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Discover the Charm and History of Adelaide’s Award-Winning Rising Sun Inn

In a captivating episode of “The Court of Public Opinion,” Jeremy Cordeaux sits down with Jackie Goodall from the iconic Rising Sun Inn. Nestled in the heart of Adelaide, this heritage-listed establishment has recently won the prestigious East Side Business Award for Best Pub/Bar. Jackie shares the inn’s rich history, unique charm, and the challenges and joys of running such a beloved venue.

An Award-Winning Legacy

The Rising Sun Inn, a staple in Adelaide’s Norwood, has been recognized for its excellence, winning the East Side Business Award for Best Pub/Bar. Jackie Goodall proudly recounts the journey to this accolade and the community support that has been pivotal in their success.

A Glimpse into History

Originally restored by the Schmidt family, the Rising Sun Inn has a storied past dating back to 1845. Jackie shares fascinating anecdotes about the Inn’s origins, including its near-demolition and subsequent revival. The historic lead light windows and open fires add to the unique ambiance that patrons have come to love.

Rising Sun Pictures: A Name Born from Inspiration

In an interesting twist, the famous special effects company, Rising Sun Pictures, took its name from a business meeting held at the Inn. Over a casual dinner, the founders looked around for inspiration and found it in the charming surroundings of the Rising Sun Inn.

Challenges and Rewards of a Heritage Inn

Running a heritage-listed establishment comes with its own set of challenges. Jackie discusses the importance of maintaining the Inn’s character while ensuring modern facilities for guests. Despite the hurdles, the sense of community and the joy of preserving history make it all worthwhile.

Exceptional Service and Community Connection

It’s more than just a pub; it’s a community hub. Jackie emphasizes the importance of personalized service and the connections formed with long-term patrons. Stories of weddings, anniversaries, and family gatherings highlight the Inn’s role in the lives of many.

Celebrate 180 Years of History

Next year marks the 180th anniversary of the Rising Sun Inn. Jackie hints at grand celebrations to honor this milestone, inviting both old friends and new visitors to join in the festivities.

Versatile Facilities for Every Occasion

With various rooms and areas, including a conservatory and outdoor spaces, the Rising Sun Inn is perfect for any event. From intimate dinners to large gatherings, the Inn offers a versatile setting that caters to all needs.

Join Jeremy and Jackie as they take you on a journey through the history, charm, and community spirit of the Rising Sun Inn. Tune in now and discover why this award-winning venue is a cherished part of Adelaide’s heritage.

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