What a pleasant evening it was for all those who attended the reception to mark the re-opening of one of Rye’s best known watering places.
Owners Dessie and Robert Dalton have appointed Richard Rowlands and Chloe Rowlands as managers of the famous Inn that has been open almost continuously for more than 100 years.
About 100 people attended they enjoyed wine and nibbles. The establishment open every day, serves food at lunchtime seven days a week on every evening except Sunday. The menu seems comprehensive and reasonably priced. If the support and enthusiasm of those that attended the opening night are anything to go by The Globe could become one of the better known eating houses in the town.
Dessie Dalton, on behalf of the Rye Deli, presents Margaret O’ Neill,with a cheque for two hundred pounds for Rye Bonfire Society
Surprise visitors were Anna and Michael Townsend of “What’s On” magazine. They were doing a photo shoot for a feature in an up-coming edition which will include pictures of many people who attended.
Photographs show that The Globe was well established in Edwardian times. The outside appearance has changed little but the inside was stripped out recently and is now larger and can comfortably seat dining customers well away from the bar.
The description of this popular Restaurant in the 1066 guide tells us that it is a traditional weather boarded inn that has a contemporary feel. The Globe Inn offers fresh local produce with fish from Rye harbour, organic meat from Wickham manor farm and fruit and vegetables from the Garden of England.
There is a great selection of house wines, hand pulled local beers, with emphasis on cuisine in a relaxed but sophisticated setting.
A lovely garden adjacent to the Inn is the perfect place to while away a long evening or enjoy an alfresco barbecue during the summer months.
In the present economic climate it is a tough job for any business to survive. For Richard Rowlands and Chloe Thurston just starting out, it will be even harder but I feel certain that their youth and enthusiasm will carry them through to better times. The forecast that many more people will be spending this summer holidaying in Britain is a good sign for The Globe and all the other eating places in this town.
New managers of The Globe, Richard and Chloe Thurston standing behind owner Dessie Dalton and Anna Townsend of “Whats On”
“Rye’s Own”December 2008
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