We very much concur with other 5 star reviews. Staff team are fantastic especially a mention for Sharon and Max whom made our stay so enjoyable. Our experience was very much different from those that complained. Where to start. We arrived early on a Sat am and staff were very friendly. Looked after our bags while we explored Rye until check-in. We hadn’t pre-booked dinner but because we were guests they booked dinner for us at 5.30 pm. The food was great. Fresh oysters, scallops and lamb. The pub is owned by the Balfour Winery and we tried their white and rose tasters. Lovely. The breakfast is the best we have experienced. Especially the full vegetarian English breakfast and the cappuccino. The room was ideal with the huge bath and plenty of hot water. Don’t like wardrobes so wall pegs with hangers perfect. Unfortunately the Sky TV was missing the remote (can’t trust hotel guests) and a replacement couldn’t be sort over the weekend.…
Stopped here for lunch and had the battered fish with chips. Was lovely and the fish was freshly cooked and good quality. Not greasy at all. Service was good and we were squeezed in without a booking. Overall, worth the price paid of £14 each. Would definitely revisit.
Stayed 2 nights in a tiny room not big enough to fit a wardrobe in so pegs on the walls to hang clothes. You need a good sense of humour for breakfast as we waited 45 minutes for it to arrive and then it was cold and burnt. The restaurant was only about a third full for breakfast so no excuse for being over run with diners. Apparently only one person was working in the kitchen as if that’s a reasonable excuse. Management seemed unbothered by the poor service. Come to Rye but I wouldn’t stay here.
What a lovely find. We had an absolutely wonderful meal, served by a really smashing friendly team (who were as welcoming to our little dog as they were to us) in this delightful 15th century pub. Wholeheartedly recommend it!
Possibly one of the worst meals l have ever had. The fish chowder had no fish in it . Purely potato, onion and fish stock. The devilled whitebait not even served with any garnish or a lemon wedge. The fish and chips were totally inedible. The batter was over cooked on the outside but not cooked at all on the inside, the so called triple cooked chips were cold and the mushy peas looked as though they had been sitting around for ages. Ended up Just paying for the drinks we had and went to find another establishment for lunch. The wines locally sourced are limited to purely one grower-supplier and consequently being English wines are expensive. Definitely a place to avoid .