Welcome to The Rising Sun
An award-winning village local in the heart of unspoilt South Downs National Park countryside renowned for its outstanding atmosphere, great food, well-kept ales, long and varied wine list and charming staff. Beautifully-maintained, spacious and light, featuring an atmospheric heated ski lodge marquee and with vast gardens and terraces, this is a pub for all seasons and all occasions. Host your party or event with us, or simply enjoy an intimate candle-lit meal for two.
Open seven days a week for lunch and dinner – please book to avoid disappointment – family and dog friendly
We are having an ongoing but intermittent issue with our phone lines.
If the phone rings but you can’t connect we will endeavour to call you back from our mobile phones.
Alternatively click’ Book a Table’ below and follow the instructions.
We hope that this will only be temporary. Sorry for the inconvenience.
Booking a Table
Book a table here for up to 13 guests or by phone or contact form (below) for enquiries of 14 or more guests. We have two zones: the pub and the heated Ski Lodge. Simply click Book A Table, select the table size and then select either zone from the drop down menu. Larger tables of 14+ will be offered a bespoke menu or simplified version of the current main menu. You can amend your reservation at any time by clicking amend booking in your confirmation email, or by calling us.
We currently have 12 tables on the front terrace, available by request, first come first served. They will be available for online booking when demand/weather necessitates. The opening of the lawned gardens has been delayed due to the poor weather this spring. We are currently waiting for grass to repair and are building a new dining area. Expecting opening Whitsun Bank Holiday weekend.
There is no need to make online reservations for drinks. If you anticipate being part of a large drinking group and want to be assured of space then give us a call. Dogs are welcome in all areas except the dining room (from Monday to Saturday).
Join Our Team
We are always looking for passionate, talented hospitality professionals to join our team. Whether you are looking for your first part time job or have years of experience, whether you want a few flexible shifts per week or a full time job, whether you are a chef of renown or a waiter that has caught the bug for a social fast-moving role, then we could have a role for you.
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Please do not use this form to make same day bookings or cancellations. Please call us.
Iping Road, Milland, West Sussex GU30 7NA
Phone / Email
Phone: 01428 741347
or use the contact form
Remembering Rosemary - Had a booking for 23 to celebrate my late wifes life, wonderful food and plenty of drink all at very reasonable cost.
27 April 2023
Wish it was my local - Despite having a strong reputation for its food, a particular strength of The Riser is that it has still retained a pub atmosphere which is so refreshing nowadays with some... read more
10 April 2023
Had a post dog walk light lunch there today and it really was pretty faultless! The food was delicious, EXCELLENT value and delivered quickly by pleasant and efficient staff. Really... read more
6 October 2022
Thank you for a beautiful Sunday lunch experience. Outstanding service, amazing food (the roast pork was exceptional) and beautiful ambiance.
The only slightly negative comment I would make... read more
24 July 2022
We had a brilliant Saturday lunch, perfect fish and chips, and an amazing ploughman’s lunch, home made chutney service from Ash was great as usual. Lucky enough to visit often.... read more
4 March 2022