Cellars dating from 1156 and the building rebuilt in 1420.

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
East Sussex
TN31 7EY

Telephone: +44 1797 223 065

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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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The Tours of The Mermaid Inn, on Sunday 30th June, are nearly fully booked.

We are now taking bookings for the last Sunday of each month, Tours at 4pm and 5pm. We only ask for a donation to our charity NDCS.org.uk 

To reserve a place please contact reception on 01797 223065 or [email protected]

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Jazz Supper on Thursday 27th June

An evening of live music, drinks and diningSwing, bossa nova and easy-listening tunes from bassist David Silk, multi-instrumentalist Phil Brown, sultry vocalist JacciNorris and guest vocalist Tazina Frankwho will be promoting her CD “Pieces of Dreams”.

Doors open at 7pm for supper, the show starts at 7.30pm.Tickets cost just £25 including supper, £10 for non-diners, and are available direct from the Mermaid Inn.

Advance booking recommended.The Mermaid Inn, Mermaid Street, Rye. Tel: 01797 2230

Tickets are £25 for a 2 Course Supper or £10 for Non-Diners.Contact reception on 01797 223065 or email [email protected] to your reserve tickets.

Press and Reviews

” We loved our overnight stay in this historic hotel. The characterful, quirky building is a gem, inside and out. All of the staff were very personable and friendly.

The lounge areas are great for chilling out and playing games.

Our rooms were comfortable and well equipped with bottled water and decent toiletries amongst other details. One of them had a four posted bed. Despite watching the Mermaid’s Most Haunted episode on an iPad before bed, we didn’t notice any ghostly activity (!)

Breakfast was very good, with the hot dishes cooked to order and served to the table – I enjoyed the scrambled eggs and smoked salmon.

Rye is of course a lovely town to amble around, with nice old pubs and a great atmosphere and I think this hotel makes the perfect base for a short break. “