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Ypres Castle Inn

Gun Garden
Rye
TN31 7HH
Telephone(01797) 223248
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Opening times: Jan – Mar: Mon and Tue closed; Wed–Sat 12:00-23:30; Sun 12:00-18:00; Apr – Sep: Mon–Thu 12:00-23:00; Fri 12:00-24:00; Sat 12:00-23:00; Sun 12:00-22:30; Oct – Dec: Mon and Tue closed; Wed–Sat 12:00-22:00; Sun 12:00-18:00

Due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic this pub is currently offering additional services:

The beer garden will re-open for drinks from Thursday 15th April. At first, we’ll be serving from 12 noon until dusk, Thursday to Sunday only (closed Mon-Weds). On persistently rainy days we’ll have to close, although each of our tables is equipped with a 3 metre wide parasol to fend off any showers. We won’t be taking table bookings, and won’t be operating as a restaurant (the kitchen will remain closed for now). Just turn up in groups of 6 or fewer, be ready to check in for track & trace, and then enjoy great drinks served to your table.

See more about this pub on WhatPub, CAMRA's national pub guide.

An attractive weather-boarded pub built in 1640 with fantastic views across Romney Marsh, the outside drinking areas include part of the top of the town ramparts. An atmospheric location particularly at night, it is accessible from the steps adjacent to the ramparts of the Ypres Tower. Known locally as 'The Wipers' there is one large bar with an open log fire and an adjoining room plus a large garden with 22 tables. The house beer from Rother Valley Brewery is Ypres Castle Bitter with ABV 3.8%. The keg taps are devoted to keykeg and other craft ales, Bedlam Pilsner from Plumpton Green, East Sussex and Rothaus Pils from Germany. The menu usually includes locally sourced seafood. Real cider and perry is from Nightingale Cider Company, a few miles away in Tenterden, over the Kent border. The pub has an annual short closure in January. Quality bar snacks are offered alongside a simple menu centred around gourmet sandwiches.