Rye, East Sussex, United Kingdom


Tillingham is set amongst 70 acres of rolling hills and woodlands with far-reaching views along the Tillingham River valley, close to the fortified, lively hilltop town of Rye, East Sussex, across to the sea, and close by the Romney salt marshes beyond. 'Well-situated' they would say.

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  • Eleven double Rooms. There are no TVs, instead a Roberts Radio and stunning views across the estate and original Victorian farmstead.
  • Bathrooms are well stocked with local Haeckels amenities.
  • In addition to their rooms, there are two high spec Bell Tents within the grounds. These are bookable seasonally from May through September.
  • In-house shop, which offers their latest vintages, curated books, soaps, and more. In addition to their own wines, they have a great selection from some of their favourite producers around the world available to take back home.

Tour of the Winery

  • Enjoy a tour of the Tillingham winery and vineyard including a taste through four of their wines with the team. (1.5hours)

Wine & Dine

  • Last year Tillingham welcomed head chef, Brendan Eades (formerly Doug McMaster’s Silo, The Conduit Club). Brendan’s talents and experience focusing on field-to-fork dining have meant some exciting new developments to our overall food offering.

  • The restaurant serves a Garden Menu in the evenings, a six-course tasting menu showcasing beautiful produce from their own walled garden and surrounding farms; meat reared on Tillingham pastures; and fish caught daily down at Rye Harbour.

  • Lunch is a simple affair served Friday – Sunday; expect a two or three-course set, and on Sundays a family-style roast affair. Typically they serve whole fish or lamb shoulder with sides from the garden for the table to share.

  • Pizza: Opposite the main building and overlooking the Oast house, the converted Dutch Barn is open May – September for woodfired sourdough pizza, seasonal salads, draft wine, and local beers.


  • Rural. But don't forget your seaside wardrobe, you are only 10 minutes from the beaches.


  • Rates start at GBP 200 per night. Rates are inclusive of breakfast.
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Where to Eat

  • The Union in Rye is a great dinner spot, a 10-minute drive. Small, reservations advised.
  • The Gallivant in Camber: Lunch has a large offering, while the dinner menu is quaint yet perfectly formed, with a choice of two or three courses of seasonal dishes. Garden seating is recommended.

What do Do

  • Rye is a lively and picturesque hilltop village with local shops, artisans, bakeries, and restaurants. Stop by Rae, a unique homeware store with a well-equipped coffee bar.

How to Get There

  • By car: A 2-hour drive from London. Coming from the EU mainland, the Eurotunnel in Folkestone is only 40 minutes.
  • By train: Trains run hourly from London St Pancras to Rye, then a 10-minute taxi from the station.
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