Christmas Break at The George in Rye, East Sussex



The George in Rye is a magical place to be at Christmas. Rye is a town straight out of Dickens, and the hotel is the perfect setting for this year's winter festivities. We've created a three or four night package that takes care of everything short of buying the presents, allowing you to relax and enjoy yourself with family and friends over fine food and wine. The package includes accommodation, all food and lunch as well as an excursion to Canterbury Cathedral on Boxing Day.


Featured in The Sunday Times as one of the Best Places to Stay at Christmas: "A splendidly convivial Hotel". Please follow link for full review.

The Christmas package is made up as follows....

The following total package price of  £455  per person (sharing) includes the following:
 
3 night package:

Three nights’ accommodation arriving on Wednesday 24th (Christmas Eve) and departing Saturday 27th December
a Queen room (upgrades to Superior, Luxury and Junior Suites available, please see below)
all food as follows: 
- full English breakfast each morning
- mince pies and welcome reception drinks on arrival on Christmas Eve 
- dinner* in The George Grill on Christmas Eve 
- Traditional Christmas lunch
- a light buffet for Christmas dinner
- lunch at The Falstaff in Canterbury on Boxing Day
- dinner* on Boxing Day in The George Grill.
Special excursion to Canterbury Cathedral including transport, lunch and Cathedral entrance.
A Christmas gift from us

The outline programme will run as follows:

Christmas Eve
Check-in on Christmas Eve from 3 pm 
Residents welcome reception in the Benson room with mince pies and sherry.
Carols are sung in The George Tap at 4 pm
Relax in your room, choose a DVD from our library, or explore Rye
Join us for dinner* in The Grill with a selection of local specialities such as Rye Bay fish and Romney Marsh lamb.
After Midnight Mass at St Mary’s, mulled wine will be served from The George Tap.


Christmas Day

Enjoy full English breakfast in The Grill
Between 12:00 and 12:30 you will be served a complimentary Bellini before sitting down to a Traditional Christmas lunch
with all the trimmings from 12:30pm
For dinner, we will be serving a light buffet from 7:00 pm.






 Boxing Day

After a leisurely breakfast, leave the hotel at 11:00 for a special excursion to Canterbury
Arrive in time for early lunch at our sister Hotel, The Falstaff in Canterbury.
Take a guided tour of Canterbury Cathedral.  
Return to Rye at 5 p.m. to relax in your room before dinner* is served in The George Grill


Sunday 27th December
For those on the 3-night package, check out on Sunday 27th December after a hearty breakfast; 
or

Extend your Christmas break
Extend your holiday to 4 days by booking an extra night (bed and breakfast) on either 23rd or 27th December for just £55 per person per room.  This will give you more time to spend with the family, or just take your time and explore all the area has to offer. 


Notes

*dinner to the value of £50 per couple

The following supplements apply to the 3 night package:
Upgrade to Superior room – (total of £495pp)
Upgrade to Luxury room – (total of £545pp)
Upgrade to Junior Suite - (total of £595pp)
 
Accommodation for child (when sharing parents’ room) – £250 per child
Single occupancy supplement – from £250pp depending on room type – ask reservations for details

Book an extra night on 23rd December or 27th December from just £55 per person bed and breakfast.

Book by 31st July 2015 to take advantage of our Early Bird discount of 10%

Christmas Eve
The 12th century church of St Mary’s dominates the citadel and is under a minute’s walk away at the top of Lion Street.  
Click here for details of its Midnight Mass which starts at 11:30 pm.  Alternatively there is a crib service at 6:30 p.m. for those with little ones. 






Suggested Christmas morning activity for guests:
Camber Sands – explore the glorious beach and sand dunes at Camber,  just a five minute drive away from The George and a site of special scientific interest; or
Rye Harbour Nature Reserve - This large area is a mosaic of habitats beside the sea, full of wildlife for you to discover and ten minutes drive away.

On Christmas afternoon we will be showing a children’s film in the Benson room.


Boxing Day
We have laid on a special excursion to Canterbury in your package.  Enjoy lunch at our sister hotel, The Falstaff, which is conveniently situated in the historic city centre adjacent to the Westgate Towers.  After lunch take a tour of the world-famous Canterbury Cathedral





Sunday 27th December

On the evening of Sunday 27th December, we will be hosting one of our regular comedy nights, brought to you by the well-established Lonestar Comedy Club.   There will be three hilarious acts and supper served in the interval.  The event (comedy night and supper) is complimentary for residents on our 4 night package.


Other things to do in the area:

Bodiam Castle is a picturesque 14th century moated castle, and one of Britain’s most romantic and ancient monuments.  It is  a 25 minute drive from The George (open on 23rd, 26th & 27th December)

Kino digital cinema is newly opened and under a minute’s walk from The George in the historic St Mary’s Centre.  Kino has two screens showing a mix of blockbusters and art house movies.  

Hastings Old Town is snuggled between two hills at the far eastern end of Hastings.  A picturesque jumble of weather-boarded cottages, mossy-roofed townhouses and narrow 'twittens' (passageways).  Down on the seafront is The Stade, where the tall black net huts of the town’s still-working fishing fleet abut the sleek, black-tiled Jerwood Gallery of modern art.