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 (served with crusty bread) £4.75
Deep Fried Brie with a redcurrant sauce £5.50
Moules Mariniere (subject to availability) £6.95
Duck & Orange Pate (with a crisp salad and toast) £5.50
Garlic Horseradish Mushrooms £5.95
Goats Cheese with a Sun Dried Tomato Salad £5.95
Salmon Fishcake in a Redcurrant Sauce £6.95
King Prawns in a Garlic Sauce £6.95
Nachos for one £4.95
Nachos for two to share £6.95
Whitebait £5.95
Avocado & Prawn Cocktail £6.95


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


Lambs Liver, Bacon & Mash £12.95
Lamb Shank in Red Wine £12.95
Chicken Kiev £12.95
Steak and Red Wine Pie £11.95
Rump Steak £14.95
Sirloin Steak £17.95
Fillet Steak £23.95
Chateaubriand for two £47.00
Sauces for Steaks: Peppercorn,Garlic,Stilton or Dijonnaise £1.95
Sunday Roast (Sunday lunchtime) £10.95


Paella (for two)  
Mexican: King Prawns, Maize, Bacon Chicken, Chilli, Savoury Sausage, Onion, Garlic, Peppers, Rice, Tomatoes and Herbs. £35.95
Valenciana: King Prawns, Chicken, Moules, Squid, Bacon, Rice and Herbs. £35.95


Pancakes filled with Mushrooms or Fresh Vegetables with a Cheese Sauce £9.95
Mushroom Stroganoff £8.95

~~~ SALADS ~~~

Chicken Bacon & Avocado £10.95
Seafood £12.95
Goats Cheese & Bacon £10.95


Fries £2.00
Salad £2.75
Bread £1.25
Garlic Bread £1.75
Vegetables £2.75
Onion Rings £2.00


Ham, Egg and Fries £7.95
Pork and Leek Sausages and Mash £7.95
Half Pound Aberdeen Angus Beef Burger and Fries £9.50
Bacon, Mushroom or Cheese Omelettes and Fries £6.25
Scampi & Fries £7.95
Cheddar, Brie or Stilton Ploughman's £7.95
Sausage Ploughman's £6.50
Ham Ploughman's £6.50
Prawn Ploughman's £8.50


Smoked Salmon & Cream Cheese £6.95
Egg and Bacon £4.95
Sausage and Onion £4.95
Bacon and Brie £4.95
Cheddar, Stilton or Brie £4.95
Ham and Mustard £4.95
Prawn £6.50
Steak and Onion £7.95


Burger & Chips £5.95
Chicken Nuggets & Chips £5.95
Sausage, Beans & Chips £5.95
Fish Fingers and Chips £5.95
All Children's Meals include Ice Cream as a Dessert.  

* As our food is fresh and prepared to order,during busy times there may be some delay.
* All main courses served with Salad and Fries or Fresh Vegetables,except for Rice Dishes and Salads.
* We like to keep the menu up to date with the seasons; availability and prices subject to change

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