We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The Tripadvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Travel safe during COVID-19
Visit our Travel Safe hub to see how we're helping you make more informed travel decisions during COVID-19.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Daily temperature and symptom checks for staff
  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Tables disinfected between guests
Updated 22/12/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 22/12/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
From Henley-on-Thames take a short trip through the countryside, into the woods at Witheridge hill and you will find the warm picturesque 17th century pub, the Rising Sun. There is a large sunny garden at the front of the pub surrounded by stunning woodlands as well as ample parking. Rustic floorboards, open fires and original beams inside fill the place with character & charm, it feels just like home - somewhere you can relax, settle in and have a great time.
US$8 - US$27
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Pub, Gastropub
Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Free off-street parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Private Dining, Live Music, Dog Friendly, Non-smoking restaurants, Gift Cards Available
Reviews (175)
Filter reviews
175 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Traveller rating
Show reviews that mention
All reviews pie curry burger chocolate brownie scotch egg mash soup potatoes pudding fish and chips sunday roast the pub cold wet day board games rural location beautiful country pub log fire
Selected filters
Updating list...
Reviewed 1 week ago

Sunday lunch with family - pleased to find the Rising Sun has returned to good form (decent portions, well cooked, very pleasant service), after a bit of a 'hiatus around 2018.

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 1 week ago

The food used to be pub food done very well. Now it's just very average. Veg either almost raw (which I liked) or so overcooked it is like school dinners (which is so 1970s retro). The rest - meh! together it needs to try much...harder. Staff are super polite - just not that well trained. e.g. £5 for one teacup of hot chocolate. Seriously? It just aint that good - zero ambience and it was quite cold inside. Charge me more I don't care but make it good not deeply average please.More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Witheridge Hill at Highmoor Cross is a bit off the beaten track, but my ancestor came from there so we went there for a day trip. The staff at the pub were super friendly and the food was great. Its a Breakspears Pub so my...husband loved the real ale. I f you are in the area I would highly recommend it. The advantages over lunching at Henley on Thames were more peaceful and free parking. If you want to pop down to Henley its not far, but I would definitely eat here first.More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 8 August 2021 via mobile

The service was excellent, staff couldn’t do enough for us. Wasn’t waiting too long for drinks and food even though they were busy. When the food came it was well presented and was amazing we both cleared our plates, couldn’t fault anything. Great evenings entertainment...with the open the mic night, which showcases quality local artists!!! Also dogs are welcome as well! Will be visiting again for sure! Highly recommendedMore

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 22 July 2021

Great food, great beer and great, friendly service in a tucked away location. A lovely, traditional pub. Would highly recommend.

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed 13 July 2021

With a group of friends we went for Sunday lunch. Food choice and quality was very good and you certainly couldn't grumble about the portion sizes But the enthusiastic and friendly service wasn't up to scratch. Half our drinks order was delivered but the other...half of the order didn't appear so we had to go chasing it. A tureen of gravy, together with two bowls of cauliflower cheese was put on the table about ten minutes before the meat was brought to us. The server didn't seem to see this as strange1 All in all we enjoyed our meal but poor service when the pub was quite quiet stops me rating this as excellent overall.More

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed 11 July 2021 via mobile

My husband and I had an excellent Sunday lunch at The Rising Sun. the staff were friendly and helpful and the portions were very generous. It was very pleasant sitting in the garden with a glass of sangria.

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 4 July 2021 via mobile

Excellent food in a very relaxed atmosphere! The Steaks and Chocolate Brownies were great. Friendly staff and good service make this a go to destination!

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 30 June 2021 via mobile

The current management has put this pub up to the top of our favourite list again. We’ve eaten here a few times recently - as a couple, with a group of friends and even for my hen do. The food has always been spot on...but most importantly, the atmosphere and service is what every pub should aspire to. Simple things like calling to check if we wanted a table outside as the weather was going to be good! When planning my hen do, Kate was super helpful, enthusiastic and personable. She prepared a perfect sharing menu and made sure we were well looked after all evening. The staff were lovely - really attentive but not pretentious at all and we had the secret garden to ourselves. Can’t recommend this pub enough! We eat out a lot and what really stands out is their passion for what they do. Looking forward to spending many more happy times here :)More

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 21 June 2021

The pub and surrounds were looking glorious as we came up the garden path for our Father's Day lunch. We were immediately looked after by the attentive and well trained young staff and a lovely tempo was maintained throughout our meal. The roast chicken and...roast pork options (best tasting pork I've had in a long time) came with all the usual accompaniments - excellent! The mussels were so fresh, with a finger licking garlic, white wine and cream sauce - my 91 year old father didn't speak throughout, he was enjoying his lunch so much. Added to that, he chose the banoffee ice cream sundae which topped off his special day. This is the second time we've eaten out recently at The Rising Sun, which also serves a fine SA Chenin Blanc and a well kept Brakspear Oxford Gold, and we will be back soon. Recommend a visit.More

Date of visit: June 2021
View more reviews
Best nearby
Best nearby hotelsSee all
The Cherry Tree Inn
432 reviews
1.32 km away
The White Hart
817 reviews
2.74 km away
The Catherine Wheel
895 reviews
6.59 km away
Phyllis Court Club
211 reviews
6.63 km away
Best nearby restaurantsSee all
The Crooked Billet
1,120 reviews
1.23 km away
The Unicorn
176 reviews
2.37 km away
The White Hart
245 reviews
2.74 km away
The Greyhound
1,507 reviews
2.90 km away
Best nearby attractionsSee all
The Black Horse Pub
25 reviews
3.01 km away
Stonor Park & Gardens
244 reviews
6.43 km away
Nuffield Place
553 reviews
4.12 km away
Grey's Court
869 reviews
2.85 km away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
Mike T
12 September 2018|
Response from RisingSunWH | Property representative |
Hi Michael, thank you for your enquiry. Yes we are dog friendly - we have a large beer garden, we provide water bowls inside and outside and have free dog treats available from the bar. We do not usually allow dogs into the... More
Is This Your Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Free Listing
Frequently Asked Questions about Rising Sun

Yes, Rising Sun is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

Rising Sun is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 4.5