The Rising Sun
116 Horseley Road
(0121) 520 7033.
Open all day
The Rising Sun
Situated not far from the A461 with its A4035 junction, The Rising Sun was CAMRA national pub of the year 2000, having been turned around from basically a dump into a good outlet for real ale.
Taken over by new management since then - Blackcountry Inns - it serves up to ten real ales, usually seven guest ales on at any one time. There are two rooms to this pub, a main bar area with a small-ish room which is usually full of the locals enjoying the friendly atmosphere of the pub, and a second room with some nooks and crannies with a small access area to the bar by the front doors.
A real fire in the back room manages to keep it warm in winter as does the hot air coming from the quiz contestants every week. The wooden and part tiled floor is original too. Another bonus is that they use oversized glasses, a hangover from the time it was a Bank's pub.
A beer garden allows summer drinking, but this is a residential area and so noise levels have to be kept down.
A very welcoming pub that also does food, but only at lunchtimes.
Worth a visit if you are passing through the West Midlands, you can get off the train at Dudley Port (not Tipton).
No accommodation here and none locally either.
The rising sun is back in business - with Dennis and Jackie. A greater selection of real ales plus carling larger! A wider choice of food and snacks, quiz night is back. A pig roast for bonfire night puzzle nights local music and all in a month. CAMRA enthusiasts welcome any time still as spotless as ever with a cellar you could not better - any preferences to other real ales would be welcome as it is no longer a banks house - its free of tie - please let us know what your favourite ale is.
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Up to 10 ales.
The Ward Arms Hotel
2km from Tipton