Well, yes, the Rising Sun is a 2016 Good Beer Guide pub, just not in the printed guide.
Gaining a place in the Good Beer Guide is no mean feat, with a multitude of CAMRA members effectively mystery shopping pubs over many months and scoring the quality of the beer on the What Pub beer scoring system.
To get to the voting stages a pub must score consistently above average across the year, which is no easy task when working with a live product. It takes great skill in the cellar and from the bar staff and management to ensure standards do not drop and you can be guaranteed a good pint.
Even when a pub has consistently been good across the year, a place in the Good Beer Guide is not guaranteed. With a limited number of places available the rigorous testing is only stage one. Eligible pubs are also surveyed to ensure they meet all the other requirements to be listed in the guide before a Branch vote is taken.