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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 good21%
  • Average10%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible13%
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“moles” (22 reviews)
“burgers” (9 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 14 July 2012

Been here regularly over the years so imagine distress that the famous Molecatcher pie has been despatched. Made with Moles bitter and blue cheese under the pastry it's luckily now something we make at home. Staff were welcoming though and conservatory nice for lunch with...More

Thank Malforda
Pavel321, Manager at The Rising Sun, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2012

I would like to thank you for your good review. And give a reason for the lack of this famous pie! As the chef I try to pick food that is seasonal, fresh and in keeping with the time of year. I promise you this...More

Reviewed 10 July 2012

very popular cater for a lot of groups very popular with Canal walkers and Canal workers if you visit Lacock this is worth a visit good food

Thank gerald w
Reviewed 5 June 2012

A lovely country pub with an amazing view from the conservatory. There are not so many choices on food but every dish we ordered were beautifully presented and tasty, from the starter to the desert. Lamb dish I had was lean, tender and the sauce...More

Thank SHM5656
Reviewed 3 June 2012

Saw this pub on the way to Lacock and ear marked it for lunch. What a great place good gardens with a conservatory with fantastic views over the vale. The staff were excellent having only been there for a few weeks they made us most...More

Thank barnwood
Reviewed 3 June 2012

Have stopped for a drink on several occasions and always enjoyed the atmosphere. As we had a child free evening we thought we would go for a meal there. We were so disappointed, the food was a real let down. We thought it was very...More

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Pavel321, Manager at The Rising Sun, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2012

Hi i would like to apologise for any problems when you dined with us. Firstly I can assure you the seasonal vegetables are not reheated and the same goes for our chips. We only use Maris piper potatoes and these are cooked twice, once to...More

Reviewed 22 May 2012

After having one of the best Sunday lunches ever at the Rising Sun in December 2011 I returned last week to find one of the worst Sunday roasts on my plate, the Yorkshire pudding was cold and did not rise properly, the roast potato’s came...More

Thank coalaa
Pavel321, Manager at The Rising Sun, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2012

Firstly if there was something wrong with your meal I totally apologise. But I can assure you we cook everything freshly, using local produce when available, which is very often. If you had informed us of any issues with your meal we would have done...More

Reviewed 18 May 2012 via mobile

I went to the rising sun for my sons birthday everything was brilliant the staff was friendly and welcoming the food was delicious and the chips was homemade which is good to see and the view from the pub is amazing I would recommend to...More

Thank Real87
Reviewed 9 May 2012

Visited over the Easter weekend for lunch whilst out walking, the staff were very welcoming and helpful. The food was nicely presented, tasty and reasonably priced. I would certainly recommend a visit.

Thank AuntEek2011
Reviewed 24 April 2012

A lovely place to have a drink. Full of charm and friendly service. Positioned on the edge of the famous Lacock village.

Thank travellerofage
Reviewed 18 April 2012

My friend and I went for lunch as had previously had some nice lunches there before. The chap behind the bar was very friendly. I had coronation chicken ciabatta and my friend had ham and mustard both served with chips. All cooked very well and...More

Thank Sarah E
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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$ 28
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
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Romantic, View, Bar Scene, 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
  • E-mail
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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