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Battle Cafe

Food & Drink

Eating and drinking in 1066 Country is one of the best past times and you’ll take great pleasure in seeking the many restaurants, cafes, pubs and bars in 1066 Country.

1066 Country has plenty of delis and local farmer’s markets with a strong emphasis on locally sourced home grown food.

If afternoon tea is on your agenda then many traditional cafes provide different variations on this popular theme.

There are several major annual food festivals in 1066 Country to encourage a taste of locally grown and produced food and drink – from Hastings Seafood & Wine Festival in September to Rye Scallops Festival in February where visitors enjoy delicious seafood and local wines, street entertainment and live music.

In Bexhill, the birthplace of British motor racing holds the Festival of the Sea early September, a mixture of sea fishing competitions and a mini seafood festival overlooking the beach.

Back to Rye, Wild Boar Week occurs in the autumn.

The woods around Rye have an abundance of wild boar and the town is glad to celebrate this furry creature with a packed programme of events and menus.

Carr Taylor Vineyards and Sedlescombe Organic Vineyards both take advantage of the ideal climate in this part of Sussex to produce award-winning wines.

Hastings Fish Market is directly connected to the largest beach-launched fishing fleet in Europe and is a Marine Stewardship Council accredited fleet for its sustainable fishing practices.

Not only good for scallops during Rye Scallop Week; Rye can also claim on the succulent Romney Marsh lamb and of course the fish from its own fleet.

The whole 1066 Country area is abundant in restaurants serving local produce, from St Clements in St Leonards and Nobles Restaurant in Battle to countless quality restaurants in Rye, Hastings and surrounds.

You can even start off your day with a Sussex Breakfast in one of the many B&BS who are proud to offer local responsibly produced ingredients.

Establishments to Try

The Gallivant

The Beach Bistro at The Gallivant Hotel

Beach Bistro serving modern English food in a coastal setting. Michelin Guide recommended.

Bluebells Cafe

Bluebells Cafe Tearoom

Full range of teas and coffees, breakfast and lunch, sandwiches and panini. Traditional afternoon tea, cream tea and savoury tea. All cakes and...

Eat @ The Stade

Eat @ The Stade

Seaside cafe in Old Town, Hastings Fully licensed with a great range of beers, wines and ciders. Breakfasts, great meals, home made cakes and much...

Mrs Burtons

Mrs Burton's

Mrs Burton's is the place to enjoy everything from a cup of tea or fresh coffee to delicious snacks and meals. Dating back to the 15th Century Mrs...

Fish Cafe

Webbe's at the Fish Cafe

Webbe's at the Fish Cafe occupies an unusal listed building just near the Landgate Arch in Rye, and is laid out over two levels, on the ground floor...

Trattoria Italiana

Trattoria Italiana

Traditional Italian restaurant with a wide selection of dishes complemented by an extensive wine list. The main courses are good, with a varied...

White's Seafood

White's Seafood and Steak Bar

This child-friendly restaurant is in the heart of Hastings' Old Town and uses the best local produce to cater for small or large parties.

The George in Rye

The George in Rye

The George in Rye The menu at The George has Mediterranean influences and food is presented simply with lavish respect for fresh and seasonal...



Enjoy modern European cuisine in this fully licensed seafront restaurant. Three-course set lunches at £5.95 are available Monday to Saturday and...

Nobles Restaurant

Nobles Restaurant

In the historic town of Battle, Nobles Restaurant stands out within the high street as modern, contemporary and fresh. Paul Noble, a chef for...

Coffee and cake

Cafe Bar at the De la Warr Pavilion

Enjoy fantastic sea-views from the Café Bar - or outside on the balconies – at the De La Warr Pavilion. Soups, sandwiches and hot and cold light...

Interior of Double Dragon

Double Dragon

Enjoy the quiet elegance of authentic Chinese, Cantonese and Pekinese cuisine in these incredibly comfortable, air conditioned surroundings. ...

The Garden Room at The Northern Hotel

The Garden Room Restaurant

Superb lunchtime venue in the heart of Bexhill, close to seafront and town Centre. Traditional home-cooked English cuisine in elegant surroundings...

The Curlew Restaurant

The Curlew Restaurant

The Curlew is a modern British bistro built on four cornerstones: quality, locality, responsibility and seasonality. The Curlew's menu reflects the...

Cooden Beach Hotel restaurant,Bexhill

Bars and Restaurants at The Cooden Beach Hotel

At the bars and restaurants of The Cooden Beach Hotel, Bexhill-on-Sea, we offer a fantastic range of locally sourced and freshly prepared food to...

Apothecary Coffee House

Sit in “The Apothecary” of Rye, surrounded by the original features of times gone by.


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