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The Rising Sun, Nether Green, Sheffield

471 Fulwood Road
Sheffield
S10 3QA
Phone: 01142303855
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Will Larter left this review about Rising Sun Inn

By my count there are a round dozen hand pumps here, though I didn't try shaking a stick at them. With five regulars from Abbeydale and seven "guests" (which can include Abbeydale beers, and often one from their Dr Mortons series), this should indeed be a drinkers paradise, though I'm afraid I find Abbeydale beers a little too samey, blonde and not really to my taste, so that leaves "only" five beers for me to choose from on my infrequent visits here. That said, it's a fine and welcoming pub, with the feeling of a well-used local facility about it, and for a pub so far out of the city centre to stock this many real ales is unusual in my experience. The small queue which had formed at 11:58 on Christmas morning as we approached is testament to its popularity. I've never had food here: the only time I felt a little peckish when in this pub turned out to be a non-food day (Tuesday). It's a bit of a trip out, but there are others to break the journey, so well worth it, I would say.

Date of visit: 25th December 2014

A more recent visit (December 2015) found a large extension built onto the side of the pub, with now a much more food-led feel to the place. There's still the large selection of beers, but to me less of a local pub atmosphere. This may have been exacerbated by the pre-Christmas crowd, so a further visit may be required. A notable addition is the new gents toilet downstairs, with urinals fashioned from aluminium beer barrels.

On 14th January 2016 - rating: 7
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Bucking Fastard left this review about Rising Sun Inn

With more handpumps than you could shake a stick at,this pub is a drinkers paradise.From the outside it has that comforting traditional Victorian look,and the two interior rooms have much of interest.To the left of the front door is the main seating area and the very well stocked bar.There are wooden deviders,traditional tables and chairs,some banquettes and a few sofas.The carpet and many books on display gives this room the feel of a comfortable lounge.There is also a raised area with views over the garden.The room to the right of the entrance is used for dining and also contains an alcove for darts and an upright piano.
As Gill notes there is a very good Sunday carvery with a choice of meats at a most reasonable £5,I didn't inspect the food menus for other days but my guess is that would be equally tasty.
The highlight is the ale.As this is the defacto brewery tap for Abbeydale,five of their offerings were on during my trip namely Absolution,Deception(£2.70),Moonshine,Brimstone and Daily Bread(£2.30) at what I consider to be very reasonable prices and in good nick.There are a further 8 handpumps with a wide variety of largely local microbrewers output,too many to list here.There are also some craft keg beers and a very long list of bottled beers by the entrance,all most impressive.
In what is a smart suburb on the desirable West side of Sheffield,I was surprised to find such an emporium of ale,and if you have time to drag yourself away from the SuperTram Valley of Beer crawl,The Rising Sun makes another outstanding target for any beer tourist.Listed in the 2012 GBG and very highly recommended.

On 12th February 2012 - rating: 9
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Gill Smith left this review about Rising Sun Inn

This is a clean and tidy 2011 Good Beer Guide pub well worth a visit for it's Sunday carvery as well as the superb choice of real ales. The range was mailnly of Abbeydale ales, around 5 I believe, but the choice from micro breweries was brilliant too. We had beers from Ilkley and Globe breweries with our meal in the dining area. It only takes about 15 minutes from town on the 40 or 120 bus and worth the journey. Some bus up to it and walk back taking in other pubs along the way.

On 21st April 2011 - rating: 8
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  • Beer Festivals : Yes - July - last updated 29 July 2013 by Dave McNally
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 29 July 2013 by Dave McNally
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 27 July 2013 by Will Larter
Opening Hours
Sunday12noon - 11pm
Monday12noon - 11pm
Tuesday12noon - 11pm
Wednesday12noon - 11pm
Thursday12noon - 11pm
Friday12noon - 11:30pm
Saturday12noon - 11:30pm
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