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Welcome to the Old Borough Arms 
& The Mermaid Street Café

Come and stay at our comfortable and charming Guest House in Rye, offering superb bed and breakfast with 9 beautiful en-suite rooms.
Nestling below the Old Borough Arms you will find The Mermaid Street Café where you can buy great coffee & Ice cream or have a relaxing  breakfast, Lunch or afternoon tea, all freshly prepared in our own kitchen.

Reception hours are from 9am-5pm please use our booking portal after these hours if you wish to book.

01797 222128

Reception hours are from 9-5 after this please use our booking portal below,  where you can browse a calendar and pick your preferred dates.

 

News and events

The Mermaid Street Café

The Mermaid Street Café

  The Mermaid Street Café is situated in the heart of Rye, at the foot of the famous Mermaid Street ‘underneath’ the Old Borough Arms Guest House. When the sun is shining you could not be in a better position than at The Mermaid Street Café, sitting back and relaxing whilst enjoying one of our(…)

Private Parties The Old Borough Arms

Private Parties The Old Borough Arms

The Old Borough Arms is a four star Guest House in the heart of the historic town of Rye.Dinner at the Old Borough Arms epitomises honest, unassuming food cooked exceptionally well.All dishes are home-made and sourced from quality seasonal ingredients, much of which is local produce, prepared with great care, flare and passion.If you would like(…)

Self Catering in Rye

Self Catering in Rye

The Tilling Suite at the Old Borough ArmsThis tastefully decorated suite comprised of 3 bedrooms, a sitting room, and a bathroom is situated within the Old Borough Arms and can sleep up to 6 people.2 night weekend rate is £350, 7 night stay is £850Please note that the suite offers no cooking facilities. There are(…)

What’s on

Exciting events happening in & around Rye

Scallop Festival In Rye

Scallop Festival In Rye

Horay! It’s shucking time again in Rye.Rye Bay Scallop Week, in Rye,  East Sussex starts on 21st February and finishes March 1st 2015.Rye Bay Scallop week is a great chance to experience a seafood speciality. Over the course of the week, restaurants and eateries around the town of Rye will be putting their own very special scallop dishes onto their(…)

Mapp and Lucia in Rye

Mapp and Lucia in Rye

Text and image source: Radio Times by Jade Bremmer on Friday 26 /12/ 2014 When the BBC made the decision to dramatise Mapp and Lucia, EF Benson’s series of comic novels that parody the snobbery and pretensions of the upper-middle-classes in 1930s small-town Britain, the only possible place they could film the series was in picturesque Rye(…)

Visiting Rye

About Rye and the surrounding area.

Camber Sands near Rye

Camber Sands near Rye

The picture above was taken in the summer of 2014 on Camber Sands - just 3 miles away from The Old Borough Arms Guest house in Rye. Why not make the Old Borough Arms your base whilst learning how to kite or windsurf on one of many courses provided by Rye Watersports.Rye Watersports is a long established(…)

Boat Trips to Bodiam Castle

Boat Trips to Bodiam Castle

From historic Rye to Bodiam Castle, the River Rother is one of the finest rural rivers in England, and has been navigated for centuries.Boat trips run from Newenden to the castle.The river flows peacefully through the High Weald to Bodiam Castle, a magnificent 14th century castle ruin.

Historic Streets of Rye

Historic Streets of Rye

With enchanting cobbled streets, medieval 900 year old Church and beautifully preserved historic houses from medieval, Tudor and Georgian times, Rye is almost suspended in time and has a uniquely unhurried atmosphere.Compact enough to discover the key places of interest over a few days but with plenty of secret treasures to entice you to stay much longer(…)

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