Saturday, 26 December 2015
Winchelsea and Rye: a Christmas Eve jaunt
Golden sunlight in Winchelsea
The New Inn
On Christmas Eve we took a drive from Hawkhurst to Rye, then along to Winchelsea where we had a snack lunch at the very welcoming New Inn before continuing to Hastings and then back to Hawkhurst.
There is nothing which has been contrived by man,
by which so much happiness is produced us by a good tavern or inn.
Johnson Mar. 1776
Part of the interior of The New Inn
Sign that Winchelsea was once a port
Church of St Thomas the Martyr
Hastings Old Town
(above and below)
Santa Claus as train driver