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“I should like a cup of tea, Miss Lyall, with plenty of milk in it, and not too strong. You know how I like my tea. And a biscuit or something for Pug, with a little cream in a saucer, or anything that’s handy.” – E. F. Benson, Queen Lucia

As any of E. F. Benson’s Mapp and Lucia novels will reveal, Rye is famed for its cream teas, and The George in Rye is the perfect place to sit down for a nice pot of tea and a slice (or two or three) of cake.

In the autumn and winter, take a seat in our panelled sitting room with its log fire, while on lazy summer afternoons the courtyard terrace makes for a lovely suntrap.

To make an afternoon tea reservation, please call 01797 222 114 or email [email protected]


Tea and Cake £6.50
Choice of loose leaf tea and a selection of cakes

Cream Tea £8.50
Choice of loose leaf tea, two warm scones, strawberry jam & clotted cream

Afternoon Tea £15.00
Choice of loose leaf tea, selection of sandwiches, warm scones with strawberry jam and clotted cream, and a selection of cakes

Full afternoon tea with a glass of champagne £24.00


After a fire on 20th July, we have had to temporarily close The George hotel and restaurant. We are working hard to make the necessary repairs, and will reopen as soon as we possibly can. For more information and updates on our refurbishment, please give us a follow on Facebook or Instagram, or sign up to our newsletter. We thank you for your support, Alex, Katie and The George team.