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The Rising Sun Inn

$$ - $$$, British,
Cwmavon Road | Abersychan, Pontypool NP4 8PP, Wales
+44 1495 773256
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Overview
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good26%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible7%
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CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
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LOCATION
Cwmavon Road | Abersychan, Pontypool NP4 8PP, Wales
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1 - 10 of 42 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Called in on the offchance of a vacant table. Was empty except for the front bar. Very nice helpful bar maid. The chilli was very nice and hot but far too big! My husband had the salmon and thoroughly enjoyed it. As in a previous...More

Thank Lyndon W
Gerwyn E, Owner at The Rising Sun Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your comments they are always appreciated. It was Halloween and we trust the childrens excitement did not detract too much from your visit and we look forward to welcoming you again soon.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After seeing good reviews about the place we thought we would visit last night. When we walked in there seemed to be an unpleasant grubby smell lingering. When we went to the restaurant this was lovely well presented and laid out. The menu was very...More

Thank Claire K
Gerwyn E, Owner at The Rising Sun Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We are sorry you did not enjoy your visit and your order was not to your satisfaction. Our aim is that everyone enjoys their visit and returns time and again. Our food is locally sourced and cooked fresh unlike many chain restaurants and therefore the...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

To our shame, we live just up the road but haven't eaten here for about 10 years. We know there has been a change of landlord so we thought we'd try it (it was always good). We went for our son's 17th birthday and were...More

Thank Bernie S
Gerwyn E, Owner at The Rising Sun Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you ever so much for your review. It makes all the effort worthwhile. We look forward to welcoming you and your family again very soon. Why not try our Curry Night on 9th November?

Reviewed 13 October 2017 via mobile

Visited here last night with friends. Wonderful atmosphere and had a lovely evening served by friendly efficient staff. We'll be back! Long may the specials night continue! 😊More

Thank Fudge9
Gerwyn E, Owner at The Rising Sun Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi, Your comments are most appreciated and valued. We will be looking in the not too distant future to adding more special nights. Please keep following us on Facebook and Trip Advisor for further details. Always a pleasure to receive reviews from patrons who take...More

Reviewed 4 October 2017

To be honest the meal was very good and the table service excellent. The menu was limited but there was a specials board.The only criticism was the desserts were all stodgy. However what we can only assume to be the children of the owner/staff were...More

Thank elenud58
Gerwyn E, Owner at The Rising Sun Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 7 October 2017

Hi, thank you for your frank review. It is regretful that your experience was tarnished by the children but we are trying to establish and maintain a family friendly pub. This sometimes goes a little off course with parents forgetting they are responsible for their...More

Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

We booked the Rising Sun Inn to host an informal birthday buffet with special dietary requirements. The team did a brilliant job putting together a great spread which everyone enjoyed, made the evening a success and everyone felt welcome. It all went down a treat...More

Thank Welshie45
Gerwyn E, Manager at The Rising Sun Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 6 October 2017

Thank you. It is always a pleasure to serve and provide a service for such parties. Take care and we look forward to welcoming you again soon.

Reviewed 28 September 2017 via mobile

I pass this Pub everyday on the way to work and noticed a sign recently stating that they did breakfasts. My wife and I decided that as we had a day off we would call in and try. We weren't disappointed. The owners were extremely...More

Thank GarethM49
Gerwyn E, Owner at The Rising Sun Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 6 October 2017

Thank you for the kind words. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Reviewed 17 September 2017

Warm welcome, hot food. Great steaks. Fresh and tasty, plentiful. Our first visit but will def return, loved the meal and beer. Attentive service. Happy family.

Thank Jo S
Gerwyn E, Owner at The Rising Sun Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 21 September 2017

We appreciate your kind comments and look forward to welcoming you again soon. Thank you! :)

Reviewed 8 August 2017

Myself and a companion, with sore feet and tired legs, stopped here in the early afternoon intending to have a brief refreshing drink. I had previously stopped here for a similar reason on what I understand was the last day of the previous owner, when...More

Thank Ian W
Gerwyn E, Owner at The Rising Sun Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 11 August 2017

Responses such as yours make all our endeavours so worthwhile. You are most welcome to sample our food experience on your next visit which we hope will be very soon. Many thanks for your gratifying report.

Reviewed 24 July 2017

We called in here on spec, looking for Sunday lunch. Made us feel welcome. Staff attentive and polite. We enjoyed a lovely cooked roast sunday dinner at a very fair price.

Thank Ian D
Gerwyn E, Owner at The Rising Sun Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 25 July 2017

Hi, It is always pleasing to get a review such as yours and we cannot thank you enough. We hope your next visit will be a planned one. Regards Gerwyn

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Carol S
23 August 2017|
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Response from Gerwyn E | Property representative |
Yes it has a family friendly beer garden with swings, a slide and climbing frame. The area is enclosed and no access to the road is readily available.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$5 - US$20
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Monday
10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Friday
10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Cwmavon Road | Abersychan, Pontypool NP4 8PP, Wales
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Wales  >  Southern Wales  >  Torfaen  >  Pontypool
  • Phone Number: +44 1495 773256
  • E-mail
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