Jeake’s House

‘It’s a lovely place to stay, with great character and charm. More

Contact details

Mermaid Street
TN31 7ET
01797 222828

Hotel information




all year.


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

Background music

chamber music in breakfast room.


not under 8.


allowed on leads and ‘always supervised’.

Credit cards

MasterCard, Visa.


per room B&B £99–£155. 1-night bookings sometimes refused Fri/Sat.

Other reviews

Good Hotel Guide Review

‘It’s a lovely place to stay, with great character and charm.’ Readers visiting Jenny Hadfield’s 17th-century B&B ‘as a little treat’ to celebrate an occasion in 2018 ‘were made to feel special and right at home. Jenny and her team are wonderful hosts.’ The ivy-covered former wool storehouse, on a pretty cobbled street, has remained unchanged for centuries. Its beamed bedrooms are ‘charmingly higgledy-piggledy’; sloping floors and ceilings, and low beams, are de rigueur. ‘You can feel the history all around you.’ Some rooms overlook the wilds of Romney Marsh; others Rye’s rooftops. ‘The bed was so comfortable that we both slept like logs; there was ample seating and a well-equipped bathroom.’ Downstairs, find crackling fires, wood-panelled walls hung with prints and oil paintings, antiques and a ‘dramatic, glamorous bar’ with an honesty box for drinks. Served in the ‘handsome’ galleried former chapel, ‘breakfast is amazing’ with Richard Martin’s ‘very good cooked dishes’ of local sausages, oak-smoked haddock, potato rösti and devilled kidneys. A fount of local knowledge as well as tasty food, ‘he was so helpful about Rye’s attractions’. (Chris and Alison Brett, MEO, RO)

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Special offers

Weekly Discount Special Offer

Throughout the year this hotel offers a discount of 10% from the cost of your room if you wish to stay for seven or more nights. The weekly discount is not available over the Christmas period. To benefit from this offer, please mention The Good Hotel Guide when booking.


Jeake’s House
Mermaid Street
TN31 7ET

Guest comments

'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
'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 - July, 2016
'Old-fashioned (but not ‘tired’) bedroom, charmingly higgldy-piggledy, pretty, with ample comfortable seating. Spacious, well-equipped bathroom. Handsome galleried breakfast room, with excellent buffet and very good cooked additions as required. Two pleasant sitting areas – a bar and snug – with honesty boxes for drinks. Parking free of charge about six minutes' walk away. ' - Richard Osborne - June, 2016

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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.

Last updated: October 8, 2018. Information from the 2019 Good Hotel Guide