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.

  • 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 ...
  • The Old Grain Store Rye
    Coffee – Cakes – Homeware – Gifts A Beautifully up cycled and decorated vintage industrial pallet coffee table. Old Grain store Rye is a place where you will get a bargain. 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 also ...
  • 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, ...
  • QuaySide Antiques
    Located on Strand Quay, we always have a wide range of collectables and Antique beds, linen, glass, pottery, china, furniture, collectables, jewellery, lights & lamps t: 01797 227088