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Rising Sun, Redditch

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An above average Wetherspoons on a pedestrianised stretch of Redditch town centre. It's a fairly large pub decorated in purple and yellow, with a metal horse sculpture in the centre. Beers on offer were Sadlers Worcester Sorcerers, Farmer's Finest & Stumbling Badger, Roosters Elderflower, Greene King Abbot Ale, Ruddles Best, Purity Mad Goose & Pure Gold & Batemans Pink Cadillac. Cider was Westons Old Rosie. Toilets were surprisingly clean for a Wetherspoons. Service was slow as usual.
blue_scrumpy - 21 May 2011 21:49
very open plan and untraditional lookin place,the service was quick for a spoons and the pint of shepherd neame royal wedding ale(2.10) was good so yeah couldnt really fault 7/10
fat_beer_badger - 30 Apr 2011 15:53
Take the now-tried-and-tested Wetherspoon template and apply it anywhere across the nation, and chances are you won't ever end up with the worst pub in the locality, even if the food is factory-farmed, the atmosphere is ambivalent, products are cheap but not always cheerful, and some of the less-desirable denizens of society tend to spend rather too much time there. Indeed, often the local Wethy can emerge as one of the finer hostelries in town, for usually they offer a clutch of cask ales, a surfeit of seating, individualised interior design and a mixed pack of punters which in a large enough pub can be sought out and hopefully provide a vestige of civility even when others lack it.
In this case, I'd say it leans more towards the latter end of the spectrum. Good beer (mostly local I think), in the customary broad range, served by attentive, friendly staff. Being a Friday the pub was busy but with a pleasant mix of old and young, and overall the vibe was a peaceful and pleasant one - notwithstanding the presence of outsized and over-coated doormen who perhaps suggest there is an edgier element in Redditch which needs containment?!

If I lived locally I would not envisage spending all my time here, for there are other worthy and less-obvious options that would absorb attention, but I certainly wouldn't dismiss it as it would always represent a reliable choice, and I imagine could form a useful stop-off if on a wider crawl around town.

TWG - 6 Oct 2010 18:01
A pleasant Wetherspoons location with a good beer range, well-kept and a fair amount of product understanding in the staff (certainly enough to challenge an 'expert' talking rubbish during my visit to the bar!). The pub can get busy, but on warmer days is an air-conditioned oasis, as the lack of outdoor seating sends the punters elsewhere in town! Food is standard Wetherspoons fare, but is well-prepared.
mikegtn - 11 May 2008 11:00
Come to Wetherspoons quite a lot. You know the score....cheap drink....but at weekends prepare to queue for it as the bar is long and the staff have no idea whose actually next. Haven't liked the food in here for sometime though so stopped eating in here. You best go to Yates if you want food!
simone10 - 3 Sep 2006 00:54
Can't people write in Redditch? Feel like a missionary down from Lancashire starting all these reviews!
Anyway this a nice bright Wetherspoons with windows on two side being on a conrner, with the usual cheap ale, and usual mongs in during the day.
Beer ok, several hand pulls, unusually toilets downstairs and even candles in the evening!Hmmm!
AlRobis - 30 Aug 2006 18:01

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