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The Rising Sun (Freehouse)

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Wibblers - Crafty StoatExcellent1
Crouch Vale - Brewers GoldExcellent1
Mighty Oak - Snake Out StoutExcellent1
Tring - Bring Me SunshineGood1
Theakston - Cresset AleGood1
B&T (Banks & Taylor) - Shefford DG Dunstable GiantGood1
Nethergate (was Nethergate Growler for a while then name reverted) - Young HowlerGood1
Jennings - Lakeland StunnerGood1
Bath Ales - BarnseyAcceptable1
Wadworth - BoundaryAcceptable1
Nethergate (was Nethergate Growler for a while then name reverted) - Lord of the RingsAcceptable1
Hope - Dragon Fire Chilli BeerAcceptable1
Old Mill - Liquid GoldAcceptable1
Holt's (see also Joseph Holt) - Two HootsPoor1
Greene King - IPANot Tried0
Batemans - XBNot Tried0
Cottage - Irish HoundNot Tried0
Hook Norton - Hooky BitterNot Tried0
Greene King - Morland OriginalNot Tried0
Greene King - IPA GoldNot Tried0
Crouch Vale - Blackwater MildNot Tried0
Mauldons - Lemon AdderNot Tried0
Cottage - AtlanticNot Tried0
Eagle (was Wells & Young's, was Charles Wells, was Wells) - Young's Winter WarmerNot Tried0
Palmers - Copper AleNot Tried0
Crouch Vale - Essex Boys BitterNot Tried0
Mauldons - Silver AdderNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Rising Sun, Stanford-le-Hope, Essex

Visits Details

02 May 2016 (Stephen Harris)
Busy and boisterous, early on a Sunday evening.
Crouch Vale - Brewers Gold4.00ExcellentCanít go wrong with this beer.
Crouch Vale - Essex Boys Bitter3.50Not Tried
Mauldons - Silver Adder4.20Not Tried
19 Nov 2015 (HSB)
16:45 Last stop of the day. Fairly busy.
Old Mill - Liquid Gold3.70AcceptableThin with little taste
Bath Ales - Barnsey4.50AcceptableSmoked porter. Thin and sweet.
Eagle (was Wells & Young's, was Charles Wells, was Wells) - Young's Winter Warmer5.00Not Tried
Palmers - Copper Ale3.70Not Tried
09 May 2014 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening. A venue for our Friday Evening Group. Friendly, rather masculine pub environment which is obviously enthusiastic about its real ale. Now a regular outlet for the local Hope brewery which opened in late 2013.
Hope - Dragon Fire Chilli Beer4.20AcceptableIn a polypin on back counter. Flat but barman said it had been supplied bright after being in full cask at a recent festival
Holt's (see also Joseph Holt) - Two Hoots4.20PoorMine was as flat as a pancake
Crouch Vale - Blackwater Mild3.70Not Tried
Mauldons - Lemon Adder4.00Not Tried
Cottage - Atlantic4.00Not Tried
08 Apr 2014 (thebrewingman)
Early evening. Bar and smoking area fairly full with blokes drinking pints. That said, service was excellent.
B&T (Banks & Taylor) - Shefford DG Dunstable Giant4.40Good
Jennings - Lakeland Stunner3.90GoodIn good condition but I think they must have forgotten the citrusy hops mentioned on the pump clip.
Tring - Bring Me Sunshine4.20Good
Theakston - Cresset Ale4.00Good
Greene King - IPA Gold4.10Not Tried
23 Mar 2012 (Stephen Harris)
Suitably busy early evening on a Friday.
Mighty Oak - Snake Out Stout4.00ExcellentBlack and yummy stout.
Wadworth - Boundary4.00AcceptableAn amber coloured, malty bitter.
Nethergate (was Nethergate Growler for a while then name reverted) - Lord of the Rings4.20AcceptableGolden in colour, sweetly malty and a little citrus hops.
Hook Norton - Hooky Bitter3.60Not Tried
Greene King - Morland Original4.00Not Tried
18 Mar 2012 (Stephen Harris)
Busy Sunday lunchtime session.
Wibblers - Crafty Stoat5.30ExcellentA black, rich, satisfying, smooth, roasted stout.
Nethergate (was Nethergate Growler for a while then name reverted) - Young Howler4.40GoodA golden beer. Nicely malty.
Greene King - IPA3.60Not Tried
Batemans - XB3.70Not Tried
Cottage - Irish Hound4.00Not Tried

About The Rising Sun

The pub sign. The Rising Sun, Stanford-le-Hope, Essex

Summary of Beer Scores


The pub is found in Stanford-le-Hope, Essex, SS17 0EU.

A traditional, two-roomed pub, five minutes' walk from the railway station and next door to St Margaretís church. A good supporter of Essex breweries. 5 handpumps in the left hand bar plus a cider (or maybe two) in a box on the back counter. Since early 2014 has been an outlet for the new local Hope brewery. The best real ale boozer in Stanford-le-Hope and in the 2014 CAMRA Good Beer Guide. Real ale price discount for card carrying CAMRA members.

We have visited this pub 6 times, seen 27 different beers and tried 14 of them.

Map location

Postcode: SS17 0EU