Stay at a former smugglers' inn in Rye
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Standard Double room
Standard Double room
Escape to a historic smugglers' inn behind a stunning Tudor façade in Rye, with award-winning dining – includes breakfast. Fully refundable - book with confidence
- Historic stay: Mermaid Street in Rye exhibits some of the best antiquity to be found in the UK, and this extends all the way to The Mermaid Inn, originally built around 1156. Ships' timbers were used in the reconstruction in 1420, and fireplaces were risen from French stone scavenged from the harbour. Not much has changed since, making this a truly unique destination in the East Sussex countryside.
- Award-winning dining: Boasting two AA Rosettes, the restaurant offers British and European cuisine. Medieval artwork by the Slade School of Art adorns the walls, which are covered in linen-fold wooden panelling. The infamous Hawkhurst Gang of Smugglers once frequented this historic spot, smoking their pipes with their pistols leisurely laid on the table.
- Characterful rooms: The unique and historic interiors extend all the way to the guest bedrooms, where low beamed ceilings, latticed lead windows and antique beds await – opt for a Four Poster room for an experience truly reminiscent of the hotel's roots. Previous visitors include Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother and Prince Edward.
Please note that some dining and leisure facilities may be closed. Please call the hotel before you travel to find out if facilities have reopened.
- Fireplace bar
- Room service
- Non-smoking hotel
How to get there
The Mermaid Inn is just a five-minute walk from Rye station, with connections from St Pancras, London Waterloo East and London Victoria, all with just one change.
We cannot guarantee access to hotel facilities (e.g restaurant or spa), as these are subject to change due to COVID-19. We advise you check with the hotel two weeks before your trip. If you choose not to travel, you must actively cancel up to eight days in advance to ensure a full refund.
Due to COVID-19, there may be additional entry requirements in effect at your destination, which may change at short notice. Please familiarise yourself with the latest requirements before departure via your government's foreign advice service.
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