36 minutes walk from the caravan, our closest GBG pub, and one of the best in England.
Run by Jeff and a highly motivated team, it’s one of the best places to sample cask at its best.
My trip coincided with the late July heatwave, so the garden was heaving and the inside quiet.
I nabbed one of the last tables in the castle grounds, and sank a pint of Bone Machine in ten minutes (NBSS 3.5+). Blame the heat.
Well, I wasn’t walking straight home, and I wanted value from my tables, so I nipped back for a Burning Sky Oona, superlative and tasted like cask once it was expertly decanted into the old glass.
Perhaps I felt a little guilty about hogging a table now, so I thought I’d better put another tenner in the till.
A pork pie, obviously, is never a bad idea.
As for this seating bolted to the castle walls, I reserve judgement till Mrs RM tests it out.
8 thoughts on “LUNCHTIME AT THE YPRES”
Pleased to see Jeff and his team are continuing to deliver at the Ypres. Keen beer prices too, for the house ale plus the Thornbridge offering, and particularly welcome in view of Rye’s status as a top tourist destination.
For beer (and cider), value and service I reckon the Ypres is unmatched, though my own pub preference is for something a bit grittier (see: Farmers, Haverfordwest).
Yes, I too prefer something less perfect! I suppose we all have our ideal pub. Mine would be the Manor Arms in Broughton-in-Furness.
That’s the one in the little market square ?
Yes. It was wonderful, better than the famed (and currently shut) Foxfield pub nearby.
Yes, best pub iin the world (probably)
Pity he only opens four days a week
Adapting to the market. No hot food, either. In Devon and Cornwall I was often the only customer at lunchtime in the summer.
Been meaning to visit for ages. Sounds marvellous.