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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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Wine and Dine at The Mermaid Inn Restaurant
Eat in our award winning restaurant or have a lighter meal in our bar
Our award-winning restaurant offers the best of British and French Cuisine, and our Head Chef prides himself on using only the freshest local ingredients.
The Linen Fold Panelled Restaurant, with Medieval Artwork by the Slade School of Art, is an extremely romantic setting for fine dining.  

Luncheon is served from 12.00 noon until 2.30pm, and Dinner from 7.00 pm (6.30 pm Saturdays) until 9.30 pm.


We offer a Table d’Hote, House Specialities, and full Vegetarian and Vegan Menu.


Reservations are always advisable to avoid disappointment. To confirm a reservation on a Saturday night we request either a credit card number to hold on file or written confirmation


See sample menus for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Dinner and Bar Menu, including vegetarian and vegan meals.




Tel: +44 (0)1797 223065


Award Winning AA Rosette Restaurant

Separate area for pre-dinner drinks or coffee

Table d’Hote, House Specialities, and full vegetarian/vegan Menu. Sample Menus

Restaurant & Bar are open to non residents.

Bar food served daily except Saturday evenings

Our Cellars hold a large selection of wine.

Draft beers include “Harveys” and "London Pride".

The Lounge Bar is one of the most fascinating rooms in the Hotel. A huge, open, log fireplace, possibly one of the largest in England, has a vast beam that spans the whole width, supported on stone piers.

There is a Priest’s Hole situated in the chimneybreast, used in the days when it was a crime to harbour a Roman Catholic – a warm refuge and a safe one!

The Bar was also once, the haunt of the infamous Hawkhurst Gang of Smugglers. An eyewitness of the day wrote:

They sat at the windows of this house, carousing and smoking their pipes, with their loaded pistols lying on the table before them, no magistrate daring to interfere”.

Rye Bay Scallops


Sunday Lunch at the Mermaid
Bar with fire at the Mermaid Inn

The Mermaid Inn, Mermaid Street, Rye, East Sussex, TN31 7EY - Tel: +44 (0)1797 223065 - email
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AA Rosette Restaurant at the Mermaid Inn
Lounge for drinks & coffee

Paddy Burt, Hotel and Restaurant Critic from the Telegraph after staying and dining at the
Mermaid wrote: “
A great meal in an atmospheric setting, takes some beating - this lady, proves that age and beauty do go together.”


5 star Award
Lounge Bar Mermaid Inn