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Restaurants are awarded from 1 to 5 Rosettes for culinary excellence. One Rosette restaurants are highly recommended in a local area and five Rosettes have reached the pinnacle of culinary excellence at a world class level.

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Atmosphere of the highest order

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At a glance

Open all year
Private dining
Wines by the glass
Wheelchair access
Service charge
Credit cards accepted

British and French-style food is the deal at this black-and-white timbered, one-time smugglers’ inn. One way to start, beneath the ships' timber beams, is with pheasant leg gnocchi, wild mushrooms, roasted onions, squash and sherry, followed by roasted guinea fowl breast with confit leg suet pudding, white onion, golden beetroot, pancetta and leeks.

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Opening hours

  • Open all year
  • Lunch served from: 12
  • Lunch served until: 2.30
  • Dinner served from: 7
  • Dinner served until: 9.30

Chef

  • Chef(s): Benjamin Fisher

Food and drink

  • Cuisine style: British, Traditional French
  • Vegetarian dishes available
  • Wines under £30: 22
  • Wines over £30: 15
  • Wines by the glass: 15

Price guide

  • 2-course lunch from: £23.50
  • 3-course lunch from: £27.50
  • 2-course dinner from: £29.50
  • 3-course dinner from: £39.50
  • Service charge
  • Credit cards accepted

Accessibility

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Steps for wheelchair: 3
  • Assist dogs welcome

Additional information

  • Seats: 64
  • Private dining available
  • Private dining seats: 14
  • On-site parking available

Getting here

A259, follow signs to town centre, then into Mermaid Street.

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Rye
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