The Ypres and its big, green garden are open for drinks four days a week (Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday) from noon.
The focus here is on craft beer, natural wine and real cider. We don’t stock big brands. Our tap list changes all the time, and will be different every time you visit us.
Our favourite breweries are the likes of Floc, Deya, Verdant, Burning Sky, Kernel, Polly’s, Beak and Howling Hops. Our cider is from small local producer Nightingale Cider. Our draught lager is from Rothaus in Germany’s Black Forest. We offer a range of no and low alcohol beers in bottles and cans too.
We always have a natural wine on tap: at the moment, it’s Pépin Blanc sec from Alsace. We also serve a handful of other low-intervention wines by the bottle and by the glass.
To accompany our great drinks, we offer local cheeses, cured meats from Moons Green Charcuterie, handmade pork pies and superior bar snacks. However, we please note this isn’t a gastropub / restaurant.
THINGS TO NOTE:
We don’t take bookings: just turn up, get a drink from the bar, and relax.
We don’t operate a kitchen (so no hot food) or serve tea and coffee: it’s all about great beer, cider and wine here, alongside great snacks, cheese and charcuterie.
We are cashless: card/contactless payment only.
We’re best reached by walking up through town to Church Square from the High Street, and then down the steps by the castle. *Ignore the route Googlemaps suggests*: it’ll take you all round the houses, because it doesn’t know about the steps! If you’re driving, park in one of Rye’s many public car parks and walk here.
The pub can only be reached on foot, down a flight of steps from the Castle, or up from the main road that surrounds the citadel of Rye.