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The Rising Sun: Pub garden (photo added by manager on 27/01/2023)

General

  • Adults-only site at a gastro-pub on the edge of Bodmin Moor, Cornwall
  • A 45-minute drive to Newquay; 15 minutes from Launceston
  • Dog-friendly grass pitches with access to showers and a wet room

With a remote and peaceful location on the edge of the Bodmin Moor Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in Cornwall, rural views are a given at The Rising Sun. The camping field behind the inn also has easy access to Cornish attractions and activities, from the surfing beaches of Newquay (45 minutes’ drive) to the biomes at The Eden Project (35 minutes).

When you stay on the dog-friendly grass pitches at The Rising Sun, you can be first through the door of the inn and last out at night, safe in the knowledge that you don’t need to drive. Alternatively, you could get out nice and early in the morning to spend the day on moorland hiking trails and cycling routes or scaling the heights of Rough Tor (40 minutes).

And after a fun-filled day out in the Cornish air, why not relax over a tasty meal cooked by the gastro-pub’s award-winning chef, using the finest of regional produce? Accompany your food with a local ale or cider, drawn up from the former smuggler’s cellar below the inn.

For a change of scenery, Launceston (15 minutes) has plenty of dining options, from cafés to pizzerias. If you’d rather go down the self-catering route, pick up essentials for the barbecue from the town’s supermarkets.

A bit of practical advice: take a torch as there’s no electricity on the camping field and you may need to use the facilities (loo, shower and a wet room in the pub) after dark.

Please note

Guests under the age of 18 are not allowed on site.

Please note that the toilet/shower facilities are unisex.


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Reviews

8.9

Overall rating based on 71 reviews

 

90% would recommend this site to a friend.

89% would stay here again.

  72% described as Peaceful ?

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Good site, needs improvement29/10/2023

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric optional grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Campsite I'm sure is great in summer and better weather but right now it's a muddy mess, the car park to the pub which you drive through has pot holes so big I'm sure we would of disappeared if we hadn't been careful 🤣.
    Facilities were OK although needed cleaning more often due to the weather and mud situation and the walkers that were using them due to the key coded doors being left open.
    The one issue that's not great was the amount of people with dogs using the campsite to take the dogs to the toilet and then on two occasions not picked up the mess!
    We didn't use the pub as the stay was for business not pleasure but it looked very inviting.
    WiFi works quite well on site

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    Toilets/shower left open for anyone to use and leave a mess. Not cleaned often enough for this reason.

    Dog walkers using the camp field as a dog toilet.

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This is a basic site with everything you need. Clean …16/10/2023

Reviewer's country: United KingdomCheryll P.Confirmed

  • Electric optional grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    This is a basic site with everything you need. Clean showers/toilets - grass pitches with both electric and non electric. Chemical waste disposal and drinking water available. Pitches are of large ample size - which is great!
    Quiet area, ideal for dog walking etc.
    The adjoining pub is a true hidden gem. Pub Staff are very friendly and more than happy to help. Great atmosphere. The traditional little Cornish pub leads in to a beautiful stone and wooden beam airy restaurant. Great selection on tap at the bar. And I could not do the food justice - amazing!
    We have visited more than once, as we love it so much - which is unusual for us (we like to try new/different places)
    We will be back again....

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Very friendly pub. The food was absolutely amazing!16/10/2023

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  • Non-electric grass pitch
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    Very friendly pub. The food was absolutely amazing!

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The location was excellent and with the pub just across …26/09/2023

Reviewer's country: United Kingdomjohn C.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric optional grass pitch
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    The location was excellent and with the pub just across the road serving decent beer and food what's not to like.

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Very easy and quiet, would recommend22/09/2023

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  • Electric optional grass pitch
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    Very easy and quiet, would recommend

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Lovely site good facilites and really nice pub!28/09/2023

Reviewer's country: United KingdomWilliam W.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric optional grass pitch
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    Liked relaxed atmosphere, left to just enjoy the stay. Lovely surroundings, nice walks down the lanes. Beautiful old pub with excellent menu ( varied)

    Disliked: 

    The last weeks weather!

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Peaceful friendly site, no busy roads. Restaurant food amazing. Will …20/09/2023

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric optional grass pitch
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    Peaceful friendly site, no busy roads. Restaurant food amazing. Will definitely stay here again

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Excellent10/09/2023

Reviewer's country: United KingdomCharlayne H.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric optional grass pitch
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    Lovely quiet site. Had a meal at the rising sun, due to staying at the site had a reduction on our food, which was excellent. Really friendly and welcoming and service was excellent. Will definitely be going there again.

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Brilliant facilities with friendly staff and wonderful food.10/09/2023

Reviewer's country: United KingdomTeresa S.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric optional grass pitch
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    Brilliant facilities with friendly staff and wonderful food.

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Great little site attached to pub with amazing food and …08/09/2023

Reviewer's country: United KingdomJonathan C.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric optional grass pitch
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    Great little site attached to pub with amazing food and they take site fee off your food bill.

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Features

Leisure on site

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment

Fishing

Fitness centre

Games room

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool

Play area

TV room

Take away

Tennis

Watersports

Amenities on site

Bath available

Car parking by pitch/unit

Composting toilet

Disabled facilities

Dog park

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Launderette

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Portable toilet

Pub toilets

Public telephone

Shower available

Toilet block

Washing-up area

Wifi

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Rallies welcome

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Rules

Adults only

Barbecue provided

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Gastronomic delight

Peaceful

Remote location

Walkers' paradise

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Electric car charging point(s)

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Dog walk nearby

Type

Pub campsite

Tiny (1-10 pitches)

Nearby leisure

Climbing nearby

Fishing nearby

Horse riding nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Restaurant nearby

Location

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  • Altarnun, Launceston, Cornwall, England, PL157SN
  • Timezone Europe/London GMT (GMT+00:00)   GPS 50.6147°N 4.5230°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Methodist Church — 10.9 miles
Institute — 10.9 miles
Lloyds TSB Bank — 11.3 miles
Train stations
Coombe Junction Halt (Rail Station) — 11.8 miles
Liskeard Rail Station — 11.8 miles
Bodmin Parkway Rail Station — 13.2 miles
Ferry ports
Rock Padstow Ferry Landing — 18.4 miles
Padstow Ferry Landing — 18.9 miles
Fowey Custom House Quay Ferry Landing — 19.6 miles
Airports
Newquay St Mawgan Airport — 24.2 miles

Directions


Please use the address rather than satnav, as the latter is not always very accurate.

Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel using the Get directions button above.

Local attractions

Exploring Bodmin Moor could not be easier. A two-hour circular hike takes in the rugged peak of Brown Willy from Rough Tor Car Park (20 minutes’ drive), or you can yomp up to the Neolithic remains at Leskernick and Trippet stone circles (both 15 minutes). There are gentler strolls through the conifer forest at Halvana Plantation (10 minutes).

Try a day on the zipwires and giant swings at Adrenalin Quarry (40 minutes), or go trekking with alpacas on Bodmin Moor.
Surfers may want to head straight for Newquay’s famed Fistral Beach (50 minutes), but there are plenty more temptations on Cornwall’s spectacular north coast.

Head for Tintagel (25 minutes) to unravel the mysteries of King Arthur at its clifftop castle, or have a ramble around the twisting streets and whitewashed cottages of pretty Port Isaac (half an hour), which doubles as Portwenn on TV’s “Doc Martin”).

Must see

  • Tintagel Castle (11.1 miles)
  • Rock Beach (18.3 miles)
  • Cornwall's Crealy Great Adventure Park (19.8 miles)

National Trust

  • Lawrence House (7.2 miles)
  • Tintagel Old Post Office (10.6 miles)

Cycle routes

Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.

Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel.

Policies

Permitted arrival/departure time

Camping and touring
Arrive:  12 p.m. –  11 p.m.
Depart by:  12 p.m.

The Rising Sun cancellation policy

Balance refunds: no penalties

The site is not liable for any refund in the event of force majeure.

If you need to cancel or amend your booking, please give as much notice as possible so that someone else has the chance to book. You may wish to buy holiday insurance for cancellations and for your property/injury whilst away.

Please note that your deposit is paid to Pitchup.com and is non-refundable.

Payment

A 15% non-refundable deposit is payable now.

The remainder is payable direct to The Rising Sun on arrival.

Payment methods accepted on the park

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Terms and conditions

Site booking terms and conditions

  • Does The Rising Sun have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is The Rising Sun dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near The Rising Sun? Exploring Bodmin Moor could not be easier. A two-hour circular hike takes in the rugged peak of Brown Willy from Rough Tor Car Park (20 minutes’ drive), or you can yomp up … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of The Rising Sun?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  12 p.m. –  11 p.m.
    Depart by:  12 p.m.
    Read more
  • How much does it cost to stay at The Rising Sun? From £16 (for 1 night, 4 people) - prices may change depending on your dates and party.

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