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The Rising Sun, Aylesbury

9 Thame Road
Haddenham
Postal town: Aylesbury
HP17 8EN

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Quinno _ left this review about The Rising Sun

Cosy and modernised local (2015 refurb). Unusual layout, three rooms knocked together lengthways into one, you enter halfway with the bar off to the left. Clashing two tinge green colour scheme including the tongue and groove wood panelling plus a gold and red swirly pub carpet. Nice rear garden. Six pumps with five ales on, probably a couple too many based on my tasting on an early weekday evening; 2x Big Hand (Seren NBSS 3), Bastion (2), Downlands Best (2) plus 2x XT. Noticing that the toilets were labelled ‘Bonnies’ and ‘Clydes’ sealed my opinion. Buckinghamshire CAMRA Pub of the Year 2019. Well, it is Buckinghamshire I suppose…

On 1st July 2019 - rating: 6
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Komakino . left this review about The Rising Sun

Taken over by the Oak Taverns team who were behind the successful makeover of The Cross Keys in Thame this has been turned into the go-to pub in the large village of Haddenham. As noted below, XT have adopted this as their brewery tap, so of the six handpumps, XT 3 and 4, Animal Fox and Hop Kitty were XT-related along with two beers from Magpie (Hoppily Ever After and Thieving Rogue) from their brewer exchange programme (both Magpie beers were excellent) along with their keg Eisbar as a fizz alternative. This was well-populated on my Monday evening visit, with the hubbub of local drinkers drowning out the barely-audible background muzak. This is a brisk 5- to 10-minute walk from nearby Haddenham & Thame Parkway on the Chiltern main line and is definitely worth a look-in if in the area.

On 3rd June 2019 - rating: 7
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Gill Smith left this review about The Rising Sun

This pub has had a makeover and adopted by XT brewery as their brewery tap. It is very much a locals pub. There was a good beer selection and we chose XT 1, XT 4 and Yeovil Lynx Wildcat.

On 4th December 2016 - rating: 7
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Steve of N21 left this review about The Rising Sun

The Rising Sun is a nice looking white washed pub to the north of Haddenham which has appeared in the last couple of GBG’s due to it serving mainly local real ales straight from the barrel.
Internally it’s a traditional pub décor with pictures and a collection of beermats adorning the walls, but the seating and overall décor is in need to a bit of TLC.
Looked like all the care was directed at the ales and Vale Brewery Best Bitter , Lodden Brewery Hoppit and one from the XT brewery were on and the couple I tried were well kept.
Looks like this is a good community pub with Dart and Aunt Sally teams and poker nights being advertised on the walls and apparently there is a pub garden out back but didn’t get to see that.

On 5th June 2013 - rating: 7
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