Things to do in Rye

Things to do in Rye


Enjoy a few relaxing days in the Rye Bay area. We have gathered a few ideas to help you. Depending on the ages of those travelling with you, energy levels and the amount of time you have Rye has something for everyone.

Christmas in Rye is always magical this year the theme is Toyland. Although starting on the 9th of December it’s worth visiting throughout December to see the range of small independent shop keepers all offering something different from the clinical shopping malls. https://www.christmasinrye.co.uk/gallery

Whilst being picturesque Rye is amazingly pretty often winning awards as being a top “Must see” destination when visiting the UK. There is far too much to do in just one day, for this reason we suggest three to five days if visiting East Sussex from overseas.

For the young, the “young at heart” and the mature classics, Rye Bay spans the generations. There is so much to see and do and we are constantly updating the site and welcome any suggestions you may have.

The team who organise the amazing Rye International Jazz and blues festival often have gigs in Rye so its well worth popping over to their website for an update of Rye Jazz Events and festivals see https://ryejazz.com/

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  • 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, ...
  • Concepts of Rye
    The Ranges of Furniture offered cover Dining, Living and Bedrooms and major on Oak (Natural Oiled and Lacquered), Glass, Leather (Chairs and Sofas) plus the recently introduced Neptune range of Oak / Painted furniture. We pride ourselves on our product selection, taking time to choose Quality Products, with Realistic Pricing. Availability – Most items can be available within a matter of ...
  • Dungeness
    Is Dungeness worth a visit? We think so, The former home of Derek Jarman is to be found here. Kent boasts numerous charming towns perfect for a weekend getaway. If you’re seeking an escape beyond the bustling scenes of Whitstable and Margate, consider Dungeness for your next adventure. Nestled at the southernmost point of Kent, ...
  • CYCLE & WHEELCHAIR HIRE
    Rye Hire are genuinely nice and helpful local people, located just off Cinque Ports street. https://www.ryehire.co.uk/bike-hire/ We hire out road and mountain cycles, with a new fleet every year. We also hire tandems and child seats. We have cycle helmets if required, both for hire and for sale. The surrounding area is criss-crossed with cycle paths and ...
  • Churches in Rye
    Please do not call the Churches after 5pm St Mary’s Church at the top of Lion Street 01797 224935 No Parking St Michaels Church 01797 229219 Plenty of Parking Church of the Holy Spirit 01797 222430 No Parking
  • Freedom Leisure Rye
    Freedom Leisure Rye are located a few minutes walk from Rye High street with lots of parking available. We offer health and fitness facilities including a family friendly swimming pool, gym with a ramp straight into the pool making it great for those with mobility issues, aerobics classes, sports hall, cafe and a Multi Use Games Area ...
  • Art Classes In Rye
    Nick Archer is a professional painter and an experienced teacher of 25 years. He regularly teaches at Heatherley’s School of Fine Art (London), Chiswick Art School, East Sussex College as well as running his own Life Drawing, painting, and Printmaking classes at the Rye Creative Centre. He was trained at the Royal Academy Schools, has been a ...
  • Niche Womens Fashion
    London quality fashionable womens clothing at rural prices; we do not have the overheads but do enjoy good relations with some of the leading names in womens fashion. Come and see why Rye has such a reputation for good quality womens clothing https://www.nicheboutiquerye.co.uk/ We are online for postal deliveries and at the end of a phone and email ...
  • Stoats Self catering Holiday Home Rye
    Situated in a quiet unadopted lane close to Winchelsea Beach. Stoats is a modernised semi-detached family, pet and mobility-friendly bungalow. Comprising of 4 bedrooms with space for 8/9 visitors it provides a peaceful comfortable location for a relaxing family holiday. Extensive gardens are enclosed to the rear of the property and contain a Wendy house and barbecue ...
  • 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 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Captain_Pugwash for books and other works by John please ...
  • Swallowtail Hill
    Swallowtail Hill offers a beautiful setting in which to spend a deeply relaxing holiday safe in the knowledge that its impact on the environment will be absolutely minimal. Located in the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty the farm offers a stylish glamping experience. We have two tent-cabins and two quirky cottages-on-wheels which are our ...
  • Emma Batten
    Author of Historical Fiction set on Kent’s Romney Marsh.I am a truly local author. Living in and writing about Romney Marsh means I can fully engage in the history of the area and connect with my readers. I learn about an event or custom – the great storm which changed the coastline, the body of ...
  • Battle of Britain Memorial
    Memorial in Kent dedicated to the heroic deeds of the men who fought the Battle of Britain. It takes about 35 minutes to drive between Rye and Folkestone and the same from Folkestone to Canterbury The National Memorial to the FewAt the heart of the Memorial is the National Memorial to the few, dedicated 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
  • Hunter Jones
    Founded in 2009, Hunter Jones began its life in London as a vintage furniture business.  The following year Michael and Mikey moved to Rye where this grew, until 2019 when they decided it was time to try something slightly different and they opened their lifestyle store just off the High Street. Hunter Jones stock many British ...
  • 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 ...
  • Who’s Listening – audio stories
    The Marshlink line cuts through an area steeped in history, providing a wealth of material for both emerging and established writers. Inspired by lives and legends from the past, two rap stories, The Smugglers’ Tale and The Case of Alice Martin, were written and recorded by nine young people as part of a three-day workshop ...
  • Sedlescombe Vineyards
    Head  down to rural East Sussex, for your chance to meet one of the UK’s true eco-pioneers. Sedlescombe Vineyard likes being first. Not only the first organic vineyard in 1979,  but as of late 2010, Sedlescombe is home to England’s first biodynamic vineyard. Roy  and Irma Cook now run 23 acres in several plots including the ...
  • Bewl Water
    Bewl Water is without doubt the south east’s largest lake set within beautiful Wealden countryside. Waterside walks, picnic areas, woodland playground, self-service family restaurant and passenger ferry boat. Visitor centre with information and gift shop, interactive exhibition, educational and conference facilities. Fly-fishing, water sports and cycle hire. Summer events include Fireworks and Laser Symphony Concert. Telephone for information, ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Lamb House
    Red-brick fronted house with literary associations – both Henry James and E. F. Benson lived here. The garden Lamb House has a walled garden, one of the largest gardens in the old town of Rye; it was designed as we see it today by a friend of Henry James called Alfred Parsons. Find roses, lilies, spring bulbs and many ...
  • Rye Christmas 2024
    Christmas in Rye 2023 was rather lovely. Start thinking about Christmas 2024 now. Come and enjoy the tranquillity of Rye and stay at your favourite place – remember to book directly with them and not via an online agency who add to your cost. For the latest updates see https://Christmasinrye.co.uk/    Saturday 18th November 2023 – Festive Late Night Shopping An ...
  • Plaristo Craft Gallery Rye
    Our Bio-burners,  have been such a success that we are expanding our range. We are now supplying a selection of models, beautifully constructed in Britain in marble and stainless steel. They include elegant table top burners, free-standing units and complete fireplaces which can be custom built to fit against any wall – no chimney required! Come in ...
  • 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 ...
  • Battle Abbey
    March into history on the most famous battlefield in England. Follow in the footsteps of the armies of William the Conqueror and King Harold as they clashed in 1066, and discover how the Normans overcame the Saxons to seize the kingdom and change English history forever. Walk the battlefield trail to encounter carved wooden sculptures depicting ...
  • The Golden Fleece Rye
    Established in 1973 we are Barbour, Harris Tweed and Jack Murphy stockists and specialists in British lifestyle and country wear. Our online shop features the latest seasonal styles and garments which are of the highest quality.  We also stock a large range of sheepskin rugs, hats, gloves and mittens, all available in store.         Opening Times: Monday – Saturday 9:30am ...
  • Rye British Legion
    About The Royal British Legion We provide financial, social and emotional care and support to all members of the British Armed Forces – past and present and their families. The Legion is also the national Custodian of Remembrance and safeguards the Military Covenant between the nation and its Armed Forces and is best known for the ...
  • 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 ...
  • Cafe des fleurs Rye Flowers
    Cafe des fleurs Rye Flowers are Located next to the railway station this popular florist offers a great selection of flowers for all occasions. Serving beautiful fresh flowers throughout East Sussex and west Kent where we strive to provide a wide variety of quality, freshly cut flowers for every occasion, creating stunning arrangements that appeal to ...
  • Full Throttle Boat Charters
    Full Throttle Boat Charters located in Rye Harbour is a picturesque port on the Sussex Kent border. Full Throttle Boat Charters is based.  Rye was chosen because of easy of use of the slipway and the uncrowded waters of Rye Bay. We run trips for half an hour through to trips to Boulogne in France for ...
  • Orchard Farm Flowers
    Environmentally conscious and ecologically aware Zoe & Nic sell beautiful, seasonal flowers grown by them on their farm in Beckley, East Sussex.  Your bouquet, bridesmaids’ bouquets and buttonholes will be made from the best flowers from the field to a theme of your choosing – send me an email for more information, then come and have a look ...
  • Simon Ginnaw
    Here you can find a wealth of birdwatching and wildlife focused experiences, walks, talks, courses and holidays led by me. Join me for the best small group guided wildlife experiences in the South-east, the UK, Europe and beyond! I have been running tours and experiences in Kent and the South-east for over 19 years, and have ...
  • Great Dixter
    Great Dixter was the family home of gardener and gardening writer Christopher Lloyd. It was the focus of his energy and enthusiasm and fuelled over 40 years of books and articles. Now under the stewardship of Fergus Garrett and the Great Dixter Charitable Trust, Great Dixter is an historic house, a garden, a centre of education, and ...
  • 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, ...
  • Cycle Routes Around Rye
    This mainly flat traffic-free route starts from the railway station at Rye, which connects to stations along the south coast, and to Ashford International. Rye is one of the best-preserved medieval towns in England and well worth exploring, with the Rye Castle Museum and the National Trust’s Lamb House. The route crosses the River Rother and continues ...
  • Rye Water Sports
    Rye Watersports is in a superb location close to the sea at Camber Sands in East Sussex on the South East coast. Courses available in wingsurfing, wingfoiling, windsurfing, kitesurfing, dinghy sailing and Stand Up paddle boarding (SUP), along with equipment hire, and our amazing Hoolie Cafe serving home cooked delicious food and coffee… We offer a ...
  • Romney Hythe and Dymchurch Railway
    Only 15 minutes short drive from Rye and still within the Rye Bay area this is a must see for kids and especially big kids. TimeTable and Fares http://www.rhdr.org.uk/fares.html For the past 88 years the Romney, Hythe & Dymchurch Railway has been an integral part of the landscape of the Romney Marsh. Known as “Kent’s Mainline in Miniature”, our World Famous one-third full ...
  • 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, ...
  • 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 ...
  • Rye Museum
    Rye Castle Museum has two sites:  the Ypres Tower (in the area known as the Gun Garden) and the East Street Museum, which holds most of our Local History exhibits. The Ypres Tower is open throughout the year, 7 days a week except Christmas and Boxing Day.   Opening hours in summer are from 10.30am to 5.00pm and ...
  • Sean Kinsella Martial Arts
    MARTIAL ARTS CLASSES ACROSS EAST SUSSEX At SKMA we teach Wado Ryu Karate, Full Contact Kickboxing and K1. We have offered classes throughout East Sussex to both Children and Adults since July 1999, helping 147 students achieve Blackbelt and beyond, whilst creating numerous English, British, European and World champions in many disciplines. SKMA Chief Instructor Sensei Sean ...
  • Tenterden Golf Club
    Tenterden is a really friendly club with excellent facilities a short drive of around 15 minutes from Rye. The high street in Tenterden is nearby and Kent and East Sussex light railway (KESR) is at the end of the high street for those who are happy leave their partners alone on the gold course. Tenterden Golf ...
  • Rye Wedding Venue
    This popular East Sussex Wedding venue Saltcote Place in Rye Bay has the most amazing reputation for hosting magnificent intimate Weddings. Privately owned this intimate venue is a delight to visit. The elevated position offers far reaching views whilst the grounds also offer privacy. Ideal for the couple who are looking for an elegant and totally ...
  • Town Model Sound & Light Show
    The story of Rye told using the famous Rye Town Model sound & light show receives thousands of visitors each year from all over the world. The show brings 700 years of the town’s rich history to life making use of the beautifully crafted Rye town model. The show is located in the Rye Heritage Centre and can ...
  • 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
  • McArthurGlen Designer Outlet Ashford
    McArthurGlen Designer Outlet Ashford On your way in or out of Rye, find your favourite brands at up to 60% off all year round at McArthurGlen Designer Outlet Ashford. Within our beautiful settings you’ll find cafes, restaurants, a children’s play area and over 80 boutiques. Our wide range of stores include iconic fashion brands such as ...
  • Rye Bay Jazz Festival
    SAVE THE 2023 FESTIVAL DATES THURSDAY 24 TO MONDAY 28 AUGUST AND SIGN UP TO OUR FESTIVAL NEWSLETTER  As we all look forward to an exciting 2023 ahead it gives us the opportunity to reflect on the previous year and to think of the numerous ways in which we can all enrich our lives for the better ...
  • Creative Writing for All
    Run in association with the Rye Arts Festivalhttps://box-office.ryeartsfestival.org.uk/sales/2024-1/2024/creative-writing-for-all–2024
  • 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 ...
  • Rye Tennis Club
    Founded in 1922 as the Rother Meads Tennis and Games Club, on the banks of the River Rother in the rural outskirts of Rye in East Sussex, we are a Community Amateur Sports Club, run by our members, and welcome players of all standards and ages. We are a friendly club and enjoy regular social events, as ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Chapel Down Vineyard
    Chapel Down is England’s leading wine producer with an award-winning range of sparkling and still wines. Based in Kent, in the heart of the Garden of England, we produce wines of the highest quality and which we believe offer the best expression of England. Our winery estate is open to the public for guided tours and experiences ...
  • McCully and Crane Rye
    Located in Cinque Ports Street this is far more than simply an Antiques shop and the services they offer with regard to design are highly sought after with an impressive client list. You will find nothing like it in Rye or even locally, they have an eye for the unusual and with their contacts have a ...
  • English Wine Tours
    The Vineyards of Kent and East Sussex offer a wide range of wines, our drivers are almost fanatical about they, know the owners, the staff and where the best deals are. We can arrange tasting sessions and in some cases a meal in the vineyard restaurant or gardens. You are able to drink and relax whilst ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Rye Farmers Market
    WELCOME TO RYE FARMERS’ MARKET Rye Farmers Market has been running in this picturesque fishing village for over ten years now. With a variety of fresh fish, game, meat, eggs, vegetables, cheese, ready meals, but also plants and jewellery. Some of our traders have been attending the market since the very beginning. We welcome new traders, with a ...
  • Rye Arts Festival
    Rye Arts Festival Visit the Rye Arts Festival website and sign up to receive information about this year’s programme which will be packed with classical and contemporary music, literary, theatrical and special events. You can also follow our progress on the Rye Festival Blog.
  • Rye Auction Galleries
    Company Director & Auctioneer Kevin Wall is the main Director of Rye Auctions and is the Auctioneer who conducts the sales at Rye Auctions. Always pleased to hear from anyone wanting to put items into auction you can contact the team using the email address below. OUR OFFICE OPENING HOURS: MONDAY – FRIDAY* 8.30 – 4.30 (*OPEN WEDNESDAYS ...
  • 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 ...
  • Rye Rugby Club
    We have a bar and catering facilities, and everyone is welcome to our friendly club. Rye RFC is a grass roots community rugby club based in Rye on the Sussex coast​.  If you’re interested in watching or playing rugby in Rye then do get in touch. The club house has been extensively refurbished over the last ...
  • Vine and Country Tours
    Full-Day Wine Tour & Vineyard Lunch Included in Your Wine Tour: Visits & Tours to 2 Off-The-Trail English Vineyards Extended tutored wine tastings led by owners/winemakers Your local expert guides Jamie & Steph with you all day Personal chef serving you lunch at one of the vineyards Signature Vineyard Feast & Wine Pairings Local Pick-up & Drop-off from your accommodation or convenient ...
  • Rye Golf Club
    Rye is a private members’ golf club in East Sussex. Its two courses, the Old and Jubilee, are beautiful examples of traditional links, on the south coast of England. Rye is a private Club and it consists of two courses, the Old and Jubilee. The courses are beautiful examples of traditional links, on the south coast ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Romney Marsh
    Romney Marsh The Fifth Continent is known for its natural beauty, the diversity of its habitats, rich history, extensive coastline and its sheep. What to See on Romney Marsh There is much to see and do on the Marsh, from its fine sandy beaches, world’s smallest public railway, mediaeval churches, nature and bird reserves, unspoilt countryside and ...
  • Debbie Sanderson Wedding Photography
    Debbie Sanderson Wedding Photography are locally based, they are experienced and welcomed in all of the Rye Wedding venues and know the best angles, locations and have the relationships to ensure your images will amaze and delight you. Testimonials “Debbie and James are always a pleasure to work with” “Saltcote Place” is an exclusive use Country Mansion overlooking Rye, ...
  • Antiques at Rameslie House
    The shop is an interesting mix of Antiques and musical boxes, what will instantly get your attention is the quality of the items in the shop and that it’s so nicely laid out you can find what you want and yet still find surprises if you delve. Recently Steve finished filming in the shop for the ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Scotney Castle
    Enjoy our Picturesque garden with its glorious fairytale medieval castle and Victorian country mansion backdrop. Discover the many treasures of this well-loved family home, stroll around the walled kitchen garden and see what’s growing, or venture onto the estate and start exploring the 780 acres of open parkland and ancient woodland. In the beginning The earliest record ...
  • 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 ...
  • Station Antiques Appledore near Rye
    It’s a large place with lots to see, we tried to get a feel for what would be found and went along to see it, HUGE! comes close it’s well worth the short picturesque 10 minute drive drive from Rye. Rare and unusual Antiques You really will be pleased you came to explore Station Antiques, we have ...
  • 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 ...
  • Batemans
    ‘That’s She! The Only She! Make an honest woman of her – quick!’ was how Rudyard Kipling and his wife, Carrie, felt the first time they saw Bateman’s. Surrounded by the wooded landscape of the Sussex Weald, this 17th-century house, with its mullioned windows and oak beams, provided a much needed sanctuary to this world-famous writer and ...
  • 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 ...
  • Camber Sands Beach
    Camber Sands beach is a great place to come and enjoy yourself with family and friends. Like any beach there are considerations you should discuss with your party prior to arrival. Camber Sands beach is what a beach should look like. Be Safe – Stay together when going near the sea. The slope of the beach is long ...
  • Rye Bay Fitness
    Located at G19 Atlas Business Park, Harbour Road, Rye, TN31 7ELHead from Rye town towards ‘Rye Harbour’ via Harbour Road. (2) One mile along Harbour Road, enter Atlas Business Park on the right-hand side. (3) RBF is unit G19 Contact Gavin on Gavin@RyeBayFitness.co.uk Rye Bay Fitness is a place for you to grow stronger, healthier and ...
  • 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 ...
  • Rye History Walks
    Rye History Walks offer a fascinating guided walk around the Citadel. We all love to come and visit Rye in Sussex and yet a few snippets of additional detail will make this magical medieval Cinque ports town come to life. Mike Carver has taught history for 20 years and and has led an organised historical tours and ...
  • 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
  • Rye Bay Football Club – lots happening here
    Rye Bay Football, Club This is a well run club administered by Parents of the players, and well supported by local sponsors. Located in Winchelsea beach the facilities are excellent and attendance levels are high. The Current Chair is Mrs Sam Mankelow. Please visit the site http://www.clubwebsite.co.uk/ryebayfc/
  • Rye Town Hall
    Built in 1742, the elegant Georgian Town Hall in Rye is an ideal venue for your special day – whether it be a wedding, civil partnership, baby naming ceremony or vow renewal. A unique and historic setting in the heart of Rye, the Town Hall is within walking distance, over the cobbled streets, to a ...
  • 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 ...
  • U3A Rye
    The u3a (University of the Third Age) is an organisation for everyone who has retired from full time work. Do not be put off by the word ‘University’. We are for YOU, whether you have any formal qualifications or not and wherever your interests lie. The spirit of the u3a is that everyone both learns ...
  • 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 ...
  • Peasmarsh Place
    Peasmarsh Place is a popular top class care home in Peasmarsh in only a short drive from Rye Bay. If you and your family are looking for a suitable Care Home for yourself or a loved one this may feel like a huge task. Facilities & Services: Day Care • Respite Care • Physiotherapy • Own GP ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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
  • 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.  ...
  • Kent & East Sussex Railway
    A Great Value Day Out for all age Groups, Families with Children, Educational Trips and Big Kids Our all day hop-on, hop-off Rover fares allow unlimited travel along the full 10 ½ miles (16.8 km) of the railway. You can stop off to explore at any station – to visit Bodiam Castle for example, or to look ...
  • 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
  • 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 ...
  • Geocaching in Rye
    Geocaching in Rye https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ToM9ipPToZk We are keen to further develop Geocaching in the area, if you are active in the subject and want to engage then we look forward to hearing from you.
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Merchant and Mills
    Sewing retreat, The Sewing retreat is a chance to spend a week sewing and learning without the distractions of everyday life. Uninterrupted sewing time with two experienced tutors and a group who are as passionate about making as you are. On the retreat you will be able to work on any Merchant & Mills project. We ...
  • Rye Bonfire Night 2024
    Rye Bonfire Night 2024 is on a Saturday Please consider supporting the Bonfire Society all year round with sponsorship, they work hard all year round to make the event work. All streets on the processional route in Rye town centre will be closed to traffic from approx. 19:30 to 21:30. Please note that there ...
  • 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 ...
  • Bluebird Care Rother and Hastings
    At Bluebird Care Hastings we offer a personal, professional service to you and your family. We are determined to deliver the best possible care for every single person and are delighted when we receive positive feedback from our customers, their families and friends. Bluebird Care is a national provider of home care services. We specialise in ...
  • Smallhythe Place
    Built in the early 16th-century when Smallhythe was a thriving shipbuilding port, Smallhythe Place was later purchased by renowned Victorian actress, Ellen Terry, in 1899. A year after her passing in 1928 her daughter, Edith Craig, transformed the house into a museum which now displays a fascinating personal and theatrical collection that reflects Ellen’s extraordinary career and unconventional private life. Located ...
  • CM Booth Morgans & Falstaff Antiques
    The main feature is the unique collection of Morgan 3 wheel cars, 11 are normally on display, dating from 1909 to 1935. Other vehicles include: 1929 Ford ‘A’, 1929 Morris Van,1904 Humber tri-car, 1936 Bampton Caravan, 1911 P&M m/c sidecar, 1911 Premier m/c. Bicycles and tricycles, displays of toy and model cars, surrounded with auto-mobilia   FALSTAFF ...
  • Sarah Raven
    2024 marks 30 years since we first moved to Perch Hill Farm, and what a wonderful journey it’s been! From starting my very own cutting and kitchen gardens to creating the Dutch Yard full to the brim with pots, as well as the Oast and Farmhouse garden packed with perennials, shrubs, and trees I feel, ...
  • 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
  • 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 ...
  • Tillingham
    Tillingham is set amongst 70 acres of rolling hills and woodlands with far reaching views along the Tillingham River valley and across to the fortified, hill top town of Rye, East Sussex, to the sea and the Romney salt marshes beyond. This mixed farm, which dates from the 13th century, is home to vineyards, fruit trees, ancient ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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
  • Exclusive use venue
    Planning something special If you are celebrating your Wedding Anniversary or just want the finer things in life then the Hennessy Suite experience at Saltcote Place is an ideal choice. We never mix Guests with Weddings so having the Hennessy apartment with your friends and family will ensure you have the best possible time. When people get Married ...
  • Rother Valley Brewery
    Rother Valley Brewing Company was established in Northiam in 1993 on a hop and dairy farm overlooking the River Rother that marks the boundary between Kent and East Sussex. Cask and bottled beers are produced for distribution to many public houses, restaurants and shops in Kent and Sussex. LEVEL BEST  was the first brew and has established ...
  • Giants of Brede
    The Society was formed in 1994 with the purpose of restoring the triple expansion steam pumping engines that remained on the Brede site. Two Tangye engines with their ram pumps and well pumps were installed as part of the original Waterworks concept in 1904. They were joined in 1940 by a third pump manufactured by ...
  • Rye Dance Centre
    Jo Fletcher is the Principal & Teacher Fellow and Examiner in ISTD Modern, Ballet & Tap. In her 38th year, the school continues to welcome children & adults. Now a centre for DDE and Teacher Status exams. Joanne trained at her mothers’ school, De Haviland Dance Studios, Hastings, and then opened her own school Rye Dance Centre ...
  • Rye Wedding Photographer
    Hayley fordham is an experienced Rye based photographer who is a freelance photographer based in Hastings, East Sussex and intimately aware of the many photographic opportunities in the Rye Bay area. Having started taking photographs at the age of 9 Hayley was gifted enough to have turned a passion into a profession. Time these days is generally spent ...
  • 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 – ...
  • Carr-Taylor Vineyard
    If you’re looking into English wines, you are probably aware that the industry’s reputation is going from strength to strength. (It’s amazing how many people still don’t know we make wine in the UK!) Whether your motivation is keeping your carbon footprint low, supporting local producers, or simply that you’re interested in sourcing exciting new, ...
  • Reasons to Visit Charming Rye
    Perched on its hillside overlooking the marshes, the medieval town of Rye in East Sussex is one of the prettiest towns in England. A thousand years ago, the small town was almost entirely surrounded by sea and was one of the most important harbours in the country, playing an important role in the defence of ...
  • Rye Harbour Nature Reserve
    Rye Harbour Nature Reserve is one of the most important conservation sites on the Sussex coast.Rye Harbour Nature Reserve has been recognised as a Site of Special Scientific Interest, a Special Protection Area for birds, a Special Area of Conservation under the EU Habitats Directive and a candidate Ramsar site that takes account of its importance as a wetland ...
  • The Grapevine
    The Grapevine Wine Bar Rye is a great place to relax and unwind
  • HushHeath Vineyards
    Balfour-Brut-RoseVision The vision was English Pink Sparkling Wine to rival the finest from Champagne and the rest of the world. The story begins here in deepest Kent, the Garden of England. It leads through the perfectly manicured Hush Heath vineyards, orchards and woodland, a new state of the art winery, great people, world class awards and recognition. The ...
  • Rye Bay Scallop Festival 2024
    Rye Bay Scallop Festival 2024 or Rye Scallop Festival week is a delight for anyone who enjoys seafood. From 17th to the 25th of February 2024 Rye Bay Scallop Week is promoted Pro Bono by Domain Support Ltd.  Domain Support operate the official https://scallop.org.uk/ website and organise the festival at considerable cost. We only list those ...
  • Rye Bay Bikes
    Come and try something different at Rye Bay E-Bikes. We are a small family run company, specializing in electric bike hire, tours, sales and servicing. We are the only electric bike hire company in Rye, East Sussex. As easy to ride as a conventional bike, our electric bikes will take you on an effortless journey to see all ...
  • Gusbourne Estate
    Gusbourne Estate have a deep respect for nature, an uncompromising quest for quality and a fastidious approach to detail is at the heart of everything we do – from the way we grow our grapes to the way we age our wines. Andrew Weeber’s vision of creating the finest wines in the world is supported by precision ...
  • Bodiam Castle
    Plan to see this in association with Kent and East Sussex Light Railway and Bodiam Boating station, it makes for a really enjoyable day out. Archetypal 14th century moated castle with ruined interior – a glimpse of medieval splendour Set in the heart of an historic landscape, with spiral staircases, battlements and a portcullis, 14th century Bodiam ...
  • Beauty Lounge Rye
    Beauty Lounge Rye is upstairs in a lovely bright lounge setting. You will always find a warm welcome and plenty of time to relax and enjoy yourselves. With many years of experience Lisa offers a wide range of Beauty including extensive hair and nail treatments. We are fully qualified and insured. Relaxed, friendly environment to get pampered. Get ...
  • Great British Wine Tours
    Travel in style on board an iconic vintage bus for a wine tour of Sussex like no other.  Journey with us into the scenic Sussex countryside to explore the growing number of English vineyards and their wines.  Our hosts will ensure you have a great day out, touring Sussex vineyards and wineries, enjoying tutored tastings ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...