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
Rye Museum – A good deal of old Rye Pottery for our collectors!
Rye’s New Cinema – The Kino –
A fabulous new addition to the town – An independent cinema in Rye
Glass etc –
An emporium of glass & “junk” run by BBC Antiques Roadshow expert Andy McConnell
Merchant & Mills – Contemporary Haberdashery & Fabrics to die for
Lion Street Store –
An exquisitely curated & ever-changing array of gifts for others & well, yourself

Places to Eat & Stay

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

Places we like near Rye

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

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.
RyeSussex –
A dedicated website for the town with food and accommodation suggestions galore  –
1066 Country –  The county tourist information service for East Sussex