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The Rising Sun

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32 Bowden Hill, Lacock SN15 2PP, England
+44 1249 730363
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good22%
  • Average10%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible12%
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“moles” (22 reviews)
“burger” (21 reviews)
“rabbit” (5 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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32 Bowden Hill, Lacock SN15 2PP, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Sat outside on a hot July Sunday and admiring the fantastic views. We had a variety of meals and all were lovely and the service was excellent with friendly banter.Recommend

Thank felineluckypunk
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was really disappointed with my visit today. I have previously always loved the rising sun and it's views and decor. However, today we were really upset the service and the attitude of the older gentlemen strolling around, who I assume is the manager. We...More

Thank Rachael H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Booked a table for 8 for an old school-friends' lunch. The booking was taken over the telephone. When we arrived the conservatory proved too hot so two tables with umbrellas were set up in the gardens. The service was superb. I even saw a dish...More

1  Thank Pauline T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had booked a pair of outside tables for a family birthday lunch on a hot Sunday. The staff were very pleasant on the phone and in the pub and the views (for those looking outwards) were great but the food was nothing remarkable. The...More

Thank PeterJ1952
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had a fab meal here on a stupidly hot sunday summer evening. New menu launched so i had steak and my wife had the salmon. Both meals were superb, totally faultless and fabulouslessly scrummy. Washed down with great real ale. Followed by great deserts -...More

Thank Chippenhamged
Reviewed 14 July 2018 via mobile

Went for lunch with our dog and sat in the garden. The view was incredible! The bar lady came out with a water bowl and treat for our dog. Our food was delicious and the choice of cider for me and ale for my husband...More

Thank Chichiwawa
Reviewed 13 July 2018

I've been here twice, once to hear Jamie Hawkins (singer, songwriter) with friends. The second time was to have a meal for my father's birthday, sadly the staff seemed a pre-occupied as there had been a funeral earlier and they seemed distracted. The salad wasn't...More

1  Thank hayoliver
Reviewed 13 July 2018 via mobile

Lovely place staff friendly and food lovely Weather was great so we sat outside there are plenty of tables inside and out

Thank loviiii
Reviewed 28 June 2018

We have been here twice now, the food is amazing, served hot and very tasty. The first time I had a pasta bake, it was delicious, we then went back for our anniversary. We sat in the sun and enjoyed spicy chicken followed by fish...More

1  Thank shirley317
Reviewed 20 June 2018 via mobile

I had dinner here tonight with three people who live in the area, so their choice, not mine. The welcome by the staff was great, the views from the garden are brilliant, but the food was pretty awful I’m afraid. My pie was burnt, as...More

1  Thank Tony C
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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$ 6 - US$ 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
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, View, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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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