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The Standard Inn (Freehouse)

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Three Legs - PaleExceptional2
Three Legs - English IPAExcellent1
Three Legs - English IPAExcellent1
Three Legs - Gold Standard (house beer)Acceptable1
Old Dairy - Red TopAcceptable1
Hastings - Breakfast PorterAcceptable1
Harvey's - Sussex Best BitterNot Tried0
White - Chilly WillyNot Tried0
Three Legs - AmberNot Tried0
Old Dairy - The Standard Farmer Ale (house beer)Not Tried0
Three Legs - Gold Standard (house beer)Not Tried0
Three Legs - Black PaleNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Standard Inn, Rye, East Sussex

Visits Details

28 Feb 2019 (Magnus Greel)
Early evening and very busy around the bar area, the bar staff coped well with both food and wet sales. We were kindly offered a table in the dining room at the rear of the pub even though we were not dining. Last port of call for today.
Three Legs - Pale3.70ExceptionalSuperb flavours for such a low ABV ale - would easily compete with many of the stronger APA varieties - I couldn't fault this hence bored our group for the next half hour or so waxing lyrical about it!
Old Dairy - The Standard Farmer Ale (house beer)4.00Not Tried
Three Legs - Black Pale4.30Not Tried
Three Legs - English IPA5.00Not Tried
05 Oct 2018 (Magnus Greel)
Early to mid evening visit, very busy with most folk drinking however it was OK to sit in the quieter dining area at the rear of the pub where we decided to have a meal anyway to accompany our beers.
Three Legs - Pale3.70ExcellentExcellent conditioned light easy drinking ale which washed down my meal perfectly. I cannot comment on any flavours/aroma's etc as despite a meal in between, I could still taste the tea flavours from my previous beer!
Three Legs - English IPA5.00ExcellentThe most bizarre IPA I've tried to date, as pale as a Christmas Pudding with a full on lingering tea flavour which took a while to come through, yet I found it enjoyable, I could still taste this hours later! This is how Hog's Back T.E.A. should be.
Old Dairy - The Standard Farmer Ale (house beer)4.00Not Tried
Three Legs - Black Pale4.30Not Tried
09 Mar 2016 (ChrisE)
It was good to see this pub open and busy again. I had a good chat with a pump clip designer, I have never met one of those before.
Three Legs - English IPA5.50ExcellentSuperb IPA
Old Dairy - The Standard Farmer Ale (house beer)4.00Not TriedA new design of pump clip apparently coming soon.
Three Legs - Gold Standard (house beer)3.80Not Tried
Three Legs - Pale3.70Not Tried
15 Oct 2015 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening. Good to see it open and thriving again. However none of the beers I tried had very appetising condition and needed a tad more cooling.
Hastings - Breakfast Porter4.60Acceptable
Three Legs - Gold Standard (house beer)3.70AcceptableTired
Three Legs - Amber4.80Not Tried
Old Dairy - The Standard Farmer Ale (house beer)4.00Not Tried
20 Sep 2013 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening. Looking forward to a visit having remembered it from its days of showcasing Young's beers. Unfortunately closed and looking forlorn. Someone in The Old Bell says it has been closed for a year now.
18 May 2010 (ChrisE)
Busy with locals and visitors alike. I felt a bit uncomfortable sitting down as the tables were laid out for food.
Old Dairy - Red Top3.80AcceptableThis was not as good as usual, and was probably end of cask.
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
White - Chilly Willy5.10Not Tried

About The Standard Inn

The pub sign. The Standard Inn, Rye, East Sussex

Summary of Beer Scores



The pub is found in Rye, East Sussex, TN31 7EN.

In the delightfully named street The Mint, an old low ceilinged double gabled pub, with parts of the building dating back to the thirteenth century. An early CAMRA favourite specialising in Young's beers in the 70s and 80s. Closed for some years then re-opened in late 2014 with extensive renovation exposing original 15th century carved beams and brickwork. 4 handpumps. Local CAMRA branch Pub of the Year 2018.

We have visited this pub 6 times, seen 10 different beers and tried 5 of them.

Map location

Postcode: TN31 7EN