The ambiance of the restaurant with good service will ensure a memorable evening.

The Linen Panelled Restaurant has been awarded 2 AA Rosettes for the quality of its’ food and service for five years in a row.

The wine list offers 67 wines from across the world catering for all tastes.

Luncheon is served from 12.00 pm until 2.30 pm.

Dinner is served from 7.00 pm (6.30 pm Saturdays) until 9.30 pm.

We offer a two or three Course Menu, House Specialities, and full Vegetarian and Vegan Menus.

Reservations are required to ensure we can ensure the health and well being of guests and staff.   We request an email reservation or a telephone confirmation leaving  a credit card number to hold on file.

Email:  [email protected]

Phone: 01797 223065






Good Morning

Welcome to your Breakfast Table

Served at your table



Alpen, Crunchy Nut Cornflakes, Fruit & Fibre,

Frosties, Special K, Weetabix



Brown & White Bread


Fruit Juice

Orange, Cranberry & Apple Juice


Full English Breakfast

Local Free Range Eggs to order with

Grilled Bacon, Tomato, Sausage, Mushrooms, Fried Bread

and Black Pudding – Vegetarian Sausages available


Scottish Smoked Salmon

Fresh Scrambled Eggs and Cream


Continental Breakfast

Mini Croissants & Danish Pastry

Cold Meats, Cheeses,  and Fresh Fruit


Tea & Coffee 

Freshly Brewed  Coffee

Selection of Speciality Teas




Bar Menu

Orders will be taken at your table


South Coast Cod in Beer Batter (A) £12.95

Chips, Minted Mushy Peas & Tartare Sauce


Marinated Chicken Breast Burger  £13.95

Pretzel Bun, Chorizo Jam, Ranch, Gem Lettuce, Hand Cut Chips


Mermaid Prawn Cocktail  £10.95

Avocado and Cucumber


Pulled Smoked Jackfruit  (V/Vg)  £11.95


Smoked Pulled Pork  £12.95

Served in a Beetroot Bun, Barbeque Coleslaw

 Gem Lettuce, Tomato & Jalapeno Jam


Mermaid Ploughman’s  £10.95

Cheddar Scones, Scotch Egg, Ham Terrine, Pickles, Salami & Cheddar Cheese

(Can be vegetarian on request)



Served on Ciabatta

Fish Finger Sandwich  £8.50

Gem Lettuce & Tartare Sauce (D)

Steak Sandwich £8.95

Cheddar, Pickled Red Onion & Chipotle Mayonnaise

 Smoked Applewood Cheese £8.00

served with Pickle  (V)


Falafel Flat Bread £8.00

Grilled Vegetables and Hummus (V/Vg)


Sides  £3.95 

BBQ Coleslaw (V)

Cajun Chips (V/Vg)

Summer Salad (V/Vg)



Elderflower and Lemon Tart  £7.00

Strawberry Sorbet and Crème Fraiche


Raspberry Panacotta  £7.00

Honeycomb and Dark Chocolate


Ice Creams & Sorbets  £7.00


A Selection of Local Cheese (V) £7.50

Home-made Chutney & Biscuits


Smaller Portions of Selected Items from the Main Menu

are Available for Children



‘Traditional Sunday Roast Luncheon’    



Coffee per cup     £2.50 

Gluten Free (G)  Dairy Free (D)  Vegetarian (V)  Vegan (Vg) Contains Alcohol (A)

(Gluten Free Bread available upon request)  






Three Courses £39.50

       Two Courses – £29.50


Brown Shrimp, Prawn and Crayfish Cocktail

Smashed Avocado, Cucumber and Thousand Island Dressing


Smoked Pork, Leek and Truffle Terrine

Home-made Sourdough Toast and Pickled Vegetable Salad


Summer Vegetable Salad

Puffed Rice, Wild Garlic, Quail Egg and Goat’s Cheese

Banana Blossom Fritter

Crushed Pea and Coconut, Mint and Fennel


Main Courses

Local Wild Sea Bass

Broccoli Risotto, Orange, Cashew and Beurre Blanc

Fillet of Beef

Bone Marrow and Beetroot Puree, Potato Fondant, Fine Beans

Red Wine Jus

Lemon and Thyme Marinated Chicken

New Potatoes, Bacon, Rocket and Apple

Summer Squash and Lentil Pithivier

Pickled Vegetable Salad and Wild Mushrooms

Sesame Glazed Crispy Tofu

Rice Cracker, Edamame Carrots, Sugar Snap Peas and Spring Onion

Side Dishes £3.00

Hand Cut Fries

Side Salad

Seasonal Vegetables

 Dessert Menu

Elderflower and Lemon Tart 

Strawberry Sorbet and Crème Fraiche


Raspberry Panacotta 

Honeycomb and Dark Chocolate

Ice Creams & Sorbets


A Selection of Local Cheese 

Home-made Chutney & Biscuits

Filter Coffee, Espresso, Cappuccino, Café Latte

Tea or Infusions with Petit Fours



V.A.T. included at 20%.  A discretionary 10% added for good service.



Private Dining



We can offer a range of menus to suit the occasion.

We can provide a personalised service to help you plan the food and wine to ensure we can create a memorable occasion

We can offer The Board Room to host 14 Diners or Dr Syns Room for 16 Diners.












Private Dining

We can offer a range of menus to suit the occasion.

We can provide a personalised service to help you plan the food and wine to ensure we can create a memorable occasion

We can offer The Board Room to host 14 Diners or Dr Syns Room for 16 Diners.






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The Mermaid Inn Mermaid Street, Rye,
Wine List March 2020
Vintages may be subject to change V.A.T. included at current rate.
Vintage 75cl Bottle


1. Sauvignon Blanc, Bordeaux, Dulong, 2017 £23.50
This Bordeaux Sauvignon has a medium nose of citrus fruit which carries through to the palate with rounded gooseberry tones and a long clean finish.

2. Merlot Cabernet, Bordeaux Rouge, Dulong, 2017 £21.00  175ml £5.25  £250ml £7.50
Brilliant deep ruby with complex black fruits on the nose evolve in to a medium bodied palate with a nice fleshy attack of bramble fruit.

3. Chateau Argadens, AC Bordeaux Supérieur, 2016 £28.50
A beautiful garnet hue and a rich, opulent nose lead in to a palate of concentrated black- berried fruit with subtle undertones of oak.

4. Chateau Robin, St. Emilion, 2014 £29.00
Garnet colour and a multi- layered nose of rich fruit and spice lead in to an elegant palate showing bramble fruit with undertones of vanilla.

5. Chateau Lalande de Pomerol, 2015 £65.00
Garnet- red with aromas of sour cherry and spice give way to a velvety textured palate exuding beautifully ripe red berry and sous bois flavour.

6. Chateau Angludet, Margaux, 2011 £72.50
Blackberries and freshly ground spice evolve in to a beautifully restrained chewy palate of bramble fruit with a creamy elegance from this sensational vintage.

7. Beaujolais Villages, Victor Bernard, 2017£23.00
Brilliant bright ruby colour with a supple and round fine aromatic persistence and delicate flavours of raspberries and strawberries

8. Fleurie, Curvee Saint Lawrence, 2016 £31.50
Regarded as the most feminine of the crus, this concentrated and fleshy wine wraps itself around the mouth with harmonious floral and fruity flavours.

Rhone Valley 
9. Cotes du Rhone Victor Berard, 2017 £23.75
Warm spicy wine that has a soft peppery taste coming from the Grenache and Syrah varietals.

10. Crozes Hermitage, 2016 £35.30
Big and bold, pronounced nose of spices and dark fruit carrying on to the palate, a firm mouth feel with a long rich finish.

11. Chateauneuf du Pape, Chateau Beauchene, 2014  £48.25
A flagship wine with a firm structure and full, rich flavours and harmonious tannins. 65% Grenache, 25% Syrah and 10% Mourvedre.

White Burgundy
12. Macon Villages, Le Aurore Chardonnay £27.50
A pale colour disguises a nose of exotic fruit evolving in to flavours of papaya and pineapple on the perfectly balanced intensely flavoured palate.

13. Petit Chablis, J Moreau, 20178£36.50
A pale gold with silver highlights and a highly expressive nose of mandarin and grapefruit lead in to a balanced palate of the same with great finesse and length.

14. Chablis Premier Cru, Les Vaucopins, J Moreau, 2016 £51.95
Grown by the river Serein, very pale in colour, a complex nose of grapefruit zest and brioche with a pleasant citrus freshness and beautiful smoked mineral character.

15. Meursault- Blagny Premier Cru, Louis Latour £62.75
A distinct and fresh nose of lemon and acacia honey lead in to a palate with plenty of finesse, ripe citrus fruit and unctuous exotic fruit balanced by a hint of toasty oak.

Red Burgundy
16. Cotes de Beaune Villages, Loius Latour £35.50
A fine ruby red colour with aromas of forest floor fruit evolve in to an ethereal intensity of blackcurrant notes and cherry fruit.

17. Patriarche Pere et Fils Nuits Saint Georges £51.00
Concentrated nose with red ripe fruit aromas and rich woody tones.
Well-structured, expressive, fine and elegant with a long finish.

Loire & Pays D’Oc
18. Sauvignon Blanc, Louis Eschenauer, 2018 £21.00
France 175ml £5.25  250ml £7.50
Pale yellow with green highlights and a clean expressive nose of tropical fruit,
crisp and refreshing.

19. Muscadet Sevre et Maine, Saget £21.00
France 175ml £5.25  250ml £7.50
Clean and refreshing with a whirlwind of freshness, complexity and finesse
and balanced flavours of ripe melon and crisp citrus fruit.

20. Muscadet Sevre et Maine sur lie, Les Charmes, 2017 £27.00
With extended ageing helping to develop flavour intensity, this crisp and refreshing white exudes cleansing minerality married to a citrus fruit flavour.

21. Sancerre, Boisjoli, 2017 £35.50
A pale yellow with green hues and aromas of white flowers and citrus fruit develop in to a lively palate of crisp citrus fruit and flinty wet stone.

22. Pouilly Fume, Guy Saget, 2017 £40.00
Delicious aromas of freshly cut grass and blackcurrant leaf.  A dry, crisp and refreshing palate of citrus and green apple flavour.

23. Riesling, Michel Leon £25.00
A bright colour with aromas of orange and mandarin evolve in to a fresh and
well-bodied palate of lychee fruit with undertones of minerality.

24. Rioja Vega Tinto £21.00
Spain 175ml £5.25  250ml £7.50
Pure Tempranillo and Garnacha with a deep red colour and a nose of red
berried fruit. Well structured, round and smooth in the mouth.

25. Marques del Atrio Crianza Rioja £25.00
Dark red colour with violet tinges. High aromatic intensity, hints of red and black fruit blended with the oaky and vanilla notes coming from the barrel ageing.

26. Valle de Oron Rueda Verdejo £28.50
Bright lemon in colour with vibrant aromas of white flowers, citrus, mineral and herbs. Clean and fresh on the palate, with a well-balanced fruitiness and lovely persistence.

27. Pinot Grigio, Altana di Vico £21.00
Italy 175ml £5.25  250ml £7.50
A light straw colour, delicate and light with lingering aromas of ripe lemon
and lime with a dry, balanced and soft body of crisp citrus fruit.

28. Pinot Grigio, Rosato, Altana di Vico £21.00
Italy 175ml £5.25  250ml £7.50
A light rosé colour with an elegant nose of acacia flowers lead on to a soft
and well-balanced palate; crisp, fruity and very refreshing.

29. Ripasso Della Valpolicella, Villalta, 2015 £29.95
Deep, opaque wine with concentrated and intense, rich, fruit flavours made from the appisimento process of sun drying the grapes on lattices.

30. Growers Gate Chardonnay £21.00
Australia 175ml £5.25  250ml £7.50
This wine has attractive stone-fruit and citrus aromas. Minimal use of French
Oak allows the fresh, ripe fruit flavours to be the wine’s outstanding feature.

31. Growers Gate Shiraz £21.00
Australia 175ml £5.25  250ml £7.50
Deep red in colour with a purple hue, this Shiraz combines vibrant blackberry
and liquorice aromas with ripe berry flavours and soft tannins, producing a wine with richness and complexity.

32. The landings, Shiraz Cabernet, 2018 £29.50
Produced by the award winning winemaking team from the Westend Estate, this blend of Cabernet and Merlot is perfect for every day drinking with accessible dark fruit and good intensity.

33. Bacchus, Chapel Down, 2017 £25.00
United Kingdom
Classic South East England Bacchus. Grapefruit, gooseberry, passionfruit and floral notes on the nose with tropical fruits, nettles and crunchy acid on the palate.

34. Via Alta Cabernet Sauvignon £21.00
A deep-coloured, rich blackcurrant flavoured Cabernet Sauvignon. This wine has a long finish with a hint of mint.

35. Central Monte Merlot £22.50
Chile  175ml £5.35  250ml  £7.50
A beautiful bouquet of black cherries and red summer fruits. Soft tannins on the palate make for a very smooth and balanced wine.

36. Via Alta Sauvignon Blanc £22.50
Fresh and zesty with wonderful aromatic aromas, hints of citrus and floral notes.

37. La Grupa Malbec £21.00
Argentina 175ml £5.25  250ml £7.50
An up – front ripe red fruit nose with sweet spice hints, that lead into a
voluminous structure of cherries and plum, followed by a warming pleasant finish.

38. Charlie Zin – White Zinfandel £21.00
USA 175ml £5.25  250ml £7.50
Fruity and fresh with a very pleasant mouth feel. A gorgeous rosé laden
by red fruit and hints of delicate spices. Rich in flavour with an elegant and harmonious aftertaste.

New Zealand
39. Waddling Duck Sauvignon Blanc £25.90
New Zealand
Youthful and very approachable with a nose of intense, fresh gooseberry fruit.
The palate is dry and full of white peach and passion fruit flavour.

South Africa
40. Inkosi Chenin Blanc £21.00
South Africa 175ml £5.25  250ml £7.50
The ever-so-slightly off dry character of this wine provides a delightful
fruitiness. Bursting with citrus and pineapple aromas, well balanced and refreshing clean finish.

41. Sauvignon Blanc, Vergelegen, 2016 £26.75
South Africa
A pale, bright, green- tinged yellow with vibrant aromas of lime blossom and gooseberry lead in to an elegant palate of ripe guava and passion fruit.

Dessert Wine
42. Muscat de Beaumes de Venise £23.75
Established appellation famous for its classic dessert wine. Beautifully textured wine with a lovely rich mouth feel, honey, apricots and confectious notes.

43. Orange Muscat & Flora, Brown Brothers, 2015 £29.50
A vibrant yellow with lifted aromas of lemon, honey and musk develop in to a fresh and tangy palate, luscious but refreshing.

Half Bottles
44. Pinot Noir Bourgogne, Loius Latour, 2017 £15.50
A bright ruby colour with revealing aromas of cassis and raspberries evolving in to a fresh and fruity palate of rounded cherry.

45. Chateau Argadens, AC Bordeaux Supérieur, 2012 £13.00
A beautiful gamet hue and a rich, opulent nose lead in to a palate of concentrated black-berried fruit with subtle undertones of oak.

46. Chablis, Jean Marc Brocard, 2017 £16.50
Lemons and limes with white peach and yellow fruit lead in to a round and greedy palate with a sublime and cleansing minerality.

47. Sancerre, Guy Saget, 2016 £22.00
Bright appearance and well-balanced flavours of white flowers, peach
and acacia with an underlying streak of cleansing minerality from
well-established vineyards.

Half Bottle Champagnes
48. Jules Feraud, Cuvee De Reserve £28.50
An excellent NV Champagne, well-structured and fresh with rich apricot and honey flavour, weighty, generous and complex with toasted aromas.

49. Moet & Chandon Brut N.V. £29.50
Vibrant Meunier, Chardonnay blend from the Vallée de la Marne with floral notes and ripe, zesty summer fruit nuances, delicious as an aperitif.

Champagne & Sparkling Bottle
50. Prosecco & Sparkling Rose, Botter 200ml £6.50
A pale straw yellow with biscuity nuances on the nose give way to a harmonious palate of mature apple and honeydew melon, very refreshing.

51. Prosecco, Casa Vinicola Botter £28.50

52. Rosato, Vino Spumante, Botter £28.50
A light rosé colour with crisp raspberry aromas lead in to a dry, soft and balanced palate of berry fruit, round and full bodied.

53. Charles Vercy, Cuvee De Reserve £38.75
An excellent NV Champagne, well- structured and fresh with rich apricot and honey flavour, weighty, generous and complex with toasted aromas

54. Woodchurch, Classic Cuvee £32.00
United Kingdom
Elegant aromas of red apple, lemongrass and freshly baked bread lead in to
a crisp and fresh palate with flavours of strawberry, citrus fruit and quince.

49. Moët & Chandon, Imperial, ½ Bottle £29.50


55. Moët & Chandon, Imperial £58.50
Vibrant aromas of green apple and mineral nuances with a delicious sumptuousness of white- fleshed fruit on the alluring palate with a refined mousse.

56. Moët & Chandon, Imperial, Magnum £118.5057.

57. Veuve Clicquot, Brut £68.50
Recognised as Veuve`s flagship wine and exhibiting ripe citrus fruit and sharp blackberry, finesse and style, this rich classic Champagne is truly fabulous.

58. Laurent Perrier, Rose £78.50
The standard bearer of Rose Champagne. Saignee method gives this wine delicate notes of summer fruit and gentle bready character at the back of
the palate.

59. Dom Perignon, Brut, 2009 £205.00
Richness on the nose is backed up by a fleshy palate of pear and soft yellow and red fruits, classy freshness with layered richness and a refined length.

60. Louis Roederer, Cristal, 2004 £265.00
A yellow gold with subtle aromas of candied apricot and honeysuckle lead in to an energised palate with a chalky, cherry freshness, exceptionally focused and full of energy.