Standard Inn
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Audience 4
  • Dogs allowed
  • Family friendly
  • Food
  • Function room
  • Outside area
  • Real ale
  • Real fire
  • Smoking area
  • WiFi free
  • Live music
  • Quiz nights


A quintessential old English pub set in the heart of the medieval citadel of Rye, The Standard has always been favoured by residents and visitors alike as ‘the local’. Part of the fabric of the towns close knit community a personal, relaxed and warm welcome awaits you.

The oldest part of the building dates back to 1420. Originally two separate dwellings (note the two front doors) it was merged and became licensed as The Standard Inn around 1600.


Not having been subjected to the ‘modern wine bar’ or ‘theme pub’ treatment it still holds all of its original charm and character. The pub is run by landlord Jonathan Breeds who’s family can be traced back in Rye several centuries.



We believe that when visiting such a unique town, you should feel part of it and experience its living history.

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Beer Day Britain 2018

Happening on 15/06/2018 [Expired]

Friday 15th June marks the annual celebration of the nation's best-loved bevvy - real ale! So why not come down and join us in raising a glass of the good stuff and say #CheersToBeer!

Government Petition on VAT

Published on 04/11/2011 [Expired]

The Standard Inn is supporting a petition to the Government to cut the rate of VAT to 5% for the hospitality industry to get it in line with most of the European Union and provide the industry with a much needed boost. Please support this by signing the petition, following the link…

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