I have a reason for pushing this post to the front of the pile
During our recent couple of nights away after our house church weekend, we spent the day in Rye and met a delightful couple from the U.S.A.
They liked the idea of being on my blog so that they could show the photos to friends back home
Rye is a quaint medieval town and a delight to walk around. I will be sharing it with you in future posts
For this post we are going to be concentrating on The Mermaid Inn
Note it was re-built in 1420
Having walked around we decided to have lunch in the inn
Not the restaurant, but the Smugglers Snug almost under the fireplace
This door in the corner leads to what was a secret passage
Alan ordering and note the Hops hanging from the ceiling
We are now right inside the fireplace and the gaping hole half way up was a priests hiding place
I am just showing pictures randomly as I wandered round waiting for our order
The entrance hall with picture gallery of famous people over the years
The inner courtyard
The Mermaid is a hotel too and here we see one of the staircases
See the ancient clock on the left
Before we arrived we had decided to order fish and chips for lunch.
The greatest crispy batter and succulent Haddock, caught today
accompanied with a pot of Mushy Peas dressed with herbs, a very delicious Caper Sauce and half a Lemon tied up in muslin with a pretty bow
The special paper that lines the basket takes one back to childhood when fish and chips were served in the fish and chip shops wrapped in newspaper (a greaseproof paper around the food)
Now this is Bruce & Becky Milne from Wisconsin with whom we shared a pleasant hour or so
Hi! Bruce and Becky - nice to see you again!
The infinity mirror in the ladies room
The restaurant now closed till evening
Photographs of some of the famous people who have stayed here
Now the Queen Mother who would not have stayed here because of security did make a visit and other members of the Royal Family
The Silver cabinet
Hope you enjoyed your visit. The fish and chips were delicious, the chips so crisp on the outside and soft on the inside
Hosting a conference at church this weekend so will be away from computer for a few days.
for anyone interested