Our little corner of the south east produces some of the finest meat, seafood, fruit and wine in the UK…
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 Tillingham, Charles 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
The Union, Rye
Address: 8 East Street,
Rye TN31 7JY
Phone: +44 1797 229289
Address: 2 High St, Rye TN31 7JE
The George In Rye
Address: 98 High St, Rye TN31 7JT
Phone: +44 1797 222114
The Globe Inn Marsh
Address: 10 Military Rd,
Rye TN31 7NX
Phone: +44 1797 225220
The Lookout Rye
Address: E Cliff, Rye TN31 7LD
Phone: +44 1797 223838
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
Address: 2 Lion Street,
Rye TN31 7LB
Phone: +44 1797 222227
Address: Tower Forge,
Hilders Cliff, Rye TN31 7LD
Rose And Crown
Address: B2088, Clayhill,
Rye TN31 6SE
Phone: +44 1797 252161
Lime Wharf Cafe
Address: Station Rd, Cranbrook TN31 6FE
Phone: +44 1797 253838
The Brewery Yard Club
Address: Landgate, Rye TN31 7LH
Phone: +44 1797 222857
Address: Tibbs Farm,
Udimore, Rye TN31 6AR
Phone: 07596 741 680
Address: 24 High Street,
Rye TN31 7JF
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