parlour, bar/library, breakfast room, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), unsuitable for disabled.
chamber music in breakfast room.
not under 8.
allowed on leads and ‘always supervised’.
Diners, MasterCard, Visa.
 per room B&B £95–£150. 1-night bookings sometimes refused.
Good Hotel Guide Review
‘Just as welcoming, beautiful, comfortable and relaxing as ever.’ A Guide reader returning this year to Jenny Hadfield’s B&B, on a cobbled street in this ancient town, found high standards being upheld. The 17th-century building, a former wool storehouse, combines with the adjoining men’s club and Elders House to create an atmospheric whole. Past the creeper-smothered exterior, there are beamed ceilings, roaring fires, dark wood panelling, steep stairs; a ‘dramatic and glamorous bar’. The walls are hung with prints and oil paintings, the rooms filled with antiques, clocks, lamps and ornaments. Similarly characterful bedrooms have views over rooftops and the wild expanse of Romney Marshes. ‘My room was charmingly higgledy-piggledy, old-fashioned but not tired. There was ample comfortable seating and a spacious, well-equipped bathroom.’ In a ‘handsome’, galleried room, breakfast is ‘exquisite’: choose from local sausages, oak-smoked haddock, wild Scottish salmon. Richard Martin, the chef, is a dab hand outside of the kitchen, too: ‘He was so helpful about Rye’s attractions.’ ‘We felt at home and were loath to leave.’ (Mary Ellin Osmond, Richard Osborne)