There are four pubs in Lydd to choose from when staying at the cottage.
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The Dolphin is the closest pub to the cottage, at the end of South Street, and is probably the best and most civilised pub in Lydd. The staff are friendly, the locals are welcoming and the atmosphere is convivial. There are two conjoined bar areas, one a traditional public bar and the other a "comfy chair" zone with a tv. It has decking and a sheltered area at the rear, a large car park and it overlooks The Rype. It has recently come under new management so it will be interesting to see it it changes at all.
The George Hotel is situated in the High Street and has two bars and a restaurant. At the back it has a patio deck for al fresco dining and for smokers! It has heaters, gazebos and parasols.
Quite nice but a little lacking in atmosphere.
The Royal Oak is situated at the southwest end of Lydd in Park Street. I have not had a chance to visit this place yet, but from all accounts it sounds like a friendly place. Originally this was two cottages that were joined together and extended .
I have not been in the Star, on Station Road, either - it looks nice from the outside but I have to say that I have not heard good reports on this one.