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.It was with huge regret that we had to close The Rising Sun in April 2018. Tanks to all the loyal customers, staff, friends & volunteers who supported it, as well as the shareholders, without whose financial input the pub would not have been open at all. 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 was not sufficient to allow us to continue to run the business.But there is good news 🙂 – the pub re-opened in May 2018 under new management, and so The Sun once again rises over Christian Malford. Please pay it a visit and meet Dylan & Jo.