Food & Drink

An easy 5 minute walk from Barefoot takes you to The Owl, a friendly local pub, or The Gallivant, a great little hotel with a delicious restaurant.

But if it’s real food and drink action you crave then Rye is an Epicurean’s paradise. It is stuffed full of fabulous pubs (some with live music), restaurants, cafes and tearooms. There are delicatessens, an organic butcher, a bakery, a fabulous fishmonger and a greengrocer all selling local produce. A Farmer’s Market takes place every Wednesday where you can buy a local vintage to quaff with your freshly sourced meats cheese and seafood.

Rye really is an amazing place to indulge and with so many high quality establishments we can’t possibly list them all. So instead here are a few of our personal favourites.

Places to go

The one place we always go

The Globe Marsh Inn, 10 Military Road. Dog and family friendly. Good food. Wide range of beers and the most amazing gin platters this side of the capital, all in cosy and quirky surroundings. A total winner.


The Fig, 2 High St.

Great food and fabulous coffee.


The Apothecary, 19 East St.

Good coffee and cakes in a setting straight out of Harry Potter.

The Fig, 2 High St
Knoops, Tower Forge, Tower Cottages

Is this the best hot chocolate in the world?

Wine Bar

The Grapevine, 1 Conduit Hill

Wonderfully cosy subterranean venue with excellent wines, cocktails and music nights.

Lunch and Dinner

The George, 98 High St.

Good food and atmosphere.

Webbe’s at the Fish Cafe, 17 Tower St.

Modern cuisine in a modern environment. If you like fish, it’s a must visit. Has its own cookery school.

Landgate Bistro, 5 Landgate

Unassuming modern bistro which makes good use of local and foraged ingredients.


All equally good to eat at and allow dogs at the bar – though not on it.

The George, 98 High St
The Standard Inn, The Mint
The Ship Inn, The Strand

Take Away

Marino’s Fish Restaurant and Takeaway,
37 The Mint.

If you want traditional takeaway fish and chips this is the only place to come.

Further afield

The West House in Biddenden

Michelin starred and simply the best evening meal we have had. Anywhere. Ever.

Farm Shop

Salts Farm Shop, East Guldeford,
between Rye and Camber.

A cornucopia of local delicacies and a fabulous bacon butty to boot.

Live the Barefoot life…