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Ypres Castle Inn

Gun Gardens Rye TN31 7HH 01797 223 248

We say

A summery hotspot, the Ypres Castle Inn is the place to come and sit outside by the big old cannons in the Gun Gardens that keep guard over the flats, with fantastic views across the Romney Marsh and the local rivers. Inside there are wing back chairs and a toasty fire when the chill descends. There’s a good selection of ales and a menu of local organic meats and fresh local veg, topped off, as is proper for a Rye eatery, with a top-notch seafood platter. The decor of the pub seems unchanged in its long history, not that this makes it outdated, far from it. It's a traditional old Rye pub and a lovely place to be.

You say Average Rating ★★★★☆

Good Food ★★★★☆

Very good food. Good food but manages not to stray into indentikit-gastro-land and retains that very elusive stuff; character. The layout helps perhaps, or the work of some unseen genius has held back on the Farrow & Ball paint. I came in here because it was lunchtime and I was hungry rather than for a casual pint or two, so I can't honestly say how it works as a pub, but can heap on the praise for the local beers which were very nice indeed. Good service and a convivial if sometimes frantically busy atmosphere. Good food.

Ypres Castle Inn reviewed by on July 7th, 2013

Great Spot ★★★★★

If it's sunny this pub has a lovely little garden outside where you can site and look out over fields to the east of the town. They have some nice ales on tap, and the food is good too - a great place for lunch on a summer's day.

Ypres Castle Inn reviewed by on May 11th, 2012

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How much?

Mains at lunch are £7–£10.50, rising to £9.50 at dinner up to £30 for the seafood platter


  • Outdoor Seating
  • Real Ale
  • Restaurant


Daily 11am–11pm; food noon–3pm & 6–9pm (Only lunch cover on Sundays)

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