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Friday, 23 August 2013

#124 The Rising Sun, Stourport-on-Severn, Worcestershire : 1999 to 2013

Stourport-on-Severn is a place we've visited numerous times over the years of our canal travels. It stands on the banks of the River Severn where the Staffordshire & Worcestershire Canal joins. It has many pubs and will be featuring several times over the coming months.

The Rising Sun is a small Banks's pub in the back streets of Stourport well away from the river, but it does back onto the canal.
This was taken on the evening of Tuesday 1st June 1999 at the halfway point on a trip round the Midlands via Birmingham, Stourbridge and Worcester. As I recall, we entered the quiz and finished second.

We visited again four years later on the evening of Tuesday 27th May 2003 as part of a repeat journey from 1999, except for the first time we were travelling down the River Severn to Worcester.
This is taken from the bridge over the canal at the back of the pub. From what I remember, the inside was largely unchanged and as friendly as previously.

Although we've been through Stourport since, we hadn't been back to The Rising Sun until Thursday 16th May 2013.
Apart from the new flower boxes it has hardly changed on the outside and, from memory, it wasn't much different on the inside either! Always nice to find a pub that's 'Unspoilt by Progress' - here is the website.

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