Festivals in Rye Scallop Festival

Rye Bay Scallop Festival 2023

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

Rye Bay Scallop Festival 2023 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 2023

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.

Below you will see places to eat who are offering Scallops and support the event.

With a large fishing fleet based in Rye you can understand why fresh local produce from the sea features heavily on the menus of our local restaurants, hotels, and pubs.

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/

  • 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 ...
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  • Landgate Bistro fish restaurant rye
    Landgate Bistro fish restaurant Rye located in the Landgate. They offer excellent food and support the Scallop Festival. The Landgate Bistro is a short 5 minute walk from one of the best places to stay in Rye call Saltcote on 01797 222220 or visit https://Saltcote.co.uk/ 
  • Saltcote Place
    Saltcote Place is one of the very best places to stay in Rye. With only 4 guests we are small and intimate with plenty of parking and late breakfasts. Child free unless there are four adults in your group. As a privately owned Country Mansion only about 8 minutes walk from Rye High Street. We offer outstanding ...
  • The Ship Inn Rye
    The Ship Inn Rye 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 – half-timbered houses, ...
  • 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, ...
  • Rye Windmill
    Rye Windmill is a grade II listed building and one of the town’s most famous landmarks. Standing on the banks of the river Tillingham, this welcoming Bed and Breakfast is ideally located with the town and Strand Quay just a two minute walk away. Rye Windmill B&B offers guests four star licensed accommodation with guaranteed and ...
  • 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. You will enjoy the newly appointed bedrooms, delightful ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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: 01797 223 268

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 2023 we would encourage you to book your restaurant’s as early as possible 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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