Day trip to Rye

Rye - Cobbled street

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.

Rye - The Standard Pub

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.

The Standard Inn in Rye

We headed to the back of the pub where there were still a few free tables and settled in for lunch.

The Standard Inn in Rye

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.

Lunch at The Standard Inn

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.

Rye town centre

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 - pub
Rye - tea house

Rye - pretty house

Rye - old pub

Rye - pretty street

Pub in Rye

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.


  1. 9th August 2016 / 7:09 AM

    I love this post 💛 lovely read and pictures

    • 9th August 2016 / 7:34 AM

      Hi Meryl, thanks for stopping by and commenting 🙂 I shall check out your blog too!

      • 9th August 2016 / 7:35 AM

        You’re welcome!! Aww thanks you so much!

    • 9th August 2016 / 3:28 PM

      Stunning! I would definitely visit again 🙂

  2. Cheryl Lau Foy
    16th August 2016 / 5:15 AM

    Looks stunning!

    • 16th August 2016 / 5:24 AM

      It was stunning 🙂 Hope alls well with you Aunty Cheryl!

  3. 26th August 2016 / 5:25 PM

    so pretty!

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