was rebuilt, much as it still stands today, as the
principal Inn of Rye. Now owned by two local
residents the Mermaid caters for those who
appreciate tradition and charm, coupled with the
modern facilities required by today's guest.
So, from a picturesque cobbled street; step back
in time to experience the unique atmosphere of
one of England's oldest and loveliest Inns.
Over the years the Mermaid has been visited by artistes of stage and screen, musicians, politicians of the day and royalty, including HRH Elizabeth, the Queen Mother, HRH Prince Edward, Warren Beatty, Charlie Chaplin, Pierce Brosnan, Andy Garcia and even Johnny Depp. Painters from all over the world have spent many a happy hour with brush in hand, capturing the rare character of this beautiful Inn.