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The George in Rye is a 34-room boutique hotel with an independent restaurant, “The George Grill”, a bar/pub and courtyard (100 covers in total) – and a ballroom which caters for weddings and private dining.

The George is one of the founding examples of a boutique English country coaching inn, employing exceptional standards of comfort, food and hospitality.  The business has grown steadily over the last ten years, most notably with the extension of the business to incorporate a new kitchen for “the grill”, a doubling of the restaurant seating area, and the addition of ten further bedrooms.  Although founded in 1575, The George receives ongoing investment to maintain the high levels our customers have come to expect.

We have won many awards, including runner-up of “Independent Hotel of the Year” (Independent Hotel Show), and “Best Luxury Staycation” (Daily Express), “Top 10 UK Romantic Hotel”  Sunday Times and shortlisted for Best Wedding Venue London & South East (TWIA).  We are very much a destination hotel, and a member of Mr & Mrs Smith as well as other premium hotel marketing groups – as well as being somewhat of a local institution having a loyal following of customers.

Our people are core to our success. Whether you are looking for a career in Reception, Food and Beverage, Housekeeping, Kitchen or Events, we are always keen to hear from talented and enthusiastic people who would like to join our friendly team. Please complete our Job Application form attaching your CV and a recent photo.  If you have any queries, please email us.


Hello friends of the George.

As our restoration continues through 2021, we wanted to give you an update on our progress.

The roof is on, and scaffolding is coming down in stages. The top floor bedrooms are now complete and looking incredible. The Ballroom has a beautiful new plaster ceiling; the chandeliers are gleaming and ready to install, and the floors have been laid. Working our way down, our attention has turned to the ground floor with lots of exciting developments.
Things are really starting to take shape and it doesn’t feel too far distant now when we will be fluffing up the pillows on beds and firing up the Josper for our first dinner service. We can’t wait!

We had hoped to open for Christmas, but realistically it will be 2022; we will, of course, let you know when we have a confirmed date.

We would like to thank the local and wider community for their support, and we can't wait to welcome you back to show you all the amazing things that have been happening behind the scenes.

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Best wishes
Alex, Katie and all the team at The George