Feeling ten feet tall situated in the Quantock hills, banish City thrills for cosier feels!
Stepping into a countryside canvas you have to explore, our unique pub is not one to ignore. The Idyllic marriage between 15th century values with a modernistic splash of panache, we are the perfect escapism for a spontaneous dash.
The best in the West - whether you’re staying in our hotel, experiencing our fine dining or visiting some of our natures treasures, our stay & scenic combination is captivating in all seasons & weathers.
Quite simply the best pub in Somerset, this famous stop off, breakaway or staycation is sweeping the nation with its array of fine dining, unrivalled atmosphere & chic interiors.
If it’s good enough for Johnny Depp, Rowan Atkinson & Peter Andre, then it’s good enough for us. That’s right, all the way from the red carpet to our rustic doors, this star studded cast were lured in by Somerset’s gorgeous views & authentic countryside food.
With a pinch of stardust & ripe with talent, it’s our devoted & skilled chefs who play a starring role in ensuring every meal is served with fine dining appeal for a Hollywood look! For your cameo appearance, pop on by for a festive feast, a seasonal occasion or ‘just because’.
With great food, great service, and hikes that support any type of attire (even a Jimmy Choo) stumble upon a well deserved break, palate pleasing tastes & a revolving lens of stunning views.
Michelle & Paul
The Rising Sun owners Michelle & Paul Fabian and their team will become very familiar faces; for once you’ve been to The Rising Sun, you’ll want to go back.
Owners Michelle and Paul have a wealth of corporate and hospitality experience gained in the Oil, Gas, Airline & Aviation industries. They have spent a lot of time working internationally, holding senior positions and managing businesses throughout London, Sydney and Dubai in the Middle East. Now the couple are using that combined experience to make The Rising Sun near Taunton just that … an experience to remember for every customer who walks through the pub’s ancient door which dates right back to the 15th century door.
Michelle says: “A pub has to have personality, and the moment we walked in the doors of The Rising Sun, we knew this was the one for us. We felt at home, and now we are here to make sure that everyone who walks through our door feels exactly the same warm welcome and relaxed atmosphere.
MEET OUR TEAM
Teenager Dan is known as Dan Can as he’s the pub’s ‘go to’ person if anything needs doing.
Apart from sorting out the drinks, he’s something of a handyman and will fix anything that needs repairing or can put tricky things up like mirrors.
Dan, who you’ll also see serving food when it gets really busy, was born in Somerset.
Tracy is now in her second stint working at The Rising Sun … and is loving being back.
She was first there three years ago and if you wonder what a Commi Chef does then her role is to prepare fresh food, make the desserts and plate up the starters, puddings and main meals.
So if you love the way your food is presented, it’s likely Tracy will have done it.
Born & raised in Somerset, Jade is a talented leader with a vibrant presence in the kitchen. A versatile trend setter, she is a fine dining voice of authority & a thought leader who exploits her cooking expertise with ease.
Initially bubbling through the ranks, before overspilling with unique ability, she served recognition in 2019 as a semi finalist of the ‘south west chef of the year’.
Our senior Sous Chef Bella Peterova is an extraordinarily bright and talented chef and individual.
Bella's cooking experience has taken her all around the world from the humble fresh French Patisseries of Paris to the luxury cruise ships of Miami, to the rich mixture of cuisine of the Middle East working in some of the Dubai's most prestigious hotels.
Senior Sous Chef
Ellie is our front of house manager at The Rising Sun and runs a team of eight making sure every customer gets the best possible service; for customer service is the be all and end all for Ellie, who says: “From our first smile when customers enter the pub to when we say goodbye and thank you we want everything to the best it can possibly be for them."