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The Ship Inn - Pub in Sussex

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The Strand, Rye, TN31 7DB, Sussex
England, United Kingdom

Karen Northcote
+44 (0)1797 222233(landline)

Ancient timbers and Rye Bay bream with buttered samphire at this ex smugglers warehouse, now an inn. Quirky extras include sticks of rock!

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The 16th-century smuggler's warehouse stands by the quay at the bottom of cobbled Mermaid Street. Climb the church tower for stunning coast and marsh views, then retreat to the laid-back warmth of the Ship's rustic bars. Cosy nooks, ancient timbers, blazing fires and a quirky delicious décor characterise this place; there are battered leather sofas, simple café-style chairs, old pine tables and good paintings and prints. Quaff a pint of Harvey's Sussex or local farm cider, leaf through the daily papers, play one of the board games – there are heaps. Lunch and dinner menus are short and imaginative and make good use of local ingredients, so tuck into confit duck with grilled aubergine and saffron yoghurt, roast sea bream with buttered samphire, warm salad of squid, fennel and chorizo, and fresh Rye Bay fish. The relaxed funky feel extends to bright and beachy bedrooms upstairs: find painted wooden floors, jazzy wall coverings, comfortable beds, splashes of colour. Quirky extras include Roberts radios, sticks of rock, and rubber ducks in simple bathrooms. And they love dogs.

Children welcome
Children of all ages welcome in some public rooms (highchairs not necessarily available).
Wireless internet access available in the bar.
Public transport
Within 2 miles of a bus/train station.
Vegetarian meals
Good vegetarian options on the menu.
Dogs welcome
Dogs welcome in some public rooms.
Wine list
Pub serves eight or more wines by the glass.

Guest feedback
"If you wake at midnight and hear a horse's feet, enjoy your cosy surroundings and ponder the breakfast menu: the French toast, bacon, maple syrup and blueberries did it for me, a doggy bag was happily provided for those with smaller appetites. A funky, comfy Inn full of imaginative, individual touches. A second visit is a must. It may even inspire you to redecorate your own home ..."
August 2012

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Lunch & dinner £11.75-£18.50.


Open all day.


The Strand, Rye, TN31 7DB, Sussex


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