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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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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good22%
  • Average10%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible12%
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“moles” (22 reviews)
“burger” (21 reviews)
“rabbit” (5 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
32 Bowden Hill, Lacock SN15 2PP, England
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Reviewed 5 November 2017

Decided to go to the Fireworks night and barbecue after a great night in 2016. Once again the fireworks were great but the food was poor. I paid £3 for a rubbish hotdog. When I asked for onions with it I was told they had...More

2  Thank JackWinsley
Reviewed 24 October 2017

We stopped coming here about 18 months ago because of the shocking food and service. We were told 6 months ago that it had changed for the better and we came on a weekend with friends. What a difference, the food and feeling had changed...More

3  Thank SonnyJim42
Reviewed 21 October 2017 via mobile

Well, let's firstly say my lovely girlfriend and I took a trip there a few weeks prior and looked at the menu and special board she got exited because she loved everything, the food being served. She wanted to order food there and then. I...More

3  Thank mrrix27
Reviewed 18 October 2017

What's happened...we visited here a number of occasions during the summer and were delighted, such amazing food and service, the Sunday lunch was truly legendary....where has the quirky landlord gone? And why is the food now so drab? Think we will give it a miss...More

2  Thank Clare S
Reviewed 6 October 2017 via mobile

Myself and three friends visited for lunch, I have for many years considered this pub as a favourite, sadly no longer. The menu was limited with no salads or healthy options. Two of us ordered the ‘beef baguette’ from the specials board. When served it...More

1  Thank SEP105
Reviewed 23 September 2017 via mobile

Great setting, friendly staff, awesome views and fantastic food. Literally can't fault it here. Would recommend to anyone if you're in the area and need to grab some lunch. Menu is varied and a good selection of quality beers at the bar

1  Thank adam684
Reviewed 13 September 2017

I think there must be some foul play at hand with some of these bad reviews, as my Husband and I couldn't have been happier on Sunday,10th September. We went for our 1st wedding anniversary meal, as were staying just down the road & were...More

1  Thank Nicfothers
Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

Now, before i start, id like to say ive been to this pub on many occasions in the past and always been looked after in wonderful surroundings by the most sttentive and wonderful staff. Havent been in for the past 6 months or so as...More

5  Thank Gundog123
Reviewed 9 September 2017 via mobile

We stopped off by chance for a snack en route to Lacock. We sat in the beer garden to sample the great views - and luckily in the sunshine. We had soup which was beautifully presented, homemade and delicious. With homemade bread. Staff were friendly,...More

Thank ChilledMama671
Reviewed 1 September 2017 via mobile

Fantastic location with great views. Lots of seating outside so great on a sunny day. We arrived hoping to enjoy an evening meal, when I asked for a menu the rather flustered woman behind the bar said it should be available soon. Five minutes later...More

2  Thank Mark 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$ 7 - 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
Groups, Bar Scene, View, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
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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