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est. 1851

the hotel offering all the charm of yesteryear, whilst having very modern facilities and convencies of today's era

The Rising Sun boasts an excellent wine list & locally made beers and ciders. our kitchen is open everyday for delicious lunch & dinner. Whether it is Full Ala Carte menu or the Classic bar favourites there is surely something to please all tastes. 

Mick & Allyson Guerin, owners since September 2016, welcome you to enjoy the good old fashioned country hospitality & all that this Clare valley gem has on offer.


''Great local venue for good food and atmosphere. Well worth spending some time here and enjoying the ambiance. Good food and excellent service. Friendly country pub in the heart of the beautiful Clare Valley.''



this hotel dates from 1850 and was first called the rising sun inn. by the 1860's this public house had 18 rooms, stone stables, loft & garden. the licensee was Joseph e bleechmoore, the owner until 1871. in 1904 the name changed to the rising sun hotel. the present building of auburn bluestone was constructed in front of a former building in 1907 with the early building later being replaced with the current accomodation and catering wings by local builder s.p.stephens. pre-refrigeration days, barrels or beer were rolled through the verandah trapdoor, into the cellar underneath the main bar, beer being trapped into the bar. a ladder was used for quick access to light the carbide gas lamp.

The Rising Sun Hotel

The Rising Sun Hotel

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