Reviews of the Rising Sun
Fullers Best Pub November 2015
The Rising Sun, Milland, wins Fuller’s Best Pub and Best Country/Village Pub awards November 2015.
Awards & Quality Marks
Based on 242 reviews
10:51 17 Jun 21
Nice place but unfortunately not a good experience for us... Our food order for 6 was taken, but was delivered at different times. Leaving the first 2 people waiting quite a while for the rest of the party to be served before starting to eat. The portion of bread ordered didn't arrive, the requested vinegar didn't arrive. Surely when delivering linguine and the customer request a spoon to help her eat, that didn't arrive. The fat chips with the steak didn't arrive, the steak went cold waiting. I get the feeling that perhaps not enough staff having time to do the job properly, this is not a cheap and cheerful place which might have been acceptable, but the service we recieved was poor.... In my experience when a customer complains quietly and politely, they don't expect the manager to then question his complaint in front of his guest.. times are tough for everyone. Not once did anyone come and check everything was ok after the food was delivered???? No I won't recommend...
08:54 16 Jun 21
We have ate here a few times now and would highly recommend. Food is delicious, excellent service and beautiful location!
06:22 04 Jun 21
This is a delightful pub in the English countryside. We went for Sunday lunch. As we'd walked there from Stedham, we arrived early, but this was absolutely no problem and we were placed at another table. It was a bit of a squash, and we had to coordinate getting out with the adjacent table, which was unfortunate, but a fate of circumstance. The roast beef was delicious. Only one parsnip was a bit mean, but it was more than made up by the deliciousness of the food. For dessert, the chocolate caramel tart was also amazing, with honeycomb ice-cream. However, I would say that it was far too large a portion, and the shortbread base was far too thick, meaning you had to chip bits off carefully and making it overall difficult to eat (you try eating shortbread with a fork!). A delightful experience, but a star knocked off for those minor things which made it slightly less than a perfect experience, but will definitely go back. It's one of those menus that, although only a page, it so difficult to chose as everything in the menu is so appealing.
16:46 31 May 21
Lovely opportunity to meet up and eat with friends outside but inside...fab food and great service.
07:29 04 May 21
Food was excellent as usual. It was pretty cold sitting in the couples area of the outside seating although the blankets helped. The area for larger groups seemed much warmer. Will be going back.
18:03 24 Apr 21
Amazing food, beautiful setting and the staff were fantastic.
19:20 21 Mar 21
Lovely food, lovely people and a great atmosphere! New year is great here, with music, a buffet and a nice open fire.
13:20 08 Dec 20
Nice owners and good food, great rural pub! Plus the outside cabin area is great.
23:18 03 Dec 20
Best pub around. Excellent food and super nice staff!
18:26 15 Oct 20
Brilliant food - so much so that you need to cook in advance.
19:21 25 Sep 20
Good strict rules on social distancing
06:17 21 Sep 20
Food is very good quality with great flavours. Portion size of starters is a bit small for the price, but main courses are big and tasty. Staff are top class. Attentive, efficient and friendly. In all a great night out.
19:40 29 Aug 20
22:36 25 Aug 20
Amazing service and great host. Food and drinks took a while upon ordering but were very nice.
21:17 18 Aug 20
Super outdoor space to eat in. Plenty of space around the tables. Great food and lovely atmosphere for meeting friends and family.
16:46 18 Aug 20
As always brilliant service, friendly atmosphere, great food. Can not fault their covid set up..felt safe and as protected as possible. Well done rising sun
19:23 13 Jul 20
Thank you to the team, especially the patient staff helping me to work the booking system - and my slow emails ! Lovely lunch out with a long time friend. You've achieved effective work arounds, given the post-Lockdown restrictions.
22:11 20 Jan 20
Great food and service,have been 3 times in the last month and food and service has been great every time.
15:12 02 Jan 20
Lovely tender pork belly for lunch. Highly recommended!
09:47 23 Dec 19
Great country pub full of friendly locals.
16:42 30 Nov 19
A little cramped for space but lovely food, service with a smile, and accommodating for our 6 month daughter.
17:08 20 Nov 19
The food was excellent, traditional English, locally sourced game and fresh vegetables.
17:09 04 Sep 19
The best halloumi burger! We went here once a week during summer just to have this amazing burgers. Beef burger is also great but if you prefer vegetarian burger this is the place. They also have massive garden with lots of different sections so there is lots of space.
07:55 31 Aug 19
Food ok for the price although it used to be better. Could do with a clean as it is grubby and don't ask about the carpets! All in all we will not be going back anytime soon.
21:58 14 Aug 19
Always a great pub with great food and staff. I'm not immediately local but eat here three or four times a month and food has always been delicious. They get it right by being relaxed but timely and efficient and it shows. We know it as the Riser and it's once a year Millfest music festival is great for all ages. Keep it up all and we'll done
07:42 09 Aug 19
Friendly staff, great atmosphere, good food.
19:50 31 Jul 19
Great food drinks and atmosphere but is quite chaotic overall a great place
12:01 08 Jul 19
I took my family for Sunday lunch at The Rising Sun yesterday and I have to say it was outstanding. I am not a person to leave reviews online but I do feel our experience warrants this. When we arrived the pub was packed with customers, which is always a good sign, and we were served a drink within minutes and handed menus. Both the adult and children's menus read superbly and had lots and lots of choice. My wife and I ordered the roast beef and it was the best beef I have ever eaten in a pub. Perfectly cooked and incredibly tasty. The service was also of the highest standard. Great wine and drinks menu and a fabulous garden for the kids to run around in. This pub is really hitting its straps. Infact it was so good I am going to book my company Christmas do there in December. Thank you to all the staff and indeed Ben the landlord for the perfect Sunday afternoon.
11:49 12 Jun 19
We went here last weekend on our way back from the beach. The staff were fantastic albeit very busy with it being Sunday lunchtime. They set our expectations on how long food would be and when it arrived the quality was fantastic. Simple pub food but done right with quality ingredients, will definitely go back.
Jenny de Jongh
20:22 04 Jun 19
Had a fab supper. Squid was delicious. Fish and chips were classic and purée peas to die for. Pudding was unbelievably rich and stunning - salted caramel and chocolate tart
13:27 30 May 19
Had a rather unexpectedly poor meal, the squid was not as good as previous visits and left a member of the party feeling ill. However the steak and scotch egg was perfect and reasonably priced for a set lunch, overall a rather mediocre meal as I've come to expect better
18:00 21 May 19
Touchdalight Sent me and recommended the "Roasted Jews" on the menu. never never been so happy with the order. Best Jews in West Sussex
10:11 15 May 19
The best steak I'd had in 6 years since I was last in Paris in an Argentinian steak restaurant. The gluten free brownie was sublime. A bit under staffed so waited a while though.
09:57 26 Apr 19
Really good outdoor space for summer. Good menu and tasty food
08:03 25 Apr 19
Good food but not great service
10:11 22 Apr 19
A proper pub with good food and great food.
08:55 11 Apr 19
Good food good service sensible prices
15:55 27 Mar 19
Normally give this 5 stars but wasn't so great today. My steak frites arrived warm & not hot, the creme brulee was a bit watery, the soft drinks arrived with the bottle tops still on, needing an opener to undo them. Service not up to the normal high standard. Hoping it will be back up to speed by our next visit. ?
13:57 10 Aug 18
Great atmosphere, amazing food Staff were on point and enthusiastic.
10:48 25 Jul 18
An enjoyable afternoon, but food could have been better, fish cakes were burnt and ham was not off the bone. Service slow. But waiter excellent
21:06 23 Jul 18
Busy pub, good food even on a Monday, service a bit slow at times but worth it.
19:59 06 Jul 18
Having been to the Rising Sun many times before, this time was disappointing. Each time we visit friends in Rogate they book a table. My chicken ceasar salad was an unmitigated disaster. Sodden lettuce with a lump of unskinned chicken dumped on the the top. Chips on another main were not properly cooked with ham dried up at the edges and less than fresh eggs, was passed up after one mouth full. Two other main plates poorly presented. Complaint was met with, we only have one chef on today. The starters were OK as were post mains. All in all a poor dining experience which has resulted in a group decision not to visit again.
18:59 06 Jul 18
Nice pub. Amazing location.
20:49 01 May 18
Consistently good food and beer. Friendly busy staff. Plenty of space if you want to sit outside. Busy kitchen, busy pub, good value.
20:26 12 Nov 17
Went for dinner on a Saturday night. Very busy, so nice if you like a bustling atmosphere, but a bit too busy for my liking. That also meant that the service as a bit slow in spite of the very hard-working staff. Food was nice, especially the mulled apple and plum crumble. Burger was tasty but a bit dry.