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 enviable heritage, with an original Georgian ballroom, Elizabethan galley beams, and an antique wig store, amongst other quirks. Always a meeting point, The George has entertained three King Georges, Wellington, and the Mayor of London.
More recently, these historic bones have been brought to life through eclectic and contemporary design, using an assortment of antique and modern furniture, materials and art. The result is a comfortable blend of old and new, creating an atmosphere that is relaxed, informal and individual.
Rye itself is unlike anywhere else in England. A medieval town locked in time and with a fascinating history, Rye offers an idyllic escape for relaxation or romance, just four miles from the rejuvenating sea air and white beach of Camber Sands.