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Afternoon Tea

“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


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