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The Waterworks, Rye

Tower Street
TN31 7AT
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Blue Scrumpy left this review about The Waterworks

There's just a small seating area at the front of this micropub, which is located in the town's old waterworks and has also been a soup kitchen.

With the rain pouring down and with tables undercover reserved, our only initial option was a table in the rain. However, the landlord soon appeared and shifted a few people around to make room for us. It was shortly before 6pm when we arrived and it soon became apparent that neither of the two reserved groups were turning up for their 6pm bookings, meaning he didn't need to throw anybody out!

The beer list was on a laminated A4 sheet of paper. Ales were Goachers Sussex Gold & Special (DSB), Three Legs Mosaic & Oatmeal Stout, Romney Marsh American Pale, Brumaison Best Bitter & Old Dairy Milk Stout. Ciders were Kent Cider Company Waken, Lemon Cider, Rhubarb Cider, Mango Cider, Elderflower Cider, Strawberry Cider, Toffee Apple Cider & Spiced Cider, Nightingale Tenterden, Double Vision Medium & Norman Hunt & Sons Medium & Vintage.

The interior could be viewed on a visit to the toilets. It is a wonderful mishmash of curios, which are probably mostly antiques.

Despite the rain throwing down and the chilly evening temperatures, I really enjoyed my visit here and am already contemplating a return visit very soon.

On 3rd May 2021 - rating: 9
[User has posted 458 recommendations about 458 pubs]

Moby Duck left this review about The Waterworks

Great setting for a micropub well described by Ray below. It was rammed when I got there with no inside space available so had to take my pint of Gun Babylon Project outside to drink detering me from a second beer. Not the best Micropub I visited that week but not bad.

On 25th October 2020 - rating: 7
[User has posted 1357 recommendations about 1343 pubs]

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Real Ale Ray left this review about The Waterworks

A quirky and interesting micropub, where whatever you sit on or touch is for sale, from farm implements, sideboards, lamps etc, all of which had a white sticker on with the price. We found the owner and his wife to be very welcoming and upbeat. This was a difficult one to leave, especially when they had a decent range of 8 ales on stillage. We went for the Old Dairy UBER Brew and the Goachers Gold Star. A good few of the customers were tucking into the local pork pies and scotch eggs. There's also a handpump toilet flush in the ladies, according to Mrs Ale.

On 12th November 2019 - rating: 9
[User has posted 2976 recommendations about 2976 pubs]

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Latest updates View all updates for The Waterworks, Rye
3rd May 2021, 14:51
Review submitted by Blue Scrumpy
25th Oct 2020, 10:41
Picture submitted by Moby Duck approved

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 26 September 2020 by Tris C
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 03 May 2021 by Blue Scrumpy
  • Car Park : No last updated 26 September 2020 by Tris C
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 14 May 2019 by Craig O
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 14 May 2019 by Craig O
  • Hot Food : No - Bar snacks. - last updated 26 September 2020 by Tris C
  • Micropub : Yes last updated 13 May 2019 by Just a quick pint, then I'm off
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 14 May 2019 by Craig O
  • Real Cider : Yes last updated 14 May 2019 by Craig O
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes last updated 14 May 2019 by Craig O
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 14 May 2019 by Craig O
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