We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

The Apothecary

Tea Room
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Get directions
1 East Street, Rye TN31 7JY, England
01797 229 157
Website
Add hours for The Apothecary and help diners know when to go.
+ Add hours
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 104 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 36
    Excellent
  • 39
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
A regular favourite

We visited the Apothecary for breakfast. The staff were welcoming and helpful. We have been here a few times before when visiting Rye, and we have never failed to be impressed. The poached eggs on granary toast were cooked to perfection, with lovely runny yolks. My husband loved the coffee. We will... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
Swimbee
,
Winchester, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
Add Photo Write a Review

104 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Any
English first
Winchester, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

We visited the Apothecary for breakfast. The staff were welcoming and helpful. We have been here a few times before when visiting Rye, and we have never failed to be impressed. The poached eggs on granary toast were cooked to perfection, with lovely runny yolks. My husband loved the coffee. We will be back.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Rochester, United Kingdom
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Fabulous coffee, great food, lovely team in an eclectic environment. Will definitely be back for more when in the area. Well done.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Ashford, United Kingdom
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

First visit with friends, lovely crepes and coffee, nice young waitress, will definately return again.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

A lovely building with lots of rooms and sofas. I went with two friends. We had tea for two, a hot chocolate and two scones. We had to wait about 10 minutes or more for the scones after the tea was served, having had to remind the young waitresses. The scones weren't warmed and were stale. While there one of... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Ticehurst, United Kingdom
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

You wander from one room to another to find a comfy chair to enjoy a coffee or indeed a homemade light lunch. Good value excellent service a touch of the past

Was this review helpful? Yes
Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

Just the place to stop when shopping for an excellent cup of coffee and pastry. Very down-to -earth and relaxing with couches and papers or a spectators view of shoppers passing by. Interesting décor with apothecaries labelled drawers. Very popular with locals.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Hastings, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
83 reviews 83 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

popped in for an early morning coffee which was delicious. friendly staff, nice atmosphere. feels like a proper independent coffee shop which makes a pleasant change

Was this review helpful? Yes
Winchelsea Beach, England
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

Nice place to sit and chill and nice coffee. The owner is slightly icy though the other staff and friendly.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Hastings, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

This is a very unique place to relax with excellent coffee, or you can choose from the wide selection of food, if you want a little more. The food is excellent and very reasonably priced, try the chunky toast, very simple but excellent, and the crepes always go down very well. Service is excellent, quick and always very polite. There... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Rye, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

The Apothecary is one of the best places I've ever been to and I've been to lots of places The coffee is really nice and the pain au raisins are always moist The staff are extremely friendly too which is a nice surprise as some people in Rye can be really miserable I go to the Apothecary most days and... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed The Apothecary also viewed

 

Been to The Apothecary? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1 East Street, Rye TN31 7JY, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Sussex  >  Rye
  • Phone Number: 01797 229 157

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Tea Room

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from The Apothecary staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?