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The Rising Sun Hotel

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Harbourside, Lynmouth, Exmoor National Park EX35 6EG, England
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Ranked #2 of 5 Hotels in Lynmouth
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 5 days ago
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Oxford, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

my husband and I wanted a weekend break by the sea with a comfortable bed good food and a relaxing atmosphere which was delivered beautifully at The Rising Sun. After a long drive and walk along the coast we experienced a warm welcome, nothing seemed too much trouble for the staff who were all friendly welcoming and helpful Our room... More 

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Stowmarket, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Absolutely brilliant. Great celebration meal for our friends 30th anniversary. 11of us had the most wonderful meal staff were top class, nothing was to much for them. Thanks to every one at the rising sun for making a special occasion just that.

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Rising Sun V, Front Office Manager at The Rising Sun Hotel, responded to this review

Firstly congratulation's to your friends on their 30th Anniversary and thank you for choosing the Rising Sun as a place to celebrate. We were really pleased you enjoyed your meal and evening with us. The lovely comments made about the staff being top class and for making your special occasion just that, have been passed on to them and were... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our second stay at The Rising Sun. We had such a wonderful time on our first visit, we decided to grab three nights in April. We had a lovely room, I think room 11, it was just right, a nice view out to sea, also very peaceful. The food in the restaurant is amazing. I think the best... More 

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Rising Sun V, Front Office Manager at The Rising Sun Hotel, responded to this review

Returning guests are very important to us. So thank you for choosing to stay with us again at The Rising Sun whilst visiting Lynmouth. We were really pleased that you liked the room that had been allocated to you. I do agree room 11 does have a lovely view of the harbour and surrounding countryside. The brilliant comments made about... More 

Salisbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was our second visit to Lynmouth in the space of a year. We stayed in a B+B just a two minute walk away, and this time we brought our big lurcher, Henry. We weren't sure the pub would let us bring him in while we ate, being that he is so big, but he and us were welcomed in... More 

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Rising Sun V, Front Office Manager at The Rising Sun Hotel, responded to this review

We were delighted to read how much you enjoyed your recent meal with us. Our Chefs work hard on their menus, so your comments were very much appreciated and have been passed on. Dogs are very welcome we just ask they be kept on leads. A review like yours is always very pleasing to receive, happy satisfied customer. We look... More 

Bradford-on-Avon, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Lovely location and our sea view room was pretty if rather small! The waitresses were excellent and the food ok nothing special! And for a sea side pub not to be open for a late lunch was disappointing!

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Rising Sun V, Front Office Manager at The Rising Sun Hotel, responded to this review

We were sadden to read your comments regarding your recent stay with us. The Rising Sun is a 14th Century Inn and therefore the sizes of our rooms do vary, all of which add to the character and charm of this beautiful old building. We can only apologize that food was not available at time you required are meal serving... More 

Cowbridge, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Very much enjoyed a two night stay here on May 15/16th 2015. A charming ancient pub with great atmosphere, very good selection of beers and excellent evening meals and breakfasts. Accommodating and friendly staff ensured this enjoyable stay. Our bedroom and en suite bathroom were small but perfectly adequate ( It is a 13thC building after all ). Access to... More 

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Rising Sun V, Front Office Manager at The Rising Sun Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review. We were really pleased that you enjoyed your recent stay with us and liked the room that had been allocated to you. Our rooms do vary in size due to the building. All our rooms are ensuite with most having sea views. The lovely comments made about the food and service have been... More 

Cheltenham, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

The lady in our B+B suggested that we went here. We walked around the harbour wall watching the waves beat while the wind nearly blew me over. We went into the hotel and ordered a meal. The service was friendly, but not intrusive. The food was wonderful and not a huge portion, but oh so good. Do try the wonderful... More 

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Rising Sun V, Front Office Manager at The Rising Sun Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review. We were really pleased to read how much you enjoyed your meal with us, and that you would recommend us as a place to visit whilst in lynmouth is a lovely compliment to receive. We look forward to welcoming you back again More 

Wigan, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Every time we stay at Dean Steep near Lynton we like to spend hours in (or sitting outside) The Rising Sun by the small harbour in Lynmouth. The ale is good and there is always some good banter with the locals. Dog friendly as always...we will be back again soon.

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Rising Sun V, Front Office Manager at The Rising Sun Hotel, responded to this review

The Rising Sun is nestled into the hillside and over looks the harbour and surrounding country side. We do have very loyal and local customers which we think makes for a great atmosphere as you yourselves have experienced. Dogs are very welcome we just asked that they are kept on leads. We thank you very much for your continued custom... More 

Minehead, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

We were so looked after and felt really special, the girls were so friendly yet so professional. I had a main as a starter, the crab slate. And then duck for main, it was stunning! And the selection. Of puddings for desert was sensational. Thank you for our special wedding anniversary. We came from minehead as we got married in... More 

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Rising Sun V, Front Office Manager at The Rising Sun Hotel, responded to this review

Congratulations on Your wedding anniversary and thank you very much for choosing the Rising Sun as a place to celebrate your special day. It seems from the fantastic comments made about the staff and the food you had, you had a very enjoyable evening with us. So thank you very much for taking the time to write a review and... More 

Bridgwater, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

very good, staff excelent, food very good, rooms very clean. Very close to sea front. wood panelling all over and low ceilings, lovely place. Menu is good possibly slightly expensive but worth it. Lynmouth is not easy to get to as at bottom of steep hills but well worth it.

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Rising Sun V, Front Office Manager at The Rising Sun Hotel, responded to this review

The Rising Sun is situated in a lovely location nestled into the hillside, with both countryside and coastal views. We are very proud of our lovely old building which is full of character from low ceilings to sloping floors and our wood panelled restaurant. Its always nice to read other people agree. Your wonderful comments about our food and staff... More 

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