The Mermaid Celebrates 600 years of welcoming Travellers in 2020.

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.

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The Mermaid Inn
Mermaid Street
Rye
East Sussex
TN31 7EY

Telephone: +44 1797 223 065

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Car Parks in Rye:

Due to Covid 19 Regulations our car parking capacity is reduced, as staff will not be able to drive guest’s cars. We recommend guests drop off luggage in reception, then park the car in Rye. We recommend The Market Car Park (Closed Wednesday Night for Thursday Market) which is 5 minutes walk or Strand Quay Car Park which is 2 minutes walk.

Click the link below for the details of all Car Parks in Rye.

Car Parks in Rye.

Restaurant at The Mermaid Inn

Dine in the 2 AA Rosette,Linen Fold Paneled Restaurant, where you can enjoy the ambiance of the large restaurant, the coziness of The Dr Syn Dining Room or the privacy of the Boardroom for your evening meal, lunch and breakfast.

For special occasions we offer a personalized service to help you plan your food and wine to ensure we create never to forget memories. We provide a range of settings for Private Dining and a range of menus.

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