New Art & Soul Collaboration
We are delighted to announce we will be be launching our second venue together with The Hope Anchor on 25th May. You can read a little more about the project here
About The Hope Anchor
Dating back to the 17th Century and situated on one of the delightful cobbled streets in the heart of the citadel, The Hope Anchor is famous for it’s stunning views over the beautiful medieval town and the River. The hotel has a rich and intriguing history. Once surrounded on three sides by the sea, Rye’s maritime heritage dates back to Norman times. To defend it against frequent attacks from the French, Rye became an ‘ancient town’ of the powerful Cinque Ports Confederation and soon became a smugglers paradise. The Hope Anchor was a favourite haunt of the infamous Tenterden Gang who took shelter after out gunning their rivals. The beautiful beam in the Tea Room was even salvaged from a real ship which was sunk in Rye Harbour. The Hope Anchor also features as ‘The Traders Arms’ in the popular Mapp & Lucia novels written by E.F Benson, who lived and wrote at Lamb House, and also stars in Malcolm Saville’s childrens stories as ‘The Gay Dolphin’. It is one of the smallest hotels in Rye, and a traditional family-run establishment which prides itself on a warm and friendly welcome.