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Mapp & Lucia's Rye


A guide to the locations of Tilling set in Rye

Georgie Pillson

The Mermaid Inn, Mermaid Street

The Trader’s Arms (Channel 4 Series)

The Trader’s Arms is where Lucia and Georgie spend the night on their visit to Tilling. In the Channel 4 series, this is set at The Mermaid Inn. The BBC series however use the Ypres Castle Inn. The original location of the Trader’s Arms from Benson’s books is the Hope Anchor Hotel on Watchbell Street. ... read more

The Hope Anchor Hotel, Watchbell Street

The Trader’s Arms (Books)

The Trader’s Arms is where Lucia and Georgie spend the night on their visit to Tilling. The original location of the Trader’s Arms from Benson’s books is the Hope Anchor Hotel on Watchbell Street. In the BBC series, this is set at the Ypres Castle Inn. Channel 4, on the other hand, use The Mermaid Inn. ... read more

The House With Two Front Doors, Mermaid Street

Mallards Cottage (Interior, BBC Series)

The interior of Mallards Cottage where Georgie Pillson lived (in the BBC adaption) used The House With Two Front Doors in Mermaid Street. For the exterior of Mallards Cottage in the recent BBC series, Lamb Cottage was used. This was also the location of Mallards Cottage in the books. Channel 4 used 29 Watchbell Street in ... read more

Fleetwood Cottage, Watchbell Street

Mallards Cottage (Channel 4 Series)

Channel 4 used Fleetwood Cottage, 29 Watchbell Street for Mallards Cottage (where Georgie Pillson lived) in their 80’s Production In the BBC Series, Lamb Cottage was used for the exterior of Mallards Cottage  which was also the location of Mallards Cottage in the books. The interior of Mallards Cottage in the BBC adaption used the House With Two Front Doors ... read more

West Street

Mallards Cottage (Exterior, BBC Series)

For the exterior of Mallards Cottage where Georgie Pillson lived in the recent BBC series, Lamb Cottage was used. This was also the location of Mallards Cottage in the books. The interior of Mallards Cottage in the BBC adaption used The House With Two Front Doors in Mermaid Street. Channel 4 used 29 Watchbell Street in their ... read more

Ypres Castle Inn, Gungardens

The Trader’s Arms (BBC Series)

The Trader’s Arms, where Lucia and Georgie spend the night on their visit to Tilling, is set at the Ypres Castle Inn. The Ypres (pronounced locally as the “Wipers”) is a very popular pub in Rye known for it’s live music on Fridays and great food. The original location of the Trader’s Arms from Benson’s books is ... read more