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Mermaid Inn

Mermaid Street, RYE, TN31 7EY

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The cellars at the Mermaid Inn date from the 12th century, the inn itself from a mere 1420, so it is only 600 years old. In a town filled with spellbinding period buildings, this old inn has lots of historic charm and atmosphere. Check out the giant inglenook fireplace in the bar with its priest's hole, and the linenfold panels in the restaurant. The food takes an Anglo-French path and there are some appealingly contemporary dishes on the menu. You might start with the youthful salt and pepper squid (from the south coast) with sweet chilli and coriander, or the more Francophile pressed duck leg terrine with toasted brioche, fruit chutney and watercress salad. Main course might serve up braised shoulder of Romney Marsh lamb (local ingredients get a good showing here) with chestnut mushrooms, baby onions, parsley creamed potatoes and pancetta. Finish with winter berry soufflé with orange crème anglaise and white chocolate ice cream.

Further information

Tel: 01797 223065
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Open all year.
Sunday lunch available.

Restaurant information

Cooking type: British, Traditional French
Chef: Benjamin Fisher
Number of seats: 64
Accessible for wheelchairs.
Steps for wheelchair: 3
Vegetarian meals available.
Children welcome.
Children's portions.
Parking available.


Restaurant price guide

Sunday lunch: £22.00-£26.00
Prices are for guidance only. Please check when booking for current rates.

Mermaid Inn, Rye
  • Mermaid Inn, Rye
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A259, follow signs to town centre, then into Mermaid St
Nearest station: Rye

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