The beer garden will re-open for drinks only on Thursday 15th April, assuming the government’s plans for unlocking run to schedule. We won’t be taking any table bookings: it’ll be first come, first served, as it’s always been in the garden.

Until then, if you fancy a pint and live in Rye, Whatsapp or text 07568609394 to order a home delivery of freshly poured draught beer and cider:
click here to see what’s on tap right now.


The Ypres Castle Inn is a place for people from near or far to rest and be thankful. It’s hidden away on a flight of steps just beneath the ramparts of the castle itself, at the south east corner of Rye’s old town. It’s a tremendously romantic setting.

In the warmer months the beer garden is idyllic, with its views across the marsh and the River Rother. In the winter, the low beamed interior and log fire make it a warm and inviting place to hide away. The focus is solely on craft beer, local cider and low intervention wines.

The pub is best reached by walking up to Church Square and then down behind the castle – ignore the route Googlemaps suggests! If you’re driving, park in one of Rye’s many public carparks and walk here.