Where to eat in Rye

Where to eat in Rye

Only a few minutes from the largest fishing fleets in the UK, our pubs and restaurants feature fresh locally sourced fish on their menus whilst our Vegan and vegetarian choices will delight the taste buds with many creative choices.

Regional tastes may vary but with everything from the best of English through Turkish, Mexican, Mediterranean, Chinese, Thai, Indian in addition to two Fish and chip restaurants 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 The town now has another site you may also wish to see https://RyeGuide.co.uk

  • Outside Inn Landgate House
    The Outside Inn at Landgate house is Serving great bottled beers, wines & cocktails from around the World and many local wines and beers. Friendly place that’s very popular with the locals and visitors alike. Find us opposite the Landgate Arch https://www.facebook.com/theoutsideinnrye
  • Queens Head Icklesham
    Great Beers – Great FoodLive Music & Pub Quizzes all at the Queens Opening Hours  This is a traditional family friends privately owned Pub and Restaurant offering a great Sunday Roast and local ales. Bar Opening Hours  Monday to Thursday 11:00am – 9:00pmFriday&Saturday 11:00am – 11:00pmSunday 11:00am – 8:00pm Kitchen Opening Times Monday to Thursday  12:00 to 8:00pmFriday&Saturday 12:00 to 9:00pmSunday ...
  • The Hoof
    The Hoof is a great restaurant run essentially by a local farming family, a firm favourite of local accommodation providers. Fed up with chain restaurants that felt formulaic we wanted to create a local restaurant that welcomed everyone with first class but simple food. This was easy enough to achieve by serving food from our farm ...
  • 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 ...
  • Marco’s Mediterranean Kitchen
    Located on Rye High St we have a lovely privately owned restaurant, we are Marco and Maria. We offer a unique dining experience located in Rye, East Sussex. Experience the perfect blend of traditional and modern cuisine with our Mediterranean inspired small plates and cocktails. Savor our expertly crafted cocktails, paired with a menu of ...
  • Two Sawyers
    Very popular and out of the way We pride ourselves on regularly having guest ales from breweries all over the country sitting alongside our firm favourites. We’ve enjoyed a pint of Doom Bar from Sharp’s Brewery in Cornwall. From the tranquil Orkney Islands we’ve savoured a jug of Red Mcgregor from The Orkney Brewery. Our regulars take delight in ...
  • 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 ...
  • Layfields
    Immediately next to Simon the Pieman which is really worth a visit, and Rye Town Hall. If you are getting married at Rye Town Hall and would prefer to have an intimate function and possibly exclusive use then do give us a call. There is nowhere closer to Rye Town Hall. We have a lovely space for ...
  • The Fig
    Independent, lively café with rooms. Focus on Fresh, Vibrant healthy food and cocktails. You can book your tables here https://thefigrye.com/reservations/ Open for brunch and lunch every dayDinner Tuesday-Saturday Day times are walk ins only.Book for dinner on our reservations page Tuesday–Saturday:9:30am–3:30pm5pm–10pm Sunday & Monday:9:30am-3:30am
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • The River Haven Hotel
    River Haven Hotel is a three star Hotel This is a 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 ...
  • 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 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 ...
  • The Broad Oak Pub Brede
    Family run, Traditional Pub offering home cooked food, with a very popular Sunday Roast served all day. With Real Ales Children’s Menu and Play Area with regular Live Music and Events booking is advisable, we are ideally placed when traveling between Hastings, Bodiam and Rye you will find us close to the Cross roads in Broad ...
  • Hub On Rye Hill
    The Hub on the hill is A community wellbeing centre in Rye, we offer a great place to meet either with friends in a splendid Café or in one of the many meeting rooms some of which are equipped for board room style meetings, others for consultancy and some as treatment rooms. With plenty of parking ...
  • Kino Digital Cinema Rye
    The Kino Cinema in Rye is located at the top of Lion Street. Open daily from 10.30am for breakfast, lunch and evening drinks and everything between including afternoon tea Kino is renowned for serving the best coffee around and for its varied and interesting menu served all day and sourced locally Our well-stocked bar serves wines, beers, spirits ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Jempsons Rye Coffee Shop
    Located in Market Street on the junction with Cinque Ports street. The shop is a spacious warm and comfortable place to meet with friends, it has WiFi and nearby parking. Address: 45 Cinque Ports Street, Rye, East Sussex, TN31 7ADStore Manager: CherylTelephone number:01797 223986Get Directions Opening hours: Monday 7am 6pm Tuesday 7am 6pm Wednesday 7am 6pm Thursday 7am 6pm Friday 7am 6pm Saturday 7am 6pm Sunday Closed
  • The Cock Inn Peasmarsh
    The Cock Inn is a friendly and welcoming family run pub, in Peasmarsh in East Sussex. We’re just a stones throw from Rye and Camber Sands, as well as the neighbouring villages of Beckley and Northiam.  ​We serve a great selection of traditional pub food and drinks, plus a well renowned Sunday Carvery every weekend. We’re pleased to ...
  • Diamond Koz Rye
    Fantastic authentic Turkish food freshly prepared here. Our restaurant is ideal for large family gatherings and intimate meals with a loved on. See our menu here https://diamondkoz.co.uk/22 Cinque Ports Street, Rye TN31 7AD Tel 01797 222205
  • 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.  We offer a wide selection of fine wines and champagnes to tempt the pallet. The Grapevine Rye offers an intimate lounge, secluded from ...
  • Lime Wharf Cafe
    Lime Wharf Café  is located close to Bodiam Boating station and Kent and east Sussex railway Helpful Info Dog friendly Large car park Wheelchair ramp into café Disabled WC Riverside walks Secure garden for kids to play safely Phone Us +44 (0)1797 253838 Bookings only taken for groups 6+ Find Us Riverside Cottage, Station Road, Northiam, East Sussex TN31 6FE Email Us info@limewharfcafe.co.uk
  • Lemon Grass Thai Restaurant
    Serves meat, vegan options available. Thai restaurant in the heart of Rye offering clearly labeled vegan dishes such as vegan fried rice, pad thai, spring rolls and more.  Open Tue-Sun 17:00-22:00. Closed Mon.+441797222327
  • 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 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
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Black Lion Appledore
    Family friendly local favourite the Black Lion is a really popular pub.The Black Lion can be found in the historic village of Appledore, which can trace is history back to Viking times back when it was a busy port.  The pub is famous for its Sunday Roast. Previously called  the Red Lion, this popular establishment can be dated ...
  • The Camber Castle Pub
    Julie Pete & family would like to welcome you to our Friendly, family pub. indoor and outdoor seating. We are located just a short walk from the beach and offer a family friendly pub with food and local beers and wines. Keep an eye on our Facebook page below as we often have live music and ...
  • Spencers Bar Rye
    Small bar in Rye Town Centre, also selling a large selection of Local, Belgium & world beers in our bottle shop. Take away prices 20% less than drink in prices. We have over 40 different beers in bottles or cans ! , ( possibly the largest selection in Rye ) , sometimes we have as ...
  • Ypres Castle Inn
    The focus here is on great beer – cask and keg – from independent producers. The tap list changes all the time, and will be different every time you visit. Our favourite breweries are the likes of Floc, Deya, Verdant, Polly’s, Beak and Left Handed Giant. Ciders are from Nightingale and Starvecrow. Lager is from Rothaus ...
  • 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, ...
  • Cinque Ports Pub
    Located on Cinque Ports Street close to the railway station and Jempsons with lots of parking and a garden. Welcome to The Cinque Ports Arms – a warm, welcoming and blissfully traditional pub in the beautiful old town of Rye, East Sussex. Just a short stroll from Rye Harbour, it’s the perfect place for locals and visitors ...
  • 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 Inn Robertsbridge
    This fantastic lively pub is an opportunity to settle down and simply chill out, they really do have it all, live music, great food and a warm friendly atmosphere. A warm welcome to the George! We are the new owners, Roberto, Alison and Alex Kuligowski. Having a successful business in Tonbridge, we decided it was time ...
  • The Curlew Restaurant
    Only a short drive from Rye or Hastings, this lovely restaurant is well worth putting on your bucket list, after which it will become a firm favourite. Monday – ClosedTuesday – ClosedWednesday – 17:00 – 22:00Thursday – 17:00 – 22:00Friday – 12:00 – 22:00Saturday – 12:00 – 22:00Sunday – 12:00 – 18:00 Kitchen opens 12:00 – 15:00 for lunch & 17:00 – 20:00 for dinner Sunday ...
  • 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 ...
  • Pipemakers Arms
    https://www.facebook.com/p/Pipemakers-Arms-Rye-100075959605068/ pipesofrye@gmail.com
  • 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 ...
  • Cornish Pasty Rye
    Cornish Bakery is hopefully firing up our espresso machines and baking its fresh and delicious food somewhere near you. To locate your nearest Cornish Bakery just click on your chosen location. This will bring up a map with individual contact details. Our bakeries are open every day of the year (excluding motorway locations and NEC). All branches close on Christmas Day. Times vary from ...
  • 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 – ...
  • Playden Oasts Hotel
    Playden Oasts Hotel is a three star Inn full of charm and character just one mile from the historic Cinque Port of Rye with 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 house wait until you hear the special effect ...
  • 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 ...
  • Old Diary Brewery
    When you are visiting any of the local pubs in the Rye Bay or Cinque ports area be sure to ask about the beers from the Old Dairy Brewery. They are so popular because they are refreshing and tasty. The Old Dairy Brewery (started in 2009 in an old dairy in Rolvenden, Kent) is nestled deep in the heart ...
  • 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
  • KitKat Cafe Camber Sands
    The Kitkat café is a family run business which is situated on the beautiful golden beach of Camber Sands close to the car park. Call us 07932 247174Visit Us https://www.facebook.com/kitkatcafecamber
  • 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 ...
  • 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! The really goo Lime Wharf Cafe is next door so plenty of refreshments are on hand. Camping, River Cruises ...
  • A Slice of Rye
    Located on Cinque Ports with a great selection of light bites, soups, Vegan and vegetarian options, sandwiches, and other catering options including great coffee ready to go if you are passing. Spotlessly clean with lovely staff this is a great place to pop into. 51A Cinque Ports Street, Rye, United Kingdom, TN31 7ANTel +441797225008Email anna.kalicka08@gmail.com
  • Los Gringos – Mexican
    Eat Drink & Fun With High Quality Food and Drinks We love food, we love Mexican Food . We opened our first Mexican restaurant  in Orpington, London, some 18 years ago.  Our food, cocktails and drinks were received very well by our customers. We had many parties, good occasions and some wonderful times with our customers ...
  • Mahdi Spice
    Mahdi Spice has established itself as the ultimate experience for Indian food lovers. This has been largely due to the Managing Director A Karim, Since 2002. As ever, we at Mahdi Spice value our customers very highly. Our aim is to provide quality food by using only the fresh and finest ingredients. We prepare our food as you order, ...
  • Rye Waterworks Micropub
    The Rye Waterworks is the first Micropub to open in South East Sussex. It is situated in a building steeped with history originally a water pump house for 300 years then a soup kitchen dating from the 1890s that’s now been opened up as a feature within the micropub. A family business serving eight local ...
  • Three Oaks Public House
    The Three Oaks pub is family run making it a very friendly and pleasant place to visit. The pub is situated in the delightful little village of Three Oaks, Set deep in the Sussex countryside and on the 1066 walk route. Once inside this genuine country pub, which has been in service for over 150 years or ...
  • The Old Grain Store Rye
    Coffee – Cakes – Homeware – Gifts Old Grain store Rye is a place where you will get a bargain and a decent snack without breaking the bank There are many items being sold by auction on eBay and the winning bidder can collect from The Old Grain Store, The Strand, Rye, East Sussex. Of course shipping may ...
  • 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 ...
  • The Gallivant Hotel
    Experience Happiness The sand between your toes. Sky and beach as far as your eyes can see. Wonderful food made with love. Deeply comfortable beds in beautifully thought out bedrooms. Daily yoga and wellness classes. A mini Bamford Spa. But above all else, a team that are here to make you smile. So you leave not only ...
  • 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 ...
  • Layla Grill & Mezze
    About Layla Grill & Mezze Welcome to LAYLA, our authentic Turkish kitchen. Our family-run restaurant will make you feel relaxed and will take you to Turkey and the Mediterranean. We designed our place in line with Rye’s characteristics. Whilst introducing the Turkish atmosphere with Turkish tiles, accessories and pictures, we retained the Rye look with brickworks, ...
  • The Union
    Located just a short walk from the high street and the Town hall. Whilst it has enjoyed a varied use over the past 500 years and was last a pub before being renovated and lovingly restored in 2020 by the current owners. The Union Rye is now a modern British restaurant and cocktail bar set in ...
  • Robin Hood Icklesham
    Robin Hood Icklesham is a friendly food focused family run pub where families are always welcome. Really good family friendly pub with spacious garden and excellent catering facilities for private functions such as Birthdays, Weddings and Anniversaries. We are easy to find and make an ideal place to stop and refill when travelling between Hastings or Battle ...
  • Horse and Cart Peasmarsh
    Horse and Cart Peasmarsh has been extensively refurbished to the highest standard throughout. We offer a full bar and restaurant open to the public and have a very popular Sunday roast, it is best to book ahead and when it’s gone it’s gone. Service options: Dine-in · Takeaway · No delivery Address: School Ln, Peasmarsh, Rye TN31 6UW Hours:  Open ⋅ Closes 11PM Kitchen: Open ⋅ Closes ...
  • Mermaid Street Café
    Guest House & Cafe – Breakfast, brunch & Lunch, homemade Sausage rolls & more- Upstairs / terrace outside and close to parking on the Strand. https://www.facebook.com/mermaidstreetcafe THE STRAND, Rye, United Kingdom, TN31 7DB
  • Rose and Crown Pub Beckley
    How many places that serve food do not have a website? The Rose and Crown doesn’t need one. Their customers advertise if for them. This is not to be missed if you want to see 200 year old character and modern hospitality. Do call before going over as this place is in demand with regulars there ...
  • The Plough Udimore
    Just a few minutes drive from Rye and under the same leadership as the Union, food here is celebrated with excellent presentations. The pub is a firm favourite with the locals and tables are in demand so calling ahead to book is a good idea. One of the most popular Sunday Roasts in the area.Book ...
  • 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
  • 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 ...
  • The Royal Oak Pett Village
    Welcome to the Royal Oak, Pett, a pub at the heart of the community You can’t beat the warm welcome from our friendly team and the experience of dining al-fresco in our sun-trap garden with the scent of flowers all around or surrounded by old oak beams by the cosy log fire and a bustling bar. Our ...
  • The Oak at Rye
    Friendly local pub with a good menu, dog friendly with easy access and good outdoor space to relax Open Daily | 12 – 10PM The Oak, Rye Foreign Rye Road, Rye Foreign,East Sussex,TN31 7SY 01797 230 494
  • The Ship Inn Rye
    The Ship Inn Rye is 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 ...