The Ypres Castle Inn

“Step back in time at this historic pub”



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The medieval gem of Rye is always worth a visit, and so is ‘The Wipers’. This pretty, weatherboarded inn has provided hospitality below the castle ramparts since 1640, and still features the building's original timber frame. Its relaxed and friendly bar atmosphere has perhaps something to do with the Sussex and Kentish cask ales, craft keg beers from further afield, a truly local farm cider, and German draught lagers. In the reading room you'll find children’s games. Dishes on a sample menu include mussels in cider with sourdough bread; steak and kidney pudding; fisherman's pie; Goan vegetable curry; and whisky marmalade bread and butter pudding. The views of Romney Marsh from the beer garden are magnificent.

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AA Pick of the Pubs
The Ypres Castle Inn
Gun Garden,RYE,TN31 7HH
Phone : 01797 223248


  • Children welcome
  • Children's portions
  • Free Wifi
  • Coach parties accepted
  • Garden
Opening times
  • Open all year
Food and Drink
  • Wide selection of Ales
  • Wide selection of ciders
  • Micro Brewery Ale

About the area

Discover East Sussex

East Sussex, along with its western counterpart, is packed with interest. This is a land of stately homes and castles, miles of breezy chalk cliffs overlooking the English Channel, pretty rivers, picturesque villages and links to our glorious past. Mention Sussex to many people and images of the South Downs immediately spring to mind – ‘vast, smooth, shaven, serene,’ as the writer Virginia Woolf described them. She and her husband lived at Monk’s House in the village of Rodmell, near Lewes, and today, her modest home is managed by the National Trust and open to the public.

There are a great many historic landmarks within Sussex, but probably the most famous is the battlefield where William, Duke of Normandy defeated Harold and his Saxon army to become William the Conqueror of England. By visiting Battle, near Hastings, you can, with a little imagination, picture the bloody events that led to his defeat. East Sussex’s pretty towns such as Lewes, Rye and Uckfield have their charms, while the city of Brighton offers museums and fascinating landmarks, the best-known and grandest feature being the Royal Pavilion. 


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