Mermaid Inn rye

Double AA Rosette Restaurant

The Mermaid Inn, Rye
One of England’s oldest and loveliest Inns
Tel: +44 (0)1797 223065
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A Jewel in the Crown of Rye

Delightful bedrooms, many with four poster beds

AA Rosette Restaurant

Two comfortable lounges and cosy bar with log fire

Pretty terrace and courtyard garden

Guest parking. Separate function room.

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The Mermaid Inn in Rye
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From a picturesque cobbled street in the centre of Rye, step back in time and experience the unique atmosphere of one England’s oldest and loveliest inns rebuilt in 1420 and with Norman cellars dating back to 1156. the Mermaid Inn caters for those who appreciate tradition and charm, coupled with the requirements of a discerning modern guest.
The inn has a wide range of accommodation including rooms with four-poster beds and fascinating secret passages. The lounge bar boasts of one of the largest open log fires in the country. The AA Rosette restaurant offers fine British and French cuisine and the head chef is proud to use only the freshest of local ingredients.
Well frequented by smugglers over the centuries, and invaders from France. For many years the Mermaid has been frequented by artists from the stage and screen: Charlie Chaplin, Pierce Brosnan, Andy Garcia and Johnny Depp to name but a few. Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother and Prince Edward have also visited.
Painters from all over the world have spent many a happy hour painting the Mermaid Inn and the local buildings and landscapes.
The Mermaid Inn with its charming bedrooms, attractive functions rooms and award winning restaurant is a perfect place for a relaxing break, wedding or business function.
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Mermaid Inn rye
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Watch our chefs create dishes served in our award winning restaurant.  Our cookery demonstrations at this year’s Scallop Festival were a great success.  


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