Rye Club up for sale

The Rye Club building

Rye Literary Institute has put Rye Club on the market for an asking price of £350,000. The property is now in need of general renovation and modernisation.

Rye Literary Institute was formed in 1867. They constructed their own premises in Market Road in 1900 as a library and reading room and it became a members club after the first world war with a licensed bar and two snooker tables.

The property is detached and is located in the conservation area of the ancient town. This is one of the main thoroughfares in the centre of Rye, used by tourists arriving in Rye and local shoppers and people going about their daily business. It is an ideal venue for promotional events, exhibitions and fairs and has been holding regular craft fairs as well.

It is the only members club left in the town that has snooker tables on the first floor of the the two storey building, the bar, meeting room and other facilities being on the ground floor.

Details are available from Phillips and Stubbs estate agents (currently under offer) and Rush, Witt & Wilson.

Dennis Leeds-George is a shareholder in the Rye Literary Institute.

Image Credits: Dennis Leeds George .


  1. Seems a pity to lose a ‘Club’ building with the amenities it offers. In the current financial situation, will probably eventually be sold for re-development (e.g luxury apartments) but a Community-run Rye Social Club catering for young and old, would have been an asset.


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