The Rising Sun

West Town Road, Backwell, Bristol, BS48 3BH

Tel: +44 (0)1275 462215

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Located in historic Backwell on the outskirts of Bristol and a short drive from Weston-super-Mare, The Rising Sun is a beautifully refurbished pub and inn, with a warm and welcoming atmosphere.

The team are passionate about great food and drink, with an all-day food offer focused on seasonal, locally sourced produce and hearty pub classics. Many vegetarian, vegan  and gluten free options are available.

Behind the bar you’ll find plenty of award-winning Butcombe beer and cider, and a wide range of wine and cocktails.

With 6 ensuite bedrooms, The Rising Sun is the ideal location for a rural retreat, family break or staycation, and exploring nearby Bristol and the surrounding Somerset countryside, with Bristol Airport just 3 miles away.

A haven for families, walkers, cyclists and locals alike, The Rising Sun offers a huge beer garden with children’s play area, and large carpark.

The Rising Sun is dog-friendly, child-friendly, and perfectly positioned for visits to attractions such as the Mendips AONB, Cheddar Gorge, Wookey Hole, and the North Somerset coast.



Car parking on site, assistance dogs welcome inside and out, accessible toilets, most of the pub and garden are accessible to visitors with disabilities.

Family-friendly features

Children's menu, outdoor play area, baby changing facilities, highchairs, breastfeeding friendly.


Local and organic produce served, in-season menu, reduced plastic.

Opening Times

Season (1 Jan 2024 - 31 Dec 2024)

Further Information


  • Outdoor Play Area


  • All Areas Accessible to Disabled Visitors
  • Assistance Dogs
  • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors
  • Ramp/Level Access
  • Toilets for Disabled Visitors

Children & Infants

  • Accept children all ages
  • Baby changing facilities
  • Children's menu
  • Children's play area
  • Highchair

Establishment Features

  • Beer Garden
  • Countryside
  • Dog Friendly
  • Eco Friendly
  • Family Friendly
  • Free car parking
  • On-site car parking
  • Open All Year
  • Pets accepted
  • Plastic-Free

Key Features

  • In countryside


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