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Simon the Pieman

) #9 of 9 Coffee & Tea in Rye #88 of 94 Places to Eat in Rye €€ - €€€ Cafe, British
3 Lion Street, Rye TN31 7LB, England
+44 1797 222207
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  • Excellent16%
  • Very good19%
  • Average20%
  • Poor16%
  • Terrible29%
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Cafe, British
€€ - €€€
3 Lion Street, Rye TN31 7LB, England
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Popped in for an afternoon drink and cake as a group of 3 adults to find dirty, sticky tables and dirty floor. Surprised when came to pay for the bill that we had been charged £1.50/person extra for the privilege of eating inside the premises!!...More

Thank LJW9496
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We ordered tea and two cakes. Service was dull, not realy set to satisfy customers. Interieur was nice, like a real old tea shop. Cake had modest taste, could do without a little advice from an expert. Music did not fit the concept, music from...More

Thank LeoKlepper
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped her for a cup of tea and a slice of cake. The staff were very friendly. Unfortunately the cake was only okay. The visit was average.

Thank KellyKnowles-Lane
Reviewed 23 May 2017

We visited the Simon the pieman tearoom with our friends and we should know better when we were welcomed by a grumpy waitress, if a "look at me" is called a welcome. The scones were dry and small, the strawberry jam was a cheap superstore...More

Thank Matthias R
Reviewed 13 May 2017

Huge range of wonderful cakes making it very hard to choose! It was so good we went back twice. Highly recommended.

Thank Dave C
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

I don't know about the lunch food but for the sweet offerings simon the pieman offers a great selection of nice cakes, pies and shortbreads. The nice atmosphere and friendly service makes itva good choice for coffee and tea.

Thank Bart M
Reviewed 3 April 2017

This was our first port of call on arrival in Rye and we only popped in for a drink and cake. The menu had a good choice and the cakes looked appealing. We had fruit cake and chocolate fudge cake, both of which we enjoyed....More

Thank Claire H
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Reviewed 3 April 2017 via mobile

Once my friend tried to get served at the counter but staff too busy talking at back. Walked out . Second time now ( different occasions) have looked in the window at their dried out and uninspiring cakes to see a large blow fly going...More

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Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

There are so many lovely places to eat in Rye but sadly we chose this one based on the name. The staff were very off hand, the food uninspiring and expensive and there was no ambiance. A ploughmans for £9.20 - we expected something really...More

Thank Julie T
Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

Simon the Pieman located in Rye, opposite to the local church, is a quaint spot for cake, tea and pies. Opened in 1920 it is features a beautiful exterior resembling a cottage house. The interior features a fireplace and between 8 to 10 tables. The...More

Thank alain p
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Restaurant Details

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  • Value
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3 Lion Street, Rye TN31 7LB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Sussex  >  Rye
  • Phone Number: +44 1797 222207
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