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The Rising Sun, Bristol

Alfred Road
Bristol
BS3 4LE
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Blackthorn _ left this review about The Rising Sun

A traditional looking pub brick built at the top of Windmill Hill, it looks quite enticing from the outside with it’s ornate windows on the upper floor and etched glass downstairs displaying the pub’s name. It was very quiet on a recent Thursday evening visit with only a couple of other punters in there initially, although a ladies darts team did turn up later.

Inside though, it’s something of a disappointment. It’s essentially one large, open plan, featureless room that looks very tired and dated and has nothing in the way of any distinguishing features. Plain wooden boards are at the front of the pub whilst some old carpet is at the rear, along with a pool table and a fire-place that had a picture of a fire stuck to the front of it. The windows in the doors had grills over them and there were plenty of signs saying that drug taking would not be tolerated. A projector screen was on one wall, but the projector itself had been removed, although a plasma screen was showing a terrestrial TV channel. The only items that may be of interest were a number of items of Bristol City Football Club memorabilia such as shirts and scarves pinned to the walls. A rather annoying dog was running around yapping and jumping up at people.

Unfortunately there were no real ales on tap, just keg John Smiths. Ciders were Blackthorn and Thatcher’s Gold.

On 15th April 2016 - rating: 3
[User has posted 1748 recommendations about 1683 pubs]


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Cath Turner left this review about The Rising Sun

Great little boozer, one of the few in the area that has not been gentrified, no food no coffee, beer, a great juke box, music on a monthly basis, friendly staff and customers
and reasonable prices, give it a try!

On 11th March 2014 - rating: 8
[User has posted 1 recommendations about 1 pubs]

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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Dave McNally
Bedminster, 0.22 miles, 4 min walk (show)
Parson Street, 0.92 miles, 17 min walk (show)
Bristol Temple Meads, 1.26 miles, 24 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Rising Sun, Bristol
15th Apr 2016, 09:55
Review submitted by Blackthorn _ amended by Blackthorn _
 
15th Apr 2016, 09:54
Review submitted by Blackthorn _

Pub Details

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 28 December 2013 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 28 December 2013 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 28 December 2013 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Beer Garden : No last updated 28 December 2013 by Jonathan Wilde
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 28 December 2013 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Car Park : No last updated 28 December 2013 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Darts : Yes last updated 28 December 2013 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 28 December 2013 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Function Room : No last updated 22 January 2016 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Hot Food : No - Cold rolls available - last updated 12 March 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Jukebox : Yes last updated 12 March 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Live TV Sports : Yes last updated 12 March 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Micropub : No last updated 22 January 2016 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Pinball : No last updated 28 December 2013 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Pool Table : Yes last updated 28 December 2013 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Real Ale : No last updated 15 April 2016 by Blackthorn _
  • Real Cider : No last updated 28 December 2013 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Wheelchair Access : No last updated 28 December 2013 by Jonathan Wilde
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