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Welcome to

Haydens in Rye:
an eco-friendly guest house

Haydens building view from outside
About Us

Here at Haydens we aim to provide a
comfortable stay in luxurious settings for all
our guests to relax and unwind without
causing undue impact on the environment.

The Chocolate Room is our family room.
The Chocolate Room is our family room.

Stay With Us

Located in the heart of the ancient market town of Rye an area gilded in literary and artistic history.


The Chocolate Room is our family room
The Chocolate Room is our family room
The Chocolate Room is our family room
A view from Haydens
Hayden table layout

Eat With Us

In Rye, we are extremely fortunate to be surrounded by many high-quality farms. Naturally, this means we are able to serve a wide range of fresh, local food, which is also organic where possible.

Rye Windmill
Rye Wharf

Explore Rye

Rye is an ancient town of the Cinque Ports, a confederation of coastal towns formed in the
11th century for the purpose of promoting trade into the kingdom and coordinating military efforts for its protection.

Experience something new

Kino Digital Rye

A small independent cinema showing everything from the latest Hollywood movies to live broadcasts of London productions of opera, ballet and theatre.

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Rye Kitesurf Centre

Enjoy kitesurfing, kayaking and stand-up paddleboarding at the nearby beaches of Camber and Greatstone.

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Lamb House

A National Trust property in the heart of Rye that was once home to novelist Henry James. Keep an eye out for literary events during the year.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Can I smoke in the rooms?

No, Haydens is a no-smoking property throughout.

What time is check-in and checkout?

Check-in is between 3pm and 7pm. Later check-in is available by arrangement.
Guests must check-out of their rooms by 11am on the day of their departure.

Can I bring a pet?

No, Haydens operates a strict no-pet policy.

Can I change my reservation?

Yes. If you booked through an agent (such as, go direct to your account on their site. If you booked direct through us, call 01797 224501 to speak to one of our team members.

Are children allowed in the restaurant?

Absolutely. While we do not produce a specific children’s menu, many of our dishes are appropriate for younger diners. We also have a number of high chairs and room for push chairs.

Do I need to book?

For a quick cup of coffee? No. However, if you would like to eat in the conservatory dining room then we strongly recommend booking by email in advance. Which can be done here.

Do you cater for dietary concerns?

Haydens has a wide range of vegetarian options and several of these can be adapted for vegan requirements. We also cater for diners with gluten-free and wheat-free diets. And, our coffee and tea menu includes a range of non-dairy products such as soya, oat and almond milks.

Is there a dress code for the restaurant?

Smart casual. We ask diners to wear shoes and shirts.

What is your cancellation policy?

With 48 hours’ notice, we would issue a full refund, and with 24 hours’ notice, only the deposit would be retained. If, however, you cancel on the day or fail to show up, then your payment method will be charged the full rate for the reserved stay.

Does Haydens have private parking?

Regrettably, no. There is time-limited street parking outside the guest house (although the restrictions are lifted after 6pm) and also a large car park only a short walk away (£2 for 24 hours). We advise guests to come to the guest house first, if possible, and then move their vehicle once they have successfully signed in. More detailed parking information is sent to guests with their reservation confirmation.