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The Ypres Castle Inn

Step back in time at this historic pub

At a glance

AA Pick of the Pubs
Bar menu
Microbrewed ales
Open all year
Dog friendly

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.

Opening hours

  • Open all year
  • Days closed: Monday (November to March)
  • Open all day
  • Opening times: noon to 11
  • Lunch: all week 12–3
  • Dinner: all week 6–9

Food and drink

  • Microbrewery ales

Price guide

  • Credit cards accepted


  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Garden
  • Coach parties welcome, notice required
  • Wedding receptions


  • Children welcome
  • Children's portions
  • High chairs
  • Baby change


  • Dog friendly
  • Allowed in bar
  • Allowed in restaurant
  • Allowed in garden

Getting here

Behind church and adjacent to Ypres Tower.

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