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The Rising Sun, Epsom - pub details

Rising Sun
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Address: 14 Heathcote Road, Epsom, Surrey, KT18 5DX [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 1264) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest train stations Epsom (0.4 miles), Epsom Downs (1.2 miles), Ewell East (1.5 miles)

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> Current user rating: 5.5/10 (rated by 76 users)
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user reviews of the Rising Sun, Epsom

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I dunno... it's actually very pleasant. Clean, nicely restored in the old front lounge (presumably the pre-Victorian part) and with a range of beers, wines, food, etc.

The rear dining area is more of a restaurant, the plastic-roofed conservatory is a bit echoey and the garden is a blasted sterile wasteland (but that's typical of a lot of posh-area pubs, who seem to see a garden as an outdoor function room, rather than an opportunity for a pleasant environment.

The beer tasted fine, if a rather dull selection (but it's Youngs-owned, so naturally their branded beers will dominate, even though they no longer brew them).

I dunno... it's just not really a pub, is it? It's a smaller version of so many home counties establishments, where the nice upholstery and family meals seem to have erased the traces of what pubs do best (I'm a midlander, where this trend isn't quite so prevalent). There's a feel that a nicely chilled bottle of rosé and a nice steak are more important than decent ale. Possibly unfair, but that's just my impression. Might want to tell the kitchen staff not to sit (on pub chairs) smoking in the alleyway... not a great first impression.
greycat - 13 Oct 2015 11:03
A disappoint when it comes to real ale. Unlike most good pubs either in the country or urban areas you change your beers they don't do that here. Which would be fine by the choice is boring. Usual couple of youngs, tribute (which they have had on for years so can't be called a guest ale) & naked ladies (again been on for ages). I don't go here for the beer, I just have to accept the beer! Go to the Riffleman for good choice
rosco_uk - 1 Sep 2015 16:58
As Youngs ales are no longer very good and are fairly generic , I drink the guest ales, but every visit recently (three times) the beer runs out and my group of friends are left literally stumped as to what to drink. Seems as though no thought gone into having a barrel ready to be tapped ,isn't that what used to happen?
Probably too intent on being arestaurant feeding the punters rather than being a pub that serves beer.
jeffdaff - 19 Mar 2015 23:43
Lovely food, decent selection of beer, if rather conservative... but then there are much worse places, and this isn't atypical of the old Youngs places. Friendly service, and it's well-kept inside. Nice mix of tasteful gastro pub and cosy Victorian tavern.

Only downside... pleasant outside seating area (the covered patio before the garden) ruined by hideous piped music. Don't really want to spend my lunchtime listening to cheesy 90s pop hits (or, for that matter, any music that's forced on me).
sfocata - 3 Jul 2014 22:05
A fine pub. Was Slerpy drinking Greensands from the Yoevil brewery? That's what he calls them!
croydonpeer - 21 Aug 2013 22:35

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