London & Rye109 Rushey Green
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The pub is on the level, that is to say there is not a step in the place, bar, toilets, kitchen, beer cellar, and office are all at ground level. Its name references the nearby medieval highway which went to Rye in Sussex. The building itself is from the late 1800s and has been a retail space of one type or another since then, this is its first time as a pub. Inside it is long and deep with a relatively short glazed frontage. It can accommodate some 150 customers sitting inside plus there is a covered area at the front for outside drinking. It has a few notices about famous local people and a number of silhouette decorations of cats in various pub-related poses (including drinking pints of beer and lying under a table). 10 handpumps, in 2 banks each of 5. Licensing of 1am closing on Friday and Saturday nights was reinstated in summer 2018. ** Has a rare rule for a UK pub that you must leave the bar counter area as soon as you have been served. No standing at the bar with your drink is permitted! **