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The First In Last Out (FILO)

The Filo Brewing Co. Ltd, 14/15 High Street, Hastings, East Sussex, TN34 3EY
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The FILO pub, Hastings, East Sussex


The bar area is both light and airy in the summer and warm and snug during the winter months. Customers have the choice of sitting at the bar or occupying one of the booths.

The pub does not have a jukebox or any fruit machines. It does however have playing cards and backgammon available.

There is a conservatory at the rear of the bar offering panoramic views of the Old Town and the East Hill. This room is used both in the summer and winter, is an ideal area for private functions that can be booked in advance. Children are welcome in the dining room until early evening. Wi-Fi is available

Food service:  Mon 6pm-8.30pm; Tues 12noon-9pm; Wednes 12noon-9pm; Thurs 12noon-8.30pm; Fri 12noon-9pm; Sat 12noon-9pm

There is a pub quiz which usually takes place on the 1st Sunday of the month.

The pub has a good reputation for offering quality musical events with musicians from all over the UK and further afield. Artists who have performed at the FILO include; Ben Andrews, Mouton Noir (USA), John Wesley Harding (UK & USA), Lee Sankey & Ian Siegal, Gordon Smith, Dave Sutherland, Steve Winchester, John Pearson, Liane Carroll & Peter Kirtley (UK) and many more.

On several weekends throughout the year, beer festivals are arranged giving customers the opportunity to taste a wider range of real ales and enjoy live music.

The FILO Brewing Co.

The original brewery consisted of four milk pasteurising tanks that were adapted to become the mash tun, copper and sedimentation tank with a brewing capacity of five brewer’s barrels. The current owners, Mike Bigg and family, bought the pub and brewery in 1988 and have been brewing ever since. In 2000 a radical decision was made to have a comprehensive overhaul of the brewery with the installation of purpose built brewing plant and also a change of name from St.Clements Brewery to the FILO Brewery.

With an increase in demand, the brewery was relocated to a grade II listed stable at Torfield Cottage in August 2011. This provided more space, enabling an increase in production and also incorporated a dedicated cold store.  They now supply beers to the cask ale market and of course, still at the First In Last Out, in the High Street.

To celebrate the move, a new beer was brewed - a pale ale which they called ‘Churches’.


Map & Directions



  • Bar
  • Bar meals
  • Catering service
  • Full liquor licence
  • Licensed

Establishment Features

  • Available for wedding receptions
  • Cask Ales
  • Chef
  • Dogs admitted on a lead
  • Exclusive hire of restaurant
  • Groups by arrangement
  • Live Music
  • Local Produce
  • No smoking in dining area
  • Number of covers - 32
  • Open all year round
  • Open New Year
  • Prior Booking Recommended
  • Wine Selection
  • Wireless Internet Access

Payment Methods

  • MasterCard
  • Visa

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