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The Mermaid Inn (Freehouse)

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Harvey's - Sussex Best BitterGood3
Long Man - Long Blonde Good1
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London PrideNot Tried0
Dark Star - Hophead (some has also been brewed by Fuller's)Not Tried0
St Austell - TributeNot Tried0
Timothy Taylor - LandlordNot Tried0
Old Dairy - Mermaid AleNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Mermaid Inn, Rye, East Sussex
Picture 2. The Mermaid Inn, Rye, East Sussex

Visits Details

05 Oct 2018 (Magnus Greel)
Late afternoon busy as expected outside and a small group inside, we found a table at the end of the long narrow terrace.
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00AcceptableExpected flavours however a little tired
St Austell - Tribute4.20Not Tried
Old Dairy - Mermaid Ale4.00Not Tried
15 Oct 2015 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening. Sat by the large open fireplace as one of the barmen stoked up the log fire.
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00AcceptableJury's out on this one
Timothy Taylor - Landlord4.30Not Tried
St Austell - Tribute4.20Not Tried
16 Aug 2014 (Andrew)
The public bar is at the rear of the hotel and is an old cosy room with a huge inglenook fireplace. There was a wedding going on in a different part of the building which we could hear but not see.
Long Man - Long Blonde 3.80GoodLight watery body. Strong citrus hop. Pale gold. Slightly hazy.
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
St Austell - Tribute4.20Not Tried
20 Sep 2013 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening. A member of staff sitiing in the front porch said she could hear me puffing up the hill from far away! Very patrician, reserved and intimate hotel bar. Very personable service. Seems a good place for trysts and conspiracies.
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00ExcellentBest Harvey's of the evening, indeed best beer of the evening. Lovely head retention
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London Pride4.10Not Tried
Dark Star - Hophead (some has also been brewed by Fuller's)3.80Not Tried

About The Mermaid Inn

The pub sign. The Mermaid Inn, Rye, East Sussex

Summary of Beer Scores



The pub is found in Rye, East Sussex, TN31 7EY.

Located on the steep cobbled hill of Mermaid Street with a narrow pavement this is an ancient inn rebuilt in 1420 and with Norman cellars dating back to 1156. Delightful bedrooms, many with four poster beds. AA Rosette Restaurant. Two comfortable lounges and cosy bar with enormous "giant" fireplace with log fire seasonally. The bar has 3 handpumps set back against the right hand wall. Pretty terrace and courtyard garden

We have visited this pub 4 times, seen 7 different beers and tried 2 of them.

Map location

Postcode: TN31 7EY