Afternoon Tea at The George in Rye, East Sussex

"I should like a cup of tea, Miss Lyall, with plenty of milk in it, and not too strong. You know how I like my tea. And a biscuit or something for Pug, with a little cream in a saucer, or anything that's handy."
- E. F. Benson, Queen Lucia

As any of E. F. Benson's Mapp and Lucia novels will reveal, Rye is famed for its cream teas, and The George in Rye is the perfect place to sit down for a nice pot of tea and a slice (or two or three) of cake.

In the autumn and winter, take a seat in our panelled sitting room with its log fire, while on lazy summer afternoons the courtyard terrace makes for a lovely suntrap.


To make an afternoon tea reservation, please call 01797 222 114 or email stay@thegeorgeinrye.com

Served daily 3.30pm - 5.30pm

Tea and Cake £5.50
Choice of teas by the pot with a slice of cake
Cream Tea £7.50 
Choice of teas by the pot and two fruit scones with home-made jam and clotted cream
Afternoon Tea £12.50 
Choice of teas by the pot, two fruit scones with home-made jam and clotted cream, a slice of cake, and assorted finger sandwiches
Champagne Tea £21.50
Afternoon tea with a glass of champagne

Afternoon tea is subject to a discretionary 7.5% service charge