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The Rye Art Gallery is located just up the High Street from the Old Borough Arms. It has regular exhibitions of contemporary art and craft for sale, and a high quality Permanent Collection of national and regional importance. It shows all kinds of contemporary artwork by artists and makers working in numerous styles and media, including paintings, prints, drawings, jewellery, ceramics, metalwork, textiles, glassware, wood, and mixed media pieces. It also offers cards, postcards, books, mugs, textiles and even designer chocolate (yum!).
The Rye Art Gallery website is at www.ryeartgallery.co.uk and it is a ‘must visit’ on your trip to the ancient and historic Cinque Ports town of Rye.
The picture above was taken on Camber Sands – just 3 miles away from The Old Borough Arms Guest house in Rye. Camber, located east of the ancient town of Rye, has over 2 miles of beach and much of it is golden sands! It is home to the only sand dune system in East Sussex, which provides a valuable natural habitat to many animals and plants
Camber Sands is known for its beautiful sandy beach, dunes and its flat and calm nature but there are some important safety information you should be aware of:
- Beware of fast incoming tides – check the tide times
- Beware of sandbars – don’t get cut off by the tide
- Always wear clothing designed for swimming – when wet, normal clothes can cause you to sink!
- Beware of soft sand and mud exposed at low tide
- Do not dig deep holes or tunnels in the sand
- Weeverfish can sting, wear suitable footwear when paddling at low tide
- Stay away from groynes and outfall pipes
- Keep clear of the Harbour entrance, there are very strong currents and boats in the area.
- Safety signs are located along the foreshore, make sure you read the information and familiarise yourself with the environment.
Know your flags
|Swim, body board or use inflatables between the two red and yellow flags, this is where the lifeguards are.|
|Surf or kayak between the black and white chequered flags.|
|Do not enter the water when the red flags are flying.|
|Offshore winds will blow you out to sea – do not use inflatables when the orange flag or sock is flying.|
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 cream teas.
We sell Mövenpick ice cream
Mövenpick Voted One of UK’s Coolest Brands and we are the only place in Rye that you can buy this delicious Swiss ice cream.
and…. We also sell Home Made Soup
We serve freshly prepared breakfasts every day in the café until 12 noon. Our simple but tasty lunch menu offers daily specials and great salads. Coffees, afternoon tea, cakes, quick bites and ice creams are served all day.
Good news for Residents at the Old Borough Arms!
Receive 10% off your bill at The Mermaid Street Cafe – just show a member of staff your key.
As any seasoned traveller knows, even the best of hotels isn’t complete without a well-stocked bar. At The Old Borough Arms we have a great selection of local drinks.
We have a really nice wine list, and a great selection of thirst-quenching Sussex craft beers and ciders. Why not come and raise a glass of something excellent with us?
If you would like to book the bar and reception area for a private party please call 01797 222128 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Jazz in the Lounge
Mother Christmas & her elves
Bar 'Humbug' (Themed nights)
Prosecco in the bar
Prosecco in the bar
Prosecco in the bar
Rye is famous history as one of the Roman Cinque Ports, a string of ports that defended the British coastline and offered trading routes inland.
Our beautiful little town sits back from the sea, overlooking the salt marshes and stretching down to Rye Harbour beach to the right and Camber Sands to the left, with our church spire which sits tall above the town of Rye which in days gone by acted as a guide for sailors.
Despite Rye’s rich past, Rye continues to come up with new traditions,
Rye Bay scallop week 23rd February -3rd March.
This festival marks the peak of the scallop season – and thousands of scallops will be shucked and sold, from food trucks, market stalls and the many pubs and restaurants which serve Rye’s visitors, such as The Mermaid Inn which dates back to the 12th century.
Our taste for scallops has been increasing over the past decade,
You’ve probably seen or eaten the French dish Coquilles St Jacques, in which the scallops are baked in cream under a blanket of breadcrumbs and presented in their pretty, fan-shaped shells. As they thrive in all oceans, scallops are eaten across the globe and work just as well quickly fried with black pudding or even with a just little garlic and lemon.
Rye Bay scallops have been welcomed by the many shops and restaurants all over the country who sell our scallops, which include Raymond Blanc at Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons, who once stayed here at the old Borough Arms!
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.