The Mermaid welcomes travellers:
The Mermaid welcomes travellers, to enjoy the unique experience of staying in a 600 Year Old Inn, dining in a 2 AA Rosette Restaurant and relaxing in the Giants Fireplace Bar, The Tudor Bar, or spending time on the walled patio.
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.
NEW RESTAURANT ARRANGEMENTS:
From Wednesday 20th April, we have made the decision to fully open The Restaurant at The Mermaid on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays, Mondays, and Tuesdays. On Wednesday and Thursday Evenings the Restaurant will be open but with a limited Menu. We are planning to fully re-open in May.
The Bar Menu is available everyday..
The 2022 Shakespeare Season at The Mermaid
In 2017, Bowler Crab formed a relationship with The Mermaid Inn as a performance venue, following the discovery that Shakespeare’s company, The Lord Chamberlain’s Men, visited The Mermaid in 1597. Bowler Crab soon became the official resident theatre company of The Mermaid. The 600-year-old inn today hosts Bowler Crab’s full touring performances multiple times a year and to date BC has brought over 10 productions to The Mermaid, all in a variety of forms.
Future Performances: Dates for Your Diary
June 15th / 16th Antony & Cleopatra
August 10th / 11th As You Like It
September 15th Shakespeare and Comedy – One Man Show
September 22nd Shakespeare and Comedy – One Man Show
Ticket Details: Contat Bowler-Crab – https://www.bowler-crab.com/
On the last Sunday of each month, Owner Judith Blincow will be offering Guided Tours through the 600 year old Building, providing a walk through time. These will be commencing at 4pm and 5pm. The next set of Tours are on May29th 2022.
Tours can be pre booked. Contact Reception through [email protected] or 01797223065. All we ask is for a donation to the Mermaid’s Charity, The National Deaf Children’s Society.
The Medieval Citadel of Rye.
To discover the Rye story visit the Rye Heritage Centre. Home to the Rye Town Model, and the starting point for guided Rye History Walks. This Easter there are History Walks on Saturday 16th April and Monday 18th April,lasting from 11am -1pm. Cost is £12.50, contact www.ryeheritage.co.uk to book a place.
Rye Harbour Nature Reserve
The High Weald
The Old Town of Hastings
The Vineyards of Gusbourne and Chapel Down
To give travellers full confidence to plan, The Mermaid is offering full refunds in the event of cancellations due to any more restrictions.
Reception is available to help you book. Contact us on 01797 223065 or via [email protected]”
The outside area will be open everyday of the week forDining and Drinks . We are able to offer sheltered tables, heating and lighting.
The Bar is open from 11am.
The Bar Menu is available, from Noon until 2.30pm and 6pm until 9pm.
(Bar Food Service is not available on Mon / Tue / Wed / Thu Evenings, 6pm-9pm, for Non Residents)
We offer a Roast Lunch on Sundays
Reception is open ….please be patient as we are very busy…..we will respond to all enquiries. [email protected] or 01797223065
THE TUDOR ROOM:
Our Function Room for those special Days and Events.