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The Apothecary

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1 East Street, Rye TN31 7JY, England
01797 229 157
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Rye, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A busy but relaxing & informal place for morning coffee, delicious cakes or for a lunchtime homemade snack which is always worth it Summer or Winter. The staff are always wonderful.

Thank Anthony B
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Lovely cafe Bit of a bijou place. Nice coffee Quirky with a good feel Staff friendly and accommodating Warm atmosphere

Thank ladyastorDeal
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94 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We popped in here for a coffee and a slice of cake and found it an interesting spot. Good coffee and cake, a mix of different types some furniture, and helpful staff.

Thank Alicia M
Rye, United Kingdom
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86 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The people. The food. The drinks. The decor. Simply perfect in every way. I love the way everyone is so friendly and chatty too...

Thank MrBignose
Weybridge, United Kingdom
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88 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stepped back in time as we entered this old establishment and enjoyed the array of different seating. We had the Welsh rarebit for lunch with salad and coleslaw and a large cappuccino and an earl grey tea. The staff were pleasant and the service was quick - all meals are prepared fresh. We enjoyed lunch though the mustard was... More 

Thank Jandytimes
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I went on a day trip to Rye, it was a little raining and the Apothecary offered a lovely cosy place to sit and have lunch with its vintage armchairs and generously portioned food.

Thank Franklin W
Dallas, Texas
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48 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed in Rye for a week, and had breakfast at The Apothecary almost every day. The food and the coffee were delightful, as was the staff. The building was fascinating. Wish we had coffee houses like this in my area.

Thank aprila3231
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31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I love this cafe, its layout is really unusual. They make fabulous savoury crêpes too. It is a great place to stop for lunch.

Thank Jayne R
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66 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Though most things in Rye are. We stopped in primarily because we had extremely hungry and whiny children with us and needed to rectify this ASAP. It's pretty standard upmarket sandwich bar fare. Costs are reasonable. That's pretty much all that can be said for it.

Thank James H
New Romney, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

We stopped here for Tea and Coffee whilst on our visit to Rye. It was a horrible wet day and this was just the ticket. My Latte was nice, and so was my partners Earl Grey. Lots of people had cake too and seemed to enjoy it. We will soon be coming back.

Thank Wayne S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Cafe, British, Gluten Free
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
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

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