Rye is home to several shops filled to the brim with treasures! Check out some of our friendly neighbours below:
MERCHANT & MILLS
Carolyn Denham and Roderick Field began Merchant & Mills in 2010 with the intention of bringing style and purpose to the overlooked world of sewing.
Fabric, notions and patterns.
Since opening in Rye in 2011, the buzzing boutique showcases an eclectic collection of brands from around the world. The mother and daughter duo, along with their knowledgable staff are at hand to build your wardrobe, select something to wear for a special occasion, or choose a gift. Beautifully curated rails make for a unique boutique experience.
SOAP & SALVATION
In a cluster of historic buildings in the ancient town of Rye, East Sussex you will find Soap & Salvation, a place where you can find a selection of pared-back rustic and modernist pieces for the home, alongside an ever changing collection of art and books.
THE CONFIT POT
Classic French Interiors, antique garden furniture and one of the largest collections of confit pots in the UK. Showcasing a hand picked collection of decorative items including vintage planters, antique watering cans, copper lanterns, antique cabinets, tables and chairs and benches to make your indoor and outdoor spaces beautiful. Also glassware and a fine collection of hand picked mirrors. Not forgetting vintage plant pots, antique planters, confit pots and much more.
THE GREEN HOUSE
The Green House strives to offer a large selection of exotic and unusual houseplants of all shapes and sizes, as well as carefully selected antique and vintage items for the home.In addition, we have a range of plant pots and baskets.We are also official stockists for Haws, Plantsmith and Norfolk Naturals.
McCULLY & CRANE
For Marcus Crane and Gareth McCully an escape to the country from East London has meant an opportunity to forge their creative skills and eclectic eye into a wonderful haven now known to art and interior lovers as McCully & Crane.
Situated in a 19th-century merchant’s warehouse on Cinque Ports Street in Rye, they established their business over 10 years ago, creating a vibrant gallery like no other.
Firmly blurring the lines between art and interiors, McCully & Crane offers a relaxed and welcoming environment where beautifully crafted and cleverly re-worked furniture, lighting and unique objet trouvé can be found amongst walls covered with contemporary artworks.
CAFÈ DES FLEURS
Located on Market Road, Cafe des Fleurs create beautiful fresh floral bouquets and arrangements for any occasion. They offer a local and nationwide delivery service. You can also visit their coffee shop at Rye Station for delicious coffee and homemade cakes when arrive, or bid farewell to Rye.
DINE & DRINK
We have some spectacular restaurants in Rye, with many of them utilising the area’s local produce, from Romney Marsh lamb to Hastings crab.
The Gallivant is a 20-bedroom boutique hotel located just across the road from beautiful Camber Sands. They’re open to everyone over 16 for food, drink, daily yoga classes and spa treatments.
Their seasonal menus feature fresh ingredients from the surrounding land and sea, a wine list stocked with stunning English wine and a style of cooking that celebrates where we are and what we have around us.
Tillingham is a vineyard and natural wine producer rooted in the East Sussex countryside. Committed to regenerative farming, they are a diversified farm spanning 70 acres of wide open spaces along with a restaurant, eleven rooms, terrace and outdoor pizza oven & bar.
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Located in the centre of Rye, East Sussex, the hotel was renovated to create one of the most stunning hideaways on the south coast. The building dates from 1575 and has enviable heritage; it even has an original Georgian ballroom used for lavish weddings and banquets. An eclectic and contemporary design has been given to this historic fabric using a wide range of antique and modern furniture, materials and art. The result is a comfortable blend of old and new, creating an atmosphere which is relaxed, informal and individual.