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If you have a question that isn’t answered by this website, just fire an email to info@yprescastleinn.co.uk and we’ll reply as fast as we can. (One question we’re asked a lot is whether we’re dog friendly – we most certainly are!)

You can book a table with us by email, telephone or by using Opentable here:
The pub sits beneath the ramparts of the Ypres Tower at the south east corner of Rye’s citadel. To reach it, you need to go up or down a set of steps. It’s a tremendously romantic setting that has to be seen to be believed.

The Ypres has the only large pub garden in the town, with fantastic views across the Romney Marsh and its rivers. It makes a great place to watch the sunset and in the summer hosts lots of live events, with an outside bar.

The pub is open noon to 11pm Tuesday to Sunday from October to March, and every day in the summer months.

3910042814_66ecfb3d90_oOur kitchen is open Tues-Sun lunchtimes noon-3pm, and for supper Tues-Sat 6-9pm. Our Sunday roasts are (hand on heart!) excellent. All our suppliers are local. We tick boxes – with well-executed pub classics – but we also offer more inventive dishes.

We’re in CAMRA’s Good Beer Guide and offer the largest selection of real ales and ciders in Rye. We take beer seriously but we aren’t beer bores. If you just want a pint of bitter or lager, we’ll pour a great one without demur.

Our wine is from a wine merchant who doesn’t conventionally supply pubs. Instead, you’re getting wines you’d normally only find in restaurants, but at better prices to reflect the informality of the setting. You won’t see anything branded, and you won’t find wines on our list anywhere else in the area. We take wine seriously, but we aren’t snobs. Ask for a house white, and you’ll get a beautifully fresh chenin blanc that’ll brighten up your day.

Visit us soon – you’ll be very welcome!


Jeffrey John Bell