“Quirky and theatrical are danger words; not everyone likes to be welcomed by ‘our flirtatious Tonkinese, Freddie’ but most people love it. This is a very special place, filled with attractive things, spotlessly clean, trusting and friendly (there is an honesty bar where you write your own tab). It is old-fashioned in the sense that there is a lot of heavy soft furnishing, there are four-poster beds and some dark and interesting corners. They don’t do lunch or dinner but the breakfast offered would last many people all day; smoked salmon, kippers, ham, kidneys, toasted cheese on walnut bread, plus eggs many ways, etc. Run for many years by caring owner Jenny Hadfield, worthy of historic, fastidious Rye and a delight.”
Written by George Pownall
“Why do people love staying in your hotel? Because we have such a rich and fascinating history and we enjoy meeting people.
What is there to do in the area or on site? A wealth of national Trust properties
What kind of breakfast do you offer? The specialty dish is devilled kidneys and we offer many fish and vegetarian dishes.
Do you offer other meals? No, but there are lots of lovely places to eat within easy walking. And can you recommend good places to eat out locally? Yes, The Landgate Bistro, The Tuscan Kitchen and Webbes
Which are your most popular room types, and why? Our Four-Poster rooms are full of character
What message would you like to give Hotel Guru readers? You won’t regret spending time in Jeake’s House and Rye”