April 8th, 2011
Yes, smartphone fever has reached Rye – we are pleased to announce our new iphone app.
It's a phone app!
We’ve designed this for guests so that while you’re here, you can have a portable guide to things to do around Rye while you’re on the trot – from gardens, beaches and historic homes and special events, through to handy info like the nearest pharmacist, Doctor’s surgery and ATM machine.
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You can also send an e-postcard to friends and family (we love snail mail, but just sometimes buying a card slips the mind…).
But hang on, there’s more – you can even book rooms directly through the app.
So if you’re coming to stay with us, go download it!
April 22nd, 2010
Another great art event coming close by to Rye this summer.
Artist Anthony Gormley’s Critical Mass, one of his most famous works, is landing on the roof of beautiful cultural venue the De La Warr Pavilion in Bexhill. You can expect 60 lifesize cast iron bodies looking out on you from above – unsettling stuff!
Photo: Nigel Green
Highly recommended, and on the roof between 8th May to August 2010. The venue, De La Warr Pavillion, is fast becoming one of the most important arts centres in the south of England – check out their programme at http://www.dlwp.com/
January 14th, 2010
Quick blog post from us to say that if you’re staying with us up to Mid-March and are an art enthusiast, you must check out an exhibition of the Chapman Brothers’ work, being held at Hastings’ Museum Old Town Hall Art Gallery.
Jake and Dinos Chapman, who stirred up the British art scene in the 1990s and who went to school in Hastings, so their work is coming back home. We won’t pretend to be art critics; if you want an intro to their work, here’s an interview on YouTube from ArtPatrol TV:
This is a great exhibition to have locally, so stop in if you fancy a trip over to hastings. More on the gallery website.
October 23rd, 2009
Apples aren’t the the most glamorous of fruits compared to the papaya or lycee. Is this because it’s a boring fruit, or simply because the supermarkets only sell a fraction of the hundreds of varieties that are out there? Thank heavens for Apple Day, which is every year shines a light on this taken-for-granted fruit and celebrates local varieties. In Rye apples took centre stage for during the farmers market this week – from bobbings to apple pie-making competitions and juice tastings. Sadly the great British weather was a bit of a dampener, but the hard-core fans (sorry for the pun!) turned out to support the Pippin and Cox. Check out the pictures.
Bobbing Boy - don't fall in!
Tasty to the Core!
Apple Crisps? What next!