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The Waterworks, Rye

Tower Street
Rye
TN31 7AT
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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 1354 recommendations about 1340 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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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about The Waterworks

"From pump house to soup kitchen to micropub" as the blurb goes: rebuilt in 1869, closed and leased to the Rye Poor Law Union in 1895, and taking on its latest incarnation in 2018. It's now a really characterful little building housing just three tables plus four bar-stools along the rustic counter. In good weather, there are also some additional heritage seats from the adjacent antique shop out on the pavement. Excellent choice of eight real ales in a variety of styles from small East Sussex and Kent breweries available on gravity from a cool-store at the back, from which selection I opted for the Goachers Real Mild (£3.70). Eight ciders from Norman Hunt, Nightingales and Hendersons were also being served on draught. However, making the point on their leaflets that they "welcome families, dogs & people just wanting to have a look around" is a further positive, and as a 'final piece of icing on an already excellent cake', the toilet flush (in the gents at least) is a Doom Bar-clipped handpump!

On 19th May 2019 - rating: 9
[User has posted 6198 recommendations about 6198 pubs]

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25th Oct 2020, 10:41
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25th Oct 2020, 10:40
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  • Accommodation : No last updated 26 September 2020 by Tris C
  • 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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