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Rye Bay Scallop Week 2020

Rye Bay Scallop week Saturday 22nd February – Sunday 1st March 2020
Written by Paul

Rye Bay Scallop Festival 2020 or Rye Scallop Festival week is always going to delight anyone who likes to enjoy the fruits of the sea. Saturday the 22nd Feb – Sunday the 1st Mar 2020

What your breakfast could look like when you stay in Rye, most restaurants are also able to offer Vegan and Vegetarian options.

The festival always sees an increase in visitor numbers so well done to those who booked their accommodation early. Don’t tell the scallops but they are also available before and after the dates of the festival.

Rye in the Winter is a delight with life music in many if the lovely small pubs where the locals will always make you feel welcome. With the Rye Christmas festival little more than pleasant memories. Rye high street still retains the character and charm of a medieval town. Sea food has always featured well in our restaurants and especially so at this time of year.

We are grateful to Domain Support Ltd for their continued efforts over the past 18 years to promote the Scallop Week. http://scallop.org.uk/

Rye Bay Scallop Festival 2020

For a complete list of restaurants offering special meals please visit The Scallop festival website which includes all venues who have let us know they are serving scallop dishes.

What about Oysters? Another great dish served locally and not far from Rye you will find the Whitstable Oyster Festival which runs for 10 days in July each year.

  • The Ship Inn Rye The Ship Inn Rye Located on the strand close to Simply Italian and only a short walk into town. Walk in to The Ship Inn and be assured of a warm welcome. This former warehouse dating to 1592 was once used to store contraband from smugglers. Strike out to explore the cobbled byways of historic Rye – half-timbered houses, ...
  • 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, ...
  • 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 ...
  • Saltcote Place Saltcote Place is one of the very best places to stay in Rye. Child free unless there are four adults in your group. As a privately owned Country Mansion only about 8 minutes walk from Rye High Street. We offer outstanding guest accommodation. We pride ourselves on being a quiet and calm where you can relax. Saltcote Place ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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, ...
  • Rye Bay Scallop Week 2020 Rye Bay Scallop Festival 2020 or Rye Scallop Festival week is always going to delight anyone who likes to enjoy the fruits of the sea. Saturday the 22nd Feb – Sunday the 1st Mar 2020 What your breakfast could look like when you stay in Rye, most restaurants are also able to offer Vegan and Vegetarian ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • The Winchelsea Lodge The Winchelsea Lodge is situated between Rye and Hastings, The Lodge is the perfect base to explore the best of the Sussex Countryside. Surrounded by beautiful 1066 countryside with excellent walking from the doorstep, The Lodge offers comfortable en-suite rooms, restaurant, bar, wi-fi and ample free parking. If you enjoy a carvery then be sure to visit The ...
  • 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.  
  • 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 ...

Our Japanese and other overseas visitors have now learned there is far more to see and do in Rye than simply a “Day trip from London” and now stay with us for three and four days at a time especially during the sea food season.

Many of whom will have visited us in the warmer months to enjoy  the beaches, forests and other interesting places to visit, we look forward to seeing you again.

For the Scallop festival 2017 we would encourage you to book your restaurant’s early as space can be at a premium. Your accommodation provider will be pleased to help with restaurant bookings, another great reason to book direct with your venue and not any online agency.

Many of our local bed and breakfast venues have family rooms and real log fires so book in advance to avoid missing out.

Bring the family and enjoy another week in the Rye Bay area, looking for somewhere to stay ? see the Rye Accommodation section or visit the Rye and District Hotel and Catering website  http://www.ryeguide.co.uk/

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