Jeake’s House

Rye, Sussex

Creeper-clad and atmospheric, Jenny Hadfield’s B&B stands on the steep, cobbled main street of this medieval hilltop town. More

Good Hotel Guide Review

Creeper-clad and atmospheric, Jenny Hadfield’s B&B stands on the steep, cobbled main street of this medieval hilltop town. It occupies a glorious agglomeration of 17th-century merchant’s house and adjacent listed buildings, including a former wool store and a chapel. Each bedroom has its own charms; the best are named after notable people associated with the house. Steep stairs lead up to Conrad Aiken (who owned the house from 1924), with an antique four-poster. Malcolm Lowry (who visited Aiken here) has a toile-draped antique four-poster, a roll-top bath and walk-in shower. You can relax by a log-burner in the parlour, and help yourself to drinks in the theatrically styled bar. Breakfast, cooked by Richard Martin, and served in the galleried former chapel, brings award-winning sausages, free-range eggs, oak-smoked haddock and smashed avocado on toast. ‘We loved the deep 
red walls of the dining room, with old prints and two great portraits. Breakfast was one of the best ever, with devilled kidneys,’ writes a trusted reader. Private parking is a ‘boon’. (Richard Bright, MA, and others)

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), unsuitable for disabled.

Background music

chamber music in breakfast room.

Children

not under 8.

Dogs

allowed in bedrooms, public rooms, on leads and ‘always supervised’, not in breakfast room.

Credit cards

MC, Visa.

Prices

per room B&B £99–£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