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Rising Sun

(formerly Presleys, Rising Sun)

46 Tottenham Court Road
Fitzrovia
London
W1T 2ED

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Opening Times

Monday11.00 am - 11.00 pm
Tuesday11.00 am - 11.30 pm
Wednesday11.00 am - 11.30 pm
Thursday11.00 am - Midnight
Friday11.00 am - Midnight
Saturday11.00 am - Midnight
SundayMidday - 10.30 pm

Meal Times

11 - 10 Mon - Sat
12 - 9.30 Sun

Owner

Greene King

About the Pub

A fancy exterior remains, in the Elaborate Art Nouveau Gothic style, but the pub was victim of one of the worst excesses of brewery greed in the 1980s when its grade II listed high ceilinged interior was destroyed to create “Presleys”. The resulting litigation led to the forced restoration of many original features in 1993 and, following reversion to the original name, the current decor is much more welcoming. The rear is carpeted and mirrored and doubles as a dining area while the outside remains as distinctive as ever.

Licensed in 1730 as the Sun and rebuilt in 1897 by Treadwell & Martin. The rising sun is a natural name for a pub with its associations with good weather and good fortune, but it also forms a large part of the coat of arms of the Distillers' Company which makes it even more popular as a pub name.

Karl Marx is reputed to have used this pub in the 1850s when 18 pubs existed along the length of the Tottenham Court Road.

Historic Interest

Grade II listing:- Public house. 1896. By Treadwell and Martin. Stucco with brick extension. Elaborate Art Nouveau Gothic. 4 storeys and basement. 1 bay with 3-bay return and 1-bay extension to Windmill Street. Ground floor pilastered public house frontage with entrance in splayed corner, altered in C20. 3-light transom and mullion windows with leaded panes to lst floor, 2-lights to 2nd and 3rd floor. Each bay separated by tourelles with pinnacles. Over window bays, gables surmounted by segmental pediments. Lavish use of vertical strips, scrollwork, heraldic beasts, cupids heads etc., in relief. Rising from 1st to 3rd floor on splayed corner a bartizan with elaborate corbel including a male figure. To the right of this a plaque "Built by F. A. Rhodes 1897, Treadwell & Martin". Brick extension with 3-light transom and mullion windows and stone capped Dutch gable. INTERIOR: entirely remodelled in historicist style c1993.

Regular Beers

This pub serves 1 regular beer.

  • Greene King IPA

Changing Beers

This pub serves 3 changing beers.

Changing beers typically include:

  • Robinsons Dizzy Blonde
  • Sambrook's Powerhouse Porter
  • Truman's Swift

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Features

  • RealAle Real Ale Available
  • Cider Real Cider Available

    Old Rosie.

  • MemberDiscountScheme Member Discount Scheme

    10% off real ales.

  • CaskMarque Cask Marque Accredited

Facilities

  • LunchtimeMeals Lunchtime Meals
  • EveningMeals Evening Meals
  • Smoking Smoking Area
  • WiFi Wifi

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Rising Sun

46 Tottenham Court Road
Fitzrovia
London
W1T 2ED

Sat Nav Reference

51.519237, -0.133064

Transport

  • <Bus Close to Bus Routes
  • <Underground Close to London Underground / Overground / DLR

Nearby Bus Routes (40m)

Various

Closest Station (1250m)

Euston

Nearby London Underground/Overground/DLR (175m)

Goodge Street; (365m) Tottenham Court Road

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