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Giants Fireplace Bar at The Mermaid Inn

Mermaid Street, Rye TN31 7EY, England
+44 1797 223065
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Why is the Mermaid classified as a top hotel?

I visited the Mermaid and asked for a Latte with an extra shot and a dah of caramel. I was told... read more

Reviewed 30 September 2016
Tmead1
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SUSSEX ENLAND U.K.
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Beautiful setting, loaded with character

The perfect spot for an afternoon drink or two. Tonnes of atmosphere, history and charm. Outdoor... read more

Reviewed 26 September 2016
Emily D
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Mermaid Street, Rye TN31 7EY, England
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Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

I visited the Mermaid and asked for a Latte with an extra shot and a dah of caramel. I was told that it is not a coffee shop and that they could only serve a normal latte. I was amazed when the the bartender pressed...More

Thank Tmead1
Martin B, Guest Relations Manager at Giants Fireplace Bar at The Mermaid Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2016

Thank you for your review. In answer to your question....The Mermaid is a top hotel because the focus is on running a top hotel, and not running a coffee shop. That is why we receive such fulsome praise on the many review sites. There are...More

Reviewed 26 September 2016

The perfect spot for an afternoon drink or two. Tonnes of atmosphere, history and charm. Outdoor seating for those sunny days too. Friendly staff. Looks like a fantastic place to stay the night too. Our favourite pub in rye!

Thank Emily D
Reviewed 18 September 2016

The fireplace is huge! The bar is as gorgeous as the whole hotel. Full of atmosphere and dark wood. Windows have stained glass. Food is good. Tables are very low so having a snack is easier!

Thank Gabby51
Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

Called in recently to visit this old attractive inn. Decided to go into the Bar as the outside area was quite busy. Completely ignored by barman (we were sitting about 6 feet away from him) who was determined to not make eye contact. Also ignored...More

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Martin B, Guest Relations Manager at Giants Fireplace Bar at The Mermaid Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 8 August 2016

Thank you for your review. We can only apologise for what seems a simple misunderstanding. We note you were "sitting" in the bar. The bar is not waiter served, except for when food is brought to customers in the bar or on the patios. We...More

Reviewed 24 July 2016

2nd pub on our walk-about. Set in a beautiful road - cobbled - a pub with such character that its hard to imagine it NOT having a ghost and smugglers associated with it. There IS A GHOST and smugglers did use it. We sat in...More

Thank Henstooth
Reviewed 22 July 2016

Was there just for drinks, sat outside, although Hotel does look fantatstic! - maybe another trip to Rye is needed? Really enjoyed ourselves, and enjoyed out bottle of Champagne, however white metal painted tables were filthy, they could do with a real good jet wash,...More

Thank Andrew W
Reviewed 12 July 2016

This is a great place to have a drink and let your imagination run riot, who, what and when...Plenty of celebrities have been through this bar with a very low doorway!The Mermaid is a hotel at the top of a cobble stoned hill with a...More

Thank LOBSTER64
Reviewed 30 June 2016

Recently stopped for drinks with several friends. Nice atmosphere. Many had ales, but I had. Pimms. Very well made loads of fresh fruit.

Thank vkrombach
Reviewed 25 June 2016 via mobile

Well worth a visit to the Giants Fireplace. A pub in the Mermaid Inn in Rye. In the winter months a beautiful log fire burns and you can take the chill out your bones and enjoy a drink or more. You can order a pub...More

Thank ShelleyMuller
Reviewed 27 February 2016 via mobile

Stop for a pint at The Mermaid Inn and cosy up by the ridiculously big, roaring fire. The bar area oozes character. Definitely worth a visit in the winter months.

Thank Claire B
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