A pub has been sited here since the 19th century, with its first appearance in the 1859 General Directory of Sheffield. The name is chosen for pubs facing east and receiving the early-morning sun, which the original building did.
The current pub opened when the then owners, The Sheffield Town Trustees, agreed to provide land for the widening of Fulwood Road free of charge in return for the demolition and re-construction of the original Pub. The existing building opened in July 1904, operated by the Sheffield Public House Trust Company. The University of Sheffield Students Union took over the pub in July 1922, with Abbeydale Brewery taking ownership just in time for Christmas 2005.
The Rising Sun is a community Pub and in the Good Beer Guide 2023. It acts as the tap for Abbeydale Brewery with Daily Bread, Deception, Moonshine and Absolution always available alongside 7 changing beers from Abbeydale and guests. An ever- changing Cider is also available.
Food is served Tuesday – Saturday 12-9pm Sunday 12-7pm, with the dining room located in a recent extension to the pub. Other recent developments include a section of the car park given over to an upgraded outdoor drinking area.
Congratulations to Garry and the Team for the area Pub of the year 2023 (Sheffield West). We are presenting the certificate on the evening of Thursday 20 July, all are welcome to join us there for a beer or two from 8pm. Buses 83 and 120 stop right outside.