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The Ship Inn (Ei Group (formerly Enterprise Inns))

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Rother Valley - Wealden BitterExcellent1
Long Man - Best BitterGood1
Pig & Porter - Red Spider Rye (superseded by 5.5% version)Good1
Pin-Up - Ship Inn SmugglersGood2
Rother Valley - Boadicea AleGood1
Harvey's - Sussex Best BitterNot Tried0
Eagle (formerly Wells & Young's, formerly Charles Wells, formerly Wells) - Young's London Original (was Bitter)Not Tried0
Hoegaarden - HoegaardenNot Tried0
ABInBev - Leffe BlondNot Tried0
Rother Valley - Summertime BluesNot Tried0
Hopdaemon - Skrimshander IPANot Tried0
Old Dairy - Blue TopNot Tried0
Range Ales - Double TapNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Ship Inn, Rye, East Sussex
Picture 2. The Ship Inn, Rye, East Sussex
Jason Jones

Visits Details

27 Mar 2019 (Jack William)
The third Rye pub on my wish list (The Waterworks) didnít open until 2 pm, after my departure time) so I tried this. Lunchtime, a few diners in but no obvious locals. More of a restaurant feel.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Pin-Up - Ship Inn Smugglers4.20Good
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
28 Feb 2019 (Magnus Greel)
Late afternoon fairly busy around the bar area. I opted for the House Beer badged as The Ship Inn Smugglers (brewed by Pin-Up, info courtesy of Phil.P).
BeerABVScoreNotes
Pin-Up - Ship Inn Smugglers4.20GoodTraditional English style bitter.
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
Range Ales - Double Tap4.10Not Tried
09 Mar 2016 (ChrisE)
I almost gave up trying to get served as the staff were busy in the back office looking at the computer screen. I understand that it was to do with staff rotas, however when I did get served I found the staff to be helpful and enthusiastic.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Pig & Porter - Red Spider Rye (superseded by 5.5% version)4.80Good
Old Dairy - Blue Top4.80Not Tried
Long Man - Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
15 Aug 2014 (Andrew)
We came here for something to eat. Busy and efficient.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Long Man - Best Bitter4.00GoodIce cold to start with but after it warmed up the fruit came through and it was nice
Rother Valley - Summertime Blues3.70Not Tried
Hopdaemon - Skrimshander IPA4.50Not Tried
18 May 2010 (ChrisE)
This pub seems to be specialising in local beers and ciders. This is in a tourist location and there were many people eating.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Rother Valley - Wealden Bitter3.70ExcellentA good well balanced session beer.
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
08 Mar 2009 (Paul)
Roomy old pub with a relaxed atmosphere. Open log fire. Comfy corner with leather chairs. More a restuarant than a just a pub. Food more on the classy side.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Rother Valley - Boadicea Ale4.50GoodAmber colour. No smell. Tangy but not strong. Well kept, pleasant beer.
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
Hoegaarden - Hoegaarden5.00Not TriedWitbier (= White beer) Wheat beer served in a 'flowerpot' glass. Great thirst quencher in the summer.
ABInBev - Leffe Blond6.60Not Tried
02 Jan 2007 (Andrew)
Just opening as I arrived. Quite a few people were in too. Bit dark but a nice cosy pub.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
Eagle (formerly Wells & Young's, formerly Charles Wells, formerly Wells) - Young's London Original (was Bitter)3.70Not Tried

About The Ship Inn

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

Summary of Beer Scores

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Exceptional-
Excellent1
Good5
Acceptable-
Poor-

Website.

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

On Strand Quay, found near the base of the hill near the inlet to the west of the town. The décor is inspired by the 1951 Festival of Britain and features 'retro' colour schemes.

We have visited this pub 7 times, seen 13 different beers and tried 5 of them.

Map location

Postcode: TN31 7DB