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The Waterworks (Freehouse)

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Hop Fuzz - APA American Pale AleExceptional1
Old Dairy - Über BrewGood1
Hop Fuzz - EnglishGood1
Old Dairy - Carrot TopAcceptable1
Range Ales - CQB (Close Quarter Battle)Acceptable1
Romney Marsh - Amber AleNot Tried0
Hop Fuzz - FalloutNot Tried0
Romney Marsh - Marsh GoldNot Tried0
Range Ales - Beach HeadNot Tried0
Three Legs - Black PaleNot Tried0
First In Last Out (FILO) - Crofters Best BitterNot Tried0
Hop Fuzz - MartelloNot Tried0
Gun - Red AleNot Tried0
Old Dairy - Über BrewNot Tried0

Visits Details

05 Oct 2018 (Magnus Greel)
Busy Friday early evening with many inside as out. The two bar staff coped admirably with the crowds, we sat a recently vacated rear table.
Hop Fuzz - APA American Pale Ale4.00ExceptionalLived up to all my APA expectations in faultless condition. Marked up as 4.2%
First In Last Out (FILO) - Crofters Best Bitter3.80Not Tried
Hop Fuzz - Martello3.80Not Tried
Hop Fuzz - English4.00Not Tried
Gun - Red Ale4.40Not Tried
Old Dairy - Über Brew3.80Not Tried
08 Aug 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Early evening visit that turned out to be a long one-pub evening. Fantastic Micropub in an ancient distinctive building and run by top notch owners. Everything is right here, real ale and cider/perry range, interaction with bar staff and generally all round friendliness. The hoist used to re-stock the stillage is a bit of a work of art. My best one pub crawl of 2018. Back late to the station to find the Marshlink train cancelled with a bus substitution, oh well one can't have everything.
Hop Fuzz - English4.00Good
Old Dairy - Über Brew3.80Good
Range Ales - CQB (Close Quarter Battle)4.00Acceptable
Old Dairy - Carrot Top4.00AcceptableA brewery blend of Copper Top and Red Top. Just tapped and probably too fresh
Romney Marsh - Amber Ale4.40Not TriedRan out
Hop Fuzz - Fallout3.60Not Tried
Romney Marsh - Marsh Gold4.10Not Tried
Range Ales - Beach Head3.70Not Tried
Three Legs - Black Pale4.30Not Tried

About The Waterworks

The pub sign. The Waterworks, Rye, East Sussex

Summary of Beer Scores



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

In Tower Street, this Micropub began its life here in May 2018 in a most distinctive building which had previously been the town's waterworks then a soup kitchen and a public toilets then an antique shop, quite a chequered history. 8 real ales and many ciders, all with Kentish or Sussex provenance sold on gravity dispense from a cooled cabinet behind the bar. Oddly it still acts as a curio shop too and you can buy pretty much anything you can see! The ales and ciders are stored in an old coal-hole cellar under the pub and the real ale casks are placed in position on the stillage using a mobile hoist device purpose built for the job.

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

Map location

Postcode: TN31 7AT