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William The Conqueror


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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
$10 - $17
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Bar, British, Pub
Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Live Music, Dog Friendly
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

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
Thank Sjbee123
Maria S, Owner at William The Conqueror, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello 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. Maria Smallwood

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Date of visit: December 2019
Thank lc9992016
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

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

Date of visit: December 2019
2  Thank KentishManofKent
Reviewed December 22, 2019 via mobile

Friendly atmosphere. Full of charm. Great location and delicious good. Dogs and children catered for. Good all year round.

Date of visit: December 2019
1  Thank Contentedmouse
Reviewed November 28, 2019 via mobile

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

Date of visit: November 2019
1  Thank Andy P
Reviewed November 19, 2019 via mobile

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.

Date of visit: November 2019
1  Thank E3989ZWdanielc
Reviewed November 19, 2019

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

Date of visit: November 2019
Thank Karen M
Reviewed November 16, 2019

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

Date of visit: October 2019
1  Thank Johnsonjohnson2
Reviewed November 12, 2019 via mobile

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

Date of visit: November 2019
1  Thank KentishManofKent
Reviewed November 9, 2019

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

Date of visit: November 2019
Thank Mike S
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Unfortunately we do not hold the right take away wrappings to offer this service. You are more than welcome to book a table - if you call 01797 223315 - ask for Luke (the General Manager)
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