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The George in Rye - Pub in Sussex

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98 High Street, Rye, TN31 7JT, Sussex
England, United Kingdom

Alex & Katie Clarke
+44 (0)1797 222114(landline)

Old meets new at the George - exposed beams, wood panelled walls, chic contemporary bar and new restaurant serving brasserie style food

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Ancient Rye has a history. It’s a reclaimed island, a wealthy cinque port which once had its own army yet often fell into French hands. As for The George, it stands serenely on the cobbled High Street, built in 1575 from reclaimed ships’ timbers; its exposed beams and joists remain on display to this day. A contemporary revamp in classical style trumpets airy interiors, stripped floors, panelled walls and open fires – Jane Austen in the 21st century. There’s a huge leather sofa in the bar by the fire, screen prints of the Beatles on the walls in reception, voile curtains and parquet floors in the restaurant. Superb food in the smart new Grill restaurant – Rye Bay lobster, Romney Marsh lamb – can be washed down by local English wines.

Children welcome
Children of all ages welcome in some public rooms (highchairs not necessarily available).
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Credit cards
Credit or debit card payment accepted.
Wireless internet access available in the bar.
Public transport
Within 2 miles of a bus/train station.
Vegetarian meals
Good vegetarian options on the menu.
Licensed premises
Alcohol may be served.

Local points of interest from Alex & Katie Clarke:

Local points of interest from
Alex & Katie Clarke:

  • One of the best preserved medieval towns in England, Rye is home to the enchanting cobbled Mermaid Street, the impressive Norman church of St Mary's, a rich selection of specialist shops and a thriving fishing fleet.
  • The famous Inns were once the haunt of notorious smugglers, the Hawkhurst Gang.
  • Camber Castle, built by Henry VIII which is located in the dramatic Rye Harbour Nature Reserve.
  • Amongst the long list of attractions visit Lamb House, a National Trust Property (once the home of Henry James).
  • Enjoy the Rye Bay Scallop Festival every February. Further afield Great Dixterin Northiam or Chapel Down Winery in Tenterden - both a short drive away.
Points of interest

Guest feedback
"Just returned from our 5th stay at the gerorge in Rye. Our most favourite place to stay. We love everything about it, the rooms, restaurant, bar, and staff are lovely. I am always taking back ideas for my own home and frequent the 'shop next door'. Please stay as you are and we hope to return again next year, such a special place."

Gill - Bury St Edmunds, United Kingdom

October 2017

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Starters £6-£10. Mains £10-£22.


Open all day.


98 High Street, Rye, TN31 7JT, Sussex


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