The pub and its big, green garden are open for drinks four days a week – Thursday to Sunday – from noon until late evening. We also open on bank holiday Mondays. We don’t take bookings of any kind, and right now we don’t do food.
Our main focus is craft beer. You won’t find any big brands here: everything has been chosen carefully from genuine independents. Our favourite breweries are the likes of Deya, Burning Sky, The Kernel, Polly’s, FLOC and Howling Hops. We also support small local producers such as Three Legs, Nightingale Cider and Rother Valley Brewing.
The pub is 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 carparks and walk here.
This ancient inn is a place for people from near or far to rest and be thankful. It’s hidden away on a flight of steps just beneath the ramparts of the castle itself, at the south east corner of Rye’s old town. It’s a tremendously romantic setting.