‘The Wipers’ has such a pretty run-up – through cobbly Church Square, past the 14th-century Ypres Tower, before descending down the ancient Gun Garden steps. By the time you set eyes on its white clapboard exterior, you’ll be thirsty for a pint.
Inside there are usually three or four ales on, plus locally sourced food such as lamb hotpot and smoked haddock risotto.
This is the only pub in the citadel with a proper beer garden, which overlooks the river and Romney Marsh. There’s live music here on Fridays and Sundays, and also in the garden on special occasions such as during August’s Rye Jazz Festival.