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About Us

Our Aim:

To serve excellent fresh food, with care and attention to detail, in a professional manner offering the very best of customer service and satisfaction, in a style unique to Webbe's.

Chef Owner Paul & his wife Rebecca Webbe:

Our collection of successful, individually stylish, modern restaurants, and Cookery School grew entirely from our passion for the wonderful, wild & natural ingredients of possibly the most exciting triangle of food flavour in the region - the Rye Bay area of Sussex between Rye, Westfield and Hastings Old Town with its outstanding eco-friendly fishing; woods, farms, gardens and vineyards.

Family Forage:

We led the way in foraging and trace-ability in Sussex over ten years ago when we opened our Wild Mushroom restaurant combining cutting edge, modern, English cuisine with seasonally found, fished and regional ingredients in our farmhouse at Westfield near Hastings. Our three boys have grown up foraging with us. Now, they tell us when they smell the first wild garlic and love being able to recognise the mushrooms Paul collects in wood and field.

Fish, Festivals & Fleets:

True to our locality (Rebecca's father, a local Fishmonger, sold fish from the fleets at Hastings, to the nearby villages) we live in the farmhouse at The Wild Mushroom, we have created Webbe's Fish Café in Rye and delight in championing the renowned local scallops and fish varieties at the Rye Bay Scallop Festival (February) and the Hastings Seafood Festivals in Hastings (Mid Summer Fish Festival, June/July) (Seafood and Wine Festival, September) (Herring Festival, November) as well as at the restaurants. Also Webbe's Rock-a-nore, Hastings.


Webbe's at Jerwood Gallery:

This combined venture launched 2012, where we are the contract caterers for The Jerwood Gallery. Near the beach in the fishing quarter of Hastings Old Town, Webbe's at Jerwood Gallery, offering our self service cafe on the first floor. As their nominated caterers, Jerwood invited us to cater for their private events within the gallery, and for visitors viewing their excellent private collection of modern art, on view for the first time to the general public.

Open Tuesday to Sunday, 11-5pm. Serving morning coffee, lunches and afternoon tea, with unprecedented views of the Stade, fishing boats and harbour arm. Our outside terrace available in good weather.

Learn How It's Done with Webbe's Cookery School:

We love to share the knowledge we've gained and the pleasure of cooking local food at source at our School. We've had a variety of customers, students, domestic and professional cooks coming to appreciate the ingredients and learning to cook and discover that certain something that you can't get on a national scale - the marriage of regional food, water, wine, air and landscape in the right season. We lead food hunts, cookery demonstrations, hands-on days, corporate team building events and all manner of specialist courses. Our cookery school is based in Rye, and we hold Fish cookery school mornings at Hastings too. Please click here to see our Fish Policy