Where to eat in Rye

Where to eat in Rye

Only two minutes from the largest sea going fleet in the UK, fresh fish will feature on many of the restaurants menus although you can also delight the taste buds with a wide and innovative range of vegetarian choices. Regional tastes may vary but with everything from the best of English through French, Chinese, Thai, Indian and Greek and yes even Fish and chips you will find something for everyone.

Most restaurants are ready for the younger guests and some would appreciate a little notice, to ensure you have the best experience it may be well to call in advice if you have little people with you.

Everyone is listed below and also shown under Pubs, Restaurants or Cafe’s and tea rooms

  • Rye Windmill Rye Windmill is a grade II listed building and one of the town’s most famous landmarks. Standing on the banks of the river Tillingham, this welcoming Bed and Breakfast is ideally located with the town and Strand Quay just a two minute walk away. Rye Windmill B&B offers guests four star licensed accommodation with guaranteed and ...
  • The Ship Inn at Winchelsea The Ship offers a warm welcome cold beer and well presented well cooked fresh local food. The food at The Ship is about great produce prepared by our Chef and his team. The menu is full of freshness and flavour compiled with the minimum of fuss to give you the optimum dining experience. The Chef is ...
  • Mermaid Inn Rye As seen on BBC https://www.facebook.com/themermaidinnrye/videos/1279866685393828/ Welcome to the Mermaid Inn , rich in history; Cellars dating from 1156 and the building rebuilt in 1420. The Mermaid Inn offers a unique experience; Sloping ceilings Creaking floorboards and numerous staircases A history and a rich tradition that is maintained by careful stewardship. There are 31 unique rooms to choose from, all of which can be ...
  • Webbs Fish Cafe Webbs Fish Cafe located in the heart of Rye close to the landgate with parking nearby. Paul and Rebecca Webbe, opened The Wild Mushroom Restaurant in 1998. from the outset it has proven popular with locals and visitors alike.  Inspired in part by our love of foraging wild food, the plentiful and outstanding natural ingredients on ...
  • Haydens Hayden’s is an 18th century building perfectly placed in the heart of Rye, just a short walk away from the town’s many historic sites. Each suite has a seating area. TV, digital radio/ipod dock, complimentary Fairtrade organic tea, coffee and hot chocolate (plus home-made cake on arrival), fresh milk, hairdryer and bathrobes, and complimentary eco-friendly shampoos, ...
  • Simply Italian Rye A family-owned, child-friendly restaurant in a beautiful former 15th century mill, offering authentic Italian cuisine – freshly made pizzas, traditional pasta dishes and seasonal daily specials. Combined with friendly service, comfortable surroundings and kids menus, why not let our family look after your family? Open: Until late 7 days a week Bring your friends and have a party, ...
  • Rye Lodge Hotel Situated within the ancient citadel, Rye Lodge is an award winning boutique Hotel and Spa. Recognised for outstanding personal service and attention to our guests’ needs, Rye Lodge Hotel is the only hotel for miles around with the coveted VisitEngland GOLD AWARD for excellence. With a heated swimming pool, spa bath, and sauna you can relax or ...
  • The Old Borough Arms The Old Borough Arms is a centrally located four star guest house at the bottom of the famous Mermaid Street in Rye. It is from here that the cobbled streets of Rye wind their way up to the Church of St. Mary, passing by the house of Henry James the famous author on the way. Just a short walk to ...
  • Chapel Down Brewery Chapel Down Brewery is a short drive from Rye and Tenterden close of Ellen Terrys former home. Call us on 01580 763033 http://chapeldown.com 
  • Playden Oasts Hotel Playden Oasts Hotel is under new management from October 2016 Playden Oasts Hotel is a three star Inn full of charm and character just one mile from the historic Cinque Port of Rye withe plenty of off road parking. Our comfortable accommodation is very popular and we accept dogs and children. If you have never slept in an oast ...
  • Strand House Strand House is a calm retreat from the stresses of modern living, with elegant rooms set in an historic Tudor house full of period detail, such as low oak beamed ceilings, winding stairs and inglenook fireplaces in the large lounge. Bedrooms’ are full of quality furniture and include thoughtful extras such as hand-made biscuits. Sussex Breakfasts ...
  • The Hope Anchor Hotel Rye We are a traditional privately owned Hotel in Rye and have been welcoming guests for over thirty years, making us one of the longest owned family hotels in Rye. The hotel dates back to the 18th Century and is one of the smallest hotels in Rye with thirteen en suite bedrooms an Apartment and a two ...
  • Salts Restaurant Rye Salts Restaurant Rye is located in the popular Rye Lodge Hotel.  
  • Cafe Zara Rye Enjoy our delicious meals, fresh ice cream and fudge for the whole family. We are open Monday to Sunday from 9am to 6pm. We have a function room available for your private parties, corporate functions, family events etc. Please contact us on 01797 458003 or enquiries@cafezara.co.uk for further details. http://www.cafezara.co.uk/  
  • Carey’s Seafood & Steak Bar Carey’s Seafood & Steak Bar is located on the strand Rye. The team would like to offer you a warm welcome to Carey’s. We are a family run business offering simple, good quality fresh food. Our fish is locally sourced from Hastings & Rye and we only ever use good quality local British meats. All of ...
  • Crown Public House Rye The Crown is a lively sports bar with a late licence and buzz deals are available. Lots of wide screens adorn the walls to ensure all visitors can see the action. This is a fun pub mainly with locals who enjoy watching sport on the TV which includes Sky TV. Local beers and wines are served alongside ...
  • Rope Walk Cafe Rope Walk Cafe is situated in Rope walk a nice place to sit and relax when visiting Rye next to the car park before walking three minutes to the high st.
  • Lime Wharf Cafe Lime Wharf Cafe  is located close to Bodiam Boating station and Kent and east Sussex railway
  • Ferry Inn Stone in Oxney Ferry Inn Stone in Oxney is an ancient pub, built in 1690. The Ferry Inn, along with many other buildings on the Romney Marshes and other nearby areas were Smuggler’s haunts, and in the corner of the main bar (by the Inglenook) can still be seen an Owler’s (smuggler’s) window, where people inside could signal ...
  • The Globe Inn The Globe Inn is really one of the traditional places to eat in Rye, it’s a modern country inn located in the heart of Rye with a very strong sense of identity. The Globe Inn instantly has you looking around to see what else is happening. The decor is a treat in itself and if ...
  • Ypres Castle Inn, Rye Garry and the staff at the Ypres Castle Inn offer a warm and welcoming invitation to locals and visitor’s alike to our 17th Century fisherman’s pub and garden.  “The Wipers” nestles below the Ypres Castle Tower and the Gungarden within the ancient citadel of Rye.  At the Ypres Castle Inn we specialise in fresh fish ...
  • The Bell Inn Iden Local legend has it, that the original building was used as accommoodation for the monks that built Iden church. It is also thought a tunnel exists between the pub cellar and the church, although this has not been discovered, we do keep our eye out for the vicar turning up in the cellar! Today, we serve homemade food, ...
  • The Grapevine Rye The Grapevine Rye is located at the top of Conduit hill just down from Adams of Rye. This lovely unique bar is everything you would like to find in a jazz and champagne bar.  Ollie Sanderson and the team offer a wide selection of fine wines and champagnes to tempt the pallet. The Grapevine Rye offers an ...
  • Rother Valley Brewery Rother Valley Brewing Company was established in Northiam in 1993 on a hop and dairy farm overlooking the River Rother that marks the boundary between Kent and East Sussex. Cask and bottled beers are produced for distribution to many public houses, restaurants and shops in Kent and Sussex. LEVEL BEST  was the first brew and has established ...
  • Queens Head Pub Queens Head Pub is located in the Landgate. This is a lively family friendly pub where dogs are welcome when under control. The pub has occasional live music. A young to middle aged crowd with plenty of local and real ales on offer. A pool table in one bar is always in use and the outside area ...
  • Kent & East Sussex Railway A Great Value Day Out for all age Groups, Families with Children, Educational Trips and Big Kids Our all day hop-on, hop-off Rover fares allow unlimited travel along the full 10 ½ miles (16.8 km) of the railway. You can stop off to explore at any station – to visit Bodiam Castle for example, or to look ...
  • Bodiam Boating Station More than just a fun day out with the family … Bodiam Boating Station is a family run business situated on the River Rother in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, linking the garden of England and 1066 country! Enjoy a ride aboard our ferry, the Dannie Lee, along the River Rother to the National Trust’s Bodiam ...
  • Cinque Ports Pub Located on Cinque Ports Street close to the railway station and Jempsons with lots of parking and a garden. Home cooked food, local beers and friendly Tel 01797 223319   Gay run and gay friendly  
  • The White Dog Inn We are a traditional country Free House, set in the quaint village of Ewhurst Green. The Pub is run by Father & Daughter Dale & Harriet Skinner. Here at The White Dog we can cater for dinner parties, weddings, Beer festivals, Camping and B&B rooms. Food and Drink… We change our menus by season, please click our menu link ...
  • The Standard Inn The Standard Inn is one of Rye’s most popular pubs, serving great food and reasonably priced beer with a garden area to the rear and easily accessed from The Mint or Cinque Ports street. Offering 5 Bed and Breakfast rooms in the heart of the citadel it is well worth a visit if only to meet ...
  • Marino’s Fish and Chips Rye If Carlsberg did fish and chips. All cooked fresh to order and nicely presented you are going to love the Fish and Chips here, you can also call and book a table for your meal or hire the restaurant. 37-38 the Mint Telephone: 01797 223 268
  • The George Hotel Rye Four star The George Hotel Rye is located in the centre of Rye, East Sussex, the hotel was recently renovated to create one of the most stunning hideaways on the south coast. The building dates from 1575 and has enviable heritage; it even has an original Georgian ballroom used for lavish weddings and banquets. An eclectic and ...
  • Fletchers Tea Rooms Fletchers are known for traditional afternoon teas serving freshly baked home made scones, cakes and pastries, made daily on our premises with the finest ingredients. A  licensed restaurant so you can enjoy a glass of wine with your lunch or Sunday roast in this tudor beamed restaurant which was once home to Jacobean Playwright, John Fletcher. Upstairs ...
  • Flackley Ash Hotel Flackley Ash Hotel is located in the pretty village of Peasemarsh. Our enchanting Garden bedrooms are all south facing and on the ground floor. They are spacious and benefit from French doors leading to a private patio with views of the East Sussex countryside and our games lawn. Enjoy classic comfort with modern touches. All the bedrooms ...
  • Tuscan Kitchen Lion Street Rye Tuscan Kitchen in Lion Street Rye is a family run rustic Tuscan Trattoria set in an old world English oak building serving delicious home made food and award winning wines. Tuscan Kitchen is dedicated to deeply rooted country traditions and the forgotten rhythm of life.  A must for lovers of great food and wine. The Tuscan is ...
  • Kings Head Pub Rye Kings Head Pub Rye (formerly the Top O’ the Hill Pub) is only a few minutes walk from the high street situated in Playden it is one of the top places to eat in Rye. With lots of free parking this family friendly pub offers good food and accommodation. You will enjoy the newly appointed bedrooms, delightful ...
  • Horse and Cart Peasmarsh Horse and Cart Peasmarsh has been extensively refurbished to the highest standard throughout. Nicola and Mark would be pleased to welcome you once we are open.  
  • The River Haven Hotel River Haven Hotel is Three star With friendly comfortable 3 Star Hotel comprising of 22 en-suite rooms in the Ancient town of Rye is situated on the Strand Quay over looking the River Tillingham. As a place to stay in Rye it is certainly very popular and will not break the bank. In addition to being a ...
  • The Owl Camber The Owl Pub Camber is very close to Camber Sands and ideal if you want to bring the entire family down for a celebration. The Owl Pub in Camber is a traditional English pub with rooms, set just behind the sand dunes of Camber Sands beach. As a Free House we offer a vast range of ...
  • Simon the Pieman Simon the Pieman for many years the love and passion of one man. Simon the Pieman started as a family business and remains many years later as such. Each morning the ovens start whilst most people sleep, fresh ingredients from private recipes are used to create the delights for friends who live in Rye and frequent ...