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Newly Refurbished: The William The Conqueror is a family-friendly pub on the banks of the River Rother. Situated in bustling Rye Harbour, it is the perfect place to while away some time watching the world go by. The harbour is home to a Nature Reserve and is a Site of Special Scientific Interest so there is plenty of wildlife to spot. As the Pub name suggests, the area is famous for being the site of the Norman invasion, and there are countless references locally for history fans. The pub is popular for its Real Ales and has featured in the Good Pub Guide. The new and improved Menu features dishes from around the world, with emphasis on locally sourced Fish and Mediterranean Specialities. Dogs…
All reviews souvlaki greek salad grilled mackerel burger chilli con carne side salad pudding rye harbour the pub nature reserve greek influence dog friendly pub sharing platter sit outside worth the wait varied menu long walk
We have been here three times, again tonight!
The harbour Is a really special to us and made even more special by this beautiful and quirky pub so we can still visit our favourite place even when the weather is bad!
The staff are friendly,...More
Date of visit: January 2020
Maria S, Owner at William The Conqueror, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago
Thank you so much for your review and positive feedback. We are very happy that you enjoy your returning trips at our pub. We are very passionate about our food and service, so thank you for your comments.
We dropped in on a cold, wet December day and found a very welcoming and warm place. We just had a couple of coffees so not sure about the food but the staff were lovely and were also serving mulled wine
We’ve been to William the Conqueror a few times for a pre dog walk around the nature reserve, as the food is really good and they are dog friendly.
It’s clearly popular as I’ve never seen it less than busy. I love the Greek influenced...More
Great walk round the nature reserve then called for lunch. Friendly welcome and told to take a seat and drinks would be brought across. Great pint of local beer and wife had mulled wine. Ordered fish and chips, reasonably priced but were out of this...More
Stopped off here after walking down from Rye before going around the Nature reserve it was a lovely pub, nice staff and good range of beer good place to stop once again after walking around the reserve.
Stopped for lunch on a lovely day. Pub was busy but not packed. Drinks ordered, meal ordered.. Soup was watery and thin, Mini meze was dry and bland, tasteless hummus, cold grilled halloumi... Needed some relish to liven things up!
Only 1 girl serving drinks,...More
Used to love going to this restaurant but this time round was awful! Staff not friendly miserable this has changed so much in the last year used to be our regular eatery on a weekend fish was just full of grease! Will not return
We’ve visited there a few times for lunch and taken our dogs. It’s often very popular and sometimes very busy, but the food is excellent although sometimes it is a long wait to be served.
I recommend the tiger prawns and the beef stew. Both...More
Had a meal booked (birthday), and unown to us a friend secretly rung up an did birthday balloons/banners/cake, which they don’t normally do ?.... so they must of gone out an got especially!!!! Wow fantastic service thank you 😍😍😍,
Oh an to top it off...More