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The Mariners

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15 High Street, Rye TN31 7JF, England
+44 (0)1797 223480 ‎
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19 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016

excellent service and very good food served by marvellous staff at very reasonable prices staff were very helpful and friendly

Thank 233brian
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33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

We usually try to visit this restaurant whenever we are in Rye. It is operated on the whole my people with learning difficulties. On our visit this time we only ordered tea for two. It was a good strong pot of tea, served very promptly by a polite and helpful young man. Although we did not eat on this occasion,... More 

Thank Janet J
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51 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016 via mobile

What a great little cafe! Part of a charity helping those with learning difficulties we had a fab brekkie and our orders were taken by a great guy who was very attentive and intent on getting our order right. The food was good and quick, the cafe filled with lovely art and items that can be bought, just a great... More 

Thank TheBrownsofMargate
London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2016

Went into The Mariners two days in a row this week on a short break to Camber. Enjoyed the happy service from the friendly staff. Would highly recommend. Well worth a visit.

Thank dolittleeliza
Greater London, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016

The Mariners serves simple home-made food with great charm. We enjoyed good coffee and cakes in the busy restaurant and it looks like a good place for light lunches.

Thank Jenny C
Hastings, United Kingdom
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182 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

wonderful gem of a restaurant. great service, tasty food and good value, worth a visit. really clean and tidy inside

Thank ozzie504
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19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2016

We had walked round Rye looking for a reasonable priced place to have lunch and went in The Mariners because it offered a basic but nice lunch menu with prices clearly displayed. We also liked the fact that it employs staff with learning difficulties. We had a panini each which were large, fresh and very nice. Service was friendly and... More 

Thank Kim S
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2016

Lovely tea shop selling delicious home made cakes. They have a selection of tea and coffee and a lovely atmosphere with the staff always more than willing to help with any request.

1 Thank Jeanniepw
Kent, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2016

Chose to pop in the Mariners for a cup of tea and cake on a visit to Rye simply on the basis of it's easy access. Received a friendly welcome and was pleasantly surprised to find it staffed by adults with learning difficulties. Had a very nice pot of tea and homemade cake with excellent service.

Thank MoSparrow
Brighton, United Kingdom
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105 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2016

Quite basic cafe but you're welcomed as soon as you arrive and the fire is lit. The coffee was good.

Thank foodie16

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Cafe, British
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 15 High Street, Rye TN31 7JF, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Sussex  >  Rye
  • Phone Number: +44 (0)1797 223480 ‎

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?