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:

In line with government guidelines, we will be reopening on 4 July 2020.
Initially, we will be open Thursday to Sunday only.

Please phone 01227 721364 to check our latest opening hours.


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:

Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, we are running a reduced restaurant service. Please phone 01227 721364 to check our latest opening hours.

  • 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

Our Menu

Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, we are not serving our usual A La Carte Menu.

An alternative reduced menu is available.