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Rising Sun, Brentwood - pub details

Address: 144 Ongar Road, Brentwood, Essex, CM15 9DJ [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 31926) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest train stations Brentwood (0.8 miles), Shenfield (1.3 miles), Harold Wood (3.9 miles)

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> Current user rating: 6.0/10 (rated by 7 users)
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user reviews of Rising Sun, Brentwood

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My 1st visit to the only Brentwood pub that features in the 2016 GBG and obviously one I had to tick.

3 of us arrived just before 6.45pm and with only an hour before kick off down the road we forced 3 quick pints down. The pub is almost open plan with no doors between the bars but 2 separate serving areas at the bar, the larger side was pretty busy while the smaller side that houses a tv and dart board was empty.

5 hand pumps with 5 ales on, I opted for Brentwood Breweries Marvellous Maple Mid @ 4.2%, a fairly potent drop even though it’s only at session abv.

Lots of chatter at the bar area between the barman and regulars, the interior is a bit tired looking but it works and gives the pub a homely feel to it.

I liked the Rising Sun but I have to mention the strange smell in the smaller bar area, smelled like a cross between blocked drains & stale beer.
lezford - 19 May 2016 13:43
nice friendly pub with good selection of beers
daveperrott - 20 Aug 2011 15:45
Not a bad little pub. Friendly, quick service and the pint of Brentwood Mild was satisfactory if nothing special. A few stares from what I assume to be the regulars at the bar, but in a curious rather than an aggressive way.
ace1973 - 31 Aug 2010 15:58
This pub is a real intimate little place, it is like drinking in someone's living room. Fairly welcoming though I guess it is dominated by regulars. Real ale range is quiet good, though I am not entirely convinced on the quality which sometimes seems to be lacking. I noticed it is in the Good Beer Guide, but for my money they need to improve a bit. The pub is worth the 5-min walk from the high st though.
elpescado - 14 May 2009 18:58

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