The Rising Sun

Gastro grub, fine ales and a stonking wine list in Truro’s historic quarter

This charming pub in Truro’s historic quarter may hold centuries of secrets within its beams, but with an ambitious chef, stonking wine list and freshly painted façade, The Rising Sun’s dining credentials are certainly au currant.

Chef patron Thomas Hannon took over the freehouse with his wife Katie in 2014, and the duo have been garnering a lively legion of locals and returning tourists ever since for their bill of Cornwall-sourced gastro-grub and lengthy line-up of regional ales.

With a wealth of local suppliers delivering top-notch produce straight to his door, Thomas cooks with the seasons to create a menu of rustic classics and unpretentious new favourites. Satisfy midday munchies with Cornish crab sarnies and traditional moules mariniere, or save yourself for a three course evening feast featuring dishes such as panfried scallops with black pudding and cauliflower, and buttered chicken breast with creamed greens, bacon and pomme puree.

For something extra special, book a seat at one of the regular wine tasting evenings or dining events where Thomas and team craft a bespoke menu. Or, if you’re more of an impromptu patron, it’s a lovely spot in which to settle with an ale by the fire or a flute of something fizzy in the sunny courtyard.

‘We truly believe the key to a great dining pub is the entire sum of all the tiny details,’ enthuses Katie. ‘Everything we source is carefully considered and chosen with quality and provenance in mind, from the exciting food and drink through to the art on the walls and environmentally friendly hand soap.’

Mitchell Hill, Truro, TR1 1ED

01872 240003

Chef: Thomas Hannon

Owners: Thomas and Katie Hannon

  • Kids welcome
  • Dogs welcome
  • Wifi
  • Outside catering
  • Parking available
  • Gluten free options
  • Beer garden

Sample menu


Pan fried breast of pigeon, pea and pancetta risotto, red wine jus, £7


Trio of Cornish lamb, sprouting broccoli, butternut squash puree, minted jus, £18


Warm chocolate fondant, homemade black cherry ice cream, honeycomb, £6.50

Insider’s tips

Pop in for a late evening drink and meet the pub’s resident Hungarian Vizsla, Hamish – usually found curled up in front of the fire or in the Adit room, staring woefully at the dog treat tin.

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