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The Rising Sun, Nutbourne - pub details

Address: The Street, Nutbourne, Pulborough, West Sussex, RH20 2HE [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 14523) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest train stations Pulborough (2 miles), Billingshurst (4.4 miles)

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> Current user rating: 7.8/10 (rated by 22 users)
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other pubs nearby:

White Horse, Pulborough (0.7 miles), Queens Head, West Chiltington (0.9 miles), Oddfellows Arms, Pulborough (1.3 miles), Five Bells, West Chiltington (1.4 miles)


user reviews of the Rising Sun, Nutbourne

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We had to double back to the Rising Sun, as it is still one of the local pubs that closes in the afternoon. But, it was well worth the effort. Parking is on the lane next to the pub. The front of the pub is ivy-clad. Once inside, the wonder of the place emerges. With its bare boards in the main bar, the pub has maintained all of its traditional features, with no hint of modernisation. Passageways lead to smaller rooms, some for dining. There are some intriguing knick knacks, as you wander around. We eventually found the garden at the rear. It's another gorgeous area, with some parts undercover. A jeep can be seen in one corner. The owners were very friendly and keen to chat. The ale range was not the most inventive - Fuller's London Pride, Young's Bitter, Harvey's Sussex Best Bitter and I think the 4th was St Austell Tribute. But, my attention was drawn towards the Addlestones cider at the end of the bar. Despite my extensive travelling around pubs, I hadn't seen any Addlestones for a few years and assumed it was no longer made. But, apparently they keep it for a local female regular who drinks the stuff. Easily my favourite pub of the day. Not quite a 10/10. But, a firm 9/10 from me. A lovely discovery.
blue_scrumpy - 21 Jul 2019 09:42
The only thing wrong with this pub is the lack of car parking. Not that it is a problem. Good beer food and wine. Friendly bar staff. Whats not to like about this place. Decent sized garden when the weather permits. Definitely should be sought out and tried.
WaitorseBoyz - 23 Sep 2014 14:19
Charming village freehouse in the beautiful Sussex countryside. Big rambling garden at the back, and a rustic-looking rather bohemian interior. Seemed popular with locals of all ages, but friendly to visitors. It's a free house with 3 or 4 interesting ales on offer. Beer quality seemed good to me.
(Note: check the opening times if planning an afternoon visit. I think it opens for lunchtimes but then shuts until the evenings.)
JonRambo - 21 Sep 2014 22:59
I worked at The Rising Sun over 20 years ago now and it was fantastic then.
Seems like it hasn't changed and the standards still as good as then.
What a great place after all this time and your reviews reflect this.
Cheers guys have goods memories of those days with Regan, Janice, the boys and of course the dogs.
jusannym - 31 Jul 2014 07:48
An update to my 2009 entry. This pub still retains all that was stated in 2009. A friendly local with the ale in top form. Cottage Vulcan from Somerset, Andwell's Spring Twist from Hampshire and Langham Hip Hop from West Sussex were in excellent condition (all sampled in a lunchtime session). Fuller's London Pride was also on tap. Well worth the visit that did not disappoint.
Slipkid - 7 Apr 2012 21:51

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