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. Stylishly refurbished, spacious and light and with vast gardens and terraces adorned with teak tables and parasols, this is a pub for all seasons and all occasions.
Covid19 – Second Phase Reopening – Early September Onwards
A message to our customers.
Thank you for bearing with us during the first phase of our reopening. The feedback we’ve had has been generally excellent and we’ve achieved what we set out to do; reopen safely and create a fun summer ambience with great food and a varied drinks menu. Service has been occasionally sluggish (particularly during the discount period) and the technology we adopted has not always performed as well as we wished so we are grateful for your patience and courtesy.
The second phase of reopening is being adopted now as summer calms down, the discount scheme concludes, the kids go back to school and the weather becomes more autumnal. The key changes you will experience are:
- The reopening of the main pub bar as a ‘Quick Bar’ serving all the draught beers and ciders, all the house wines (those by the glass), some soft drinks and some spirits. Payment will be by debit or credit card only.
- There will be one or two tables available for drinkers inside, on a first come first served basis but we will continue to encourage drinkers to be seated at all times so for most that will mean taking your drinks outside.
- The rear garden and marquee will remain our dining space during this phase but we will be stopping ‘order on your phone’ and returning to waiters taking orders on your behalf. You will still get full table service and we will encourage you to order from our waiting staff and not use the inside bar. Payment will be by debit or credit card only.
- Drinkers wishing to order from a more extensive drinks list can use their phones in the front garden or take a table in the rear dining area (subject to availability).
- It is our view that the pandemic is some way from being under control so this relaxing of rules must be absorbed in the context of continued social distancing and frequent hand sanitizing. If you have any concerns please raise them with the management.
- All these changes will have been implemented by the second week of September.
Look out for news of our Third Phase Reopening where plans for autumn and winter will be revealed, in October.
Ben & Team
Monday – Thursday
Open 12.00 – 3ish 5.30 – 11.30pm
Food 12.00 – 2.30 6.00 – 9.30pm
Open all day 12-12
Food 12.00 – 2.30 6.00 – 9.30pm
Open all day 12-12
Food 12.00 – 3.00 6.00 – 9.30
Open all day ’til 11pm
Food 12.00 – 4.00 6.30 – 8.30pm
Please note you should only book for food.
We have ample tables for drinks and you do not need a reservation
Order at Table
Order meals using eatPOS
Create an account and order your meal directly from your table.
Menus updated – Garden 11th September, Dessert 20th August 2020
New summer garden menu
Book a table for Food
Book to eat our new garden menu in our marquee from 4th July onwards. You do not need to book a table for drinks only.
Our latest Instagram Posts
The Sea Breeze, our cocktail special on this sunny Saturday. Come down and join us this afternoon to get yours! 🍹 *Also available in a sharing jug* #riserfeed ...
We’ve got the perfect duck dish to enjoy in this heatwave. Make sure to book your table with us this weekend to enjoy your confit duck salad in our sun trap ☀️#riserfeed ...
Summer’s not over just yet, come and join us for the heatwave... We’ve got the perfect Raspberry gin & Mediterranean tonic to enjoy in our gorgeous garden 🌸 #riserfeed ...
IT’S BACK!! 🎉
Due to popular demand our amazing crispy chilli beef is back on the menu! Make sure to book your table to enjoy yours before it’s gone!
*Not Available Sundays* #riserfeed ...
The Riser Bloody Mary is the perfect pick me up to end your bank holiday weekend. Come down and join us in our beer garden to take the edge off your sore heads #riserfeed ...
Pan fried fillet of sea bream, steamed vegetables and new potatoes, served with a coconut, ginger & chilli broth 🌶
The perfect fish dish on this grey day. Make sure to order yours this evening before it’s gone! #riserfeed ...
The sun may have disappeared but we’ve got the perfect cocktail list to have you wishing of summer days... Come and join us this weekend and try our fantastic Mojito’s, available classic, raspberry or strawberry🍓 #riserfeed ...
Our Mezze platter is the perfect sharing starter or as a main to enjoy in our wonderful sun trap at the Riser.
*also available vegan 🌱*
We’re fully booked this evening but why not come down and join us this weekend! 🥂 #riserfeed ...
Come join us this weekend for some fantastic cocktails in our tented garden🍸
We’ve got over 15 cocktails to pick from, our favourites this week are:
Lunch at the Riser is the perfect birthday treat... Don’t forget we are part of the fantastic government ‘eat out to help out’ scheme, why not book a table with us this Monday - Wednesday to enjoy an amazing discount on your ‘al fresco’ lunch in our garden! We are fully booked tonight & tomorrow night but have tables left for Tuesday & Wednesday lunch🥂 #riserfeed #eatouttohelpout ...
The Riser Rum Punch is the perfect cocktail to enjoy during this heatwave🍹Come join us in our fantastic garden today, it’s the perfect little sun trap & will have you thinking you’re abroad #riserfeed ...
The Riser Korean chicken kebabs are the perfect dish to enjoy in our wonderful garden this weekend. We’ve got some tables left to reserve for tomorrow lunch, so make sure to book yours! #riserfeed ...
Our bar team are prepped and ready for this weekends heatwave☀️Come join us in our fantastic garden, we’ve got plenty of space for you to sit back and relax with a glass or two in hand 🥂 #riserfeed ...
Bramble Caipirinha🍸... The Riser’s take on two fantastic classic cocktails combined! Come down and give it a try or we have 14 other incredible cocktails to pick from on our list & plenty of seating in the sunshine ☀️ #riserfeed ...
Our English Country Garden is the perfect gin tipple this weekend... come join us, we’ve got plenty of space in our front garden to soak up the sunshine ☀️ #riserfeed ...
It’s Fri-yay, which calls for one thing... Fish of the day🐠 A delicious plate of Seabass thanks to @johnsonsfish1
Come join us this weekend to see what’s on the menu🐠 #riserfeed ...
Come join us tonight for a refreshing glass (or two) of Aperol Spritz in our fantastic front garden or front patio, enjoying the evening sunshine🥂 You don’t need to book for drinks, just rock up. We can’t wait to see you! #riserfeed ...
The Riser Garden Salad🍅
With temperatures due to rise this week, we’ve got the perfect garden salad to enjoy, which can be served with:
- Chermoula Chicken Breast
- Lamb Koftas
- Z’atar Grilled Halloumi
Or served classic with none of the additionals.
A classic - Espresso Martini, the perfect pick me up on this rainy afternoon. Come down and join us to enjoy yours in our fabulous, heated, luxury marquee🍸#riserfeed ...
Slow-roast Lamb Shawarma... due to so many of you loving our Persian inspired lamb dish during lockdown, we’ve decided to bring it back and it’s better than ever! Book a table with us this week to enjoy yours 🥂#riserfeed ...
I am not prone to gushing emails, but hell, last night’s date night dinner was top drawer. Can’t quite see how you’re making any money on it – and would have happily paid more for delicious beef – really well cooked. Dauphinoise so good my wife wants you guys to make trays of the stuff for the freezer. Your pepper sauce was the crowning glory in my humble opinion. Rocket salad is the Riser tour de force – what can I say – the tomatoes (I can live without!) and the ’shroom – earthy and delicious. Drinkable Malbec, criminally rich pudding – it was all completely delicious, made very easy and exceptional value.
TP, Chithurst (23rd May)