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Postcode: TN31 | code search
Population: 5000
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Club Horizon
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Cinque Ports Inn
"landlord made a remark when I used his toilets, even when I offered to pay for it. Public toilets were closed.

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Perched on a sandstone hill, overlooking the Romney Marshes, the picturesque town of Rye was once surrounded by the sea. Over hundreds of years the sea has receded but Rye still retains a harbour and its marine connections.
Rye's maritime heritage dates back to Norman times when it was owned by the Abbey of Fecamp in Normandy and later became an 'Antient Town', part of the famous Cinque Ports. By the 18th Century, Rye had become a major centre for smuggling and some of their secret passages and tunnels are still in evidence today.
Now Rye is a thriving market town, beautifully preserved, with a maze of cobbled streets, including the famous Mermaid Street, crammed with tiny mediaeval houses and elegant Georgian buildings. There is no shortage of things to do or see. Hunt for antiques, explore museums and art galleries. Visit the Heritage Centre that brings 700 years of history to life, or the unusual Rye Treasury of Mechanical Music, watch pottery being made in the famous Rye potteries or find a first edition in one of the many specialist book shops. Rye has always been a magnet for artists, potters and authors; once the home of E.F. Benson, Creator of Mapp and Lucia, Henry James and Russell Thorndike who created the Dr. Syn myths through his novels. Population 5,000


Brede Steam Engines
Brickwall House and Gardens
Camber Castle
Great Dixter House & Gardens
Lamb House
Rye Art Gallery Stormont Studio/Easton Rooms
Rye Castle Museum
Story of Rye

Care Home

Old Rectory Brede


St Mary


Club Horizon


Davies and Seeley Dental Practice
Dental Surgery


Dr Carroll & Partners
Dr Ferguson & Partners
Dr Majeed & Partner

Estate Agent

Black Horse Agencies - Geering & Colyer
Phillips & Stubbs
Rush Witt & Wilson

Golf Club


Rye Golf Club

Holiday Park

Camber Sands Holiday Centre
Camber Sands Holiday Park
Frenchmans Beach Holiday Park
Pontins - Camber Sands Holiday Park
Winchelsea Sands Holiday Park


Cinque Ports Inn
George in Rye
Hope Anchor
Mermaid Inn
Queens Head Inn
The Bell at Iden
The Old Borough Arms
The Ship Inn


Rye Country Market

Pub and Bar

Cinque Ports Inn
Crown Public House
Hare & Hounds
Inkerman Arms
Mermaid Inn

Rose & Crown
The Gallivant
Ypres Castle Inn


Cinque Ports Inn
Copper Kettle
Fish Cafe
Hare & Hounds
Landgate Bistro
Lemon Grass
Mermaid Inn
Monastery (The)
Old Forge
Queens Restaurant
River Cafe
Rose & Crown
Simply Italian
The Gallivant
Ypres Castle Inn


Frewen College


Camber Sands Holiday Centre
Freedom Holiday Homes
Rye Holiday Homes


William Dawes & Co


Contraband Taxis Services
Rother Cabs
Rye Motors Taxis
Taxi - Time
Wilson Cars


Badgers Oak Veterinary Clinic

Sports Clubs

Rye Harbour Sailing Club (Sailing)
Rye RFU (Rugby Union)


Landgate Books
Martello Bookshop
Sweet Williams
Ladywell Organic
Alfie Grey's
Wilson Wilson & Hancock

W J Bennett
The Stevenson Gallery
Turtle Fine Art
Gillian Tapsell
Roche Gallery
Court Lodge Farm
Rye Health Store
Forget Me Not
Edinburgh Woollen Mill
Julian Graves
The Golden Fleece


Black Sheep Antiques
Collectors Corner
East Street Antiques
Mint Antiques
Needles Antique Centre
Strand Quay Antiques
Wish Barn Antiques
Quayside Antiques

H G Gasson Antiques

Places to Stay near Rye

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Queens Head Inn (0.02 miles)

Queens Head Inn

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Chris and Marcus welcome you to the Queens Head Inn, situated on historic Landgate in Rye. Our charming and beautiful pub has three individually designed newly refurbished rooms, each inspired ... More

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Rye Lodge Hotel (0.05 miles)

Rye Lodge Hotel

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Staying at Rye Lodge is always an enjoyable experience at any time of the year. The surroundings are elegant, the atmosphere relaxed - and the service second to none! The hotel ... More | visit website

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The White Vine House (0.15 miles)

The White Vine House is a small, seven room independent guest house in the centre of the ancient Cinque Port town of Rye. The owners, husband and wife team Barbara and Javed, also live on-site ... More | visit website
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George in Rye (0.17 miles)

George in Rye

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This luxury, stylish hideaway is located in the centre of Rye and offers elegant, well-designed rooms, local wines and a restaurant menu infused with Mediterranean zest. The George presents a comfortable ... More | visit website

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Cinque Ports Inn (0.17 miles)

Cinque Ports Inn

The Cinque Ports Inn is a traditional and friendly English pub, where you can enjoy the best of Shepherd Neame's real ale along with good lagers and ciders, in a clean and comfortable setting. Our cental ... More

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Rye Holiday Homes (0.18 miles)

Rye Holiday Homes
The Old Surgery. Holiday Cottage - Sleeps 8. This lovely 15th century house is situated in the heart of Rye close to its famous Mermaid Inn and George hotel. Apart from its obvious ... More | visit website
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Mermaid Inn (0.24 miles)

Mermaid Inn

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 ... More | visit website

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Hope Anchor (0.28 miles)

Hope Anchor

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This mid-18th century former inn offers a unique range of accommodation, arresting views and a strong sense of history. Built around 1750 for local sailors and ship builders, the building is thought ... More

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The Ship Inn (0.32 miles)

The Ship Inn

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In the centre of the small, charming town of Rye, the Ship is a modern take on the traditional English inn - a cosy pub, rich in original character, with simple, ... More

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The Old Borough Arms (0.32 miles)

The Old Borough Arms
The Old borough Arms is a four star Guest House in Rye with 9 ensuite rooms decorated to a high standard amd providing bed & breakfast in the heart of Rye at a competitive rate. ... More | visit website

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