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Rising Sun, Bishopston

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Formerly The Rising Sun, this has recently been rebranded as The Cider Press, although it�s still part of the same �Scream� chain. It�s a good sized pub on two different levels and also has a beer garden out at the back, although it wasn�t the weather to check this out when we visited.

The main bar at the front has large windows out on to Gloucester Road along with a few leather chairs to sit and watch the world go by. There is wooden flooring and a lot of black paintwork both on much of the walls and the ceiling. This, together with the visible ducting for the ventilation, gives it a somewhat industrial feel although the end wall did have an appley themed mural on the wall showing various barrels at harvest time. There were also a few other apple related pictures dotted around. Up a few steps to the rear was another bar, and this looked to extend some way back and also had a pool table. A couple of plasmas were dotted around, although they were not too intrusive. The food offering looked to be your standard mass produced pub grub, and the menu was divided in to sections such as Pizzas, burgers, sandwiches, etc. Barman was friendly and helpful.

Cider choice was extensive as you would expect and on this occasion was Magners Golden Draught, Blackthorn, Old Rosie, Weston�s Wyld Wood, Brothers Pear, Weston�s Bounds Scrumpy, Bath�s Bounders and Orchard Pig Explorer. If beer is more your thing, there was a small, but unusual choice � Slap and Tickle, Marston�s Me Duck and Wychwood�s Wychmist.
Blackthorn - 20 Apr 2012 12:39
now renamed The Cider Press. Still part of the scream chain. renovated a bit.
scouse_mick - 23 Feb 2012 15:01
no real ale although that wasnt to be expected being a scream bar,the interior however is very comfy and the prices good(bthorn and a tenents=�5.10),6/10
fat_beer_badger - 4 Jun 2011 15:31
With one of the cheapest and worst selection of drinks in town, this place is a student magnet. I'm glad it is though, as it often stops them going to the Flyer next door.
LukeD - 14 Dec 2008 15:29
A dump with crap beer. Only redeeming feature is that when every other pub on the Gloucester Road is showing the vital Scotland vs Italy rugby game this place will still be showing the footy. And staff are friendly. But it's still an awful pub.
Moog - 20 Jan 2008 10:26
"It's a scream" student pub housed in former shops. No character and poor range of drinks. There are better places to visit on Gloucester Road.
downender - 16 Feb 2007 10:32
Really good pub, new manager has done a lot to tidy the place up and make it more studenty. Great new menu and friendly staff add to a great experience, plenty to come in freshers as far as events go according to staff.
anonymous - 12 Aug 2006 15:52
Basically a creche that sells beer. Horrible.
iyers - 21 Jul 2006 12:08
Complete rubbish, yet another over-rated "It's a Scream" pub. You'll be screaming for air as you fight past the sweaty chavmen to order your pint of extra cold Carling at the bar.
OldRogue - 3 Jul 2006 12:25

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