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The Rising Sun Inn

$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub
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Cwmavon Road | Abersychan, Pontypool NP4 8PP, Wales
12:00 - 00:00
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 00:00
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wonderful food in a very friendly environment. This is a family run pub that has family at the heart of it, very accommodating and nothing was too much trouble :)

Thank CATWOMAN1973
GerwynRisingSunInn, Owner at The Rising Sun Inn, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review, it is much appreciated. We are pleased that you enjoyed your food and time at our pub. We hope to see you very soon. Gerwyn. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really impressed with the food quality And response from time of order to food arriving. Ordered from the sweet menu and wasn't disappointed, tasted home made, and when I enquired it was confirmed all made on site. Nice array of Drinks including Real Ale which I sampled and was kept well. found the staff a delight and Was told the... More 

Thank Louis J
GerwynRisingSunInn, Owner at The Rising Sun Inn, responded to this review

Thank you Louis for your lovely review. I'm glad you enjoyed the meal and dessert. For the upcoming events keep an eye on our Facebook page. See you soon, Gerwyn. More 

Cwmbran, United Kingdom
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299 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017

Went as part of a party of eight, staff very friendly, we all had different meals from the pensioners special which was very good value. Everybody ate everything and only left clean plates. The desserts were also very nice I can recommend the trifle. The extension where we ate was very comfortable and we could have stayed all day.

Thank roscwmbran
Pontypool, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

Went to the rising sun for a meal for my daughters 21st birthday there was Sixteen of us in our party I have to Say the food was excellent and very good value for money the staff was very friendly and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend the place to people and I wouldn't defiantly come return again for another meal

Thank Karen E
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

We recently had our wedding reception here. All I can say is - it was amazing from start to finish! John, Sue and their lovely granddaughter honestly could not have done more for us. The food was wonderful, staff friendly and accommodating and the whole area looked fantastic. Extras were added to make it that little more special (card post... More 

Thank stephgraeme
Pontypool, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2016

Just had a fantastic Sunday lunch in The Rising Sun. Lovely home cooked food. No frozen or bought-in rubbish. The home-made desserts are to die for too! Service cannot be faulted and neither can the price. No wonder this restaurant is so busy!

Thank Ali946
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2015

We visited as a large party. We had a lovely welcome from the waitress. Food was good - although my only issue was with regard to the broccoli and stilton pasta bake; it had no hint of stilton in it - which made a blasé, albeit tasty, vegetarian cheesy pasta bake. My husband enjoyed his sirloin steak, which was cooked... More 

Thank mrsh20142014
Pontypool, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2015

we have had dinner here twice once with my husband and with friends we had the gammon which was massive and beautifully cooked with lovely chips and salad our friends had the plaice which they say was perfect we can highly recommended this restaurant / pub and will definitely return in the near future

Thank rachael l
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54 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2015 via mobile

My family decided to have a meal with relatives last minute to save cooking. I was busy so didn't get there until almost 9pm but the board outside said food served until 9.30 The others had just ordered when I arrived but the lady behind the bar was quite negative saying it too late but the young man dealing with... More 

Thank Mark S
Wales, United Kingdom
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61 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2015

Fantastic value for money, the chef and waiting staff could not have been friendlier. Highly recommend for a bargain but very tasty Sunday roast!

Thank jnoWales

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$19
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Cwmavon Road | Abersychan, Pontypool NP4 8PP, Wales
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Wales  >  Southern Wales  >  Torfaen  >  Pontypool

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