Festivals in Rye Scallop Festival

Rye Bay Scallop Week 2022

Rye Bay Scallop week Saturday 22nd February – Sunday 1st March 2020
Written by Paul

Rye Bay Scallop Festival 2022 or Rye Scallop Festival week is always going to delight anyone who likes to enjoy the fruits of the sea.


What your breakfast could look like when you stay in Rye, most restaurants are also able to offer Vegan and Vegetarian options.

The festival always sees an increase in visitor numbers so well done to those who booked their accommodation early. Don’t tell the scallops but they are also available before and after the dates of the festival.

Rye in the Winter is a delight with live music in many if the lovely small pubs and wine bars for example at The Grapevine where the locals will always make you feel welcome. With the Rye Christmas festival little more than pleasant memories. Rye high street still retains the character and charm of a medieval town. Sea food has always featured well in our restaurants and especially so at this time of year.

We are grateful to Domain Support Ltd for their continued efforts over the past 18 years to promote the Scallop Week.

Rye Bay Scallop Festival 2022

For a complete list of restaurants offering special meals please visit The Scallop festival website which includes all venues who have let us know they are serving scallop dishes.

What about Oysters? Another great dish served locally and not far from Rye you will find the Whitstable Oyster Festival which runs for 10 days in July each year, even if there is no official website celebrating Oysters it’s a local delicacy and the restaurants are serving them.

If you want to stay at an adults only venue  with late breakfasts then have a look at Saltcote Place which is about 7 minutes walk from Rye High Street. Call them on 01797 222220 https://saltcote.co.uk/

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    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, ...
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  • 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 ...
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  • Saltcote Place
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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, ...
  • Horse and Cart Peasmarsh
    Horse and Cart Peasmarsh has been extensively refurbished to the highest standard throughout. Service options: Dine-in · Takeaway · No delivery Address: School Ln, Peasmarsh, Rye TN31 6UW Hours:  Open ⋅ Closes 11PM Kitchen: Open ⋅ Closes 3PM ⋅ Reopens 6PM Health and safety: Mask required · Staff wear masks · Staff required to disinfect surfaces between visits Phone: 01797 230034
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    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. You will enjoy the newly appointed bedrooms, delightful ...

Our Japanese and other overseas visitors have now learned there is far more to see and do in Rye than simply a “Day trip from London” and now stay with us for three and four days at a time especially during the sea food season.

Many of whom will have visited us in the warmer months to enjoy  the beaches, forests and other interesting places to visit, we look forward to seeing you again.

For the Scallop festival 2022 we would encourage you to book your restaurant’s early as space can be at a premium. Your accommodation provider will be pleased to help with restaurant bookings, another great reason to book direct with your venue and not any online agency.

Many of our local bed and breakfast venues have family rooms and real log fires so book in advance to avoid missing out.

Bring the family and enjoy another week in the Rye Bay area, looking for somewhere to stay ? The best accommodation providers are on this website, take a look at  the Rye Accommodation section or visit the Rye and District Hotel and Catering website  http://www.ryeguide.co.uk/

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