Jeake’s House

‘Just as welcoming, beautiful, comfortable and relaxing as ever. More

Contact details

Jeake’s House
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

Diners, MasterCard, Visa.


[2017] per room B&B £95–£150. 1-night bookings sometimes refused.

Other reviews

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)

As featured in these Good Hotel Guide articles

Special offers

Midweek Winter Breaks

Stay for two nights between Sunday and Thursday (November to March) and receive a 20% discount. Rye is very peaceful during winter months and you can enjoy its charm without  the crowds.  While away the weather by a cosy fire with a drink in your hand.
To benefit from this offer, please mention The Good Hotel Guide when booking.


Jeake’s House
Mermaid Street
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 - 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
'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

Have you stayed here?
Submit a review

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.