Throughout the week The Ship will be offering both individual scallop specials each day and a scallop taster menu for the more committed scallop fan. Dishes will change daily but you can expect scallops done in traditional ways like Coquille St Jacques – served in the shell with creamy mash, Gruyere & spinach, or seared scallops with Jerusalem artichoke puree & squid ink sauce, along with some unusual ways to treat the scallop – thai style with red curry, or Old English with braised oxtail…..
LAUNCH EVENT DETAIL TBC: Friday 14th Last year’s RYE, SCALLOPS & THE LASH will be a hard act to follow, so watch this space. In the meantime, to wet your appetite, have a look at last year’s mayhem here
SCALLOPS ON STAGE: Saturday 15th & Saturday 22nd
A 4 course special gourmet dinner with the scallop up front and centre, the star of the show, but not without the supporting cast – lobster, fillet steak and other friends! Price: £50 per person……more details here
SCALLOPS OF THE WORLD, UNITE! Wednesday 19th
A whole evening devoted to the scallop…six-course scallop taster menu inspired by ideas from around the world, plus dessert, each served with the perfect drink…from Spain we have scallops with Serrano ham & squid ink sauce; from France we have the Coquille St Jacques; from the East, fragrant red curry…you get the idea. Each course will be accompanied by an aperitif or glass of wine chosen specifically to compliment the dish, and we‘ll have wine expert Alastair Llewelyn-Smith from renowned wine merchants Thorman Hunt & Co there to help guide you through the journey….you’ll find the menu here
Ticket price: £60 per person / Package: £200 evening event, overnight stay & breakfast for 2.
WHAT A LOAD OF SCALLOPS RACE: Sunday 23rd.
A fitting finale…In its 5 year life-span thus far, we at the Ship believe it would not be immodest to suggest that the “What a Load of Scallops” Race is now one of the central strategic pillars of the Rye Scallop Festival. And yet again this year the competition will be intense. After last year’s humiliating drubbing by some intruders from Brighton it’s absolutely imperative that Rye does not suffer another loss and would-be local hero Thomas Jebb, will be looking to once again restore glory to Rye by winning the prestigious ‘What a Load of Scallops’ wooden scallop.
For anyone who wants to enter – you‘ll need a team of between 2-4 of you and the general aim is to get a wheelbarrow full of scallop shells from the fisheries to the pub in the quickest time possible.
Entry is £10 per team and the proceeds go to the local Lifeboats. Race begins at 10am sharp. To get involved email firstname.lastname@example.org
THE SHIP INN’S SCALLOP FESTIVAL EVENTS ARE PART OF “RYE BAY SCALLOP WEEK”. FOR MORE INFORMATION AND TO SEE WHAT OTHER EVENTS ARE ON DURING THE FESTIVAL VISIT www.ryebayscallops.co.uk