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.