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, 12.30 to 3.30.

The Stag is a respected roots music venue and a hub for the many Hastings event weekends. At the moment we are arranging special musical dinners and regular monthly food-based events. We will bring back live bands and weekly music as soon as we are able. Check our Facebook page for upcoming events.

We are a friendly, family-run team and we are proud of our pub, with its smugglers, ghosts and mummified cats. Come see us, we are one of Hastings best kept secrets.  

Nic, Nick, Nat & Ben.



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    Recent Reviews:

    • TabsM24
      London, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Friends getaway
      Fabulous & Delicious!!!
      5 of 5 stars
      Sunday, 12th July 2020
      This is a truly gorgeous pub with wonderful staff. There’s an amazing garden out back with a lovely atmosphere of fairy lights, sea shells on the floor where we sat & great spacing to make you feel... Read full review
    • ThebestTRAVELfamily
      Hastings, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Idyllic pub dinner
      5 of 5 stars
      Saturday, 8th August 2020
      We had an idyllic dinner in the garden at the Stag. The food was delicious, especially the scotch eggs, and Nick and Nicky are friendly, efficient hosts working their socks off to keep everyone... Read full review
    • 107deeh
      Great food & hospitality
      5 of 5 stars
      Sunday, 29th November 2020
      Fabulous pub with lovely staff- now doing delicious home bakes and take-aways during lockdown eg. sausage rolls, scotch eggs, meat balls, pies etc & cheese cake to die for. Lots of goodies and... Read full review

    Map & Directions



    • Guide dogs permitted
    • Handrail by steps
    • Steps to main entrance - Sorry, the building is not very disabled friendly - we are unable to get planning permission to make changes.

    Children & Infants

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

    COVID-19 Response

    • 1m distancing in place
    • Capacity limit
    • Clear signage
    • COVID-19 measures in place
    • COVID-19 risk assessment completed
    • COVID-19 staff training completed
    • Face mask essential (not provided)
    • Face masks required for staff in public areas
    • Floors clearly marked for social distancing
    • Hand sanitizer available to visitors & staff
    • Hygiene screens in place
    • One way system
    • Outside seating
    • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
    • Pets welcome during COVID-19 restrictions
    • Regular temperature checks for staff
    • Socially distanced spaced seating
    • Staff required to regularly wash hands
    • Virtual menus

    Establishment Features

    • Beer Garden
    • Dogs admitted on a lead

    Opening Times

    Opening times (during Covid) (1 Jan 2020 - 31 Dec 2020)
    Monday - WednesdayClosed
    Thursday - Saturday12:00 - 22:00
    Sunday12:00 - 18:00
    Bank Holiday12:00 - 18:00


    • Regional and Miscellaneous -Trip Advisor Travellers’ Choice award Trip Advisor Travellers’ Choice award 2020
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