A very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all our guests
Sir Ian McKellen stars in new Sherlock Holmes movie Only a few days left before the release of the new Sherlock Holmes movie “Mr Holmes which was filmed in Winchelsea and Japan last year. Strand House hosted many of the production crew and principals while the filming took place at Wickham Manor Farm. Trailer You can see a preview trailer: more »
During April a team from the Centre for Marine Archaeology at University of Southampton carried out a successful 3 days of field work in Winchelsea using a variety of electronic means and coring to examine the port area of Winchelsea below the town. This area has been poorly studied up to now as the main focus has been on the preserved medieval more »
New Campaign launched by the British Beekeepers Association to get everyone involved with making our countryside and towns a better place for honeybees and insect pollinators in general. Friends of the Honeybee
Found this great picture of an Egyptian beekeeper and his donkey – must be hot in those suits!
To make our website more user friendly for mobile and tablet users, the Rye Bay website has gone Responsive! Working with Webd.co.uk we have created a fantastic new website that we hope will give you a real feel about the experience of staying at Rye Bay B&B and the area around Rye Bay. We have also added a lot more pictures so more »
New hot water system at Strand House One of the joys of running a listed building is that everything to do with the maintenance and upkeep of the fabric and fixtures is so difficult. Mind you we have plenty of help and advice from the “Listed Property Owners Club” (see website) about such nightmarish things as woodworm and deathwatch beetle. But more »
Newly opened themed gastro pub, the Globe Inn has a new lease of life. The new owners run the highly successful “5 Bells” pub in Brabourne in Ashford and have brought their chef and team down from there to help get the Globe up and running. It opened about 10 days ago and we have already been twice and the more »
We have been having fantastic weather this Spring with warm sunny days and none of the torrential rain we had last year. So the bees have been out and about and very busy early this year so you never know we might get some honey for the hotel guests. This part of Rye is great for bees as we have more »
We have had a review in “Wonen Landelijke Stylije” magazine from Holland. It is a magazine that we love to read ourselves and has wonderful interior design ideas, so if you ever see it buy a copy as even if you cannot read Flemish, the its worth it just for the pictures.