Visiting Rye

We’re open Monday to Saturday 10am to 5pm and 11am to 4pm on Sundays & Bank Holidays. In January we are closed on Sundays. Please check our News pages for our Christmas Opening hours.

We’re constantly asked by our customers where to eat, stay or go when they’re planning a trip to Rye.

With a fascinating historical past and incredible architecture the town is lucky enough to be packed with independent shops and a vast amount of pubs, cafes and restaurants. We’re not travel writers, we make pots for a living, so these are just a handful of suggestions from us personally that might spark your interest.

Places we like in Rye

Rye Art Gallery – The flourishing Art Gallery with constantly changing exhibitions www.ryeartgallery.co.uk
Rye Museum – A good deal of old Rye Pottery for our collectors! www.ryemuseum.co.uk
Rye’s New Cinema – The Kino –
A fabulous new addition to the town – An independent cinema in Rye www.kinodigital.co.uk
Glass etc –
An emporium of glass & “junk” run by BBC Antiques Roadshow expert Andy McConnell www.decanterman.com
Merchant & Mills – Contemporary Haberdashery & Fabrics to die for www.merchantandmills.com

Places to Eat & Stay

The George Hotel – Rye’s only 5 star Hotel beloved by stars including George Clooney www.thegeorgeinrye.com
Jeake’s House B&B –
We’ve recommended this B&B for years. Comfy, quiet & tons character www.jeakeshouse.com
The Salty Shepherd – Luxury glamping in an uber-stylish “Shepherds Hut”. Stunning location www.thesaltyshepherd.co.uk

Places we like near Rye

Jerwood Gallery – The perfect excuse to visit Hastings Old Town, not that you need an excuse www.jerwoodgallery.org
Hastings Museum – Another good collection of old Rye Pottery, with many pieces donated by us in the past www.hmag.org.uk
De La Warr Pavilion – 
Arresting architecture and an ever-changing list of exhibitions & events in Bexhill www.dlwp.com
Towner Gallery – It’s in Eastboure, but, well it’s only a day trip and well worth it! www.townereastbourne.org.uk
Bodiam Castle
 – Fabulous for kids because you can touch & play in it all! www.nationaltrust.org.uk/bodiam-castle/
Great Dixter –
Stunning House & Gardens  www.greatdixter.co.uk


Planning your trip?

Rye Heritage Centre – Rye’s main Tourist Information office. They’ve also got an stunning collection of end of the pier slot machines as well as their very own Rye Sound & Light show based on a miniature model of the town. www.ryeheritage.co.uk
RyeSussex –
A dedicated website for the town with food and accommodation suggestions galore www.ryesussex.co.uk  –
1066 Country –  The county tourist information service for East Sussex  www.visit1066country.com/explore-1066-country/rye