Beers and ciders

Our house bitter – Copper Top – is from from Old Dairy Brewery, less than ten miles from us as the crow flies. Other Kent and Sussex breweries we like include Burning Sky, HollerPig & Porter, Rother Valley Brewing, Cellar Head and Three Legs. We do also bring cask ales to Rye from other parts of the UK, but the concentration is on local producers. We try to have one dark ale available at any time.

Ciders from local producers such as Nightingale are on handpump too, and there’s Weston’s Stowford Press if you prefer your apples with fizz.

For lovers of real lager, on tap we present the tremendous Röthaus Pils from the Black Forest in Baden-Württemberg and Oechsner Vier from Bavaria. They’re complemented with a fine selection of bottled German beers from across that great brewing nation.

Finally, we have a dedicated craft keg beer tap, serving exciting beers from the UK and abroad. At the time of writing Magic Rock Highwire Grapefruit from Huddersfield is on offer, but who knows what we’ll be pouring from it when you drop in?


We’ve chosen a list that’s a cut above standard pub fare. From our house wines – a fresh South African Chenin Blanc, an easy drinking Merlot and a delightful French rosé – to the top of our list – serious Chablis and Bordeaux blends – you’ll find what you need, just for a drink or to pair with dishes on our menu. We even sell local English wine – still and sparkling – from Gusbourne Estate, just a few miles from the pub in Appledore.


Alongside the standard spirits you’d expect in a pub, we’ve a compact but serious gin and whisky selection and premium Fevertree mixers.