Mermaid Inn


Mermaid Street, ,, Rye, TN31 7EY

Price From

View Rooms

About the hotel

The Mermaid Inn, the Jewel in Rye’s Crown. One of England's oldest and loveliest inns, with norman cellars dating from 1156, the Mermaid, rebuilt in 1420, offers tradition and charm in abundance. A jewel in the crown of Rye, the inn has a wide range of accommodation including rooms with four-poster beds and fascinating secret passages.

The lounge bar boasts one of the largest open log fires in the country. The 2 AA Rosette restaurant offers fine British and French cuisine and the head chef is proud to use only the freshest of local ingredients. For many years The Mermaid has been frequented by artists from the stage and screen: Charlie Chaplin, Pierce Brosnan, Andy Garcia and Johnny Depp to name but a few. Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother and Prince Edward have also visited. Painters from all over the world have spent many a happy hour with brush in hand, capturing the rare character of this beautiful inn The Mermaid has 8 four-poster bedded rooms, 15 double / twin bedded rooms, 5 family and 3 single bedded rooms. In the other bedrooms, the story is repeated fine panelling, Caen stone fireplaces and latticed windows. The second-storey rooms are particularly intriguing with the curved timber supporting the ceilings. The dormer windows afford a unique view of the red-tiled roofs of Rye. Conferences are very popular at the ‘Mermaid’ where guests can enjoy the history and charm of this rare old building as well as professional service and fine cuisine.

Larger map Close map


    • /
    • Clear

Room Availability

Showing Thursday 30 July 2015 to Friday 31 July 2015

Change Search

You have not entered any valid search criteria.

Please enter a keyword and perform your search again.

We currently have no rooms available for this hotel that match your search criteria. Try changing your search or select an alternative hotel.

Facilities Show/hide

Hotel services
24 Hour Reception, 24 Hour Room Service, Limited Hours Room Service, Wake Up Call Available
Wedding Licence, Porter
Restaurant, Bar
In room facilities
Iron And Board In Each Room
Family friendly
Interconnecting rooms available
Wi-Fi Available In Public Areas

Useful Info Show/hide

From 14:00 hours
Until 12:00 hours
Important information
The price shown is based on the occupancy and dates you have searched for. Prices and availability are subject to change based on the arrival date, number of nights and occupancy searched for. All prices are inclusive of all local taxes.
Pets are not allowed

Customer Reviews

Our reviews are from genuine customers. We verify that the customer has stayed before leaving a review.

Very Good

All reviews (24)

100% would recommend it to a friend


Customer service


Food quality

Room quality


  • Keith Owen-Bines

  • July 2015

Food and service really good

  • Debbie b

  • June 2015

Picture postcard hotel

stunning hotel, very welcoming staff, friendly atmosphere.

I booked the double four poster room for myself and my partner for a surprise night away which was well deserved and was moderately satisfied. I payed £200 for the night which I feel was slightly over priced If u stay in room one be aware the top part of the four poster bed is not correctly fitted and if too much movement it will collapse on you. Food was lovely. The chap who showed us to our room was a very friendly person and I hope u had a awesome birthday night out and u weren't to hanging in the morning. (That's if u made it in). No ghost stories to tell unfortunately only that my watch is always set 10 mins fast but when I woke it was exactly 5 hrs behind so it said 05.01 when really it was 10.01. It hadn't stopped and was still ticking away like normal. Oh yes one more thing 24 hr room service doesn't happen if u order the cheese platter in the early hours of the morning but overall a very enjoyable stay

See all guest reviews