The Rising Sun

“Family-friendly pub with large garden near Dartmoor”



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This former drovers’ pub is in the hands of the capable Ward family who welcome everyone including families and visitors with dogs. Surrounded by gorgeous countryside, and with a large garden in which to enjoy a pint of Dartmoor Jail Ale, it's on the edge of Dartmoor National Park. Renowned for their pies, chips and specials board, they also offer light snacks at lunchtime, and a great children’s menu. After a starter of potato skins with a choice of fillings, go for a seafood basket, featuring battered cod bits, battered squid rings, breaded butterfly prawns and breaded plaice goujons, accompanied with tartare sauce and a lemon slice.

The Rising Sun
Woodland, ASHBURTON, TQ13 7JT


About the area

Discover Devon

With magnificent coastlines, two historic cities and the world-famous Dartmoor National Park, Devon sums up all that is best about the British landscape. For centuries it has been a fashionable and much loved holiday destination – especially south Devon’s glorious English Riviera.

Close to the English Riviera lies Dartmoor, one of the south-west’s most spectacular landscapes. The National Park, which contains Dartmoor, covers 365 square miles and includes many fascinating geological features – isolated granite tors and two summits exceeding 2,000 feet among them. 

Not surprisingly, in Dartmoor the walking opportunities are enormous. Cycling in the two National Parks is also extremely popular and there is a good choice of off-road routes taking you to the heart of Dartmoor and Exmoor. Devon’s towns and cities offer stimulating alternatives to the rigours of the countryside.

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