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Rising Sun, High Wych

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Friendly and busy (on a Bank Holiday Sunday) free house which has been refurbished in recent years with four beers dispensed from the barrel. These included Oakham, Courage Directors and Woodforde Wherry.
Competitively priced. Recommended.
Number11 - 1 May 2016 23:59
Small roadside pub that looked closed when we initially approached. But there were a handful of customers inside. There is a small patio at the front, with 3 or 4 tables used by smokers. Ales are dispensed by gravity - Oakham JHB, Courage Best, Woodfordes Wherry, Maldon Hydrogen & Tring Side Pocket For A Toad. Parking is opposite. We missed that too originally.
blue_scrumpy - 6 Sep 2015 10:25
great little pub - excellent beers right from the barrel. Not too badly priced either. even the Courage Best was good, though it's improved at my local as well so it's probably Wells' investment paying off into something drinkable. A proper drinkers pub.
mally_drinker - 29 Mar 2011 12:23
Went in here for the first time in years, and other than a tasteful refurb, the pub is still as I remember- i.e. excellent. A good choice of beers straight from the barrel, and if you what you want from a pub is good beer in good surroundings with a good atmosphere then this is one for you
BrucetheMoose - 3 May 2010 17:34
About time for a new posting! Still excellent, Gary still passionate.. there are usually four or five beers on offer, still on gravity. Dark Star Hophead and Courage Bitter are more or less permanently featured; Mighty Oak beers are frequently on, particularly Oscar Wilde and Mauldon Gold.
stortforder - 9 Feb 2010 16:24
Just what the Doctor ordered, Gary is passonate about his ales direct from the barrel,(if you are a sad B, John Smiths smooth is on). no screaming brats in sight, No pooltable or jukebox. Just a good old fashioned boozer. What more could you ask for. If coming by train then Harlow Town is best 25 mins from Liverpool Street, suggest you come in group to share the £10 cab fare.As the village only gets 4 busses a day!
chiefknut - 20 Oct 2008 15:39
Should just add that some of the conversation with the Landlord was about the Pubs history - and therefore I understand both Mr Smith's reference to it as old world and trainmans view of it as New-buiild functional". There has been an extensive, but sensitively done refit as the place changed hands. The prior version was a largely unchanged-for-years, nicotine stained, nearly all-male drinking establishment whilst the new incarnation has opened up the likely clientele but still nods at the tradition of stillage-served 4-barrel choice of ales...of which Mighty Oak Maldon Gold and Courage Best are staples.
Martin_R - 12 May 2008 14:13
A real drinkers pub, excellent conversation with the Landlord and a superb drop of Dark Star Hophead. The Missus was well disappointed about being the designated driver - but she was happy enough being engaged in conversation and admiring the two dogs to suffer her diet cokes!
Martin_R - 12 May 2008 14:04
Dunno which world Mr Smith is talking about if he refers to this as ‘old’, the interior struck me as more ‘new-build functional’, narrow bar with some seating at each end. Also, whilst I’d like to marvel at a lager-less pub Seagoon, the first thing I saw on entry was a bank of keg taps, albeit they may have been cider I suppose - didn’t pay much attention as I moved swiftly on a couple of paces to the salvation of four stills offering Maldon Gold, Oscar Wilde Mild, Piggin Stout, courage best. The 347 from Sawbridgworth or from Harlow Town will drop you outside, but beware that it only runs 3 services a day, also note that the pub closes 15:00-18:00, even Saturdays.
trainman - 20 Apr 2008 10:14
This is a delightful pub. Never had a hand pump fitted - all beers are dispensed by gravity. Normally three beers on. One will be Courage Best, the other two will be guests. You can marvel at the sight of a pub that does not have a lager tap.
Seagoon - 26 Feb 2007 21:13
Lovely old world pub just outside the urban sprawl of Harlow.

Excellent gravity fed beers.
Andrew_Smith - 7 Dec 2006 09:48

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