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The Rising Sun

$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub
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School Street | Sidford, Sidmouth EX10 9PF, England
+44 1395 516616
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:30
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Mon - Fri 12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:30
Sat - Sun 12:00 - 23:30
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413 reviews
172 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 260 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

Although we have owned a holiday home in Sidmouth for sometime its been a few years since we last visited The Rising Sun pub. Had cause to need a meeting room for an AGM for a local residents association so called in because I remembered they had a rear room which they hired out. I met with the new Landlady... More 

1 Thank JBG1
Sidmouth, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

Unfriendly welcome, menu choices terrible, unless you like chips or peas! Not a vegetable (unless peas) insight. Frozen cheesecake for dessert, oh which it was supposed to be as it was an icecream cheesecake! Shame if never said that on the menu! Not good for a so called resturant! Wouldn't rush back! Best had they don't bother with food as... More 

Thank tina b
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

Had a beautiful Sunday roast, choice of lamb or beef, I had beef and my husband had the lamb , both cooked to perfection, with plenty of vegetables including my favourite cauliflower cheese which is divine !! and a lovely big fluffy Yorkshire pudding, no Auntie Bessie's here !!! Lovely friendly service. The new management have updated and the restaurant... More 

Thank Leona R
Sidmouth, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

A lively and friendly locals pub popular with Sidford residents. Good food, excellent beer and a friendly welcome!

1 Thank Paul R
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39 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016

Visited for Friday evening dinner for 4.In summary this is a first class traditional pub with excellent beer and a good atmosphere.The new landlords are trying to develop the restaurant side but their lack of experience is evident.The menu choices are fairly limited and simple but they are pushing "hot rock steaks" which is unusual in this area.Two of us... More 

1 Thank DerekTarr
Sidmouth, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2016 via mobile

In amongst the myriad of gastro, hybrid, hip, fusion, rural pubs it's a pleasure to be able to have a reasonably priced beer produced local to the area at this village pub.

1 Thank mammooman
Hereford, United Kingdom
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76 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2016

Visited this pub last year and enjoyed a return visit, a traditional local village pub with great traditional pub food and friendly locals. Ideal after a long coast walk to recover with a local pint. I had fish and chips and friends had pie of the day, they were great meals and well priced. Staff are friendly but be warned... More 

Thank RobH549
Seaton, United Kingdom
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59 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2016

We visited this pub for Sunday lunch. Obviously popular with local people and very welcoming. The food was ok, there wasn't a lot of people eating but we enjoyed being there, it was comfortable and friendly. The beef was a bit tough, but my husband said the beer was very good, and made up for it.

Thank ggheath
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2016 via mobile

We've been calling in at The Rising Sun on and off over the years when we visit Sidmouth. Without doubt, the landlord and landlady, Chris and Ceri, have really turned this place around. It's a simple formula - clean pub, well kept beer and good food. Avoid the Sidmouth traffic, park in the car park behind the Spar in Sidford,... More 

1 Thank Ruth D
Sidmouth, United Kingdom
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223 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2015

Just about everything you could wish for a good evening out. Wonderfully kept Otter Ale and a brilliant meal of sea bass followed by a terrific cheese board. This was one of the best meals in a very long time. The staff are friendly, helpful but not over the top. I can't recommend it highly enough.

2 Thank 609RogerH

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$24
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: School Street | Sidford, Sidmouth EX10 9PF, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Sidmouth
  • Phone Number: +44 1395 516616
Under new ownership since July 2016, the Rising Sun now offers a fresh new menu and selection of Real Ales including the locals favourite beer and cider and selected wines to dine for.

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