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Ypres Castle Inn

Ypres Castle Inn near Playden, East Sussex

Ypres Castle Inn
East Sussex
TN31 7HH
01797 223 248 Website
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Claire Hammill at the Ypres
Wednesday, 28th February 2018 from 4:00pm
Geoff Everett Band
Friday, 2nd March 2018 from 10:00pm
Stone Junction at the Ypres
Sunday, 4th March 2018 from 4:00pm
Sunday Sessions: Entertaining: Paris Texas
Sunday, 11th March 2018, 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Music at the Ypres - As Is
Friday, 16th March 2018, 9:00pm - 11:00pm


The Ypres Castle Inn, known locally as 'The Wipers' has been providing hospitality to visitors and residents of Rye for centuries. Built originally in 1640, and added to in Victorian times, the Inn has a warm and friendly atmosphere, and is built in the local weather boarded style, with colourful and interesting art and furnishings inside.

The Inn benefits too from having the only garden of any Inn in the central citadel area of Rye, offering welcome outdoor eating and relaxation during the warmer months. There is also a boules pitch, and delightful views of Ypres Castle and the River Rother with its working fishing fleet, just yards away.

The Ypres is listed in all the major independent guides including 'The Time Out Guide to Eating and Drinking in Great Britain & Ireland, 2004', 'The Good Pub Guide', 'The Real Ale Guide' and 'The AA guide to Pubs and Inns'. The Inn prides itself on the quality of its food and seasonally changing menu which uses local meat, fish, vegetables and other produce as much as possible. Examples of dishes include Rack of Saltmarsh Lamb with Redcurrant and Mint Glaze, Fillets of Sea Bass grilled with Lemon and Fresh Garden Herbs, Turbot with a Sauce Vierge. Additionally there is a lunchtime Bar Menu of lighter dishes to which are added daily specials.


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