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Station Road | Christian Malford, Chippenham SN15 4BL, England
+44 1249 721571
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Chippenham, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Under new management, but fortunately Heidi is still managing the bar, and doing a fantastic job as always. Busier than ever, with a great atmosphere, especially for midweek. We had not booked ahead, and all the tables in the dining area were taken, but we were somehow squeezed in, and were served amazingly quickly. New menu is great, and now... More 

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Chippenham, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Heard there is new management at The Riser and went to take a look. On first appearance there was still Heidi (best barmaid ever) and Giles (craziest person ever) at the helm but the bar has been transformed and looks very smart with more work planned I understand. Great new decor with very smart bar and refreshed toilets and paint... More 

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1 Thank Phil H
Chippenham, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Pub has over the last few years improved and the food has done the same, the service is always very good and a very charming landlord

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1 Thank chrsthefoodman
Bristol, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Arrived for just a drink, the place was dirty and tables laid up with 1980's red napkins, not only that but the very odd landlord could not find his shoes as he was wearing only socks. Not sure what all the fuss is about??

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2 Thank edison23
GilesWareham, General Manager at The Rising Sun, responded to this review

Dear Edison, You should come back and see the Rising Sun this Wednesday 8th March after 5. We have had a total makeover with a new bar, new shelving and a paint job throughout. And thats just the start. The new lessees are an enthusiastic group of villagers who are also about to totally change the dining area. They are... More 

Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

Traditional country pub serving an excellent range of good food. Just a bit better than you would expect from many gastro pubs and with a good range of wines and beers. The cost was very reasonable and 'special', of which there are many, are to be recommended. Excellent staff and 'Lorraine' goes beyond customer service expectations. Not that we used... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

Visiting close friends in nearby Foxham for the weekend, we'd booked Sunday lunch at The Rising Sun on recommendation from the locals, and what a treat it really was. A lovely village pub with a super friendly atmosphere, wood burning fires and a true sense of belonging. It really feels like the centre of the Christian Malford community. Offering a... More 

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Calne, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

We decided to visit here on the recommendation of one of our party, having previously been here with his partner and parents. After winding through from Calne via Bremhill and Foxham, not really that far but in the dusk it felt like we were really out in the sticks, where were we going? We arrived, and after pulling into the... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

Came here with my parents & wife for a birthday meal. The staff were extremely friendly & helpful. We all had Dexter steaks, which were beautifully cooked. The triple cooked chips were great as well. We will definitely be returning.

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Bath, United Kingdom
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30 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

My husband and I visited the Rising Sun today on the way to another pub, however, the car park looked busy for a Friday lunchtime in January, so thought we would try it. I am delighted we didn't make it to the other pub. Such a lovely, warm and friendly welcome, along with the best lunch I have had in... More 

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1 Thank Chippenham84
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

Just came back from a meal. The food was excellent and the pub had a lovely buzzing atmosphere. We were made to feel very welcome and will be going back.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 12 - US$ 31
Cuisine
Bar, European, British, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Station Road | Christian Malford, Chippenham SN15 4BL, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Wiltshire  >  Chippenham
  • Phone Number: +44 1249 721571
Description
A country pub/restaurant serving a range of local beers (Butcombe, Gem, Rucking Mole) and ciders. The restaurant offers a small menu of freshly cooked local food that changes daily. Great value wine list. Pub open 7 days except Monday lunchtime. Tuesday to Sunday Restaurant open 12 - 2 and 7 - 9. Sunday lunch 12 - 2. No food on Sunday night. TUESDAY night is Pizza night 6 - 9 for which booking is recommended.

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