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.

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    • Food
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    • Atmosphere
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    Recent Reviews:

    • 764Karen_B
      Wallington, United Kingdom
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      The BEST food in Hastings
      5 of 5 stars
      Sunday, 24th July 2022
      Wow wow wow. Amazing food in-fact one of the best meals that we have ever had in Hastings. We urge you to go there you will not be disappointed. A short thoughtful menu (which was hard to pick a... Read full review
    • Nousername1920
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      What a find!
      5 of 5 stars
      Tuesday, 9th August 2022
      The Hempist is a vegan specialist Indian restaurant. My sister and I came across this place on a walk in the Old Town. The outside of the restaurant looks very bohemian and the inside doesn't... Read full review
    • 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

    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 2020
    • Regional and Miscellaneous -WTTC Safe Travels WTTC Safe Travels 2021

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