The George in Rye is in the centre of Rye, East Sussex and is easily one of the top boutique hotels on the south coast of England. The building dates from 1575 and has been beautifully and sympathetically restored by the young and extremely talented owners Alex and Katie. The George is perfectly formed and perfectly put together and the style is that it isn't styled or contrived. There is a clever and natural mix of a bit of everything - contemporary & traditional, old & new - giving an authentic and informal atmosphere. Alex and Katie know their stuff; Alex used to be a management consultant in the industry and Katie a prop buyer and set decorator on films. Although The George in Rye is most definitely a chic hotel, we are reluctant to call it that - it is just so much more. BOOK NOW to avoid severe disappointment. "Voted one of the top five UK Hotels by Observer readers, in the 2008 Observer Travel Awards."
Rye itself is a medieval town with an intriguing past. Four miles from the white beach of Camber sands, the sea air is just as refreshing in the winter as it is in the summer.
The buzz starts in the bar and restaurant. The menu has a Mediterranean flavour incorporating the local and freshest ingredients from the nearby farms. Most of the fish is freshly caught by the trawlers of Rye Bay. The bar has a large selection of wine both by the glass and by the bottle.