The Stag Inn

The Stag Inn, 14 All Saints Street, Hastings Old Town, East Sussex, TN34 4BJ

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The Stag is a 16th Century pub (the town’s oldest) on the most historic street in Hastings Old Town. Our interior is cosy and quirky but far from old-fashioned: original beams, wooden floors, log stoves and twinkly lights. Sneak out the back and you’ll find a lovely three-tiered pub garden – a welcome haven away from the busy sea front.

Our fabulous (and adorable) chef, Ben, offers some of the best food available in Hastings, serving Thursday to Saturday. The food is contemporary, with an emphasis on seasonal ingredients and fresh fish. Simple dishes, well cooked, beautifully presented. On Sundays we offer a traditional Sunday pub lunch.

The Stag is a respected roots music venue for the many Hastings event weekends.  We host frequent live Americana and folk bands as well as a Tuesday folk club and an occasional Americana session on a Wednesday.  Look out for our special Dinner-Gigs —  three courses and live entertainment.  Add in Hastings' liveliest Quiz (Mondays) and there's something for all tastes.

We are a friendly, family-run team and we are proud of our pub. Come see us, we are one of Hastings best kept secrets. Ask us to tell you tales of ghosts, smugglers and our mummified cats! 

Nic, Nick, Nat & Ben.

The Stag Inn are 2022 finalists for the Beautiful South Awards, quarter finalists for the British Institute of Innkeeping's Licensee of the Year Award, and are featured in the Good Food Guide 2022.


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TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

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      4.5 of 5 stars
    • Value
      4.5 of 5 stars
    • Food
      4.5 of 5 stars
    • Atmosphere
      4 of 5 stars
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    Recent Reviews:

    • Winnie_bago26
      Trip Type:
      Wedding reception
      5 of 5 stars
      Wednesday, 10th August 2022
      Wow what an amazing little hidden gem in Hastings old Town. My best friend got married and had her reception here last week and I was blown away by the amazing hospitality and lovely staff. I was... Read full review
    • Yvonne B
      Trip Type:
      Great food. Great pub.
      5 of 5 stars
      Monday, 5th December 2022
      Highly recommend. Great food, wonderful local scallops from Rye. Great atmosphere and lovely staff. Good entertainment from the Oakland Brothers later on in the evening. Will definitely return. Read full review
    • Matt_The_Bottoms_83
      Trip Type:
      Amazing food , brilliant pub!
      5 of 5 stars
      Saturday, 24th December 2022
      We went here for a pre-Xmas family meal & had an absolutely great time. The food was delicious, way beyond the usual pub fare, a really interesting menu too. The service was friendly & attentive, and... Read full review

    Map & Directions



    • Guide dogs permitted
    • Handrail by steps
    • Steps to main entrance - Steps to main entrance - our building dates from 1547 and can't be modified for disabled access. We will do everything we can to assist but, alas cannot guarantee full access.

    Children & Infants

    • Accept children (Minimum age) - All ages welcome.
    • Highchair

    Establishment Features

    • Beer Garden
    • Dogs admitted on a lead - Extremely dog friendly. All dogs welcome.

    Opening Times

    Opening times (1 Nov 2021 - 31 Dec 2022)
    Monday - Wednesday18:30 - 23:00
    Thursday - Saturday12:00 - 23:00
    Sunday12:00 - 19:00
    Bank HolidayOpen


    • Regional and Miscellaneous -Trip Advisor Travellers’ Choice award Trip Advisor Travellers’ Choice award 2022
    • AA Awards -AA 2 Rosette Award for Culinary Excellence AA 2 Rosette Award for Culinary Excellence 2022

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