Visiting Rye

We’re constantly asked by our customers where to eat, stay or go when they’re planning a trip to Rye.

With a fascinating historical past and incredible architecture the town is lucky enough to be packed with independent shops and a vast amount of pubs, cafes and restaurants. We’re not travel writers, we make pots for a living, so these are just a handful of suggestions from us personally that might spark your interest.

Places we like in Rye

Rye Art Gallery – The flourishing Art Gallery with constantly changing exhibitions www.ryeartgallery.co.uk
Rye Museum – A good deal of old Rye Pottery for our collectors! www.ryemuseum.co.uk
Rye’s New Cinema – The Kino –
A fabulous new addition to the town – An independent cinema in Rye www.kinodigital.co.uk
Glass etc –
An emporium of glass & “junk” run by BBC Antiques Roadshow expert Andy McConnell www.decanterman.com
Merchant & Mills – Contemporary Haberdashery & Fabrics to die for www.merchantandmills.com
Lion Street Store –
An exquisitely curated & ever-changing array of gifts for others & well, yourself lionstreetstore.com

Places to Eat & Stay

The George Hotel – Rye’s only 5 star Hotel beloved by stars including George Clooney www.thegeorgeinrye.com
Jeake’s House B&B –
We’ve recommended this B&B for years. Comfy, quiet & tons character www.jeakeshouse.com
The Ship Inn –
We have our, ahem, Board Meetings here. Great food, rooms & vibe www.theshipinnrye.co.uk
The Salty Shepherd –
Luxury glamping in an uber-stylish “Shepherds Hut”. Stunning location www.thesaltyshepherd.co.uk

Places we like near Rye

Jerwood Gallery – The perfect excuse to visit Hastings Old Town, not that you need an excuse www.jerwoodgallery.org
Hastings Museum – Another good collection of old Rye Pottery, with many pieces donated by us in the past www.hmag.org.uk
De La Warr Pavilion – 
Arresting architecture and an ever-changing list of exhibitions & events in Bexhill www.dlwp.com
Towner Gallery – It’s in Eastboure, but, well it’s only a day trip and well worth it! www.townereastbourne.org.uk
Bodiam Castle
 – Fabulous for kids because you can touch & play in it all! www.nationaltrust.org.uk/bodiam-castle/
Great Dixter –
Stunning House & Gardens  www.greatdixter.co.uk


Planning your trip?

Rye Heritage Centre – Rye’s main Tourist Information office. They’ve also got an stunning collection of end of the pier slot machines as well as their very own Rye Sound & Light show based on a miniature model of the town. www.ryeheritage.co.uk
RyeSussex –
A dedicated website for the town with food and accommodation suggestions galore www.ryesussex.co.uk  –
1066 Country –  The county tourist information service for East Sussex  www.visit1066country.com/explore-1066-country/rye