Rye is a historic little town located on the south east coast of England, about an hour train ride from Stratford International in London. Ever since I discovered Rye from a photographer’s blog I’ve been wanting to visit this picturesque town with its cobbled streets and beautifully preserved Georgian and Medieval buildings. I was not disappointed!
We arrived in Rye on a Saturday afternoon at about 1 o’clock in time for lunch. The weather was overcast and drizzly so a pub lunch was the ideal way to spend an hour or two. On our way to the pub I had in mind, I was delighted to see many quality shops selling luxury products, records, antiques, books and artisan goods.
As soon as we walked into this 15th century pub, The Standard Inn I knew I had made the right decision. The beautifully carved wooden beams and exposed brickwork combined with the warmth of the vibrant and lively atmosphere made us feel instantly at home.
We headed to the back of the pub where there were still a few free tables and settled in for lunch.
The Standard Inn is also known for their good food which I was looking forward to trying. My hubby ordered a beef and chorizo burger and I ordered 5 scallops in herb butter with fries. Mmmm nom nom nom… 😉 We were very happy with our delicious lunch.
After lunch we took a walk around the town to take a few photos and then decided to head to our next stop for the night, Camber, which I shall share with you in my next post.
The following morning the weather had cleared up and we headed back to Rye to walk around the town before catching our train back to London. The town looked even prettier with blue skies around giving us the perfect opportunity to take plenty of photos.
Rye is definitely a town worth visiting even if it’s just for the day. It has reignited my desire to work through my list of many other English towns I still want to see!
Watch this space for my post next week on our stay in Camber.
Have you been to Rye? What were your thoughts? I’d love to hear in the comments.