Come to Rye

…and stay in Bee Cottage

This weatherboarded pub is more of an informal restaurant, with an emphasis on local food. The interior is partly inspired by the rustic shepherd’s huts that pepper Romney Marsh (hence the corrugated-steel walls and straw-bale seating) and partly by the area’s maritime history (lobster pots turned into pendant lights). The bombastic menu and novelty decor might grate a bit – it’s like the management of Bubba Gumps decided to try and repeat their winning formula in East Sussex. But there’s no doubting the quality of the food, which includes local lamb and fish and daily specials, the drinks (including wine and beer from nearby Chapel Down and Gusbourne) and the warm atmosphere. No reservations.

Rye is a great place to spend a week, or a long weekend, and our three-bedroom cottage is available to rent.

Find out more about Bee Cottage.

Bee Cottage