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Callington, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice pub situated out in the Devon countryside. Close to Dartmoor for exploring . Had a good Sunday lunch. They worked very hard to cope with a large group of us (about 35!). Good roast beef and veg, a hearty Sunday lunch

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Kingsbridge, United Kingdom
Reviewed October 30, 2016

We visited the Rising Sun for the first time today for an informal anniversary lunch. The choice was made after seeing their website, which is informative and easily navigable. Directions to the pub, very necessary, were also on the website and were precise and accurate. What a find! We chose the traditional Sunday beef roast which was delicious. Plenty of...

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therisingsunwoodland, Owner at The Rising Sun, responded to this review

Thankyou for your amazing review. We are glad that we were able to make your anniversary one to remember and that you enjoyed your meal with us especially your desserts! To be compared to a Michelin star establishment is definitely an honour! I will ensure that your comments are passed onto our head chef and our dessert chef. Thankyou for...

Reviewed October 22, 2016 via mobile

First time visiting, but we were instantly made to feel welcome. Staff were friendly, food was delicious and children were well catered for. Highly recommended, especially the fish and chips and the Jail Ale.

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therisingsunwoodland, Owner at The Rising Sun, responded to this review

Hi Brian, Thankyou for your wonderful review. We are glad that you felt welcome and enjoyed your food and the fabulous jail ale! We are a family run business and aim to ensure that we cater for all ages! We hope to see you again in the not so distant future. The Rising Sun Team

Gloucester, United Kingdom
Reviewed September 11, 2016 via mobile

We popped in for food on their last night before closing for refurbishments so the food was limited (not by much though). We were welcomed by friendly staff and a nice spacious country pub, very quiet too. The food arrived quickly and hot. We had the pasta with broccoli and a burger. It was all very nice indeed, well cooked...

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therisingsunwoodland, Owner at The Rising Sun, responded to this review

Hi Les and Trace, Thankyou for your wonderful review and we are glad that you felt welcomed during your visit. We have tried our best to ensure that the effects from the refurbishment are kept to a minimum. We hope that you will return when the refurbishments are complete to enjoy the choice of our fuller menu!

Reviewed August 31, 2016 via mobile

We arrived at The Rising Sun late afternoon on bank holiday Monday we enquired if food was still available. We were told that lunch had finished and dinner service wouldn't be for approximately an hour. Without hesitation though we were offered a selection to pick from the lunch menu or if we wanted they could do us a roast. We...

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therisingsunwoodland, Owner at The Rising Sun, responded to this review

Hi Darren, Thankyou very much for your wonderful review and your excellent picture of one of our dishes. We aim to meet all of our customers requirements where possible and are so glad that we were able to do this during your visit. We hope to welcome you again very soon! Gaynor and Nigel

Chatham, United Kingdom
Reviewed August 28, 2016

Chose this accommodation as it was close to most places we wished to visit and we were not dissapointed. The hosts were very friendly and welcoming and only to pleased to ensure your stay was as comfortable as possible. The Rising Sun sits a little way off the A38 down some country lanes but is easy to find and is...

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therisingsunwoodland, Owner at The Rising Sun, responded to this review

Thank you Andy for a very kind review. It is always an honour to receive such praise from visitors that spend several days with us and experience the atmosphere that we aim to create. We are so happy you enjoyed your stay with us and very much hope to see you in the near future where you will get the...

Torquay, United Kingdom
Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

Visited the Rising Sun on Sunday evening. Atmosphere is relaxed and welcoming.We had a delicious meal and service was excellent. Very friendly happy staff. Will definitely be eating here again. Highly recommended.

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therisingsunwoodland, Owner at The Rising Sun, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review and we are glad you felt the relaxing, welcoming atmosphere that we aim to create. We very much look forward to being able to serve you again in the not too distant future. Thank you

Reviewed August 20, 2016

Living within a half mile, the Rising Sun is our local & has seen a succession of Landlords some of which have been a disaster. However having eaten there three times in the last month I can honestly say it is like a breath of fresh air. There is a greater range of beers including the famous Jail Ale &...

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therisingsunwoodland, Owner at The Rising Sun, responded to this review

Many thanks for your kind review. We aim to create a happy, family like atmosphere where the customer always feels welcomed and at home and with prices that all can afford. We have listened to what the local community have been telling us and made changes where we can with further changes We are very grateful for the warm welcome...

Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed August 6, 2016 via mobile

This was one of the friendliest b/b we have visited an old country pub in a lovely rural setting the family who run it were really friendly and could not fault the evening meal very affordable.The accomodation very clean and comfortable would not hesitate to recommend a visit.

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therisingsunwoodland, Owner at The Rising Sun, responded to this review

Thankyou for your wonderful review! We are glad that you enjoyed your stay and that we were friendly and accommodating. We aim to ensure that we are able to provide top quality food, drink and accomodation for affordable prices. We hope to see you again very soon!

london
Reviewed August 4, 2016 via mobile

UNDER NEW MANAGEMENT For last six weeks this hotel has been under new management And found it though yourselves it a bit off the beaten track (the only reason I gave 4 stars) and what a gem from check in to breakfast no complaints (only one no stout/porter on tap but the real ale is a good choice) evening food...

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therisingsunwoodland, Owner at The Rising Sun, responded to this review

Thankyou so much for your lovely review. We are glad that we were able to provide you with a comfortable and pleasant stay. We aim to provide top quality homemade dishes using only locally source produce at lower prices. We hope that we have the opportunity to welcome you again in the future.

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Multilingual Staff
  • Free Parking
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
A family run country inn awarded three stars by the AA set in the beautiful Devon countryside, serving quality homemade food. The pub has a large car park, with two ground floor rooms and two double/family rooms on first floor, all en-suite. Close to Dartmoor National Park, Exeter, Plymouth and Torbay. An ideal base to discover the South Devon area. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Rising Sun

Address: Woodland Rd, Ashburton, Dartmoor National Park TQ13 7JT, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Devon > Dartmoor National Park > Ashburton
Price Range: $88 - $117 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Rising Sun 3*
Number of rooms: 4
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“Room 4 is the best for a couple and 3 for a family”
 of 5 bubbles H7791ZSdavidh, Aug 6, 2015 | Read review
“We did not stay there in the rooms just for the dinner”
 of 5 bubbles realoldsalt, Sep 30, 2014 | Read review
“Wifi did not work well in our hotel room but perfectly in the main part of the hotel.”
 of 5 bubbles Stuart19561710, Jul 24, 2014 | Read review
“only had a meal today”
 of 5 bubbles KateE972, Oct 27, 2013 | Read review
“Did not see a good room and have not stayed there. Will probably be OK when the new owners settle in and get their simple sandwich right.”
 of 5 bubbles hombre74, Jul 14, 2012 | Read review
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