Last week, the QuoteSearcher team headed out for lunch to our local pub situated just around the corner from the office, the Rising Sun. We usually head there for a drink after work, but we saw that they have recently launched a new Autumn/Winter 2011 menu which we wanted to try.
The Rising Sun is a friendly pub, conveniently located adjacent to Bushy Park’s Hampton Hill Gate, so it’s nice to be able to have a pub lunch before then walking it off afterwards.
Once we got to the pub there were two friendly members of staff that welcomed us and told us to take a seat, and they would then take our orders.
The menu looked so good it was hard to make a decision about what to eat. After 5 or 10 minutes of choosing how greedy we could be, in the end we all went for the same dish! Surprisingly, the waitress was patient and didn’t get annoyed at us at all. We each went for a triple decker club sandwich, which consisted of griddled chicken breast and bacon with mayonnaise and salad, alongside steak cut chips (£5.95).
The sandwiches came out within about 20 minutes and we were surprised at how big it was, luckily we didn’t order a starter or we probably wouldn’t have been able to eat it all. The chicken was really tasty and the chips that came alongside the triple decker club sandwich were perfect – crispy on the outside but fluffy on the inside. It was definitely a satisfying lunch but it made the afternoon a bit of a struggle as we all had very full bellies!
The Rising Sun not only serves great food, they also hold regular entertainment nights and events e.g. their charity quiz nights, karaoke and live music, which makes it a popular venue for the locals around Hampton Hill. We hope that the locals and people who work in the area and visit the pub (like us) will continue to support the business so they can continue hiring their friendly staff and pay other overheads, along with the rising cost of restaurant insurance.
We are looking forward to returning to the Rising Sun and trying some of the other food that the pub has to offer; the sharing dishes like the sausage platter or battered king prawns looked really good on the menu.
Let us know if you have enjoyed a pub lunch recently.