The George in Rye, Rye, East Sussex
Relax in this boutique hotel housed in a restored 16th-century coaching inn in the historic town of Rye, boasting individually designed rooms, a restaurant serving locally sourced cuisine and a bar offering an extensive wine and cocktail list.
Rooms available from £131.50 per night
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The George occupies a coveted position on Rye High Street that bustles with activity during the vibrant summer season and various festival weeks in Rye. Adjacent to the hotel is The Shop Next Door, a boutique offering an array of items found within the hotel. A few minutes' walk will lead you to Lamb House, former residence of the renowned author Henry James, as well as Rye Castle.
There's limited parking, but it's only a five-minute walk from the station.
By car: Around a 1 hour 45 minute drive from Brighton, 2 hour 20 minutes from London and 3 hours 30 from Bristol. There is limited parking in Rye's historic centre.
By train: Rye station is around 30 minutes by train from Ashford International, which connects to London St Pancras on a high speed link. The total journey time is around one hour. The hotel is a short walk or taxi ride from the station. Book trains to Rye.
CHARACTER & STYLE
Alex and Katie Clarke, a couple with expertise in hotel consultancy and set design, proudly own The George. With their keen eye for style and design, they have curated an exceptional experience. The inn is adorned with vintage Mulberry fabrics, enchanting William Morris patterns and an assortment of charming vintage embellishments. This carefully curated selection adds a touch of warmth, vibrant colours and an air of effortless style to this 16th-century establishment.
Run by a young, affable team, all kitted out in stripy Breton tops, jeans and Converse - they are professional but bring an energetic, youthful vibe to the bar and restaurant.
- Games room
- Free Wi-Fi
Individually decorated rooms come in a range of sizes and are swathed in plush, expensive textiles and have quirky antiques or curiosities. Some have pastel wood-panelled walls and oak beams, others have slanted ceilings, cosy nooks and statement headboards. Bathrooms are a mixed bag for size, but larger ones have marble-topped or claw-foot baths and/or rainfall showers.
Room types: Cosy, Classic, Superior, Luxury, Junior Suite
Key amenities: ensuite with chrome power shower, TV, Tivoli clock radio, free Wi-Fi
Food & Drink
The Grill restaurant has cool retro appeal and a buzzy and relaxed atmosphere, as well as a smoky seafood and steak scent that comes from the Josper grill, which reminded us of lazy summer beach barbecues.
The Grill: modern European menu with a Meditarranean slant. Open for lunch and dinner Thursday-Sunday. Mains from £14.
The Dragon Bar: a popular pub offering real ales, draught cider, continental beers and wine. Open daily.
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