After nearly seven months of waiting and the hotel open to wind and rain, scaffolding is finally going up around the George in the High Street, so that work can soon begin.
Rye News has no firm schedule as yet but it is understood that the hotel is unlikely to re-open until the latter end of 2021.
Several High Street shops have cited the closing of the George as responsible for a significant downturn in trade, and one has already recently had to close. There is considerable concern among local traders about the effect that the prolonged closure of one of the town’s major hotels, combined with the inevitable disruption caused by building works, will have on their businesses.
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