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The Rising Sun - Location: Smithfield
« on: Mar 7 - 2008 »
Name: The Rising Sun - Location: Smithfield

Address: 38, Cloth Fair, London, EC1A 7JQ [020 7726 6671]
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Re: The Rising Sun - Location: Smithfield
« Reply #1 on: Dec 29 - 2010 »
Another nice pub. It is next to Smithfield meat market and it can be seen in photo #1 at the end of the passage way.

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Re: The Rising Sun - Location: Smithfield
« Reply #2 on: Jun 1 - 2011 »
I really like this pub...went last week, twice!  It was empty the first time we went, but the manageress advised that it always was at the time of day we went in.  Went back a few days later and it was busy inside and yet more people were probably stood outside as in.

The manager was great, they'd been there about nine months and they keep the best pint of Old Brewery Bitter that I've ever had.

The pub was lovely, interesting and clean...the floor was shining despite the number of people that had walked over it that day.  Unusual short doors to the front of the pub for the drop...the actual celar drop was inside the pub, and these door would be opened to allow the barrels to be rolled into the pub and down the drop.  The doors can just about be seen in Ian's top photo at the bottom of the pub in the second and third wooden section to the right of the photo (if that makes sense).

I was really impressed all round with this pub and wish the managers luck.  I'll definitely be visiting this pub again....hopefully soon!

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Re: The Rising Sun - Location: Smithfield
« Reply #3 on: Jun 2 - 2013 »
Just adding a few more photos

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Re: The Rising Sun - Location: Smithfield
« Reply #4 on: Jun 6 - 2013 »
Just adding a few more photos.


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Re: The Rising Sun - Location: Smithfield
« Reply #5 on: Aug 3 - 2017 »
Worst pint of OBB Cask I have ever had.

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Re: The Rising Sun - Location: Smithfield
« Reply #6 on: Aug 3 - 2017 »
Worst pint of OBB Cask I have ever had.

Really?? God, a couple or three years back it was among the best in London. I made a special trip to see, and it was. It needs to turn over quickly does cask. Only at it's best for around 48 hours.

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Re: The Rising Sun - Location: Smithfield
« Reply #7 on: Aug 3 - 2017 »
I get the feeling it had been sitting there a while. Hardly anybody in there. Real shame as I had high hopes.

Best cask I've had in London is at the Swiss Cottage.

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Re: The Rising Sun - Location: Smithfield
« Reply #8 on: Aug 3 - 2017 »
I get the feeling it had been sitting there a while. Hardly anybody in there. Real shame as I had high hopes.

Best cask I've had in London is at the Swiss Cottage.

Last time we were there (18 months or so) we didn't get a great pint of OBB cask anywhere. Although it was ok at the Lyceum Tav, Princess Louise and Cittie of York. Terrible at Blue Posts and Angel at St Giles.

The landlord at the Bricklayers arms was considering putting it in but don't know if he has. He would look after it if he did I bet.

I've said for a long time, cask OBB is the best pint ever, and also the worst.