34. 17 in annexe, some with private entrance.
lounge, bar, restaurant, function rooms, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), civil wedding licence, decked courtyard garden, unsuitable for disabled.
in bar and restaurant.
all ages welcomed.
 per room B&B £125–£325. À la carte £45.
Good Hotel Guide Review
In a ‘prime High Street spot’, this ‘thoroughly enjoyable’ hotel has ‘the perfect mix of historic charm and up-to-date style and decor’. The centuries-old coaching inn has been a landmark since it entertained, in succession, the first three King Georges; today, ‘fashionable, quirky and fun’, it remains a hotspot for locals, passers-by and regular Guide correspondents who report being ‘well looked after’. The ‘cosy bar’ draws the crowds with its cocktails, local ales and English wines; in the all-day restaurant (‘a tasteful melange of appealing patterns’), sample a modern European menu packed with Rye Bay seafood. Bedrooms have ‘all the comforts of a good hotel’, plus whimsical touches – a collection of Penguin Classics, perhaps – and ‘lots of nice products’ in the bathroom. Some rooms are well suited for a family. Ground-floor courtyard rooms open on to a ‘pretty, sunny’ alfresco eating and drinking area – ask for a room in the main building for more privacy, Guide readers suggest. Inside or out, breakfast is ‘delicious’: ‘tasty sausages; excellent eggs Florentine; a perfectly poached egg’. ‘They happily tailored the cooked options to our desires.’ (AW, ANR, David Berry)