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Rising Sun

(also known as Top House)

16 Craylands Lane
DA10 0LP

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Opening Times


Monday11.00 am - 11.30 pm
Tuesday11.00 am - 11.30 pm
Wednesday11.00 am - 11.30 pm
Thursday11.00 am - 11.30 pm
Friday11.00 am - 00.30 am
Saturday11.00 am - 00.30 am
Sunday11.30 am - 11.00 pm

About the Pub

Busy and friendly locals pub with long-standing landlord, located opposite Swanscombe Leisure Centre and Heritage Park. Known locally as the “Top House” originally to distinguish it from the “Middle House” (North Kent Arms, closed 1970) and the “Bottom House” (Coopers Arms, closed 1950) further down Craylands Lane. It hosts its own football club “Top House FC”, formed in 1975 and is the home to Swanscombe United FC, founded in 1892, both now sadly defunct. The pub has a lovely garden with well tended flowers and shrubs, a tidy lawn and two separate covered smoking shelters. The pub opened in 1869 converted from two cottages.

Historic Interest

Opened 1869 - converted from two cottages. How times change!

Regular ales

This pub serves 4 regular beers.

  • Courage Best Bitter
  • Courage Directors
  • Morland Old Golden Hen
  • St Austell Tribute

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  • RealAle Real Ale Available


  • Garden Garden
  • Parking Parking

    Free car park nearby.

  • FamilyFriendly Family Friendly
  • Games Traditional Pub Games


  • Smoking Smoking Area

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Rising Sun

16 Craylands Lane
DA10 0LP

Sat Nav Reference

51.4465, 0.3018


  • <Bus Close to Bus Routes
  • <Station Close to Railway Station

Nearby Bus Routes (< ½ mile)

306, 455, 481

Nearby Station (700m)


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Rising Sun - Swanscombe

Rising Sun

16 Craylands Lane
DA10 0LP

Pub Features

  • Real Ale Available
  • Garden
  • Parking
  • Family Friendly
  • Traditional Pub Games
  • Smoking Area
  • Close to Bus Routes
  • Close to Railway Station

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