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

    • heathergod
      Excellent meal
      5 of 5 stars
      Thursday, 24th August 2023
      We had an excellent meal here. Haven’t been to The Stag for years, it’s changed somewhat. Excellent fish starters and duck mains, with unusual tweaks and combinations, and husband had a delicious... Read full review
    • barry c
      1 of 5 stars
      Saturday, 23rd September 2023
      We booked this pub/restaurant for lunch yesterday (22nd Sept.) But on arrival we found it locked up and a sign saying closed for private party. We rang the bell and called by phone, but no... Read full review
    • Passenger63082660188
      The best of the best. Totally amazing
      5 of 5 stars
      Friday, 29th September 2023
      We had the most amazing food. We are lucky to eat out now and then, but I can honestly say that the meal we had, was one of the best, if not the best that we have had in a long time. The balance... 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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