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The Rising Sun, Bradford on Avon - pub details

Address: 231 Winsley Road, Bradford-on-Avon, Wiltshire, BA15 1QS [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 21091) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest train stations Bradford-on-avon (0.4 miles), Avoncliff (1.6 miles), Freshford (2.4 miles)

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It is a genuine kind of old school pub but the ale was very poor. Was given a pint of cloudy murk that looked like Catweazle had been bathing in it to start with which was changed for a less murky one and finally a clearish one. Even the clearer pint was not up to much - and there wasn't a great choice either. Prices matched the nearby upmarket Castle too. Won't be dashing back in a hurry.
Snarling_Mallard - 25 Oct 2015 12:29
Loved it - it is a proper boozer out of the town centre and well worth the long uphill walk. Three beers (Courage Best still sells well here). and great banter with the locals. No frills, this is a great place for a pint or two.
mcroyal - 2 Jul 2014 16:23
It's a decent enough place, with the fire on 365 days a year! A bit expensive though
Yesitsme - 4 Jun 2013 18:22
Haven't dropped in here for over 6 years, until a week last Friday when I had fortuitous cause to make a return.

I recalled the Rising Sun as a cracking little local, almost like a community centre, that happened to serve a respectable range of cask beer (hence it's inclusion in the Beer Guide). Happily, it appears that little if anything has altered since then, with the same atmosphere, clientele and ale variety still being firmly in place. We queued up (this was a busy night as Bath were palying Northampton and the big screens had been fired up) to procure our ale and sat back for a while to enjoy the tos and fros of said match with the local punters, who presumably were all rooting for Bath.

Despite being in a gang of 14, as far as I could perceive nobody was antagonistic on that basis; indeed we were made to feel perfectly-welcome. The beers on offer were varied and mostly local; I think I opted for Yeovil offering though I must confess after a week of solid quaffage my memory can't be that relied-upon. In any case, I had no objections and found the quality to be good.

To be honest, of the 6 or so pubs our party managed to get into during our brief overnight stay, this one rings the most true as a solid, authentic local, and I imagine it is fiercely-defended by its regulars. If it isn't, it should be. There are too few pubs like this remaining nowadays - genuinely free of pretense but still retaining a focal point for the immediate community - and I really hope it continues to go from strength to strength.

TWG - 21 Sep 2012 17:32
Good local boozer made from customers rather than the frosty landlord/landlady who can be positively darn right rude when they are their usual pissed up state!
bornNbred - 23 Feb 2012 20:31

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