The Mermaid In offers stunning accommodation in Rye, East Sussex. You can step back in time and experience the unique atmosphere of one of Englandís oldest and loveliest inns.
Our charming inn was rebuilt in 1420 and has Norman cellars dating back to 1156. the Mermaid Inn caters for those who appreciate tradition and charm, coupled with the requirements of a discerning modern guest.
The unique bedrooms include the Elizabethan Chamber and Dr Synís Bedchamber, with their magnificent carved beds. The head of a secret stairway is concealed behind the bookcase in Dr Synís Bedchamber. In other bedrooms the story is repeated; fine panelling, Caen stone fireplaces and latticed windows. The second storey rooms are particularly intriguing with curved timbers supporting the ceilings which rise to a point above them, while the dormer windows afford a unique view of the red tiled roofs of Rye. All the bedrooms come with excellent facilities to suit all your needs.
Our award winning restaurant offers the best of British and French cuisine, and our head chef prides himself on using only the freshest local ingredients. The linen fold panelled restaurant, with medieval artwork by the Slade School of Art, is an extremely romantic setting for fine dining.
You can experience a drink in the Giantís Fireplace Bar and imagine how the Hawkhurst Gang and local smugglers in the 1730s and 1740s caroused in the bar. We offer a selection of real ales, lager, cider, a large range of whiskies and a wine list. We also have two elegant lounges to relax in after dining.
A range of excellent attractions are worth visiting while staying with us:
Rye Castle Museum.
Rye Art Gallery.
For more please visit our website.
Rates: From £90 per person per night based on a single.
From £140 per room per night based on 2 people sharing.
From £210 per room per night based on a family room.
Children are welcome.
Dogs are welcome by arrangement.
3 Star AA.
AA 2 Rosette Award.