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Rising Sun (Freehouse)

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Bushy's - Castletown BitterExcellent1
Vale - EndeavourExcellent1
Mad Squirrel (formerly Red Squirrel) - IPAExcellent1
Tring - Bring Me SunshineExcellent1
Vale - Black Swan Dark MildExcellent1
Burton Bridge - Golden DeliciousExcellent1
Northern (see also Blakemere) - Blakemere Jewel Excellent1
Dark Star - SaisonExcellent1
Wood's - Special BitterExcellent1
Tring - RiserExcellent1
Aylesbury (ABC) - Bay State WheatGood1
Coach House - Flintlock Pale AleAcceptable1
Batemans - Lincolnshire BitterNot Tried0
Vale - Red Kite (superseded by 4.3% version)Not Tried0
XT Brewing - No. 5 American AmberNot Tried0
Nobby's - Wild West AleNot Tried0
Tring - BlondNot Tried0
Dark Star - Mai BockNot Tried0
Wentworth - Imperial AleNot Tried0
Picture 1. Rising Sun, Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire
Chris Excell

Visits Details

11 Sep 2012 (Philip Pirrip)
2110 hours visit. Difficult to find as not fully pre-researched but followed my nose and lights on the towpath. Excellent pub with clear real ale enthusiasm but oddly no CAMRA literature about. Felt it could do with having the mine host holding court.
Northern (see also Blakemere) - Blakemere Jewel 4.60ExcellentLight hopped IPA and refreshing however the expectation with IPA these days is a heavy hop hit 6%er
Aylesbury (ABC) - Bay State Wheat4.40GoodNothing exceptional
Vale - Red Kite (superseded by 4.3% version)4.00Not Tried
Tring - Riser3.70Not TriedHouse beer for this pub
XT Brewing - No. 5 American Amber5.50Not Tried
16 Apr 2012 (ChrisE)
Early Monday evening and quite busy. We sat in a back room with a serving hatch and celebrated a friend's birthday. This is the pub that is pictured on the front cover of the 2012 Good Beer Guide.
Tring - Bring Me Sunshine4.20ExcellentMid brown in colour, refreshing and hoppy. Brewed as a tribute to the late Eric Morecambe.
Wentworth - Imperial Ale3.80Not TriedThis ran out before I could try one.
Batemans - Lincolnshire Bitter4.20Not Tried
10 Jun 2011 (ChrisE)
A busy Friday evening. A large group of us almost took over the room to the left of the bar, we enjoyed a brilliant evening with the company of locals and their dogs. I really like this place. Unfortunately we got to Berkhamsted station late evening only to find the service on the West Coast Main Line suspended after a person hit by a train at South Kenton earlier in the evening.
Dark Star - Saison4.50Excellent
Tring - Riser3.70ExcellentA house beer brewed by Tring. I did not make a note of the ABV but it was a good session beer, and would have been around the 3.8 mark.
Vale - Endeavour4.00ExcellentNamed after the fictional Inspector Endeavour Morse, this beer had a delicious citrusy, hoppy flavour.
Coach House - Flintlock Pale Ale4.40AcceptableNot to my taste at all. Strong buttery, butterscotch flavours.
20 Apr 2011 (ChrisE)
A warm and sunny afternoon, we enjoyed several pints, and a good chat with the landlord. There were eight different types of snuff available on the bar.
Bushy's - Castletown Bitter3.50Excellent
Mad Squirrel (formerly Red Squirrel) - IPA4.10ExcellentI really enjoyed this.
Vale - Black Swan Dark Mild3.30Excellent
Tring - Blond4.00Not Tried
Dark Star - Mai Bock4.50Not TriedThis ran out and was replaced by Red Squirrel IPA
05 Mar 2010 (ChrisE)
A most enjoyable evening. The landlord made us feel extremely welcome, and the free food that seems to be a Friday night tradition in this pub was most welcome.
Burton Bridge - Golden Delicious3.80Excellent
Wood's - Special Bitter4.20Excellent
Nobby's - Wild West Ale4.50Not Tried

About the Rising Sun

The pub sign. Rising Sun, Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire

Summary of Beer Scores



The pub is found in Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, HP4 2EG.

A traditional canalside local off George Street, with up to fifteen different types of snuff on the bar.

We have visited this pub 5 times, seen 19 different beers and tried 12 of them.

Map location

Postcode: HP4 2EG