Opening hours: 12-9pm, Weds – Sun
(closed Mon & Tues, apart from bank holidays)

We operate as a beer garden when the weather’s fine, with the inside of the pub open only on rainy days.

Kitchen not currently open – quality bar snacks available for now. We aim to be offering a good, simple food offer – centred around sandwiches and chips – by the end of July.

NO BOOKINGS ARE TAKEN: on arrival simply wait in the designated area to be seated by a member of staff.

Card / contactless payments only.

Please don’t come in a big group: by law, a maximum of six people from different households can sit together.

No parts of the premises are available for private hire, events, etc.


This 17th century pub is hidden away on a flight of steps just beneath the ramparts of Rye Castle, at the south east corner of the 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 pub’s low beamed interior and log fire make it a warm and inviting place to hide away. The focus is on the best craft beer, local cider and natural 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.