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The Rising Sun, Manchester - pub details

Rising Sun
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Address: 22 Queen Street, Manchester, M2 5HX [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 1270) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest train stations Deansgate (0.4 miles), Salford Central (0.4 miles), Manchester Oxford Road (0.5 miles)

Pub facilities/features:
Cask Marque accreditation

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> Current user rating: 7.2/10 (rated by 39 users)
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Visited yesterday afternoon. 8 pumps at the bar, one off with an amusing pump clip boasting "The Knackered Pump Company, 0.0%, guaranteed to be clear, a little watery" which did amuse me. I went for a pint of Drop O'' The Black Stuff by Springhead Brewery, a pleasant porter at £3.90. Can''t fault the place.
RealAleRobUK - 8 Sep 2017 14:57
I have not visited the Rising Sun since 2011, usually being waylaid at one or another of the many pubs hereabouts. My impressions on this visit were mixed: good service & a nice pint (Sharp's Atlantic, 3.75), but I had an overall feeling of blandness.
Queenslander - 12 Sep 2016 22:48
Have visited a few times since my last review and am always impressed by the number of real ales on. Never had a bad pint in here. On my latest visit, of the 8 pumps there were 6 on, 1 of which was a cider. I had a pint of the Seven Bro7hers IPA (5%) at £3.90 for the pint. A bit more expensive than I remember from previous visits, but by no means outrageous for the city centre, and I'd rather that than pay 50p less and get a crap pint.

Was fairly busy on my late afternoon visit on my way to the train station, but service was friendly and there was no problem getting a seat. Recommended.
RealAleRobUK - 20 May 2016 14:17
I would like to reply to the previous review. I have worked in The Rising Sun for almost two years and was unlucky enough to witness the behaviour of this reviewer and his three companions that evening. If as you claimed, you are in fact a National Co-ordinator for CAMRA (which I doubt!), you will be aware of the laws concerning last orders. As I said at the time, I'm very sorry that you "didn't hear" the landlord shout last orders, but it seems everyone else in the pub did, and managed to get their last drinks in. Between you and the other "gentleman" in your party, you were rude to me and my colleague, you were aggressive towards the landlord and one of you slammed your empty glass on the bar while the other poured the remainder of his beer all over the bar.
As for when your lady friend woke from the little snooze she was having at the end of the bar and demanded I give her a taxi number, I believe I stated several times the location of two taxi ranks within a minute's walk and also told her that there was a local taxi firm number located on the ashtray outside the building. Again, this was met with rudeness and aggression, which is when the landlord stepped in and saw you and your friends off the premises.
As somebody who has worked in the hospitality and customer service industry for 13 years it never ceases to amaze me that there are still a sorry few out there who think it is their right to treat staff members with contempt and assume that they, as customers, are due special treatment. You are not above the law and I am not obliged to serve you after hours, it would also be illegal for me to do so. Running a pub is a tough job, as is working behind the bar, and people who behave as you did make it all the harder for us to do our jobs. You should be ashamed of yourselves. You said that you wouldn't drink here again while the current landlord remains- that wont be a problem. My employer only allows customers in who treat us with the respect and manners that we all deserve.
In closing, The Rising Sun is the best pub I have ever worked in- the landlord is a good man who values his staff, the pub is well kept, clean and a very pleasant place to be and, as we all know, good beer and service speaks for itself!
Ciderdrinker81 - 24 Sep 2014 20:17
A selection of 4 real ales - particularly enjoed Greenfield Brewery's "Silver Owl."

However, as we came to top up our glasses one last time "for the road", the bar lights went out and the sparklers were being unscrewed. We asked the bar staff what time they closed, and they said the bar had closed already! We had been sat drinking at the bar for the past 45 mins or so (the pub wasn't too busy).

There was no flashing light, no ringing bell, and no thoughtful "one more lads - we're about to close" from the bar staff - seeing as we were sat at the bar with empty glasses and they knew they were about to close.

Matters got worse when we double-checked with the landlord (who had allegedly 'called time' 15 mins ago from the end of the bar - 5 yards away - we heard no such call).

Having given up the ghost on getting another pint, we asked if he knew of a local taxi number, at which point he became abusive and aggressive, and - shall we say - "walked us to the door." As part of our final pleas, we explained that we were responsible drinkers and members of CAMRA, and only wanted one more pint given the bar's unnannounced closure. His awful comments regarding CAMRA will also be shortly be shared directly with them!

As long as he remains in charge, I have vowed never to set foot in the place again.
blood_red - 26 Jul 2014 13:02

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