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.
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.
The next Tours of The Mermaid Inn, are on Sunday 24th November, booking is recommended.
Comment from the September Tours:
” Dear Judith I just wanted to thank you for taking the trouble to take my visitors and me round the Mermaid. They have now returned to USA, and were still saying the trip to Rye and the Mermaid was the highlight of their six week tour round England and Scotland. For me, it was the perfect day despite the weather.”
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
Jazz Supper at The Mermaid – Thursday 24th October.
An evening of outstanding live music and improvisation with The Jazz Nights Ensemble. Featuring Annie Dehaney-Steven, Peter Sellars and Frances Knight, of “Continental Drift”.
Doors open 7pm
Music commences 730pm.
Advance booking recommended.
Tickets £25 including a two course meal. £10 Non – Diners. Contact reception: [email protected] or 01797 223065
Press and Reviews
The Restaurant at The Mermaid:
Our new Seasonal Menu is now available, taste the flavours of Autumn………
Reviews on Open Table in September:
“Just amazing place to have delicious food, celebrated my birthday ! interiors amazing like from a medieval book , 9 of us had loads of fun :)”
“What a charming and fabulous restaurant. The roast beef melted in your mouth – obviously buy expensive products of quality.”
“A stunning dining room which truly feels like you are stepping back in time. We highly recommend”
“Outstanding food served in a beautiful historic setting with excellent ambient atmosphere thanks to no pop music noisy guests nor intrusive staff.
Totally exceeded my expectations which were high anyway beforehand
Looking forward to a return very soon.”
“Wonderful food. service and venue. Not cheap but worth every penny. I will be back.”
“Amazing little place, great atmosphere & ambience. Service was great from the outset & our waiter Patrick just enhanced it a little further with the added humour. He was also very helpful with his recommendation for the dessert which was delicious. All the food was lovely but I did find the chicken dish a bit on the heavy side due to the sauce & sweetcorn. Would have preferred it to be slightly more delicately flavoured personally. My husband enjoyed his lamb & both our starters were lovely. The pea & coconut soup that was sent out as complimentary was delicious as were the freshly baked rolls. Overall experience was really enjoyable & we would return if we were in the area again.”