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The Rising Sun

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Superior Double Room, Ensuite | Premium bedding, desk, laptop workspace, iron/ironing board
Front of property – evening/night
Bar (on property)
Standard Double Room, Ensuite | Bathroom | Hair dryer, towels, soap, shampoo
Children’s play area – outdoor

Overview of The Rising Sun

The Rising Sun

5.0 star property
Bristol upmarket inn with bar/lounge
8.6 out of 10 Fabulous
8.6/10 Fabulous

99 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Pet-friendly
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Bar
  • Non-smoking
91 W Town Rd, Backwell, West Town, Bristol, England, BS48 3BH
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service
  • Coffee shop/cafe
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Luggage storage
  • Playground
Feel at home
  • Playground on site
  • Television
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Premium bedding

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • Ashton Gate Stadium - 10 min drive
  • Clifton Suspension Bridge - 11 min drive
  • University of Bristol - 15 min drive
  • Bristol Hippodrome Theatre - 14 min drive
  • Cabot Circus Shopping Centre - 18 min drive
  • Cheddar Gorge - 21 min drive

Getting around

  • Bristol International Airport (BRS) - 8 min drive
  • Cardiff International Airport (CWL) - 95 min drive
  • Yatton Station - 9 min drive
  • Bristol Parson Street Station - 12 min drive
  • Bristol Nailsea Backwell Station - 19 min walk


  • Brunel Bar & Kitchen - 9 min drive
  • The Old Farmhouse - 5 min drive
  • The George at Backwell - 2 min drive
  • Costa Express - 9 min drive
  • The Rising Sun - 1 min walk

About this property

The Rising Sun

A great choice for a stay in Bristol, The Rising Sun is only 4.3 mi (6.9 km) from the airport. You can unwind with a drink at the bar/lounge, and the coffee shop/cafe is the perfect spot to grab a bite to eat. Other highlights at this luxurious inn include a terrace and a garden. Fellow travellers like the comfortable beds and helpful staff.



Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter


Contactless social distancing and check-out
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Hand sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 13 rooms


  • Check-in time from 3:00 PM until 10:00 PM
  • Early check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is 11:00 AM
  • Late check-out subject to availability

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • There is no front desk at this property
  • Guests will receive an email 48 hours before arrival with check-in instructions; your host will greet you
  • This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Pets allowed (dogs and cats only)*
  • Service animals welcome


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free on-site self-parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop
  • Room service (limited hours)

Travelling with children

  • Playground


  • Luggage storage


  • Garden
  • Terrace


  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible restaurant
  • Well-lit path to entrance
  • Step-free path to entrance

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • 30-inch flat-screen TV
  • Cable TV channels

Home comfort

  • Heating
  • Fan
  • Electric kettle
  • Iron/ironing board

Sleep well

  • Premium bedding

Freshen up

  • Soap and shampoo
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels
  • Toilet paper

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water
  • Free tea bags/instant coffee


  • Daily housekeeping

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Early check-in can be arranged for an extra charge of GBP 25 (subject to availability)
  • Late checkout can be arranged for an extra charge of GBP 25 (subject to availability)

Children & extra beds

  • Rollaway beds are available for GBP 25.0 per night


  • Service animals exempt from fees
  • Pets are allowed for an extra charge of GBP 15 per accommodation, per night

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitiser.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.


This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business or profession.
This property does not have lifts.
This property accepts credit cards and debit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

Rising Sun Hotel Backwell
Rising Sun Backwell
Rising Sun Inn Backwell
Rising Sun Inn Bristol
Rising Sun Bristol
The Rising Sun Inn
The Rising Sun Bristol
The Rising Sun Inn Bristol

Frequently asked questions

Does The Rising Sun offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, The Rising Sun does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at The Rising Sun?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser, social distancing measures are in place and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at The Rising Sun?
Yes, cats and dogs are welcome. There's a charge of GBP 15 per accommodation, per night. Service animals are exempt from fees.
Is parking offered on site at The Rising Sun?
Yes, there's free self parking.
What are the check-in and check-out times at The Rising Sun?
You can check in from 3:00 PM - 10:00 PM. There's a charge of GBP 25 for early check-in (subject to availability). Check-out time is 11:00 AM. Late check-out is available for a charge of GBP 25 (subject to availability). Contactless social distancing and check-out are available.
What is there to do at The Rising Sun and nearby?
The Rising Sun has a garden.







Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities




10/10 Exceptional

Rising Sun
Lovely pub with comfortable room. Friendly staff and nice beer. I was greeted with a warm welcome and escorted to my room. Tea/coffee making facilities were present and fresh milk available on request in the bar. I only had breakfast once but it was tasty and well presented.
Tim, 4-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Lewis, 1-night trip
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6/10 Good

When we arrived at 8.45pm there was only a young lad there waiting with our key. Apparently the owners had done a moonlight flit and left everything to be sorted out by the young man who honestly did his best. There was no food on offer as they had closed the pub. The room was very clean and very comfortable (thank goodness). Limited coffee and tea facilities though. They had a lot of maintenance people there the next day which was a bit noisy. Such a shame as it has the makings of a nice place.
jayne, 2-night romance trip
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4/10 Fair

Anthony, 1-night trip
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6/10 Good

Short stay otherwise would have complained x very smelly room on arrival with windows wide open. I know petty but only teabags in room, no coffee and on going down stairs to restaurant on asking young man looked at me like i had 2 heads and asked me to buy a coffee. Have to pass through dish washing and kitchen to get to out of way door to upto room.
Kerry, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Colin, 1-night trip
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4/10 Fair

The new menu was very limited with not a lot of choose from. The starter we ordered cam with garlic but there was no mention of garlic on the menu when i pointed this out we were offered a replacement but were told that the chef prepares them before hand and a new one would need to be prepared and it would take a bit of time . At the end of the meal the waitress said ,thank you for your patience, i a very condescending way like it was all my fault . We did notice several meals being returned to the kitchen ,Having looked on line the food on there is nothing like what is served .The room was very nice but for the plug in the sink did not work so we had to leave the tap running to get a wash . I wont be staying there again its such a shame its a nice looking place .
Peter, 2-night trip
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4/10 Fair

I have stayed at the Rising Sun a handful of times and it was always so great, they have had new management since my last visit a couple of months ago and that now really shows in the hygiene of the room and service.
2-night business trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Great relaxing stay
Staff were very friendly and welcoming. We chose this hotel as it is dog friendly and it certainly is. Our room was nice and spacious and the bathroom very good with plenty of room and a great shower. I was also impressed to see that there were plenty of gluten free options on the menu and the meal we had was delicious. A lovely relaxing stay.
4-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Cherril, 1-night trip
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