Rye Festival of Local Food

 June 21st to June 27th

East Sussex is County of natural plenty.

Did you know that wine making in the area dates back to Roman times?

Did you know that Queen Elisabeth I highly praised the Rye Bay Catch ?

Did you know that in our ancient woodlands wild boar roam? Did you know that we have 3 organic farms within a few miles of Rye? Did you know that Rye, Winchelsea and area has over 50 hotels, bars and restaurants to eat and drink local produce from the sea, shore and land?

“The Festival of Local Food” is in celebration of our varied natural resources which we want to shout about and share with our visitors.

Rye and District food producers, retailers and hospitality establishments working together as a community, will bring the very best local food experience to our customers, tourists and visitors.

During the week, you can sample the following produce in any participating restaurants and eateries; Our Chefs have prepared new recipes, dishes and menus inspired by the local produce.

New season “Salt Marsh Lamb”.

Seafood from the “Rye Bay Catch”.

Sussex Beef.

Organic free range chicken and eggs

Organic vegetarian dishes.

Local milk cream and Cheeses

Bread and bakery products

Soft fruits Local ale & beer

Wine from 4 local vineyards Orchard fruit. Vegetables Salads.

“Rye’s Own” May 2004

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