Welcome Letter

Dear Guest,

We are very much looking forward to welcoming you to The Mermaid.  Travellers have been welcomed here for over 600 years, and a building has stood on this spot since 1156.  In that time The Mermaid has proved ever resilient.

We have been working tirelessly throughout the last 2 years to ensure the welfare of staff and guests alike, and have also constructed an extra outside covered seating area.  This, however, has slightly reduced the number of car parking spaces we can offer.  On our Website www.mermaidinn.com there is a link to display all the available nearby car parks in Rye and their tariffs (The Market car park, which is only two streets away, is £2 for 24 hours, but is not available on Wednesday evenings and Thursday until 4.00 pm as the Rye Market is held on a Thursday).  Guests are welcome to drop any luggage off in the archway at the entrance to our car park. Please could Blue Badge holders advise us in advance, so we can reserve a parking space accordingly. 

All Government Guidance with regard to Covid 19 is followed at all times.

Dining.  Our bar menu will be available Fridays to Tuesdays, from 12pm to 2.30pm and 6.00pm to 9.00pm for residents.  The Restaurant dinner menu is available from 6.30 pm to 9.00 pm Fridays to Tuesdays..  Sadly the Restaurant will be shut Wednesdays and Thursdays except for Breakfast. It does become extremely busy to it is advisable to reserve a table prior to arrival, should you wish to dine with us in our Main Restaurant.

Breakfast is served in our main restaurant each morning between 8.00 and 10.00 am.  At weekends we do ask guests to advise on arrival if they would prefer an earlier or later time to reduce the number of guests entering the restaurant simultaneously. A continental breakfast menu is available for room service if required. Please leave your order and preferred breakfast time with reception by 8.30pm the evening prior and we will deliver it to your door.

We wish you as ever a very enjoyable and memorable stay at The Mermaid.  All of our team are here to help.  Please ask any one of us if there is anything we can do to assist you.

Judith and Georgina


Mermaid Inn Limited

The Mermaid Inn

Mermaid Street, Rye, East Sussex

TN31 7EY

Tel: 01797 223065


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