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Welcome to The Rising Sun, Christian Malford

The Rising Sun is a free house, dating from the 19th century, located in the Wiltshire village of Christian Malford, just outside Chippenham, and 4 miles from Junction 17 of the M4.

In March 2017, The Rising Sun was taken over by a group of local villagers with the aim of keeping their village pub open. It prided itself on its real ales, an interesting wine list, a range of traditional ciders and continental lagers plus some delicious home-cooked pub food. It was a ‘traditional old-fashioned family-friendly country village pub, where you were always guaranteed a warm welcome.

But it is with great regret that we announce the closure of The Rising Sun. We would like to thank all our loyal customers, staff, friends and volunteers who have supported us immensely over the past year; as well as the shareholders, without whose financial input the pub would not have been open at all for the last year.

Our aim was to save the pub for the village, but it was always a case of “using it or losing it”. Unfortunately, the use has not been sufficient to allow us to continue to run the business. We all sincerely hope that someone else will take it over very soon and allow The Sun to rise once again over Christian Malford.