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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Lodging
“worth a drink in the George. Their food is great too- the lobster is a must”
  • 28 locals recommend
Pub
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“We adore the Globe Inn Marsh, just a short walk (5 minutes) from the cottage. We love the coastal inspired theme and the relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Great food, log fires, and a pretty courtyard to sit out in the summer months. ”
  • 31 locals recommend
Cinema
“A great cinema with 2 screens showing latest films, great for a rainy day. Bar and snacks available.”
  • 30 locals recommend
Pub
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“This is a great place for a drink in the centre of rye. A great pub with a good beer and drinks selection. ”
  • 23 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“Absolutely great fish restaurant, wonderful fish cookery school, excellent fish preparation and cookery classes. ”
  • 15 locals recommend
Bar
“Locally known as ' The Wipers', you will find it below the Gun Gardens in Rye. Enjoy some good ales and a lunch or dinner, large portions and fairly priced. The garden overlooks the river estuary of Rye. This pub fits in well with your visit to St Marys Church or Rye Castle (Ypres Tower).”
  • 16 locals recommend
Restaurant
“The Fig is an independent cafe serving fresh, healthy food and locally roasted coffee in a relaxed, contemporary environment. Amazing Brunch place. Probably best coffee in Rye.”
  • 14 locals recommend
Night Club
“Lovely cosy wine bar with live music, pianists, jazz. Good selection of wines and gorgeous cosy atmosphere.”
  • 14 locals recommend
Lodging
“This is a must see!! A half timbered 15th century Inn, in Rye with lavish period furnishings, plus a fabulous bar with massive inglenook fire-place, & upscale restaurant. Even if you don't eat here, stop off for a coffee or beer & enjoy the sumptuous surroundings. There are 3 fire places to choose from, in the bar and 2 lounge areas.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Burger Restaurant
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“Great Family friendly burger restaurant. In the middle of beautiful Rye. Locally sourced produce from there own farm. Amazing milkshakes”
  • 12 locals recommend
Café
“ Simply Italian serves up awesome thin ’n’ crispy pizza - try the garlic-drenched Pomodoro.”
  • 15 locals recommend
Nature
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“The National Trust-owned Lamb House was once the home of Henry James, who wrote The Ambassadors there. Later it was owned by EF Benson, who based the Mapp and Lucia stories in the town.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Steakhouse
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“Very friendly family steak house with good food and service. Popular with locals and visitors alike. ”
  • 9 locals recommend
Museum
“Full of memorabilia. New sound and light show ‘The Story of Rye’. Pre decimal penny arcade machines. Information on Rye Walks, gift shop.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Our favourite restaurant in Rye. So popular, you will need to book quick - usually there's a 3 month waiting list! www.tuscankitchenrye.co.uk ”
  • 15 locals recommend
Bar
“Fantastic cocktail list, this dog-friendly bar is perfect for a drink all year round”
  • 6 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Pub
“We adore the Globe Inn Marsh, just a short walk (5 minutes) from the cottage. We love the coastal inspired theme and the relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Great food, log fires, and a pretty courtyard to sit out in the summer months. ”
  • 31 locals recommend
Pub
“This is a great place for a drink in the centre of rye. A great pub with a good beer and drinks selection. ”
  • 23 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“Absolutely great fish restaurant, wonderful fish cookery school, excellent fish preparation and cookery classes. ”
  • 15 locals recommend
Restaurant
“The Fig is an independent cafe serving fresh, healthy food and locally roasted coffee in a relaxed, contemporary environment. Amazing Brunch place. Probably best coffee in Rye.”
  • 14 locals recommend
Burger Restaurant
“Great Family friendly burger restaurant. In the middle of beautiful Rye. Locally sourced produce from there own farm. Amazing milkshakes”
  • 12 locals recommend
Café
“ Simply Italian serves up awesome thin ’n’ crispy pizza - try the garlic-drenched Pomodoro.”
  • 15 locals recommend
Steakhouse
“Very friendly family steak house with good food and service. Popular with locals and visitors alike. ”
  • 9 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Our favourite restaurant in Rye. So popular, you will need to book quick - usually there's a 3 month waiting list! www.tuscankitchenrye.co.uk ”
  • 15 locals recommend

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