Photography by Mark Cocksedge© for RyeZine

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The Ypres and its big, green garden are open for drinks four days a week – Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday – from 12 noon.

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. We are cashless.

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! If you’re driving, park in one of Rye’s many public car parks and walk here.

The focus here is on craft beer, natural wine and real cider. Our tap list changes all the time, and will be different every time you visit us.

Our favourite breweries are the likes of Deya, Verdant, Burning Sky, Kernel, Polly’s, Beak, Floc Brewing Project and Howling Hops. We also support small local producers such as Three Legs, Nightingale Cider and Rother Valley Brewing. Our draught lagers are from Rothaus in Germany’s Black Forest and Bedlam Brewery here in Sussex.

We always have a low-intervention / natural wine on tap: at the moment, it’s unfiltered Arndorfer Grüner Veltliner from Austria. We also serve a handful of other 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.