Jeake’s House

Rye, Sussex

‘Beautiful Rye, cobbled hilly streets, higgledy-piggledy alleyways – enchanting, and so was Jeake’s House,’ writes a trusted reader about Jenny Hadfield’s beguiling B&B. More

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‘Beautiful Rye, cobbled hilly streets, higgledy-piggledy alleyways – enchanting, and so was Jeake’s House,’ writes a trusted reader about Jenny Hadfield’s beguiling B&B. The creeper-swathed property brings together 17th-century buildings that have served as a wool store, school, chapel and Quaker Meeting House. This was once home to American novelist Conrad Aiken, who wrote for The New Yorker as ‘Samuel Jeake Jr.’; four-poster bedrooms up ‘creaking staircases’ are named after him and some of the luminaries he entertained here. Radclyffe Hall is pretty, with toile fabrics, Malcolm Lowry light and airy, with a roll-top bath and walk-in shower. A ‘tight double’ was ‘very traditional (no boutique funk here), clean, but with the smallest cupboard of a shower room’. Another Guide trusty loved the atmospheric honesty bar, ‘the deep red walls’ of the galleried breakfast room, hung with portraits. Breakfast brings ‘a delicious choice of traditional (bacon and eggs) and modern (avocado on sourdough)’, smoked haddock and devilled kidneys. Medieval Rye is a touristic honeypot, so access to parking is a boon. (Joanna Gibbon, RB)

Hotel details

Address

Mermaid Street
Rye
Sussex
TN31 7ET
England

Telephone

01797 222828

Bedrooms

11.

Open

all year.

Facilities

parlour, bar/library, breakfast room, in-room TV (Freeview), parking permit, unsuitable for disabled.

Background music

chamber music in breakfast room.

Children

not under 8.

Dogs

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

Credit cards

MC, Visa.

Prices

B&B doubles from £100 (private bathroom), £128 en suite, triple from £160, 4 guests £225. 1-night bookings sometimes refused Fri/Sat.

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Comments about Jeake’s House

A wonderful experience. We loved the decor. Breakfast was one of the best ever, with devilled kidneys.. The honesty bar was comfortable and great value. - Richard Bright - March 2020
It's a lovely place to stay, with great character and charm. You can feel the history all around you. Amanda, Jenny and Richard made us feel at home. They are wonderful hosts . The bed was so comfortable that we both slept like a log. The breakfast was amazing. . - Chris and Alison Brett - January 2018

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Last updated: October, 2019. Information from the 2020 Good Hotel Guide