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The Mermaid Inn

Mermaid Street, Rye, East Sussex, TN31 7EY

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  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Room Service
  • Bar
  • Interconnecting rooms available
  • Iron And Board In Each Room
  • Limited Hours Room Service
  • Porter
  • Restaurant
  • Wake Up Call Available
  • Wedding Licence
  • Wi-Fi Available In Public Areas

Traditional Inn, Hotel

the mermaid inn
The Mermaid Inn the Jewel in Rye’s Crown. One of England’s oldest and loveliest inns with norman cellars dating from 1156 the Mermaid rebuilt in 1420 offers tradition and charm in abundance. A jewel in the crown of Rye the inn has a wide range of accommodation including rooms with four-poster beds and fascinating secret passages. The lounge bar boasts one of the largest open log fires in the country. The AA Rosette restaurant offers fine British and French cuisine and the head chef is proud to use only the freshest of local ingredients. For many years The Mermaid has been frequented by artists from the stage and screen: Charlie Chaplin Pierce Brosnan Andy Garcia and Johnny Depp to name but a few. Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother and Prince Edward have also visited. Painters from all over the world have spent many a happy hour with brush in hand capturing the rare character of this beautiful inn The Mermaid has 8 four-poster bedded rooms 15 double twin bedded rooms 5 family and 3 single bedded rooms. In the other bedrooms the story is repeated fine panelling Caen stone fireplaces and latticed windows. The second-storey rooms are particularly intriguing with the curved timber supporting the ceilings. The dormer windows afford a unique view of the red-tiled roofs of Rye. Conferences are very popular at the Mermaid’ where guests can enjoy the history and charm of this rare old building as well as professional service and fine cuisine.

Free car park for customers Free car park for customers

Accommodation available Accommodation available

Three star rated hotel Three star rated hotel

accommodation price guide Average room price per person per night: More than £150 per room per night

We Say

With some parts dating back to 1156, this labyrinthine inn thoroughly deserves its reputation. The ancient building has a wonderful atmosphere and this is complimented by the excellent food, well-kept real ale and extensive (and expensive) wine list. Although a little on the pricey side, its character and history are unrivalled so we think it’s worth the extra.

Date visited: 26 Mar 2013

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