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
Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Bar Scene, Kids, View, Child-friendly
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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