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The Rising Sun, Bristol

91 West Town Road
Backwell
Postal town: Bristol
BS48 3BH
Phone: 01275461274
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Punch Taverns

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Blackthorn _ left this review about The Rising Sun

Recently refurbished after a spell of closure, this has had a somewhat chequered history of late with many changes of management and a slightly unsavoury reputation despite it’s pleasant village location. It’s now part of the same group that has the Bear & Swan at Chew Magna among others, so is hopefully the future looks more positive. The car park has been enlarged taking away part of the garden, but this is still a good size and somewhat underutilised at present, although they have added a small children’s play area.

Internally it’s been extended to the right to create a dining area and has been opened out in to one large L-shaped room having quite a contemporary feel with pale khaki green paint on the woodwork and fresh white paint elsewhere. Flooring is a mixture of parquet wood, grey slate tiles and carpeting. A small brick fire-place was off to one side with a wood burning stove and there were a couple of old photographs on the wall, although these were quite minimal. Seating is mostly conventional tables and chairs, with a couple of Chesterfield sofas and a few bar stools. Some shiny copper lamp shades hung above the bar.

The menu contained a decent looking selection of food that was a step-up from your normal pub grub, with most of the main courses being around the £15 mark. There were nonetheless pub staples such as fish & chips, burger, rack of ribs and so on available, as well as a few more adventurous options, including several steak and fish choices. We will certainly return to check out the food at some point.

Beers on tap were Flying Monk Elmers, GWB Hambrook and Butcombe, whilst ciders were well represented with Thatcher’s Dry, Thatcher’s Haze and Ashton Press, the latter being in both the still and sparkling varieties. Overall I quite liked this, although it’s certainly not what you’d call a cosy old local, which is perhaps the genre that I usually tend to favour. Nonetheless, I hope they do well. With the New Inn opposite having been closed for some years now, a decent pub in the centre of Backwell is very much needed.

On 17th August 2016 - rating: 7
[User has posted 1677 recommendations about 1614 pubs]


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Matt Peace left this review about The Rising Sun

Simply Quality

On 23rd June 2008 - rating: 10
[User has posted 1 recommendations about 1 pubs]

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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Blackthorn _
Nailsea & Backwell, 1 miles, 19 min walk (show)
Yatton, 4.69 miles, 1 hr 30 min walk (show)
Shirehampton, 9.36 miles, 3 hr 0 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Rising Sun, Backwell
19th Jun 2019, 18:44
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19th Jun 2019, 18:44
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Pub Details

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  • Accommodation : Yes last updated 13 July 2016 by ROB Camra
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 04 January 2016 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 13 July 2016 by ROB Camra
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 13 July 2016 by ROB Camra
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 13 July 2016 by ROB Camra
  • Car Park : Yes last updated 13 July 2016 by ROB Camra
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 13 July 2016 by ROB Camra
  • Darts : Yes last updated 04 January 2016 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 13 July 2016 by ROB Camra
  • Function Room : Yes last updated 13 July 2016 by ROB Camra
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 04 January 2016 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Jukebox : Yes last updated 04 January 2016 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Live Music : Yes last updated 13 July 2016 by ROB Camra
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 18 August 2017 by Blackthorn _
  • Micropub : No last updated 13 July 2016 by ROB Camra
  • Pinball : No last updated 04 January 2016 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Pool Table : No last updated 17 August 2016 by Blackthorn _
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 13 July 2016 by ROB Camra
  • Real Cider : Yes last updated 26 December 2016 by Blackthorn _
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes last updated 04 January 2016 by Jonathan Wilde
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 13 July 2016 by ROB Camra
Opening Hours
Sunday8:30am - 11pm
Monday8am - 11pm
Tuesday8am - 11pm
Wednesday8am - 11pm
Thursday8am - 11pm
Friday8am - 11pm
Saturday8:30am - 11:30pm
Hours according to Facebook page, please check before making a special visit
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