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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
Range Ales - CQB (Close Quarter Battle)Acceptable1
Old Dairy - Carrot TopAcceptable1
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.
BeerABVScoreNotes
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.
BeerABVScoreNotes
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

 Total
Exceptional1
Excellent-
Good2
Acceptable2
Poor-

Website.

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