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“Great friendly service, lovely small walled garden - food disappointing”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of The Rising Sun Inn

The Rising Sun Inn
Ranked #82 of 567 Restaurants in Bath
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Bar, British, Pub
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Good for: Bar scene, Special occasions, Large groups, Dining on a budget, Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Drinks, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Buffet, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: The Rising Sun Inn is an independanly run pub now also offering boutique style Bed & Breakfast accommodation. Perfectly located only 2 minutes walk from Pulteney Bridge and Bath Rugby ground, we serve fresh (and locally sourced where possible,) home cooked food.
Gloucestershire, UK
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“Great friendly service, lovely small walled garden - food disappointing”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2013

Pre rugby visit. Perfectly located for an easy walk to the ground, but a few extra steps away enough that you can drink, eat and chat without mass numbers. Clearly has had a injection of life as this establishment wasn't particularly known for its decor and hospitality in my years around Bath - but this has clearly changed.
The welcome in was very friendly indeed. Was almost like an invitation to make yourself at home. Really positive, and will venture back for an ale again I'm very sure.
Football on televisions in one side of the pub and a lovely little walled garden that has been kept really well - although small, pretty much options for all tastes.
Sadly, for us, the food was a bit of a let down. But hoping it was simply a blip. The cost of the meals were reasonable but the basket meals (£5.95) that some of my family had were so oily, that you got an after taste very quickly. This put you off finishing them. Pies appeared to be bought in not home made, tasty but a bit dry sadly. The mash lacked seasoning and needed the gravy and to have a spoon full of peas with the meal cost extra.
On the grounds of rating as a restaurant, it's only average on this visit. But worth a try again as the welcome, location and ale were all very good.

  • Visited August 2013
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“Great city pub with proper ale and locally sourced food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2013

I had the sausage and mash which was lovely- the sausages were from a local farm and were the best. The landlord and landlady gave a very warm welcome and the service was second to none. A great pub with small but well looked after beer garden.

  • Visited August 2013
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Bath
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“Great venue fantastic service friendly atmosphere fab local pub😊”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2013

The Rising sun has had many different personas over the years.Over the past eighteen months though it has been a fabulous place to go serving great pub grub first class beers and wine and Norman mixes a legendary bloody Mary.
Sunday lunches are delicious and there is always a veggie option!The garden has been beautifully planted with planters and hanging baskets and is a lovely sunny place to sit and meet with friends.

  • Visited January 2013
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Caerphilly S Wales
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“Went twice in two days”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2013

The title says all, a great pub down a side street opposite the Poultney bridge that has a relaxing walled garden ( a bit small be early) good varied lunchtime menu and most important of REAL BEER!! Doombar Bass Tribute etc kept by a very good host,he says don't try to get in on rugby match days its too full, but I will when over.

Visited July 2013
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Winchester, United Kingdom
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“Don't judge a book by its cover”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2013

We were looking for somewhere to have lunch on a Thursday and entered the pub and spoke to the landlord who suggested we go into his garden. It was a delightful area. Lunch was soon delivered. As we did not want too much we just had two starters - Salmon mousse and toast, deep fried calamari with tartare and sweet chilli sauces. The Doom Bar beer and food were excellent as was the garden.

  • Visited July 2013
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