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.
Following the announcement from the Government this evening, The Mermaid Inn will be closing its’ doors, from midday March 21st. This will be until further notice, except for Key Workers requiring accommodation when working away from home.
The Mermaid has been welcoming travellers for 600 years. This will pass……..The Mermaid will then continue to welcome travellers for many more years to come.
Reception will remain open throughout this time…..but please be patient…..we will endeavour to respond to all enquiries.
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.