Debbie, Darren & Staff welcome you to The Ypres Tavern.
The Ypres or “The Wipers” as some people fondly call it was built in 1860 and is situated in West Street at the end of Sittingbourne High Street. From 1860 until approximately 1964 the pub was called The Railway Tavern, however the name was changed to The Ypres in 1964 when Sittingbourne was twinned with Ypres in Belgium. Since December 2013 The Ypres has been run by Darren & Debbie Rousell who are both local and have spent most of their lives in Sittingbourne. The Ypres is a traditional pub and we try to provide something for everyone, we have live music every weekend, pool, darts, a charity quiz night once a month, BT Sports and Sky Racing and there is also a private function hall available for hire, whatever you reason for visiting us, you can be sure of a warm welcome and some friendly “banter” from Debbie, Darren & the staff.
Below is a summary of what we offer at The Ypres but please browse our website for more details and if you have any questions or require more information please do not hesitate to contact us when we will be more than happy to help.
We have a wide selection of draught beers & drinks including 4 different lagers, Extra Cold Guinness, Strongbow, Dark Fruit cider and Dark Mild. We also have 2 real ales, Courage Best is always available together with a guest ale each week in addition to a selection of spirits, bottled beers, cider and soft drinks. We also have a “Special Malt Whisky” shelf with over 12 different types of Malt whiskys available.
Between 5pm – 7pm Monday to Friday we have “Happy Hour” when many of our draught beers are on special offer with Fosters, Courage Best, Strongbow & John Smiths just £3.00 a pint and Stella and Guinness just £3.25 a pint.
We serve traditional home cooked food between 11.30am – 2.30pm Monday to Friday. Most of our food is homemade on the premises including our homemade soup, 3 different varieties of meat pie, lasagne, cottage pie, chilli and our desserts such as apple pie, treacle or jam sponge, fruit crumble and not forgetting our gypsy tart. We serve fresh vegetables with our meals (not frozen) and all of our meals are freshly cooked to order. We are currently running a special promotion and all our main meals are £5.99 each or 2 for £10 and we offer a 10% discount to over 60’s. We also have a children’s menu and well behaved children are welcome.
If you are in a hurry or want to eat at a certain time? We offer a pre-order service whereby you can telephone us and place your order and book a time to eat and we will have your meals ready for you within a few minutes of you arriving, our menu is available on this site to download and print off.
Not everyone is aware that at The Ypres we have a lovely private function hall which is available for hire for weddings, parties, christenings, children’s parties, funerals, meetings and business lunches. The hall holds approximately 90 people and has a private bar and toilets (including a disabled toilet) and is completely separate from the pub area, it also has a small stage area for a disco or band and disabled access. We are able to provide a hot or cold buffet for your function, including children’s parties at very reasonable prices (we do not charge per head) or we can provide a sit down meal for up to 40 people if required.
Our function hall is used by many local groups on weekday evenings but if anyone would like to book it for a dance class, keep fit or even a small craft fayre or boot fair during the day please do not hesitate to contact us. Please take a look at our function room page and gallery, if you would like to book our function hall or would like some more information or to check availability, please do not hesitate to call Debbie, Darren or Mike (Bar Manager)
Every weekend we have live music from various bands covering a wide variety of different tastes in music; some weekends we have live music on both Friday and Saturday nights, please check our “live music gig list” for which bands are playing and when. We also are hoping to start a regular “jam/open mike night” on a Sunday evening soon, if new bands are interested in playing then please let us know.
We also hold a monthly charity quiz night, (normally on the last Sunday of the month), it is a fun evening with a free buffet and all money raised goes to Rachel’s ICU Fund and provides equipment for Medway hospital intensive care unit and to date our brilliant customers have raised in excess of £1,300 for this charity. No need to book just turn up on the night, if you don’t have a team then it is no problem as our customers are always willing to have an extra person added to their team.
This is just small selection of what we have to offer at The Ypres, please have a look at our website for more information or give us a call if you have any queries when Debbie, Darren, Mike (Bar Manager) or our staff will be happy to help you. At The Ypres we are constantly working to provide something for everyone, whatever your reason for visiting us you can be sure of a warm welcome and “if you like us then please tell your friends and if for any reason there is a problem then please tell us so we can rectify the problem”
We look forward to seeing you soon, why not join our facebook page “Ypres Tavern” (public group) to receive updates of live bands and what’s on at The Ypres.