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Our little corner of the south east produces some of the finest meat, seafood, fruit and wine in the UK…

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It’s no surprise then that there is also a good choice of restaurants, pubs, cafes and tearooms close to Swallowtail Hill which have a strong emphasis on locally sourced food. You’ll find a list of our favourite places below with links to their websites.

Throughout the year there are festivals celebrating local produce and are well worth exploring if they coincide with your visit to Swallowtail Hill.

Scallops have long been fished in the waters of Rye Bay and the harvesting of them is restricted in order to preserve future stocks. The Scallop Festival in Rye each February sees many of the local restaurants offer special scallop dishes and local wines to celebrate this delicious and nutritious shellfish. 

The Stade in Hastings is the home of Britain’s largest fleet of beach launched fishing boats. The nature of fishing like this – small boats with a small catch – means that the fleet has always fished in an ecologically sound way. Each September the Hastings Seafood and Wine festival is a glorious weekend of gourmet food and wine enjoyed alongside live music and street entertainment.

Our region is famous for its vineyards and you can visit many of them for tours and tastings. Most famous is Chapel Down which is just fifteen minutes’ drive from Swallowtail hill. But we’ve also TillinghamCharles Palmer and Sedlescombe vineyards close by  and closer still is Oxney Estate which is just at the end of our lane.

Local Pubs, Cafes and Restaurants

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The Union, Rye

Address: 8 East Street,
Rye TN31 7JY

Phone: +44 1797 229289

The Fig

Address: 2 High St, Rye TN31 7JE

Email: thefigrye@gmail.com

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The George In Rye

Address: 98 High St, Rye TN31 7JT

Phone: +44 1797 222114

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The Globe Inn Marsh

Address: 10 Military Rd,
Rye TN31 7NX

Phone: +44 1797 225220

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The Lookout Rye

Address: E Cliff, Rye TN31 7LD

Phone: +44 1797 223838

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The Mermaid

Address: The Mermaid Inn,
Mermaid Street, Rye TN31 7EY

Phone: +44 1797 223065

The White Dog Inn

Address: Village Street, Ewhurst Green, Robertsbridge TN32 5TD

Phone: +44 01580 830264

The Ship Inn

Address: The Strand,
Rye TN31 7DB

Phone: +44 1797 229256

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Fletcher’s House

Address: 2 Lion Street,
Rye TN31 7LB

Phone: +44 1797 222227


Address: Tower Forge,
Hilders Cliff, Rye TN31 7LD

Email: hello@knoops.co.uk

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Rose And Crown

Address: B2088, Clayhill,
Rye TN31 6SE

Phone: +44 1797 252161

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Lime Wharf Cafe

Address: Station Rd, Cranbrook TN31 6FE

Phone: +44 1797 253838

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The Brewery Yard Club

Address: Landgate, Rye TN31 7LH

Phone: +44 1797 222857

Tibbs Farm

Address: Tibbs Farm,
Udimore, Rye TN31 6AR

Phone: 07596 741 680

White House

Address: 24 High Street,
Rye TN31 7JF

Email: info@whitehouserye.co.uk

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