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Sun Settings @ The Rising Sun

Sun Settings is our bespoke event catering service based at The Rising Sun in Milland. We offer event catering in West Sussex, Hampshire & Surrey, as well as on site at the pub and in the pub’s extensive gardens.

We are able to create bespoke menus to suit your taste and budget and can cater for 14-300 guests. While we have vast experience in all areas of events, we specialize in informal, outdoor, rustic-chic weddings, parties and corporate events.

Our staff are relaxed, friendly and approachable; our food is locally-sourced, extremely tasty and generously served (the antithesis of conference chicken!); our drinks range from local ales to cocktails to fine wines; and we partner with marquee, event-hire, flower, cake and DJ’s and bands to offer you a complete suite of professional services all managed under one roof.

Our venue has a variety of catered services and all are provided with FREE venue hire. Every event must procure food and drink via the pub’s varied and bespoke event menus, and many may require the hire of a marquee, but our venue comes with no charge.

Additionally, being a pub, we offer a cash bar so you can easily share the drinks cost burden with your guests. Our dining room doubles up as our private dining area and one of our two bars make an ideal drinks/bowl food/canape space. Our huge pub garden splits into two natural spaces divided by a large hedge. One side becomes a totally private event space and the other remains open to the public. We have a semi-permanent marquee structure with solid walls, windows and doors decorated as a ski lodge in winter and a clubhouse in summer. It’s worth noting we never close the pub entirely to the public; events happen alongside normal pub activity.

We can create a bespoke menu for any event, or you can build your summer party around one of our barbecue packages. We have different options for smaller events like christenings, wakes and kid’s parties. Choose a main course option below and view the additional options to complete your meal:

Garden parties, birthdays and weddings – free hire of an outdoor space

BARBECUED & BLACKENED RUMP OF BEEF thyme, rosemary & garlic marinade
Served with Mediterranean roast new potatoes, chimichurri and homemade horseradish sauces
30-150 covers, £15PP inc VAT, add 20% to events off-site

Suggested bolt-on: Four gourmet salads @ 3.75PP (choose from 2022 list)
Optional bolt-ons: Canapes (6-10pp / £7.50-12.50pp choose from 2022 list); Grazing station £8.50pp; Starters £6-12.50pp / bespoke options; Desserts £4.50-7pp / bespoke options; Veggie, vegan & fish alternatives to meat
Service options: buffet, plated or share style.
Price doesn’t include serving staff, marquee or event hire which may be required

BARBECUED BUTTERFLY LEG OF LAMB Oregano, lemon & garlic marinade
Served with Mediterranean roast new potatoes, chimichurri & tzatziki sauces
30-150 covers, £15PP inc VAT, add 20% to events off-site

Suggested bolt-on: Four gourmet salads @ 3.75PP (choose from 2021 list)
Optional bolt-ons: Canapes (6-10pp / £7.50-12.50pp choose from 2021 list); Grazing station £8.50pp; Starters £6-12.50 / bespoke options; Desserts £4.50-6pp / bespoke options; Veggie, vegan & fish alternatives to meat / bespoke options
Service options: buffet, plated or share style.
Price doesn’t include serving staff, marquee or event hire which may be required

SPIT-ROASTED WHOLE PIG
Floured-bap, sage and onion stuffing, apple & barbecue sauces
80-120 covers, £750.00 inc VAT, add 20% to events off-site

Suggested bolt-on: Four gourmet salads @ 3.75PP (choose from 2021 list)
Optional bolt-ons: Canapes (6-10pp / £7.50-12.50pp choose from 2021 list); Grazing station £8.50pp; Starters £6-12.50 / bespoke options; Desserts £4.50-6pp / bespoke options; Veggie, vegan & fish alternatives to meat / bespoke options
Service options: buffet
Price doesn’t include serving staff, marquee or event hire which may be required

SPIT-ROASTED SUCKLING PIG
Served with Mediterranean roast new potatoes, spiced apple sauce
10-30 covers approx. £20PP inc VAT, add 20% to events off-site

Suggested bolt-on: Four gourmet salads @ 3.75PP (choose from 2021 list)
Optional bolt-ons: Canapes (6-10pp / £7.50-12.50pp choose from 2021 list); Grazing station £8.50pp; Starters £6-12.50 / bespoke options; Desserts £4.50-6pp / bespoke options; Veggie, vegan & fish alternatives to meat / bespoke options
Service options: plated only
Price doesn’t include serving staff, marquee or event hire which may be required

CLASSIC BBQ
Homemade beef burger, pork sausage & chicken kebab, bread rolls, 2 classic salads, sauces
£13.50pp inc VAT, 30-150 covers, add 20% to events off-site

Optional bolt-ons: Additional salads £1.50pp, Canapes (6-10pp / £7.50-12.50pp choose from 2021 list); Grazing station £8.50pp; Starters £6-12.50 / bespoke options; Desserts £4.50-6pp / bespoke options; Veggie, vegan & fish alternatives to meat / bespoke options
Service options: buffet only
Price doesn’t include marquee or event hire which may be required

Dinner, birthday, drinks parties, corporate, social, school, special events – free hire of a private pub space

PRIVATE (SEATED) DINING

Two or three course bespoke seasonal menus from £20+pp inc VAT, with inclusive service
Price inclusive of all charges, except service
Suitable for 14 – 43 covers (guaranteed private use for 20 covers+), available off/on site
Extensive wine list

DRINKS & BOWL FOOD (STANDING) PARTIES

Drinks and small plates & bowls with inclusive service
Average 2.5 small dishes per person from a bespoke shortlist of 4-6 plates
£15-20pp inc VAT, 20-50 covers, inclusive of all costs, except service, available off-site
Drinks packages available

DRINKS & CANAPE (STANDING) PARTIES

Drinks and canapes with inclusive service
Average 6-10 per person from a bespoke shortlist of canapes
£10-15pp inc VAT, 20-50 covers, inclusive of all costs, except service, available off-site
Drinks packages available

Canapés Long List

Drinks & canapés party: 6-10 canapes per person £10-15pp (20+ guests min)
Canapés as part of a meal: 6-10 canapes per person £7.50-12.50pp (30-150 guests)
Choose 3-4 hot and 3-4 cold per event

Hot Canapés:
Quince-roasted chorizo and Manchego sticks
Cocktail sausages roasted in honey & grain mustard with sesame
Pulled beef sliders with kimchi
Serrano ham croquettes
Quail Scotch eggs
Satay chicken skewers
Slow-braised Chinese 5 spice belly pork in Taiwanese sweet buns
Duck, chicken or veggie gyoza with soy & ginger dipping sauce
Himalayan salt & Sichuan pepper squid with chilli jam or aioli
Salt cod fritters with aioli
Warm crab tart with kaffir lime, chilli & mint
Local asparagus with hollandaise sauce (English season)
Truffled mac n cheese bites
Wild mushroom & tarragon / leek & parmesan / beetroot & goat’s cheese // tartlets
Pumpkin & sage / pea, courgette & mint / wild mushroom & gorgonzola // arancini

Cold Canapés:
Cerviche tostados with guacamole & salsa / sea bass or prawn
Seared tuna with wasabi mayo & pickled ginger
Marinated crab with grated fennel & tarragon on baby gem
Beetroot-cured salmon blinis with crème fraiche and caviar
Smoked mackerel blinis with buttered beetroot & horseradish
Smoked salmon blinis with lemon crème fraiche and caviar
Ham hock terrine with piccalilli & crackling crumb
Foie gras pate on brioche toast with caramelised onion
Mini Yorkshire puddings with rare roast beef, hot horseradish & watercress
Goats cheese mousse & beetroot carpaccio on rye bread with balsamic
Feta and watermelon skewers with fresh mint
Crushed broad beans with Ricotta and lemon on toasted rye
Prosciutto, pear and gorgonzola rolls

Grazing Station

The grazing station is a casual buffet-style alternative to canapes and/or starters
50-150 guests
As part of a meal £8.50pp
As a stand-alone dining option £11pp
(please note this dining option is not considered equivalent to a complete meal)

A selection of artisan charcuterie, Buffalo mozzarella, Pecorino & roast Mediterranean vegetables
Lamb kofta, grilled halloumi, herb frittata, sweet potato falafel
Baba ganoush, lemon & coriander hummus, cacik and pistachio & feta dips
Carrot, celery, cucumber, fennel & radish crudités
Quail Scotch eggs, pea, mint & courgette arancini, ham croquettes, honey & mustard cocktail sausages
Baked camembert with rosemary & garlic pesto and garlic ciabatta
Focaccia, flatbread, garlic ciabatta
Chilli jam, cornichons, pickled sweet chillis, queen olives

Salad Long List

Classics
POTATO SALAD new potatoes, mustard, capers, spring onions, soft herbs and mayo v
HOUSE SLAW red cabbage, celeriac, carrot, spring onions, horseradish, vinaigrette & mayo v
CAESAR romaine lettuce, Caesar dressing, crispy bacon, garlic croutons, Parmesan v*
LEAF baby leaf, cherry tomatoes, cucumber, avocado, spring onion, honey & mustard vin ve
HERB soft herbs & baby leaves with almond vin ve
COUSCOUS fine or pearl couscous, roast vegetables, soft herbs, chilli & a citrus vin ve
TRICOLOUR fresh mozzarella, cherry tomatoes, avocado & basil with a classic vin v
TABBOULEH bulgar wheat, parsley, spring onions, tomato, lemon juice ve

Grains
QUINOA & puy lentils, soft herbs, cherry tomatoes, spring onions & sumac ve
KISIR bulgar wheat, pomegranate molasses & seeds, soft herbs, chilli & tomato paste ve
MATFOUL pearl couscous, chickpeas, orange, lemon, apricots, sour cherries & black garlic ve
FREEKAH with cranberries, almonds, dill, coriander, pomegranate molasses & seeds ve
RED RICE and quinoa, spring onions, dried apricots, pistachios & rocket with an orange vin ve
GREEN LENTIL with roast butternut squash, beetroot, rocket, crumbled feta and walnuts v

Lighter
FATTOUSH classic salad vegetables, flatbread croutons, parsley, mint & sumac ve
PANZANELLA fresh mozzarella, tomato, cucumber & peppers, capers, fresh basil, garlic croutons & mustard vin v
AUTUMN SLAW celeriac, kohlrabi & apple slaw with a classic vin & lots of crunchy seeds ve
FENNEL & feta with pomegranate seeds & sumac v
ROAST AUBERGINE with saffron yoghurt, pomegranate seeds and basil v
PEA, mange-tout, sugar snap, spinach, feta and mint v

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