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Giants Fireplace Bar at The Mermaid Inn

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Address: Mermaid Street, Rye TN31 7EY, England
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+44 1797 223065

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Drinks outside

Was there just for drinks, sat outside, although Hotel does look fantatstic! - maybe another trip to Rye is needed? Really enjoyed ourselves, and enjoyed out bottle of Champagne... read more

Reviewed 22 July 2016
Andrew W
London, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

Called in recently to visit this old attractive inn. Decided to go into the Bar as the outside area was quite busy. Completely ignored by barman (we were sitting about 6 feet away from him) who was determined to not make eye contact. Also ignored by other staff who just walked past us with their heads down; I think one... More 

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Martin B, Guest Relations Manager at Giants Fireplace Bar at The Mermaid Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We can only apologise for what seems a simple misunderstanding. We note you were "sitting" in the bar. The bar is not waiter served, except for when food is brought to customers in the bar or on the patios. We are a busy hotel with 31 rooms, two private lounges as well as the bar,... More 

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70 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 July 2016

2nd pub on our walk-about. Set in a beautiful road - cobbled - a pub with such character that its hard to imagine it NOT having a ghost and smugglers associated with it. There IS A GHOST and smugglers did use it. We sat in a quiet cool room for residents and read the papers. The place just oozes atmosphere... More 

Thank Henstooth
London, United Kingdom
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454 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 382 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 July 2016

Was there just for drinks, sat outside, although Hotel does look fantatstic! - maybe another trip to Rye is needed? Really enjoyed ourselves, and enjoyed out bottle of Champagne, however white metal painted tables were filthy, they could do with a real good jet wash, and judging by the food leftovers strewn on other tables, the table clearing service was... More 

Thank Andrew W
Folkestone, United Kingdom
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828 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 396 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 July 2016

This is a great place to have a drink and let your imagination run riot, who, what and when...Plenty of celebrities have been through this bar with a very low doorway!The Mermaid is a hotel at the top of a cobble stoned hill with a good sized car park.The bar is wonderful a large fireplace comfy seating.There is a corridor... More 

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132 reviews
68 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 June 2016

Recently stopped for drinks with several friends. Nice atmosphere. Many had ales, but I had. Pimms. Very well made loads of fresh fruit.

Thank vkrombach
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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22 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 June 2016 via mobile

Well worth a visit to the Giants Fireplace. A pub in the Mermaid Inn in Rye. In the winter months a beautiful log fire burns and you can take the chill out your bones and enjoy a drink or more. You can order a pub meal or dine in the restaurant. Well worth a visit.

Thank ShelleyMuller
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2016 via mobile

Stop for a pint at The Mermaid Inn and cosy up by the ridiculously big, roaring fire. The bar area oozes character. Definitely worth a visit in the winter months.

Thank Claire B
Pontevedra, Spain
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140 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 January 2016

It's impressive, terrifically comfy and inviting on a cold day and full of nooks and curiosities. Not to miss if visiting the beautiful Rye.

Thank TeresaLopez4
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7 reviews
Reviewed 2 November 2015 via mobile

A quick drink in this historic building just great and an honour to be able to relax. Will be returning to dine as the food looked stunning.

Thank Owen E
London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 October 2015

We went here as it is advertised as dog friendly and we were met with a very curt rebuff. Lovely old building and a great location but that doesn't make up for unfriendliness. We got talking in the garden to some customers having a cigarette break and came away with the impression that the staff may have taken against my... More 

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