Shopping in Rye

Shopping in Rye Rye has a high street, with lots of little streets running off it, that is full of independent shops selling a combination of vintage, junk, antiques, clothes, jewellery, art, books, cosmetics, etc.  With the exception of Boots the chemist, you Read More →

Rye Harbour Nature Reserve

Rye Harbour Nature Reserve A short drive or bike ride from the centre of town is the Rye Harbour Nature Reserve, which is knee-deep in weasels, moles, badgers & toads – just think of the cast of Wind in the Willows and you’re in Read More →

Beaches: Camber & Winchelsea

Beaches: Camber & Winchelsea CAMBER SANDS If beaches are your thing then you must visit Camber Sands, as it’s probably the best, most ‘beachy’ type of beach there is in England, with its vast expanse of proper holiday sand (as in the finely ground Read More →

National Trust Properties

National Trust Properties You can’t move for National Trust houses & gardens down here. A few worth specific mention are: Sissinghurst Castle- home to Harold Nicolson & Vita Sackville-West and a favourite amongst garden lovers. (30 minute drive) http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/sissinghurst-castle/ Then there’s Great Dixter, Read More →

Hastings & St Leonards

Hastings & St Leonards Hastings is about a 20 minute drive from Rye and is described by many as ‘Brighton before it became chi-chi’. So basically, it’s a cheaper version of Brighton with less shops, cafes and good haircuts. ‘Less’ in that there are Read More →

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Testimonials

"Absolutely fabulous" - we've had a truly wonderful stay here at The Ship Inn! Wonderful decor, great taste. Breakfast perfect. We'll come again!

- Emily

Very nice, friendly and a good breakfast. Thanks.

- Rob

This place was perfect. Lovely pub, rooms quite chi-chi, breakfast excellent - menus, signage, welcome note, smacks of thought and planning.

- Jen

+: staff, atmosphere, style of room, DVD's & Wifi, etc... -: could do with a bit more furniture in room

- Matt

Love love love it!!! spotlessly clean. Charmingly quirky. Please wall mount TV so it can be watched in bed!!! Many thanks.

- Alyson

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