Unfortunately with the situation of Covid in 2020, our holiday plans and sure the majority of us had been put on hold but decided we needed a break, just a change of scenery!
We had booked this weekend trip in April but had to postpone until September due to restrictions of travel and the hospitality sector. Well, we drove down on a sunny Friday afternoon which took a few hours but it was well worth the effort and we arrived to a ‘step back in time’ scene and experience.
We were staying at The Mermaid Inn based in the centre of Rye, located at the top of an idyllic cobbled street. Built circa 1420, what a building with its Tudor rooms and outstanding period decor. If those rooms could talk there would be a story or two, with the rumoured historic smuggling in olden times to the Queen Mother’s visit in 1982.
Definitely worth a visit, to have a drink or stay and lots of history to absorb, be warned though you may need to book well in advance, very popular and known location and venue.
If you like visiting antique shops and finding a vintage find then there is plenty to browse around – picked up a few treasures, some beautiful china!
Museums, cafes, bars and restaurants are a plenty with views all around of this quintessential British town and medieval centre.
On our wanders around the lanes we came across some stunning artwork at McCully & Crane, original canvas pieces – see photo depicted below.
After a stunning evening meal at The Mermaid Inn, very atmospheric with its dark panelling and beams with the addition of a candlelit table, perfect!
Have taken a few photographs of the hotel and things that caught my eye!
Try to plan a breakaway if you can and it does make you realise and appreciate what the UK has to offer?