The Rising Sun
91 West Town Road, Backwell, BS48 3BH
The historic village of Backwell provides a relaxed backdrop to this charming country pub. Just a short drive from the seaside at Weston-super-Mare and the bustling city of Bristol, The Rising Sun is surrounded by the beautiful North Somerset countryside and is perfectly located for those wishing to explore the area. It’s also conveniently close to Bristol Airport, making a visit to The Rising Sun a perfect way to break up a long journey. This family-friendly pub has a large garden with a children’s play area to keep little ones occupied. If the weather’s pleasant, relax with a drink and take advantage of the outside seating, or why not enjoy your lunch al fresco? Inside, the pub has retained much of its traditional British character, but has been refurbished to a lovely modern standard. A light and airy interior in the daytime becomes an intimate and cosy ambience in the evening, but the same warm and friendly welcome is to be expected whenever you visit. Equally consistent is The Rising Sun’s offering of delicious meals, created from the highest-quality locally sourced produce. From traditional English breakfasts and light lunches to hearty evening meals, the quality of the food here is second to none. Share appetisers like marinated mixed olives with homemade bread, aged balsamic and rapeseed oil – best enjoyed with a cold drink over a catch up with friends – or select something more substantial. Mouth-watering starters such as pan-fried scallops with lemon and basil risotto, pea shoots and Parmesan tuile can be followed by something tasty from the choice of hearty pub classics, steaks, seafood and flavoursome vegetarian dishes. For something a little different, try the pork belly, duck and Toulouse sausage cassoulet, topped with breadcrumbs, or the pan-fried calf’s liver accompanied by Dauphinoise potatoes, honey-glazed carrots, spinach, bacon and red wine sauce. For great-value British fare and the relaxed surrounds of a wholesome family pub, look no further than The Rising Sun in Backwell. Those wishing to stop overnight will be delighted to know that the pub also offers five-AA-star bed and breakfast accommodation, perfect for some well-deserved time away.