Jeake’s House

There’s charm a-plenty at Jenny Hadfield’s B&B on cobbled Mermaid Street, its interior a characterful mix of low beams, blazing fires, dark panelling, labyrinthine passages and steep stairs. More

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Jeake’s House
Mermaid Street
Rye
Sussex
TN31 7ET
England
01797 222828
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Hotel information

Bedrooms

11.

Open

all year.

Facilities

parlour, bar/library, breakfast room, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), unsuitable for disabled.

Background music

chamber music in breakfast room.

Children

not under 8.

Dogs

allowed, on leads ‘and always supervised’ (£5 a night), not in breakfast room.

Credit cards

Diners, MasterCard, Visa.

Prices

[2016] per room B&B £95–£150. 1-night bookings sometimes refused.

Good Hotel Guide Review

There’s charm a-plenty at Jenny Hadfield’s B&B on cobbled Mermaid Street, its interior a characterful mix of low beams, blazing fires, dark panelling, labyrinthine passages and steep stairs. In a former Cinque Ports town rich in literary associations, the 17th-century wool store was from 1924 the ‘deeply cherished home’ of American writer Conrad Aiken. With the adjoining men’s club and the Elders House, it has been restored by the ‘very nice’ owner. Bedrooms, all with fluffy towels, dressing gowns and a hospitality tray, are named after distinguished visitors; the best have a king-size four-poster bed and sitting area. (Some guests have wished for more storage space.) There is an atmospheric bar (just jot down what you drink), a parlour equipped with board games, and a ‘very special’ piano (‘we are always pleased to hear people playing it,’ the owner says). At a ‘splendid’ breakfast in a grand galleried room (‘discreet’ background music is played), help yourself to the buffet on the sideboard; Richard Martin cooks local sausages, Rye rarebit, scrambled eggs sprinkled with chives from the garden. (PM, and others)

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Jeake’s House
Mermaid Street
Rye
Sussex
TN31 7ET

Guest comments

'Last stayed around 20 years ago, still just as welcoming beautiful, comfortable and relaxing. Richard so helpful about Rye's attractions. We felt at home and were loathe to leave. The bar decoration - both dramatic and glamorous. Breakfast exquisitely good! ' - mary ellin osmond osmond - July, 2016
'As welcoming and comfortable as ever. I have stayed over 30 times. The bar lounge is delightful. All visitors' needs are satisfied. ' - Michael C. Green - December, 2011
'A happy, comfortable stay for two retired couples. We were greeted by Amanda while the Proprieter had a short break. It was smiles all the way. Our three breakfasts were a treat. throughout the house, everything worked. ' - Alec Frank - August, 2007

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Tourist attractions

  • Rye Castle Museum

    A museum with exhibitions about Rye.

  • Hastings

    Exhibitions about 1066, alongside an aquarium, museum and two popular theatres.

  • Sissinghurst

    National Trust property, with famed gardens, created by Vita Sackville-West.