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Simon the Pieman

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3 Lion Street, Rye TN31 7LB, England
+44 1797 222207
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Middelburg, The Netherlands
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206 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago 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
Haslemere, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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. The cappuccino was good. The service was a little slow but the waitress was very... More 

Thank Claire H
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 crawling over and over the pies and pastys. The first time I watched a staff... More 

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Newbury, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 special but it was below average with pre packed ingredients.

Thank Julie T
London, United Kingdom
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60 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
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 service is super friendly offering table service. I ordered the banana walnut cake which featured... More 

Thank alain p
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3 reviews
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

We visited for a snack last weekend and were very disappointed. The menu doesn't look like it had changed from the 70s. The sandwiches looked awful on cheap white bread. We waited ages to be served. In fact people who arrived after us were served first. I went for carrot cake with cream.... Which came out of an aerosol can.... More 

Thank Lisa B
Crawley, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017

We were tempted by the roaring fire! It was very busy on Saturday afternoon but we managed to get one of the last tables! Had a pot of tea and cheese toasties! Just right to warm us up! The choice of savoury and sweet things looked great and the service was efficient too!

Thank Alison A
Southampton, United Kingdom
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90 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017

We popped in here for a light bite for lunch and a warming cup of coffee as outside was freezing on the day of our visit. The place was busy but we managed to snag the last remaining table - which as luck would have it was right in front of the open fire! Food wise they offer some daily... More 

Thank Drink_Eat_Do
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 21 February 2017

This is the perfect tea room for an afternoon in Rye. The service was friendly, the cakes absolutely delicious - perfectly situated and very traditional. Came back for a full lunch and that was great too!

Thank Lauren A
Rochester, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 19 February 2017

Have been visiting this tea shop for nearly fourth years but it has gone downhill and unless it changes we won't go back. The menu is not nicely presented and the only black coffee served is espresso. Needless to say we didn't stay so need out and went elsewhere in the town. Such a shame as this was a lover... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2 of 5 bubbles
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, British
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
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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
Pies and more pies!!

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?