We’re open and cannot wait to see you!

We are so happy that now we are now fully open and can finally get back to helping you create some great memories!


The Ship Inn is a family-friendly pub and dining room and idyllic English Inn. Located in the heart of the historic East Sussex town of Rye - the perfect spot for a Sunday lunch or catch up with friends!

Our chefs have been busy curating a fabulous sunshine menu for you to enjoy, with some great weekly promotions to showcase the best of what we have to offer!

Tables will be available on a first come, first served basis in our garden area, but are bookable for inside dining. Our bedrooms are also available to book directly for those looking for the perfect English staycation!

The Balfour Hospitality Team x

What's on & Offers

Treat Yourself Weekend

Enjoy a dessert and one of our after dinner cocktails for £12, available every Friday and Saturday.

Seafood & Bubbles

Enjoy a luxury seafood platter and a bottle from the Balfour Leslie's Reserve Collection for 2 or 4.

Balfour Wine Mondays

A Kentish Cheese & Charcuterie board plus a bottle of Balfour still wine for 2 to share for £30




While you're here

Camber Sands


Camber, located east of the ancient town of Rye, has over 2 miles of beach, and much of it is golden sands! It is home to the only sand dune system in East Sussex, which provides a valuable natural habitat to many animals and plants.

Bodiam Castle


Archetypal 14th century moated castle with ruined interior - a glimpse of medieval splendour.

Kent & East Sussex Railway


The earliest plans for a railway for Tenterden were made in the 1850s. The South Eastern Railway proposed that their Ashford to Hastings line should pass through Tenterden but a more southerly route through Appledore and Rye was chosen in 1851, largely through military influence.

Lamb House


Georgian house with literary associations.

Rye Castle Museum


Welcome to the website of Rye Castle Museum, a charity and an Accredited museum, situated in beautiful Rye, East Sussex. There is lots to explore! Our two museum sites, RCM East Street and RCM Ypres Tower, are just a short walk apart in the medieval town of Rye.

We are part of a collection fabulous pubs throughout the region, all proudly serving Balfour wines and Jake’s beers and ciders. We are passionate about offering locally sourced menus, a great atmosphere and inviting boutique bedrooms. To see our sister properties, click on their logo below.

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