Welcome to the Old Borough Arms 
& The Mermaid Street Café

Important information before you arrive at our family run guest house In Rye.
We politely request that if you are displaying any symptoms of Covid-19 that you call us to postpone your stay. These include; a high temperature and a new and persistent cough.

For your information
Our reception area is currently closed so when you arrive it is slightly different to usual.
We have “key safes” where we can leave a key out for you. Detailed instructions will be e-mailed to you once you have booked.

During these times we have been advised against handling your luggage or belongings, or showing you around our guest house or to your room. However, we are always happy to help and will ensure we do so with your safety in mind.

More information
Hand sanitising stations will be provided at both entrances for you to use. We politely ask you use these when entering our guest house.
All surfaces, door handles and equipment will be regularly cleaned and sanitised throughout the day.
If you have any special requirements please let us know before you arrive so we can make the necessary preparations with everybody’s safety in mind.

Our Breakfast offering has had to change
We can’t currently open our reception room in the morning for breakfast as it’s just not big enough.
Therefore we will be offering you a voucher to spend in The Mermaid Street Café  which is directly below the Old Borough Arms. Here you will be able to purchase items of your choice either for breakfast or even later in the day. We have a selection of freshly baked pastries, excellent coffee and other sweet and savoury treats for your delectation, to either take-away or enjoy in your room. If you choose other breakfast arrangements you can instead use your voucher for a drink on the roof terrace or an ice cream.

We also have the option of a pot of Wolfys organic porridge and a pastry delivered to your room if you prefer.

The voucher is worth £5 per person but if you book directly with us here on our website or by telephone on 01797 222128 or by e-mail stay@oldborougharm.co.uk then we will double your voucher to £10 per person!

Come and stay at our comfortable and charming Bed and Breakfast in Rye, with nine beautiful en-suite rooms.

While you are here visit our Mermaid Street Café where you can buy great coffee & ice cream, breakfast, lunch or afternoon tea, all freshly prepared – and receive 10% off your order if you are staying with us.

Check in is between 2pm-8pm. If you are planning to arrive later then please call us to arrange a time.


Our reception hours are generally between 8am – 8pm, please call us on 01797 222128 to inquire or to make a reservation.

Outside of these hours please use our booking portal below, where you can browse a calendar and pick your preferred dates.