Rising Sun

4.3
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£25 and under
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Sunday Lunch
Casual
From Henley-on-Thames take a short trip through the countryside, into the woods at Witheridge Hill and you will find the warm, picturesque 17th century pub, The Rising Sun.

There is a large sunny garden at the front of the pub surrounded by stunning woodlands as well as ample parking. Rustic floorboards, open fires and original beams inside fill the place with character & charm, it feels just like home
- somewhere you can relax, settle in and have a great time.
What 43 People Are Saying
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RT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have allergies so eating out can be a little worrying. The Chef came out and advised me on my choices. Felt completely safe. Many thanks.

N
Oxford
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great character pub with delicious food & good friendly service. Noise from Jazz was a little too much for our elderly mother but we loved it!

M
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Enjoyed our lunch. Must admit we chose the Rising Sun because we could book online - international travelers so we had no phone to book which was the only method with other pubs we considered.

CE
1 review
Dined on 28 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A real country pub. In the woods, although Henley nearby to keep the wife happy with a spot of retail therapy. Blazing fires, lots of board games, not a prissy gastro pub. Very friendly lady brought a coffee and Telegraph while I waited for my friend. Excellent menu, super soup and doorstep sandwiches, nice to see vegan/veggie choices well thought out and not one dismal last item on a menu as so often. Next time I shall try the welsh rarebit !. What must the Sunday roasts be like? Thank you Rising Sun, you made a lunch time meet-up special, Charles Escott-New.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very good food, large portions and excellent service.

OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great pub / restaurant. Very good roast dinner.

KB
Hampshire
2 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for Sunday lunch, and the portions were very generous! You can’t beat the price either. The best bit was how delicious it all was! We will definitely be back!

DK
Oxford
2 reviews
Dined on 12 August 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lovely pub and friendly staff.
I had a burger, not quiet as nice as last time but I still would recommend and will return again soon

Rising Sun
Responded on 2 September 2019

Hi Dee, thanks for your review.

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MP
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

The food was good, the setting lovely, the main disappointment was the size of the table we were given - it was a small square table that would have suited 2 or maybe 3 people, but not 4, as we were. This was a shame as we felt crowded in, and at one point my daughter knocked her drink over me. Not completely the fault of the restaurant, but wouldn't have happened on a more appropriately-sized table! Staff were polite and attentive.

Rising Sun
Responded on 2 September 2019

Hi Marianne, I am pleased to hear you enjoyed most aspects of your visit but I am sorry that the table was not to your requirements. We hope on your next visit that we can remedy any issues you had.

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OT
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 4 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great friendly staff. Amazing Roasts. Highly recommend

Rising Sun
Responded on 2 September 2019

Thank you very much for your comments.

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SR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 28 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, staff, beautiful location. Been here a few times during a dog walk. Very dog friendly too!

Rising Sun
Responded on 2 September 2019

Hi Stephanie, thanks for your review - as you say we are dog friendly and have lots of great walks starting from the pub. We hope to see you again soon.

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K
London
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Rising Sun never fails to deliver. Excellent selection of Beers & Ciders on tap, to accompany well thought through food.

Rising Sun
Responded on 29 July 2019

Hi Kris, thank you very much for taking the time to leave us a review. We are pleased you enjoyed your visit and hope to see you again soon.

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DK
Oxford
3 reviews
Dined on 24 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent burgers, and very polite staff. Will definitely return.

Rising Sun
Responded on 29 July 2019

Hi Dee, thank you for your review and comments and we look forward to seeing you when you return.

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DR
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 21 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant little pub. Staff polite and very welcoming. The food was lovely, a real little gem.

Rising Sun
Responded on 24 July 2019

Hi Deborah, thank you for your comments and for taking the time to review us. We are pleased you enjoyed your meal and we hope you will visit again.

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LE
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 21 July 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Lovely pub. Food very nice. However we waited well over an hour for food which just took the edge off what would have been a lovely lunch.

Rising Sun
Responded on 24 July 2019

Hi Lucy, we are pleased you enjoyed your visit and the food but please do accept our apologies that you had a long wait for your food. We were exceptionally busy on Sunday and due to staff holidays were a little down on staff this weekend which did have an impact on our service levels and speed. We are confident that if you were to visit again we would hit the mark next time. Thanks again for your feedback and apologies again for the delay.

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S
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall2food3service4ambience2

Waiter was very poor, looked scruffy in an
old t shirt

Food is overpriced
Is in a lovely location but that's the only positive

Won't be back im afraid

Rising Sun
Responded on 24 July 2019

Hi, we are sorry to hear you didn't enjoy your visit.

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MJ
Oxford
2 reviews
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A delightful country pub with friendly and helpful staff. Good choice on the menu.

Rising Sun
Responded on 24 July 2019

Hi, thank you for your feedback, we are pleased you enjoyed your visit. We hope to see you again soon.

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CG
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Lovely setting really enjoyed the friendliness of the staff , and will be coming back again. Liked the variety in the menu something for every taste, and compliments to the chef. Small problem with the main coming out before the tapas but was soon resolved and the food was well worth the wait. Good friendly atmosphere but not loud and overbearing like some pubs can be.

Rising Sun
Responded on 20 July 2019

Hi Christine, thank you very much for taking the time to leave us some feedback. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed your visit and hope to see you again soon.

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SM
London
1 review
Dined on 7 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, child friendly, plenty of gluten free options and lovely surroundings!

Rising Sun
Responded on 15 July 2019

Hi Sarah, thank you very much for leaving us some comments. We look forwards to welcoming you back again soon.

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TA
Buckinghamshire
6 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely traditional English pub, lying just off the village green with pretty gardens. We visited for Fathers Day, clearly a busy day for them on a Sunday. The service was helpful if a little delayed, but the environment of the pub was charming and we enjoyed a game of cards whilst we waited! The traditional Sunday lunch and fish and chips that was chosen were delicious. The only disappointment of the whole meal was that our pudding choice of apple crumble had sold out. I would have thought they would have catered for this on such a busy day, so we left without pudding. We will try again!

Rising Sun
Responded on 15 July 2019

Hi, thank you very much for taking the time to leave us a review and for your feedback. Apologies that we had run out of the crumble - we do try and make sure we have enough for everyone but sometimes on very busy days such as Fathers Day it can prove difficult to forecast how many we need. Hopefully we will see you again and if we do we will make sure we have a crumble available for you. Thanks again for your visit.

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KD
1 review
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

First visit, lovely country pub with good beer. The food was fantastic and great value.
Will certainly return.

Rising Sun
Responded on 15 July 2019

Hi Kim, thank you very much for your review and your kind comments.

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N
Warwickshire
1 review
Dined on 2 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our family lunch was lovely.The service was exceptional from the time we arrived and until we left.The food arrived and it was wonderful.The roast lunch was plentiful and extremely delicious.My grandsons were very pleased with their burgers.I was in the catering business for over 34 years and have worked in many pubs and worked with V.I.Ps.I would really recommend The Rising Sun.We will be returning.

Rising Sun
Responded on 14 June 2019

Hi, thank you very much for taking the time to leave a review and for your kind comments which are much appreciated by the team. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

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EB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 23 May 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gorgeous rural location. Great food. Great service.

Rising Sun
Responded on 14 June 2019

Hi, thank you for your review, much appreciated.

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OT
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 16 May 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Relaxing atmosphere. Great service and lovely food.

Rising Sun
Responded on 14 June 2019

Hi, thank you very much for leaving a review, we appreciate it.

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MT
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience4

The Sunday roast was terrible. Biscuits for Yorkshire puddings, super fatty meat, one roast potato, service took nearly 40 mins

JS
1 review
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We enjoyed lunch for four in this lovely old pub. There was a good choice on the menu to cater for our non meat eaters. Prices were very reasonable and service attentive without being intrusive. After lunch we visited the nearby Greys Court (National Trust) where we saw an interesting house and a beautiful bluebell wood and a 128 year old wisteria in the extensive grounds. All in all a lovely day out, we will return.

Rising Sun
Responded on 9 May 2019

Hi, thank you very much for your review and comments which we really appreciate. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed your lunch and enjoyed your visit to the area. We hope to host you again during a future visit.

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MA
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 21 April 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great local pub with a lovely beer garden at the front providing plenty of seating. Great Sunday roasts and Latsi, Will and Sarah make sure you are well looked after.

Rising Sun
Responded on 29 April 2019

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review, we really appreciate it and look forward to you visiting again.

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DM
Berkshire
8 reviews
Dined on 19 April 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Excellent place with tasty cooking and friendly service. Perfect place for lunch with family, ample parking and outdoor sitting. Will be back! Highly recommended.

Rising Sun
Responded on 29 April 2019

Thank you very much for you review, we really appreciate the feedback. We look forward to welcoming you back soon.

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PS
London
1 review
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A thoroughly enjoyable Mother’s Day and Birthday meal excellent staff and food

Rising Sun
Responded on 2 April 2019

Hi, thanks very much for your review. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed your visit and we hope to see you again soon.

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OT
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We visited the Rising Sun for Mother’s Day lunch and it was a very enjoyable experience. Will visit again.

a
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Really enjoyable family meal, good food, good service- Thank you

Rising Sun
Responded on 2 April 2019

Hi, thank you for taking the time to leave a review, we are pleased to hear you enjoyed your meal and we hope to see you again soon.

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L
London
4 reviews
Dined on 17 March 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful lunch, have been a few times before and have always been satisfied. The service is so friendly and they do everything to please. Took an old friend and she was equally impressed. Thank you .😊

Rising Sun
Responded on 21 March 2019

Hi, thank you very much for your review and for your return visits. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed your latest visit and we look forward to hosting you again.

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s
London
3 reviews
Dined on 17 March 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food/service. A real little gem of a place. Roast was superb.
My daughters especially liked the ice cream and toppings tray that gets bought out with it.

Rising Sun
Responded on 21 March 2019

Hi, thank you very much for taking the time to leave a review, much appreciated. We are pleased to hear you and your family enjoyed your visit and particularly enjoyed getting stuck into the ice cream toppings! We hope to see you again soon.

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OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 17 March 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Cozy English pub nestled in the countryside with beautiful views. Large beer garden which must be amazing in the summer. Original charm inside with exposed beams, open fireplace and staff were welcoming. We had Sunday roast, which was generous in size (I couldn’t finish mine) at a very reasonable price. My only criticism would be that our table for 2 was a bit cramped.

Rising Sun
Responded on 2 April 2019

Hi, thank you very much for taking the time to leave us a review and for your comments. We are glad to hear you enjoyed our pub and we hope to welcome you back again soon.

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C
London
3 reviews
Dined on 13 March 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect. Can not fault this place. Food. Service. Location. The Ale. The Coffee. Name it.

Rising Sun
Responded on 18 March 2019

Hi, thank you for taking the time to leave us a lovely review which is much appreciated. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed your visit and hope to see you again soon.

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KL
1 review
Dined on 10 March 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

We held a surprise party for my mum at the Rising Sun, having had a surprise party myself a few years before. Both times the staff were fab and helped everything run really smoothly. It is such a lovely pub and the food was great.

Rising Sun
Responded on 18 March 2019

Hi, thank you very much for you review. We are really pleased to hear that the surprise party went well and that your Mum and your guests enjoyed the day. We hope to host you again in the future...surprise party or otherwise!

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PB
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 10 March 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Brilliant service; friendly and polite;
Great pub.
Starters - great. Perfect! Had squid & haloumi
Mains - fantastic beef, tender and tasty- great veg, Yorkshires and potatoes. Lots of it too!
Dessert - crumble. Massive. Could have been superb, topping was perfect. Apples underneath were all cold. On all three of ours. Big shame.
But had they been hot like the topping, food would be 5 stars.
I did tell the waiters and bar staff about it when we finished (we had no time to take it back and get it replaced). All apologised but nothing was offered.
No more pricey than any other similar places, but everything is too expensive everywhere now.
Will recommend as the rest of the food was SO good.

Rising Sun
Responded on 18 March 2019

Hi and thank you for taking the time to leave a review which is much appreciated. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed the majority of your visit however we apologise that the desserts were not up to our usual high standard. We do hope you will visit us again and we will be striving to hit 100% for you next time! Thanks again.

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MM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 2 March 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

A cosy traditional pub with a warm welcome, an open fire and serving well cooked food

Rising Sun
Responded on 18 March 2019

Hi, thank you very much for taking the time to leave a review. Much appreciated.

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OT
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 24 February 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Lovely Sunday lunch with a vegetarian option for the roast which was great. All the usual veg and potatoes without the meat ! And great value too. Already booked for Mother’s Day

FC
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 6 February 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, lovely atmosphere and friendly staff. Great place to go for lunch!

Rising Sun
Responded on 17 February 2019

Thanks Fiona, we look forward to welcoming you again soon.

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