My fiancé and I decided to have a last minute stay somewhere on our journey home to the coast. We weren't able to get a room in Rye so chanced upon this beautiful Oast House, perched on Playden hill, high above Rye and overlooking the expansive Romney Marsh.
Downstairs is an old fashioned bar and restaurant, well equipped with a great menu. Upstairs, when shown to our room, we were pleased to have been given a room in one of the roundels. We had a round bed! With the most comfortable mattress I have ever slept on! Linen was clean and crisp. There are pleasant views from both outlooks, east and west. The peace and tranquillity was magical after a week in pre Christmas crazy London. The bath tub was in the room, as was the sink, so don't book this room if you are shy! The toilet was separate. The room could do with some cosmetic updating. But for £80 a night we were more than happy.
Dinner downstairs was excellent. A fine terrine of pork, followed by fillet steak, ships and the essential peppercorn sauce. Again the restaurant could do with a little update but I could not fault the food.
Indeed, the same can be said of breakfast. All cooked to order, my fiancé had a huge full English and I had scrambled eggs and smoked salmon. We couldn't move afterwards and it was a struggle to drag ourselves away from this idyllic little retreat!
With a little investment this place could be incredible! Please don't change your chef though!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Playden Oasts Inn is a friendly family run, B&B, Restaurant & Bar just one mile from the historic Cinque Port of Rye and four miles from the sandy beaches of Camber Sands. All rooms are En-Suite with TV & Tea/Coffee Facilities. Free WiFi. Ample Parking. Beer Garden & Terrace. Dog Friendly and ideally situated for bird watching & walking. Featured in the Good Food Guide. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Playden Oasts Hotel Playden
- Playden Oasts Inn Rye