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The Rising Sun

$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub
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28 Wroxham Road, Coltishall NR12 7EA, England
+44 1603 737440
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Cheshunt, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2015

We stopped here overnight in June on a boating holiday. It looks very pretty from the outside, and we were seated in the restaurant which is a pleasant space. The ordering caused some issues, however when the food arrived it was very good with large portions. Too large really. Service collecting plates was slow even though there were no more... More 

1 Thank SandyHoyland
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 6, 2015 via mobile

We drove out to the rising sun after we had passed it on our kayak adventure the previous day. And the outside seating by the river looked really lovely and it was. It was very busy when we arrived around 7.30 but still found a table at the waters edge. The bar was very busy and their only seemed to... More 

1 Thank The-crickys
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154 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 2, 2015

We read the reviews 30 minutes before going to this place and we were not optimistic but being one of the hottest days of the year we choose it for the location. Service is slow due to untrained staff and internal operating systems. We ordered a steak and ale pie and a chicken and leak, the chicken and leak was... More 

1 Thank shuttersstudio
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 2, 2015 via mobile

We travelled from Norwich to Wroxham and came across this place Coltishall on the B1354 Busy little place we sat indoors but seating outdoors overlooking the broads and boats Food great must visit

1 Thank Gillian203
Bangor, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 1, 2015

Lovely position beside the water, and river-boats can moor nearby ( overnight included, so handy for dinner). The outside beer-garden has plenty of seats, and is dog-friendly. Good helpings of food with sufficient choices on the menu, even for vegetarians; we ate here twice out of our 4-day stay in the locality.

2 Thank deirodeir
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 30, 2015

We regularly visit this pub and live not far away. Sometimes we go for food which has always been ok sometimes just for a drink. My issue with this pub is there are never enough staff and you always have to queue for quite a while to get served. I went there today and must have waited 20 minute just... More 

London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 28, 2015 via mobile

We went to this pub on a boating trip after reading good trip advisor reviews. The setting was really nice but unfortunately the food was terrible quite clearly cheep freezer food reheated and sold at a price I would only expect to pay for good quality freshly made food. Some of the staff were polite but not very helpfull. It's... More 

1 Thank JoeD151
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2015

I have been here on several occasions over the years for good food and a lovely setting. Visited this evening with my husband and father and was very disappointed. It was a lovely summer evening, the pub was busy and the staff were all very polite and warned us that the waiting time for food would be one hour -... More 

1 Thank marika1
north norfolk UK
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65 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 25, 2015

This was our first visit to the Rising Sun, we arrived in our rather tatty little boat and moored (hid it) between two floating caravans, it was around 2pm but the pub was still buzzing, staff still busy, we found a table overlooking the Bure ordered our food and drinks, the food arrived quite quickly and was delicious, also wine... More 

1 Thank horatio1805
Croydon, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 24, 2015

Have been to the Rising Sun on several occasions when we visit the Norfolk broads, have eaten there twice an almost always stayed in the evening for drinks. The bar is very clean and has a large garden out on the river edge helping the already joyful atmosphere. Most of the patrons come off the boats so there's always a... More 

1 Thank Mattch23

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Bar scene, Scenic view, Kids, Families with children, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 28 Wroxham Road, Coltishall NR12 7EA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Norfolk  >  Coltishall
  • Phone Number: +44 1603 737440
The Rising Sun is a friendly traditional Norfolk Broad's pub that overlooks the beautiful River Bure at Coltishall. Dog Friendly and free 24 hour moorings.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?