Hotels in Rye
From a picturesque cobbled street, step back in time to experience the unique atmosphere of one of England's oldest and loveliest inns. (The Mermaid's doors had been open 150 years when Queen Elizabeth I visited Rye in 1573).
Well frequented by notorious smugglers over the centuries, the Mermaid caters for those who appreciate tradition and charm coupled with modern day comforts.
The Inn has a wealth of old timbers, and open fires, with views through quaint windows to the ancient town of Rye. The cuisine is excellent and many of the ensuite bedrooms have four poster beds - some a resident ghost!
Our restaurant is open daily with Luncheon served between 12 noon and 2.30pm and Dinner between 7pm and 9.30pm (last orders). Booking is advisable, we would ask for a debit/credit card number on Saturday evenings, Bank Holidays a Special Occasions to confirm your reservation.
For a lighter option food is served in our 'Giants Fireplace' Bar from 12 noon to 2.30pm and 6pm to 9pm on week days and 12 noon to 9pm at weekends. (During the busy summer months Bar Food is not served after 6pm Saturday evenings).
Bar food may be served all day and in fine weather we have outside seating areas. Please contact reception to check times, we do not take bookings for the bar.
Wifi is available in most rooms and public areas of the hotel (free to overnight guests).
Weddings and Private Functions catered for. Please see website for details.
Nearest Train Station: Rye
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Ratings/Awards: AA 3 Star
Number of Rooms: 31
Number Ensuite: 31
Price per PersonDouble: From £90
Twin: From £90
Single: From £90
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Chef: Barry I Smith
Awards: AA Rosette
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Three Course ~ £37.50
Pan-Fried Rye Bay Scallops
Pancetta & Fennel Pearl Barley Risotto, Sauce American
Sauté Wood Pigeon Breast
Glazed Baby Onions & Chestnut Mushrooms, Light Game Jus
Cornish Crab and Crayfish Tian
Roasted Red Peppers, Avocado, Cauliflower Beignet
Sweet Pepper & Tomato Dressing
Canterbury Ham Hock Hash Brown
Poached Duck Egg & Red Wine Glaze
Rye Bay Skate Wing
Braised Fennel, Seasonal Bubble & Squeak
Sorrel, Tomato & Cockle Virgin Sauce
South Coast John Dory Fillets
Ragout of Sprout Leaves, Woodland Mushrooms, Peas
Bacon & Hand Cut Sweet Potato Chips
Pan Fried Calves’ Liver
Sage Infused Tenterden Creamed Potato
Braised Baby Gem, Glazed Carrots, Diable Jus
Rump of Cranbrook Lamb
Fondant Potato, Irish Kale, Minted Pea Puree
Red Wine Rosemary Jus
Dessert Menu to be offered
A Selection of British Cheese and Biscuits
V.A.T. at 20% included. 10% added for good service.
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