Welcome to The Rising Sun
...a traditional country pub set within the beautiful countryside of rural Somerset, within easy traveling distance of both Bristol and Bath. With a large riverside garden, almost encircled by the slow-flowing Chew, and a palpable feeling of history surrounding both the pub and the area in general, you're sure to find it a relaxing and rewarding place to while away a lazy hour or two.
Dogs are welcome, provided they keep their owners on a lead.
The Rising Sun is a lovely place to spend an afternoon - but be warned; you might well find that your stay somehow eases on well into the evening...
Stone built, with traditional wooden rafters and a log fire, The Rising Sun has evolved over many years, and is quite literally one of a kind. The core values of the place are no less traditional than the building itself; good food, fine drinks, and a merry time for all. Standards within The Rising Sun are unfailingly high - you'll never have cause to complain about a bad pint!
Comfortable, with a friendly atmosphere, the Rising Sun seems pleasantly busy without seeming crowded. The regulars are friendly and approachable - some are more akin to furniture than patrons, having been frequenting the place for more years than anyone cares to consider. The Rising Sun has a strong feeling of community, but unlike many 'local' pubs, there is no antipathy towards new faces - anyone can drop in, order a pint or a plate of whatever catches their fancy, and sink into the amicable banter that commonly fills the bar.
The centre of The Rising Sun is undoubtedly its comfortable bar area, but a full half of the ground floor is avaiable to those who wish to eat their food at a table. Upstairs, there is a separate function room; this normally operates as over-flow from the restaurant area downstairs, but can also be hired for special occasions.
On warmer days, many patrons choose to sit outside in the beer garden - a picturesque and truly pleasant location to enjoy one's pint.
Whether you stop for a swift half on your way past, or decide to spend a leisurely afternoon enjoying the fine food and drink, you are guaranteed to find a warm welcome at The Rising Sun. Children are welcome within the pub - although most, on hot days, prefer to play down in the shallows of the river.
Easy to reach, but hard to leave, the Rising Sun is set a little way back from the A37, broadly equidistant from Bristol and Bath, the Rising Sun is easily-accessible and offers ample parking space. For those without cars, there is a bus-stop not thirty paces from the front door - and taxi fares to the cities are quite reasonable, too. Alternatively, one might consider stopping by along the route of the beautiful River Chew Walk.
The beautiful riverside garden lies upon the banks of the River Chew, beside the only moated church and churchyard in England. Overlooked by the impressive Pensford viaduct, the garden is steeped in history, and even contains the old mill structures that once took advantage of the millpond. Should you fancy a short walk after your meal, the garden opens up across a charming medieval footbridge into the rolling fields of Pensford Down - a perfect way to allow dinner to settle.