The Rising Sun Free House

...a traditional English pub and restaurant in a village setting near Canterbury, Kent serving fine food, ales, wines and spirits.

The Bar

The lounge bar with flagstone floor, leather settees…

The Rising Sun, Stourmouth, Kent is a popular traditional village pub. With history dating back to 1372, wood beams, flagstone and timber board floors the environment radiates a traditional elegance.

The bar is comfortable and friendly place to enjoy a quick drink or spend an evening. Relax in leather sofas by the wood burning stove, share in friendly banter by the bar, or enjoy our spacious terrace and beer garden.

Our bar opening times:

Monday* 5:00-11pm
Tuesday to Saturday 11:00am-11:00pm
Sunday 12:00-7:00pm

* On Bank Holiday Monday’s the Bar is open 12:00-11:00pm

We serve a wide range of beers, wines and spirits; including a selection of real ales, many locally brewed. The bar menu provides a choice of nibbles through to freshly prepared meals, or choose from our specials board.


You can be sure of a friendly welcome at the Rising Sun and we look forward to seeing you.

Friends enjoying a glass of wine.

The Restaurant

Our spacious restaurant with character exposed beams, wood burner... enjoy fine dining in beautiful surroundings.

In our spacious restaurant take advantage of our full a la carte menu or one of our daily specials. The Rising Sun prides itself on freshly prepared food, giving a range of flavours to suit every palate. Hand-selected, seasonal ingredients sourced locally are used extensively in our dishes.

To reserve your table:
tel 01227 721364 or email

Our restaurant opening times:

Monday* Closed
Tuesday to Saturday 12:00-2:30pm and 6:30-9:00pm
Sunday 12:00-5:00pm

* On Bank Holiday Monday’s the Restaurant is open 12:00-2:30pm and 6:30-8:30pm



  • Table setting in the Rising Sun Restaurant, near Canterbury
  • A matured steak cooked to your liking. Fine dining for all tastes.
  • A good selection of fine wines to enjoy in the bar or restaurant

A La Carte Menu

~~~ STARTERS ~~~

Homemade Soup with Roll & Butter £4.95
Brussel Pate with Crusty Bread £5.95
King Prawns with Chilli & Garlic Butter £7.95
Prawn Cocktail £7.95
Deep Fried Garlic Breaded Mushrooms with Garlic Mayonnaise £5.95
Deep Fried Brie with Sweet Chilli Sauce £5.95
Smoked Haddock & Chive Fishcake with Lemon Mayonnaise £6.95
Calamari with Lime Mayonnaise £5.95
Barbecue Chicken Wings with Barbecue sauce £6.95
Nachos for one £6.95
Nachos for two £5.50


Fish dishes depend on availability of fresh fish. Details of of all our fish dishes can be found on our specials board.

~~~ MAINS ~~~

Lambs Liver, Bacon & Mash £12.95
Lamb Shank in Red Wine Sauce £13.95
Chicken Kiev (prepared to order) £13.95
Steak Pie with Mash & Vegetables £11.95
Chicken & Ham Pie with Mash & Vegetables  £11.95
Ribeye steak 10oz £16.95
Sirloin Steak 10oz £18.95
Fillet Steak 10oz £24.95
Chateaubriand for two £49.95
Sauces for Steaks: Peppercorn,Garlic,Stilton or Dijonnaise £1.95
Sunday Roast (only available Sunday lunchtime) £10.95

~~~ SALADS ~~~

Chicken, Bacon & Avocado Salad £11.95
Seafood Salad £13.95
Goats Cheese & Bacon Salad £11.95


Mexican (for two): King Prawns, Maize,Bacon, Chicken,Chilli, Savoury Sausage, Onion,Garlic, Peppers, Rice, Tomatoes & Herbs £36.95
Valenciana (for two): King Prawns, Chicken, Moules, Squid, Bacon, Rice & Herbs £36.95
Crab, Prawn & Chilli Linguine  £13.95
Mushroom or Vegetable Pancake with a Cheese Sauce served with Salad  £9.95
Mushroom Stroganoff  £8.95


Chips £2.50
Cheesy Chips £3.00
Salad £3.00
Bread £1.50
Garlic Bread £2.95
Vegetables £3.00


Ham, Egg and Chips £8.95
Pork & Leek Sausages with Mash & Baked Beans £9.95
1/2lb Aberdeen Angus Beef Burger & Chip £10.50
Chicken Breast Burger and Chips £8.95
For a little extra add Onion Rings, Cheese or Bacon to your Burgers  
Bacon, Mushroom or Cheese Omelette & Chips £7.25
Scampi & Chips £9.95
Cheddar, Brie or Stilton Ploughman's £8.95
Sausage Ploughman's £7.50
Ham Ploughman's £7.50
Prawn Ploughman's £9.50

(not available Saturday evening & Sunday lunchtime)

Smoked Salmon & Cream Cheese £7.95
Egg and Bacon £5.95
Sausage and Onion £5.95
Bacon, Brie & Cranberry £5.95
Cheddar, Stilton or Brie £5.95
Ham and Mustard £5.95
Prawn £6.95


Spaghetti Bolognaise & Garlic Bread £6.95
Cheese & Tomato Pizza & Chips £6.95
Sausage, Mash and Beans £6.95
Chicken Nuggets & Chips  £6.95
Fish Fingers and Chips £5.95
All Children's Meals include Ice Cream as a Dessert.  

~~~ DESERTS ~~~
A Selection of Desserts are available from the Blackboard

Tea £1.90
Coffee £1.90
Cappuccino £2.30
Latte £2.30
Espresso £2.30
Floater Coffee £2.45
Liquor Coffee £4.95
Hot Chocolate £2.30
Dessert Wine (37.5cl Bottle) £14.95

All Major Credit Cards Accepted.

Service Charge NOT Included.

* As our food is fresh and prepared to order, during busy times there may be some delay.
* All Mains Courses are served with Salad & Homemade Chips or New Potatoes & Fresh Vegetables, except Rice, Pasta & Salad Dishes.
* We like to keep the menu up to date with the seasons; availability and prices are subject to change

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