Welcome to the unique Mermaid Inn, rich in history and a reputation for being haunted, 600 years of history and there are so many stories. Cellars dating from 1156 and rebuilt in 1420 with 31 unique rooms to choose from.
The Mermaid Inn offers a totally different experience; sloping ceilings, creaking floorboards and numerous staircases, a rich tradition that is maintained by careful stewardship.
Experience a drink in the Giant’s Fireplace Bar and imagine how the Hawkhurst Gang, local smugglers in the 1730s and 1740s, caroused there. Can you see the secret passageway entrance? Dine in the linenfold-panelled restaurant and enjoy the food, service and special ambience that our 2 AA Rosette restaurant offers. (Book here on OpenTable.) Relax in one of the two lounges.
The Mermaid Inn sits on the cobbled Mermaid Street ,which is one of the main routes into the citadel of Rye. It is one of the most photographed streets in Britain, and leads the vistor to The Mermaid Inn, which is the perfect location from which to explore Rye.
One of the best preserved medieval towns in England, Rye is home to the impressive Norman church of St Mary’s, a rich selection of specialist shops and a thriving fishing fleet. Camber Castle, built by Henry VIII is located in the dramatic Rye Harbour Nature Reserve.
Rye was once surrounded on three sides by the sea and its maritime heritage dates back to Norman times. To defend it against frequent attacks from the French, Rye became an ‘antient town’ of the powerful Cinque Ports Confederation.
Visit the Rye Museum which has sites at East Street and the Ypres Tower, the second oldest building in Rye open to the public, built in the early 14th century and part of the town’s defensive walls. Take time to discover its architectural treasures and narrow passageways.
Climb the tower of St Mary’s Parish Church for fine views to Rye Harbour Nature Reserve and the beautiful hilltop town of Winchelsea, with its maze of medieval wine cellars.
Rye has always been a magnet for writers and artists. Lamb House, a National Trust property, was once the home of Henry James and later E.F.Benson, creator of the Mapp and Lucia books. The artists Paul Nash, Edward Burra and Captain Pugwash creator John Ryan all lived in Rye.
|Room / Unit Type||Room / Unit Tariff*|
|Double en suite||from £140.00 to £220.00 per room per night (breakfast included)|
|Family en suite||£210.00 per room per night (breakfast included)|
|Single en suite||£90.00 per room per night (breakfast included)|
|Twin en suite||£150.00 per room per night (breakfast included)|
*As a guide, prices are per room per night for hotels, guest houses, B&Bs and serviced apartments and per week for self-catering accommodation.
Note: Prices are a guide only. For further information please visit the website.
Rye is a short drive from the M20, leaving the motorway at Ashford on the A2070 or if travelling south, on the A21, take the A268 to Rye.
From Rye Station, follow the road straight up past the post office, onto Market Road, then take right onto High Street. Then left opposite Old Bell Pub.
|Open New Year|
|2023 (1 Jan 2023 - 31 Dec 2023)|
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