Ypres Castle Inn

‘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. This is also the only pub in the citadel with a proper beer garden, which overlooks the river and Romney Marsh.

Craft beer lovers will enjoy the quickly changing roster of beers (some local, but many from London’s small breweries) plus there’s real cider and low-intervention wine which is stored in a beautiful cellar which uses environmnetally friendly refrigerants to keep wine at a perfect temperature. The snacks are ace and there are cheese and charcuterie boards and pork pies to accompany the booze.

Gungarden, Rye TN31 7HH