The Lodge at Winchelsea
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Guest Book

Find out what our guests have to say about us…..

General Reviews
Wedding Reviews

“Very comfortable and enjoyable, thank you to all the staff”

We stayed here about 12 years ago and were looking to visit Rye for this break, then I remembered the Lodge at Winchelsea – and we’re so pleased I did!
Much cheaper than accommodation in Rye, but wonderful quality. The area is beautiful and near enough to take advantage of the surrounding areas. The staff are friendly and helpful, room very comfortable and extremely clean. The menu choice, availability throughout out the day and quality of food was second to none!
Will definitely not leave it as long this time before a revisit! Thank you, especially to the cleaning and breakfast staff, chef, and Debbie Hine – wonderful service!

Wouldn’t change a thing 🙂


“Beautiful, warm, welcoming and lovely”

Very nice place
kind and friendly staff
lovely setting
quiet and comfortable
The staff went over and above – thank you so much. It was perfect : )


“Very good, would return”

Was very good to have your own room with its own front door felt like an apartment. Bathroom/wet room very modern and clean. Food was good and reasonably priced considering the location and standard of dining area which is very clean,modern and spacious.

Slightly under staffed at breakfast had to find someone to pay for breakfast,but breakfast was good and not over priced at all. All good but had no problems that we needed staff to resolve.

“A well run, friendly place, ideally located”

Friendly, helpful staff, great location, very good value for money (ÂŁ65 for a twin room in October). Comfortable beds and very generous with drinks sachets in the room! The contintental breakfast was fine.


The staff were particularly helpful and friendly, it was a good place for a solo traveler. Liked fluffy towels, thick toilet paper, warm croissant, privacy and country location.


“Well done The Lodge at Winchelsea”

Everything was spot on we loved everything about this hotel. We would go back next year rolling hills lovely stay staff were very help full food excellent menu was great loads to choose from.

“Happy stay”

Good location, very lovely staff, so welcoming and friendly. Food good and very reasonable. Cost of stay fair price. Special mention to the lovely Fay and Debbie who are such friendly members of staff and so helpful. Very welcoming from the minute we arrived until we left, even when they were rushed of their feet the first 2 night still bubbly and taking time to acknowledge everyone coming and going.
Our room was very clean but basic, could just do with a bit of up dating in general , however i want to stress it was very clean, serviced every day, had plenty of tea/coffee etc and at ÂŁ90 for each of us with continental breakfast for 3 nights stay we were happy and its a good base to explore the area.

“Great place to stay when exploring East Sussex”
We stayed for 2 nights on a weekend break. The Lodge is very good value for money. It is in a lovely quiet location with countryside views. The room was comfortable, very clean and well equipped. We ate there both nights and the food was lovely with a good choice. We chose a continental breakfast which was included in the room price but a cooked breakfast was available. Everyone we met at the Lodge was friendly, helpful and efficient.  We would definitely stay there again if we were in the area
Stayed March 2017, traveled as a couple

This lovely lodge is where I stayed on my wedding night to my soul mate in 2013 .. we have been coming here ever since .. I don’t really want to tell you that room 6 is the best ! We won’t stay here unless it’s room 6 ! I have never experienced any other room .. just the views from room 6 change from season to season … no bunnies today .. they are in the spring .. but plenty of sheep, ducks and swans. We just come here to chill and relax now, the staff know us .. they are lovely .. the chefs menu is amazing and exquisitely cooked and very generous .. continental breakfast is included in the rate but you can still have full English and more ! The lodge is clean, warm, comfortable and friendly and if you want time away from it all it’s just perfect. There’s lots of things around for you to do … Hastings, Rye, Rye Harbour and Winchelsea Beach etc. I’ve been lucky enough to be able to travel home and abroad … this is the only place in the world I repeatedly come back too. We spent a lovely new year complete with celebrations new year 2015 .. it was amazing and me and my Husband hate new year ! Highly highly recommended by me.
Nov 2016
Amazing very highly recommended xx the carvers was perfection on a plate.
My friends and I had a Sunday carvery at The Lodge yesterday and it was amazing! The venue is gorgeous, the people there were so friendly and couldn’t do enough for us and the food… well… it was the best roast I have eaten in a restaurant ever! Thanks xx
Great room, nice size and clean. Continental breakfast was fab. Plenty didn’t need the full English. Only 5.95 if you wanted it. Toast, croissant and cereal fruit yoghurt and juices as well as tea or coffee.
Lovely food cozy and nice atmosphere well recommended.
I met a friend for lunch here. The staff were friendly and pleasant. The food was very good and good value for money. They do special offers for two or three course lunches. Overall the restaurant and toilet facilities were clean but the floors had not been properly swept. I gather they were short of staff. I still have no hesitation in recommending this better than ‘pub grub’ restaurant.
We had a lovely stay there, the staff cater to everyone’s needs and go that extra mile to please.
Excellent location…room was good… was good…cheerful helpful excellent staff…breakfast was good with variety choice…..had a good break.
Had a fantastic stay at the lodge. The room was comfortable, the staff exceptionally welcoming and friendly and the Sunday carvery was delicious!
Lovely Christmas meal our plates were filled to over flowing ham on the bone superb turkey moist and tender everything perfection great,relaxed atmosphere and friendly, helpful staff would thoroughly recommend it great if you’ve got young children
Thank you for a lovely evening last night and looking after us all so well. Food was great and everyone had a great time.


“Wedding Weekend”
Had a fantastic time here this weekend….the rooms were lovely and welcoming…. the restaurant and bar were high standard…service was excellent and the staff were very helpful and accommodating… we would highly recommend a stay here and a great place for a function…..

“Friends Wedding”
My friends were married at The Lodge. At first I wasn’t totally sure it was the best of choices. How wrong could I be? The staff were absolutely superb from the initial booking and throughout the whole reception… The carvery very good. The whole event went without a hitch! Cooked breakfast very good also. Big Thank You to all.

“Wedding Reception”
When choosing our venue for our wedding reception, we knew that we didn’t want a run of the mill “wedding package” type place. We wanted somewhere where our preferences were considered and you weren’t boxed off as just another wedding. The Lodge at Winchelsea offered this and so much more. The food was superb, our guests commented on how nice it was to have proper, well done food as opposed to traditional bland wedding chicken in white sauce! Everything was handmade by the chef right down to the pate and the desserts and the quality really did show through…The whole team worked tirelessly serving guests and keeping the venue tidy. All the staff came across happy and bubbly even though we appreciate it was a very long day for them. We hired out all of the 26 rooms, as we had many guests travelling long distances to be at our special day. The rooms were excellent, very clean and brilliant value for money. The next morning everyone who stayed shared in a huge English breakfast and the staff were just as bubbly as the night before. It was the perfect end to a perfect day.

“Highly recommended”
The Lodge at Winchelsea is a quirky modern alternative for a medium sized wedding, set in stunning countryside with the friendliest team you could ask for. We couldn’t recommend this venue highly enough. It made our wedding day the day of our dreams.

“A Gathering.”
Spent the weekend at The Lodge for a special occasion with family and friends. The rooms are comfortable and clean, the food on the Friday night for almost 30 of us was terrific and the Carvery on the Saturday was Outstanding. Carla and her team were beyond brilliant all very helpful, friendly and accommodating. Highly Recommended.