Located directly opposite the picturesque church in the tiny village of Warehorne, the Woolpack is an historic inn that has been beautifully restored by the Ramblinns group, who have created a small collection of luxurious rustic inns near the coast. Relax by the fireside or outside on the timbered terrace or get cosy in the sheep-shack chic tap bar before retiring to a room with its own open fire or woodburner. Fantastic local fare from the Marshes, nearby farms and the sea is available all day and into the evening. You can lay your head in one of the five lovely bedrooms upstairs. Choose from the romantic opulence of Honeychild to the reputedly haunted Frederick, both with deep slipper baths and quirky décor, or opt for the charming Josephine suite (so called after Napoleon’s first wife, who once waited in vain for him beside the nearby canal). The smaller yet perfectly formed Niddy and Noddy also contain freestanding baths, all creature comforts and beautiful rural views. Doubles from £120.
Name to Know: Tommy Jolly, who can fill you in on the history of the Marshes and tell tales of smuggling and skulduggery.
See: Take a trip out to nearby Rye Harbour and saunter through the nature reserve to the beach at Winchelsea.
Eat: Locally caught fish from the beach at Dungeness and scallops from Rye Bay.
Buy: Head to Chapel Down vineyard for a tour and wine-tasting.
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