I took my husband here as an early bday present treat for him. I timed the stay with the Rye Scallop Festival, which was a week prior to Valentine's Day.
We stayed on Sunday for a night, our package was for a junior suite and included breakfast. The room was tucked towards the back of the property, so we were guaranteed peace & quiet. Our room opened to a tiny semi-private patio. Shame we didn't get to use the patio as the rain was still pelting it down. But a good option to have anyway. The room was spacious with good attention to detail. There was a chaise lounge with a luscious wool throw for those nippy, lazy afternoons when you wish to stay in and read. There was a couple of lovely heart-shaped lavender-filled petit cushions on our pillows. Tea Pigs, which we are partial to, were used for the in-room tea service. And I simply love the Ren toiletries!
I had a call the night before from The George, asking if we want to make a reservation for dinner, as guests we were given priority booking. Apparently The George Grill gets booked up rather quickly. I was not able to commit to dinner plans then so declined the offer. This courtesy call I thought that was a nice touch.
As with all grand plans, we can only plan so much but the weather was not in our hands. Sunday, being the last day of the Scallop Festival, was a very wet day. It rained heavily & relentlessly the entire day. And I decided at 3pm it best to have dinner at the hotel rather than wandering around aimlessly looking for a restaurant in town.
Unfortunately I was told the Grill was fully booked. I requested if they could squeeze us in even if it was an early dinner as it was my husband's bday. The staff was helpful and referred me to the Restaurant Manager, whom kindly accommodated us despite our late reservation.
The service at dinner was good, warm and attentive. The food was lovely too. In the spirit of the festival, I had scallops, which was beautifully presented and tasted very much so. The wine selection could not be faulted as well.
The Grill was indeed very busy that night. I was worried they might forget the dessert I requested for my husband's bday surprise. But thankfully they didn't :-)
After the lovely meal we headed of to Ypres Castle Pub for the Blues band gig that brought the very wet Rye Scallop Festival to a close.
The breakfast spread in the morning was tremendous. The presentation was fabulous, with poached pears in spices almost taking centre stage. The homemade yoghurts were simply wholesome and delicious with granola. The pastry selection was just sumptuous. My hubby had the full English while I opted for the eggs with soldiers. To be honest, I had a niggling suspicion he enjoyed his breakie more than his dinner!!
We left The George in Rye, very happy customers. For a Groupon deal, I could not fault it. Mr & Mrs Smith right in their review of The George.
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