Following the announcement from the Government on March 23rd, The Mermaid Inn had closed its’ doors, except for Key Workers requiring accommodation when working away from home.
The Mermaid has been welcoming travellers for 600 years. We are opening to welcome travellers again from July 4th.
Reception remains open throughout this time…..but please be patient…..we will respond to all enquiries. [email protected] or 01797223065
We have opened our Restaurant for bookings on Open Table . Both The Restaurant and The Giants Fireplace Bar will be operating with reduced capacity.
There will be clearly identified entrance and exit points to the building. There will be table service throughout.
There will be staff with the specific role to meet and greet.
Please see our Covid 19 Protocol for full details.
The Cellars date from 1156 and the building was rebuilt in 1420 after The Mermaid and the Town of Rye were burnt to the ground by French Raiders on June 22nd 1377.
Experience a drink in the Giant’s Fireplace Bar and imagine how the Hawkhurst Gang, local smugglers in the 1730s and 1740s, caroused in the bar. Can you see the secret passageway entrance?
Dine in the Linen Fold Panelled Restaurant. 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.