Due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic this pub is currently offering additional services:
Reopening on 12th April. Opening daily from 12 Noon "till it's too cold" for the rest of April. Contact pub for further details after this date. Early April update.
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Housed in a building dating from 1718, this was originally the town’s waterworks, later a soup kitchen, a public toilet, an antique shop and from May 2018, the area’s first micropub. At the time of the carefully managed conversion, the bases for two soup containers were discovered and remain uncovered to view, these date from 1907. Its earlier use as the town's water pumping station is thought to involve a wheel powered by two horses. Eight beers are sourced from a variety of breweries, all within 30 miles of Rye, ciders are similarly local. Home made pork pies and Scotch eggs are available. The pub is on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/ryewaterworks/?hl=en. In 2019 the pub was judged Cider/Perry Pub of the Year runner up by the local CAMRA Branch, the presentation picture shows the triumphant landlord with his certificate.