This year my sister in law had a very important birthday, she decided that it would be nice if we all met up and had lunch somewhere. as it was a very important birthday, we felt we ought to go somewhere really nice. My husband came up with the suggestion of The Mermaid in Rye, which we all thought was a great idea
Rye is roughly half way between us and my sister in law, so on the nearest Saturday to the birthday we met in Rye and took a leisurely stroll to the hotel.
The beautiful Dining Room
The Mermaid Inn is quite simply beautiful. The original Inn was built on the site in about 1156, in 1377 during a raid by the French the building was destroyed by fire, and was rebuilt in 1420. Rye is built on a hill and at one time it was much closer to the sea, over the centuries the harbour has silted up, and the town of Rye is now some way from the sea, although the River Rother still flows round the bottom of the town.
Here we all are, well fed
Back to our lunch..we had a beautiful meal in fantastic surroundings, we all thoroughly enjoyed ourselves in the gorgeous dining room. My sister in law really felt that we had celebrated her birthday in style, and I have hinted that it would suit me very well when I have a big birthday…next year!!