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Rising Sun, Hurley

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Enjoyable walk along the Hurley Lock then very enjoyable meal will vist again soon
JuneA - 29 Apr 2013 13:47
Second visit in a couple of weeks this time for Sunday Lunch and again did not disappoint as really enjoyable meal well cooked meal and friendly staff will definitely go again
JuneA - 29 Apr 2013 13:46
Second visit in a couple of weeks this time for Sunday Lunch and again did not disappoint as really enjoyable meal well cooked meal and friendly staff will definitely go again
JuneA - 29 Apr 2013 13:46
Second visit in a couple of weeks this time for Sunday Lunch and again did not disappoint as really enjoyable meal well cooked meal and friendly staff will definitely go again
JuneA - 29 Apr 2013 13:46
Second visit in a couple of weeks this time for Sunday Lunch and again did not disappoint as really enjoyable meal well cooked meal and friendly staff will definitely go again
JuneA - 29 Apr 2013 13:46
Second visit in a couple of weeks this time for Sunday Lunch and again did not disappoint as really enjoyable meal well cooked meal and friendly staff will definitely go again
JuneA - 29 Apr 2013 13:46
My impressions were exactly the same as the previous reviewer, even better, two seasonal Rebellion ales were on offer. Although the food available was standard pub fare, it was prepared to a good standard and at a modest price.
Hellskitchen - 22 Jun 2012 20:57
Friendly sort of place with an old-fashioned atmosphere. Food is more affordable than other establishments in Hurley.
welwyntone - 12 Sep 2011 23:37
Made our family day out perfect. They even let our dogs in.
holmes - 21 Nov 2010 15:05
Update for Pathpounder, this pub has recently re-opened and will be having live music on Saturday 31st July as part of the re-launch.
Lakelord - 26 Jul 2010 12:44
Walked all the way to Hurley today, and the bad news is this pub has closed!
Pathpounder - 8 Jun 2010 08:09
What beautiful surprise.
Nice little pub, extremely kind service, good beer and good and abundant food, very reasonably priced, toilets in order.
Next time I'm in Hurley, I will certainly come back.

ebenezerscrooge - 11 Jul 2009 21:00
Just a short note to Dingdangdong, please don't call the local folk ruffians as that is their local public house, everyone in Hurley is very friendly and the folk which drink in there are not a bad bunch. We are a nice bunch of people that welcome all you visitors to our village - so please don't disrespect us. And as for your quote about the food, the food is great and none of it is microwavable. I suggest you don't bother returning to our beautiful village and crawl back under the rock you came from.
allyphelan - 12 May 2009 12:55
I came here last Saturday with a group of 7 friends and I totally agree with "non_of_ur_business": it's the best pub I've been to for a long time. The staff were very friendly and helpful, both when I rang up beforehand and while we were there. The Adnams Bitter and London Pride were well kept and the food was excellent. I thoroughly recommend the Ham Eggs and Chips, with the landlord's home-cured ham. We all really enjoyed our visit and if, like we were, you're walking along the Thames path, it's a great place to stop at midday.
QDPhil - 10 Oct 2008 16:02
Why wasn't this pub open when I was there? The opening hours sign said it should have been, but it wasn't. Instead we had to suffer the initially appealing Bell.
Greshon - 29 Aug 2008 14:01
I do not understand the last review at all as my experience when visiting this pub was completely different. I thought that it was the best pub I've been to in a very long time, the staff were smiley and polite, the prices reasonable and the food was outstanding. The waitress was extremely helpful and I was completely satisfied with the service.

It is a beautiful pub in an idyllic little village, all the locals were friendly and everyone seemed to know each other which made for a very warm, inviting atmosphere. Dogs are allowed and it was a joy to see them running around the garden playing with each other. A real happy place to go! I would definitely recommend it and I will without doubt be returning there next time I return to Hurley.

non_of_ur_business - 15 Apr 2008 20:46
I have been to this pub quite a few times, and must say I wasn't very impresses with it. It's in a nice village, which the pub doesn't suit. Seems to attract the local ruffians.
The food is ok, some of it is nice (namely the fish and the beef and ale pie), but most of it is obviously microwavable, as when I mentioned my nut allergy, the cook didn't know if there were nuts in 90% of the food.
Has the potential to be a good little place, but I think it will take a while.
dingdangdong - 23 Mar 2008 22:36
The Rising Sun has just started doing Sunday lunches and meals will shortly be served during the week.

The first Sunday, John offered roast loin of pork, roast rib-eye of beef and roast lamb, served with cabbage, carrots, peas, broccoli and leeks, with proper gravy and proper roast potatoes.


MirandaHodgson - 2 Jul 2007 15:30
PS - the correct phone number for the Rising Sun is:

01628 829141

At the moment, it does not open Monday lunchtimes.
wildchicken - 4 Jun 2007 11:16
The Rising Sun has just been taken on by a new landlord and after closing for a couple of days for some serious cleaning and some initial redecorating, opened again on Friday June 1st 2007.

John (the new landlord) plans for it to be a welcoming village pub with a community atmosphere and intends to offer wholesome pub grub (i.e. a village pub that does food, not a gastro pub) as soon as the kitchen is upgraded to how he wants it.

With low ceilinged (is that a word?) bar and a garden set back away from the road, the Rising Sun is within walking distance of Hurley lock and the ruins of the old Benedictine monastery. Dog friendly (for friendly dogs!), walkers, cyclists and families welcome.

Currently offering Stella, Fosters, London Pride, cider, a selection of wines (by the glass or bottle), bottled lagers and beer alongwith the usual suspects for spirits and softies.

The new landlord is my cousin, so my rating is inevitably biased, but I base it on what I saw on the opening night with a warm welcome from returning old customers, another rating will depend on what he does when he gets the kitchen working.

I know about the cleaning and redecorating first hand as we spent much of the last week with mops and paintbrushes - but I hope his offer of free stella to me in exchange for a helping hand was not the reason he ran out of Stella late on Sunday night. :-)


wildchicken - 4 Jun 2007 11:08
First impressions this is a nice wee pub. I was only here for 1 pint so I would need to pay it another visit, I hope to do this soon. OK pub. Clean and reasonably friendly.
dgriffin - 26 Mar 2007 15:50
I stopped in there at the weekend with my wife and were disappointed with the change in this pub since the 7 years since we last visited. It would be more suited to a rough town centre than a lovely little village. Swearing locals, television screens and noisy fruit machines. The food was also poor.
anonymous - 11 Dec 2006 16:50
Good little boozer, well kept beer and friendly locals.
Muntjac - 20 Mar 2006 15:06

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