Open noon-11pm, with food served 12-3 and 6-9pm.
The pub is closed on Mondays during the winter months (November-March).
Christmas opening hours: Christmas Eve 12-5pm, kitchen 12-3pm; Christmas Day 11-2:30pm, drinks only; Boxing Day CLOSED; New Year’s Day CLOSED. All other days as normal.
The pub is on the steps just beneath the ramparts of the castle tower at the south east corner of Rye’s citadel. It’s a tremendously romantic setting. In the warmer months the beer garden is idyllic, with its views across the marsh and its rivers. In the winter, the pub’s low beamed interior and open log fire make it a warm and inviting place to hide away.
We offer a great selection of ales and ciders. The focus is on local Sussex and Kentish cask ales and craft keg beers from around the UK. Our draught lagers are both from independent German breweries: Oechsner Vier from a small town in Bavaria and Rothaus Pils from the Black Forest.
We’ve got great food for you too: our chef combines brilliantly executed pub classics with more inventive dishes.
Food is served between 12-3 and 6-9 pm. Reservations with instant confirmation should be made using the Opentable form below. You’ll be seated inside the pub: tables in the beer garden can’t be reserved.