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The Ship Inn

The Strand Rye TN31 7DB 01797 222 233

We say

A curiosity of a place, the Ship Inn was originally a warehouse to store contraband seized from smugglers. Mind your head on the low beams in the bar and choose from a range of traditional ales or from a decent wine list. There are sofas if you want to flop and a great menu of snacks such as rock oysters, scallops and Arbroath smokies, as well as more substantial fare such as pork, bean and chorizo stew served with a chunk of fresh crusty bread. The interior is fairly stark yet still has a warm and friendly feel, something aided by the staff and locals who make this place such a top choice.

You say Average Rating ★★★☆☆

Ye Olde Rye ★★★☆☆

A nice little traditional pub in the middle of Rye - the food is typical pub fare, but they have a few ales on tap and the decor is a nice reminder of the past of the town - a big port before the sea left it high and dry.

The Ship Inn reviewed by on May 15th, 2012

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How much?

Starters £5–£7 and mains around £10–£15. Pork, bean and chorizo stew, for example, is £12.75.


  • Bar
  • Wheelchair Access


Daily 11am–11pm (food Mon–Fri noon–3.30pm, Sat & Sun noon–5.30pm)

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