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:

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

    • 442stevei
      Hidden Gem
      5 of 5 stars
      Sunday, 10th March 2024
      Stumbled across The Stag whilst trying a few pubs in Hastings and decided to stop here for a pint and some food. Well, what a find. The food was absolutely sublime, very reasonably priced and the... Read full review
    • bronwenseldridge
      London, United Kingdom
      Lovely gastropub
      5 of 5 stars
      Monday, 11th March 2024
      Cosy pub/restaurant with really interesting and unusual menu. All the meals were excellent and the service friendly. Read full review
    • 890isabelw
      London, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Friends getaway
      What a Gem
      5 of 5 stars
      Sunday, 24th March 2024
      We visited Old Hastings and used Trip Advisor to find the Stag. What a find! The food was sublime! The staff were also attentive. Thank you for a wonderful evening. We will definitely be returning! 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.


    • 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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