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Rising Sun, Wistaston - pub details

Address: Middlewich Road, Wistaston, Cheshire, CW2 8SB [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 12802) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest train stations Crewe (2.5 miles), Nantwich (2.5 miles)

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With all pubs in Crewe closed last Sunday morning, I took a drive out to this fairly large Greene King pub to the west of town. Lo and behold, it did open at 11am. The pubs primary focus appears to be dining. But there is certainly a following of drinkers too. Greene King IPA & Abbot are the regular ales. But they also had an ale called Joey The Swan, also from Greene King along with 3 other guests - Batemans XB, Harviestoun Bitter & Twisted & Sadlers Peaky Blinder. I opted for the Abbot which was in good condition. The interior of the pub is fairly cosy. Drinkers seems to congregate around the bar, where there were a couple of small tables. But most of the pub is set aside for food. It has a large car park outside. At least it was a real ale pub in the Crewe area that actually opened before midday.
blue_scrumpy - 22 Jan 2017 19:57
There is a sign along the road outside, just before you get to the Rising sun coming from Nantwich...it is the sign for WISTASTON, so it is clearly IN Wistaston. This pub is not part of Chef and Brewer anymore and as stated below it is old English Inns, four cask ales on, and at the times of my visits all ales were in good form, mostly from Green king as you would expect. This 'pub' is 95% food outlet, and good food, but there is absolutely no where seperate to sit just for the drinker! every table is seeminlgy just for eaters. A great pub all the same, and it was mentioned in the 'doomsday' book as an Inn in the parish of.....Wistaston!
Kez1 - 1 Mar 2012 09:17
Just a short note to say that this pub has gone from being part of the Chef and Brewer chain to being part of the Old English Inns chain. This means that beers are now all Greene King related ones (e.g. Old Speckled Hen). The decor seems to jhave been refurbished, but since I don’t visit regularly, I’m not certainwhat has changed, other than the artwork on the walls now having a more modernist appearance. Pretty much a case of “la plus ca change” ...
Martinsh - 4 Dec 2011 21:57
I’ve been here a few time on an occasional basis, and the quality of this pub seems to be declining slowly. First of all, it is part of the Chef and Brewer chain (which BITE refuses to admit exists !), so anyone who has visited one knows what to expect. Lots of fake wooden beams, and the interior divided haphazardly into alcoves. Emphasis on dining, but drinkers still catered for. However, when we visited on Boxing Day, we were presented with the “Sunday menu” (since it was Sunday) which seem to be about half the size of what I expected, and there were no specials at all. Also there was only one real ale available – Greene King IPA. Since one of the others wad Old Speckled Hen, you can tell the slectiuon wasn’t very adventurous. I had the Gammon Steak with chips and peas, which seemed to consist of an enormous piece of meat with a few vegetables thrown in as an afterthought !

6/10 – needs to improve

NB this pub ISN'T in Wistaston. It is on the Nantwich to Middlewich road. about 1 mile from Wistaston (neaer to Wistaston Green) I think it is officially in Wolstanwood - but that "village" is basically the pub and nothing else !
Martinsh - 17 Jan 2011 23:41
This was my local until I moved away from the area 4 years ago. We visited this pub last weekend when passing, and were very disappointed. It used to serve excellent food and beer, but seems to have gone downmarket somewhat. Gone are the pints of prawns, the range of ales and the quality food. If you want a quick meal and pint of lager, you will be perfectly happy in this place, but it's not up to the standard it once was.
Aaron95 - 24 Jan 2008 15:38

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