A cosy country hotel in Port Wakefield, South Australia. Offering great beer and quality pub food, bed & breakfast accommodation and friendly customer service.



About Us

"Get Anchored at the Rising Sun"


After years of growing up around hotels as a kid with his parents Ann and David Stodart, Dylan was always excited to own and operate his own country hotel.

In 2005 Bek and Dylan began their journey together as publicans at the Mallala Hotel, both very young and energetic people who wanted to provide their patrons with lifetime memories and experiences.

In 2011 we purchased the Rising Sun Hotel in Port Wakefield whilst we waited patiently for five years for Mallala Hotel to sell.

We began our full-time journey here in Port Wakefield in 2016 along with our three young children Iggy, Herbie and Stella-Rae.

Our staff are local, friendly country people who are very grateful for, we love the community we live in and are excited to see what the future holds for us in Port Wakefield and our time at the Rising Sun.

Having young kids we believe in creating a family friendly venue where kids feel as though they have a place to play and socialise throughout the hotel.

We look forward to welcoming you to our hotel soon.

Dining Room

Featuring traditional pub fare with a modern twist, our menu caters for all dietary requirements.

7 Day Dining

Chef's Specials Board

Weekly Lunch Specials

Daily Salad Bar

Beer Garden

The perfect all-weather area to relax over a drink or a meal with friends and family.

Safe Open Fireplace

Full Bar Facilities

Games Room

Grassed Area for Kids to play footy or cricket while mum and dad relax


The hotel offers a private conference room that can be utilised for functions or corporate events. For larger events the beer garden has full bar facilities to cater for your next event.

Private Room for Functions or Conferences

Let Us Cater To You

Other Facilities


Gaming Room

Tab Facilities in the Front Bar

ATM Machine


“Frequent anchorage is good berth control”

It’s free to join, present your card to receive discounted drinks and personal invitation to events.

Benefits also include:

  • discounted meals,
  • discounted carton prices
  • automatic monthly entry to win a $50 hotel voucher

We also have a great social club that hold monthly functions that assist in raising funds for community events and projects. Our social club is great for young families, couples, singles looking for a monthly social outing or new residents to the town looking to establish friendships within our community.

Becoming a social club members provides you with a weekly happy hour and automatic entry into a weekly cash draw, drawn on Friday nights.

To join our Social Club please contact the hotel