High St

Rye High Street still has the almost untouched look and feel where locals and visitors blend well and everyone can find what they want. Of course you can do a complete shop in Rye High street but you will also find interesting retail shops selling locally sourced produce from a wide range of industries.

Rye Bay is part of the south coast and includes Camber Sands where young and old alike can enjoy long uninterrupted walks on soft golden sands. The occasional horse can be seen in the evening and dogs are welcome in well defined sections of the beach – when kept under control.

Boots are one of the most noticeable brand names but they have been here for many years. Antique shops, restaurants, a Card shop, and of course the obligatory tea shops can all be found on Rye High Street.

Less well known are the rare book shops, specialist antique jewellery and a few ladies outfitters that have “nearly new” brand names on display for a few days before the fast moving stock is replenished.

Thriving local business and lovely places to eat will ensure your visit to Rye is enjoyable for a wide range of reasons even if it’s just to have some private time whilst the others go off to play Golf or Tennis at some of the local clubs which include Rye Golf Club, Tenterden Gold club, Rye Tennis Club, Lydd Golf Course to name but a few.

If you are staying in the area we strongly suggest you look at the excellent Bed and Breakfast providers and hotels and avoid overpriced AirBnB properties which are mainly unregulated.

  • Clive Sawyer Photography
    Clive Sawyer is fortunately based in Rye in the High st and has enjoyed a long and industrious career working on commissions in over 55 countries. His unique style and wealth of experience capturing images on location for the travel and other related industries made Clive the natural choice as the preferred photographer for the Visitor Guides and ...
  • Britcher and Rivers Sweet shop
    This is one of the oldest sweet shops for many miles. Beautifully presented with every one of those sweets we grew up with and have long since forgotten. Well worth a visit 109 high street Rye
  • Dentists in Rye
    Davis & Seeley Dr M Soltan DDS, BSc East Street https://daviesandseeley.co.uk/ 01797 222834 Mrs Lund High Street https://www.cqc.org.uk/provider/1-153005104/services 01797 223311 Rye Dental Surgery Dr. Sachin Khanna Tel 01797223311 https://ryedentalsurgery.co.uk/
  • Sculpture Salon
    Look Your Best Hair is our passion, and our passion shows on every client that walks out of our doors. Through ongoing education, our stylists stay up to date on the latest cut and color styles and techniques to bring you the looks you want.  Your True Colors From natural colors to pastel hues our technicians can mix ...
  • Alex MacArthur Interiors
    A luxury 14th century converted Monastery catering to the creative industries. A sacred backdrop to your events and shoots. https://www.themonasteryinrye.com/T: +44 (0) 1273 681 773M: +44 (0) 7931 765 488mail@alexmacarthur.co.uk The MonasteryConduit HillRyeTN31 7LE
  • 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 ...
  • Ono Poke Bowl
    Producing fresh, healthy Poke Bowls to order. Monday – 11am-6pmTuesday – ClosedWednesday – 11am-6pmThursday – 11am-6pmFriday – 11am-6pmSaturday – 11am-6pmSunday – 11am-3:30pm Tel 01797 222740Onopokebowls@yahoo.com17 High Street Rye
  • Whitehouse Rye
    Located on the high street is lovely café and accommodation providerWith 6 Bedrooms, Breakfast Included with standard rate  All with en-suite bathrooms, Family Rooms with single sofa bed available with a Tea & Nespresso Machine  In a heritage-listed building lying the heart of the citadel of Rye, Whitehouse is a modern all day eatery and in-house bakery 24 ...
  • Rye Art Gallery
    Rye Art Gallery located on Rye High street is home to an inspiring display of regularly changing contemporary art and craft, a fine Permanent Collection of national and regional importance and a programme of supporting events and community activities. Step through our door in the High Street and you will be on a journey of discovery.  From ...
  • 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 ...
  • Rye Cookshop
    Come and have a look around, our stock is constantly being updated with the brands you know and some you may not. Here is a Virtual Tour 95 High Street, Rye, United Kingdom, TN31 7JNinfo@ryecookshop.comTel 01797 458324
  • Puckhaber Antiques
    We’re an established family business with over 30 years experience of the decorative antiques trade.  Operating as a Mother and Son partnership we travel extensive distances throughout the UK and France to source the best examples of French, Swedish and many other continental decorative antiques.  We specialise in original painted furniture, period mirrors of all shapes ...
  • Craft Magic Rye
    Craft Magic is a wonderful craft shop located in the high st and catering for children and adults who enjoy crafting. The shop has a fantastic array of cardmaking ,  scrapbooking and beading products and their own range of MDF shapes and mosaic kits for young and old to decorate. Children’s craft classes are held in all ...
  • 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 ...
  • Rye Chocolates
    Why not come along and visit our shop in the beautiful Sussex town of Rye. Rye Chocolates110a High StreetRyeEast Sussex, United KingdomTN31 7JETel 01797 225295 Open 7 days a week
  • 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 ...
  • 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 Bakery at 89
    A small, family run Bakery in Rye high street, offering the freshest bread, rolls, buns, cakes & tasty treats with a wide selection of breads. 01797 690154thebakeryat89@outlook.com
  • The Paper Place Rye
    Silk-screen specialists inspired by traditional Indian Arts & Crafts fine papers, gift bags & recons Rye High street, United Kingdom, TN31 707480 134448anwesha.arya@gmail.com
  • Rye Health Store
    The Rye Health Store has been a cherished part of the local community since 1982, serving as a friendly hub where all are welcome. Georgina took over in 2018 and, as a qualified herbalist and naturopath, brings with her a wealth of knowledge and enthusiasm to the store. She and her experienced team are always available ...
  • Eddie Franks Clothing
    Here at Eddie Franks Rye we are a family run, independent menswear store. Through being in the menswear retail business for over two decades and always having had a passion for more casual men’s fashion/apparel Eddie Franks was born in 2014. After a full instore re-fit the shop opened in November of 2014 with some ...
  • 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 ...
  • DJ fossils and minerals
    Looking for an unusual present to say thank you?  http://djfossilsandminerals.com/ are located in Rye High street and have some of the most beautiful Fossils on display and a lot more out of sight. DJ Fossils and Minerals is a family run business we have been selling fossils and crystals for around 22 years now we have run a ...
  • Rye Dry Cleaners
    Rye Dry Cleaners Choose the team at Rye Cleaners for laundry and dry cleaning services that never let you down. Our team has been active more than 65 years, and we currently boast more than 100 years of relevant experience. Our family-run business offers the very best in cleaning services, and it’s our goal to serve domestic ...
  • Ethel Loves Me
    Ethel Loves…….. local creatives.one-offs, limited editions and unique finds.the planet and the ethical,the upcycled and the handmade.hearing from and supporting new talentthe locally sourced, locally made and the local shopthe up-and-coming, the quirky and the differentthe reclaimed, the classic and the vintagethe contemporary and the timelessa workshop, a chat and a new idea Ethel Loves me and ...
  • Cordelia James
    Cordelia James Rye sits in the middle of the high street in this historic costal town. Abundant with cobbled streets and picturesque architecture, Rye is now a destination for holiday makers and weekend get-aways. A town which inspired writers such as EF Benson, Henry James and is the setting for the Mapp & Lucia books, now ...
  • WJ Bennett
    WJ Bennett is an independent men’s clothes shop based in the town of Rye, East Sussex, situated in a prominent High street position with parking and a favourite for many well heeled regulars. Our stock changes with the seasons, our website is comprehensive and our staff are knowledgeable so a chat before calling in could be ...
  • Purdie Gallery
    We sell limited edition signed canvas prints in a range of sizes made by David Purdie. They are limited edition prints made to the highest standards by David himself in our own workshop, so we have total control of the quality and accuracy of the prints. David signs and adds the edition number on the back of ...
  • Adams Of Rye
    It’s the hub of the high street, a great newsagent with an extensive range of office essentials including stationary. Toys and gifts, magazines and confectionary. Adams are also supporters of The Rye Bonfire society, they produce an excellent monthly magazine called fixtures. LOCATION8 High StreetRye, SussexTN31 7JH Opening HoursShopMon-Sat: 8:00 -9:00 Newspapers only9:00 to 17.15 main shop ...
  • Penny Royal
    You will find Penny Royal in the High Street. A double fronted shop, next to Boots the Chemist. Easily recognisable from our Green and Gold livery. Our Address:  22 High Street, Rye, East Sussex.  TN31 7JF Telephone:     01797 223930 Google Map Link What’s in the Rye Store? Our Rye shop is spread over 2 floors; The ground floor ...
  • Sue Ryder Rye
    Sue Ryder is here to make sure everyone approaching the end of their life or living with grief can access the support they need. There is no one size fits all when it comes to how we cope and the help we need, but with our support, no one has to face dying or grief ...
  • Grammar School Records
    Grammar School Records was established in Rye in 1991 and is one of the leading independent record shops in the U.K. Situated in the historic Thomas Peacocke grammar school building, built in 1636, it is a unique setting for a record shop. Rye, with a population of 5,000, is one of Britain’s finest medieval towns and a ...
  • Rye Deli
    Rye Deli – Just Around the Corner – has our full retail offering; fresh foods, salads, cheeses, olives, oils, honey, antipasti, teas, speciality sandwiches and panini, excellent Coffee from Taylors of Harrogate, chocolates, homemade cakes, our famous quiches, homemade pies, pate, savouries, wines, speciality spirits, local brews, artisan breads and well…the list could go on ...
  • Wishbarn Antiques Rye
    Wishbarn Antiques Rye https://www.facebook.com/pages/Wish-Barn-Antiques/108989112837303
  • 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, ...
  • Herald and Heart Rye
    Herald and Heart Rye supply headwear to some of the most beautiful women in the World Bespoke hats, accessories and womenswear Hat Shop Rye Milliner 102 High Street TN31 7JN Rye East Sussex United Kingdom Phone: 01797 225261Dress Shop103a High Street TN31 7JN Rye East Sussex United Kingdom Phone: 01797 229018If you have yet to book your accommodation then why not look at https://Saltcote.co.uk/ it’s about 8 ...