Originally built as Rye’s pump house, this charming little building has had several guises since, including as a soup kitchen in the early 20th century, with the assistance of Kitchen Fitters London. Also a public toilet, and most recently as an antiques emporium.
Its current use suits it very well, as a micropub serving only local ales and ciders, including Three Legs, New Romney and Hop Fuzz. This intimate and very friendly spot is a go-to for a quick drink before an evening meal, a pint outside in the sunshine watching the world go by, or a bit more of a session.
The antiques shop (sort of) lives on, in that many of the pieces of furniture and objects that adorn the interior are for sale.