The Strand Rye

The Strand is where you will find the Heritage Centre with the Town model of Rye, this huge work of art is to scale and shows a model of the town based upon what it would have looked like 400 years ago, after watching the 20 minute show you will be ready to walk around Rye like an expert.

Available in multiple languages with audio tours available as well

Watchbell Street overlooks the Strand

Near to the Heritage Centre you will see Tambika an interesting little shop offering unusual and popular artefacts, many antique shops are scattered amongst restaurants such as Simply Italian which is a popular venue for families and the younger generation. Carey’s offers a good selection of fresh sea food and the Ship can be relied upon for local Ales and good food.

Bringing your dog to Rye then The Ship inn is dog friendly, where you are welcome to take people friendly dogs. Food is served in The Ship Inn which is next door to the very popular Simply Italian. Both have outdoor eating space.

If you are in this area be sure to get directions to Wish Ward St where you will find Wish Ward Antiques and Laura Oaks, these two could really make your trip to Rye very special.

  • Purdy and Co
    Unique Treats, Enrichment and more for your canine friends.
  • Halcyon Days Rye
    Collectible, vintage fabrics, French sheets and haberdashery, furniture, renovation. We have a lot of fast moving stock so a visit is highly recommended and we are in the middle of a lot of other antique shops with parking outside.
  • 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 ...
  • 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, ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Mermaid Street Café
    Guest House & Cafe – Breakfast, brunch & Lunch, homemade Sausage rolls & more- Upstairs / terrace outside and close to parking on the Strand. THE STRAND, Rye, United Kingdom, TN31 7DB
  • Captain Pugwash
    The Official Visitors Guide to Rye Bay features the Honourable Captain Pugwash, Young visitors can find him in the Rye Guide and then gain access to the Rye Town model on the Strand with a full paying adult ticket. For more details on the works of John Ryan see for books and other works by John please ...
  • Rye Pottery
    Design   Heritage   Craftsmanship Rye Pottery is a contemporary design-led company in Sussex, England. Originally established in the late 1700’s, we’re a family-owned business producing unique hand-made tiles, homewares & decorative accessories. We’re a classic artisan production business – a fusion of high art, design & expert craftsmanship. All our Collections are conceived, designed and modelled by an expert ...