Wednesday, 30 October 2013

Weekend away to Hythe and Rye (Kent)

For a belated birthday present for my Dad my family and I went up to Hythe for a night. We set off on Friday morning and were in Rye by mid morning.
We had a look around some of the local shops, which I must say are so cute, and had brunch in a cafe we found.

The shops in Rye are mostly small one off shops which gives it such a different feel to the samey high streets at home. A few are also as they were back in 'the old days' and so have the old fashioned, original theme to them.
We had brunch in a cafe called "The apothecary" which was once a doctors and so much of the décor remained as it was firstly built.

I ate welsh rarebit and it was probably the best I have ever had. My dad said it was also the best cappuccino he has ever drunk so it was an around success I think.
We also visited the church and old fashioned sweet shop.

The B&B we stayed in was also very lovely. There was a spacious lounge for all the guests to relax in, there was a flat screen TV, books, a piano and lots of information and leaflets about the surrounding area for visitors to use and enjoy. 
There were only 8 rooms (I think) and so it was very quiet all the time we were there. I personally liked the old fashioned décor and feel to it but my Mum wasn't a fan of it. Here are some photos for you to make your own mind up about it.

 (probably the most comfortable bed I have ever slept in)
 (the bathroom was absolutely tiny but clean. The shower was one where you can either be burnt or frozen though)

The breakfast was rather nice as well. The owner came and greeted us and gave us the option of tea or filter coffee. There was also orange juice, cereal and yoghurt if you wanted it. He also then gave us the list of things he could do for a cooked breakfast. The food came quickly and was hot.
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Evening meal
As we had never been to Hythe before we asked the B&B owner to recomend a place. He told us about a fish and chip shop that was supposedly "the best in Britain" which was just 5 minutes drive so we headed down there.
The staff were quite grumpy towards us and didn't show much enthusiasm but the fish was wonderful.

Overall we had a lovely weekend. If you're ever around Hythe or Rye do pop into the places I have mentioned and tell me what you think of them.

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