Festivals in Rye

Festivals in Rye happen all year round.  Rye buzzes with various festivals from Rye Bay Scallop Festival in the winter months, The acclaimed Rye Jazz Festival and Rye Arts festival to name a few.

The list below often change so please check back.

If you know of a festival or event which is not listed then get in touch as it’s free to go on here.

Looking to stay with family and friends whilst visiting Rye then consider staying at https://saltcote.co.uk – located around 700 yards from Rye high street and with plenty of free parking it’s an ideal quiet location with an outstanding reputation.


  • Rye Fish Market
    Rye Fish Market is an exciting local business set in the heart of the  local fishing community,  driven by locally landed fish. We opened our doors for the first time in 2022. The inspiration for the design for the Fish Market lies firmly on the continent – If you have ever been lucky enough to experience ...
  • 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, ...
  • 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 ...
  • Rye Bay Jazz Festival
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  • Fletchers Restaurant
    Fletchers Restaurant opened in 2022 and gently created a stir. After recruiting one of the best chefs in the area a fabulous mouth watering menu was launched and tested. With award winning staff (won 4 in a bed twice) this is a place to visit for a great meal. The reviews are already well worth reading ...
  • Flackley Ash Hotel
    Flackley Ash Hotel is located in the pretty village of Peasmarsh. 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. We have a ...
  • 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. We offer a very popular Sunday Roast. You ...
  • The Globe Inn Marsh
    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 ...
  • Rye Fine Wines
    WINE MERCHANT & BAR Based in the town of Rye, we provide quality wines, friendly service and always a warm welcome. Please take a look at our wines and let us know if there’s anything you need. If you wish to reserve a table or have any other questions – you can reach us on 01797 223165 or ...
  • Landgate Bistro fish restaurant rye
    Landgate Bistro fish restaurant Rye located in the Landgate. We make British food with a classic or modern slant and source our ingredients from the local fields, woodlands and waters. We use free range eggs, milk and cream from farms up the road. We serve a selection of local marsh lamb and pork, and fresh fish ...
  • Rye Bonfire Night 2024
    Rye Bonfire Night 2024 is on a Saturday Please consider supporting the Bonfire Society all year round with sponsorship, they work hard all year round to make the event work. All streets on the processional route in Rye town centre will be closed to traffic from approx. 19:30 to 21:30. Please note that there ...
  • 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. We also offer Sunday Roast. A pool table in one bar is always in ...
  • 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 ...
  • Rye Bay Scallop Festival 2024
    Rye Bay Scallop Festival 2024 or Rye Scallop Festival week is a delight for anyone who enjoys seafood. From 17th to the 25th of February 2024 Rye Bay Scallop Week is promoted Pro Bono by Domain Support Ltd.  Domain Support operate the official https://scallop.org.uk/ website and organise the festival at considerable cost. We only list those ...
  • Tillingham
    Tillingham is set amongst 70 acres of rolling hills and woodlands with far reaching views along the Tillingham River valley and across to the fortified, hill top town of Rye, East Sussex, to the sea and the Romney salt marshes beyond. This mixed farm, which dates from the 13th century, is home to vineyards, fruit trees, ancient ...
  • Rye Sushi
    We are Rye Sushi; a family ran Korean & Japanese restaurant focusing on fresh sushi. +44179722940962 Cinque Ports Street, Rye, United Kingdom, TN31 7ANhttps://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100093198026181&sk=about
  • Saltcote Place
    Saltcote Place is a Bed and Breakfast in Rye ideally suited to mature adults. We usually have only 4 to 6 guests, we offer secure off road car parking in our grounds, your own entrance to come and go as you please and nice warm suites in the winter. Although generally child free we do make exceptions when ...
  • New Inn Winchelsea
    Just a few yards from the resting place of the late great Spike Milligan in the grounds of historic Winchelsea Church and next door to Winchelsea Town hall and Museum. With outstanding accommodation close to the 1066 Country Walk there is no better place to base yourself to explore 1066 Country. The New Inn at Winchelsea – ...
  • 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 ...
  • Rye Christmas 2024
    Christmas in Rye 2023 was rather lovely. Start thinking about Christmas 2024 now. Come and enjoy the tranquillity of Rye and stay at your favourite place – remember to book directly with them and not via an online agency who add to your cost. For the latest updates see https://Christmasinrye.co.uk/    Saturday 18th November 2023 – Festive Late Night Shopping An ...
  • Rye Arts Festival
    Rye Arts Festival Visit the Rye Arts Festival website and sign up to receive information about this year’s programme which will be packed with classical and contemporary music, literary, theatrical and special events. You can also follow our progress on the Rye Festival Blog.
  • White Dog Inn
    Situated in the charming village of Ewhurst Green, Robertsbridge,you are sure of a warm welcome, real ales, locally sourced ingredients,fresh and tasty homemade food. We are a short drive from Rye. Dog friendly We offer an excellent Sunday Roast We have 3 B&B rooms all with En-suites. https://www.thewhitedogewhurst.co.uk/The White Dog Inn, Village Street, Ewhurst Green,Robertsbridge TN32 5TDTel: 01580 830264
  • Mermaid Inn Restaurant
    Dine in the Linen Fold Panelled Restaurant, where you can enjoy the ambience of the large restaurant, the cosiness of The Dr Syn Dining Room or the privacy of the Boardroom for your evening meal, lunch and breakfast. Drew King, the Head Chef, is very focused on using quality, seasonal, local ingredients and cooking them perfectly.  ...
  • The George In Rye
    Prominently positioned on the cobbled high street of the medieval town of Rye, East Sussex, The George in Rye is one of the most captivating hideaways on England’s south coast. Lovingly renovated, this Grade II listed bolt-hole offers a welcoming retreat for design lovers, foodies and the creatively inclined. The building dates from 1575 and has an ...
  • 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: +441797223268