RestaurantsEast SussexHastingsTN34

survey result

Summary

£46
   ££
3
Good
3
Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Popular pub in the old town of Hastings”, very close to the beach. The menu mixes some gentle invention into a fairly classical gastropub selection of dishes and reports praise “great food and vibe”.

Summary

£29
    £
3
Good
3
Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Good, if limited, feedback on this contemporary-style gastroboozer near the beach, serving an affordable menu of dependable quality fare.

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Owner's description

The Crown Hastings is an independent freehouse situated on the picturesque All Saints Street between the East Hill country park and the beach.

We offer a welcoming and friendly environment to enjoy high quality food and drink. Using local suppliers and seasonal ingredients we make delicious homecooked food. We serve a selection of local ales and craft beers, fine wines, specialist gins, whiskeys and cider. Join us for a coffee or tea and try our range of soft drinks.

Local art on the walls, daily newspapers, dog friendly, great music, free wifi, open fires and games tables, there is plenty here to keep all the family happy.

We look forward to welcoming you at The Crown.

Booking is recommended, please book a table on our website: www.thecrownhastings.co.uk 

Prices

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Pudding
£9.00 £14.00 £6.00
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £20.00
Filter Coffee £2.50
Extras  
Service 10.00%

Current menus

Restaurant details

Highchair,Portions
Yes
No dress code
58

The chef

James Favell

Progressing through 15 years of formal and on-the-job training in various Sussex hospitality establishments including those with two AA rosettes, James is a real asset to our team and has been our Head Chef for nearly 5 years. He leads the team of experienced and young chefs, including mentoring those on placements and internships. He brings knowledge of whole animal butchery, fine dining, banqueting experience and a vast technical knowledge of ingredient led cuisine. 

 

Andrew Swan

Trained as a Engineer, Andrew became a chef 5 years ago when opening The Crown Hastings with his wife, Tess. He has a strong passion for delicious, homecooked food, cooking with the seasons and local produce, and brings this interest into the kitchen at The Crown in an executive chef role. Historically he completed a stagiaire at St John's restaurant in London and has worked at the Bivouac restaurant - part of the Swinton Park Hotel in North Yorkshire.

 

Andrew's role includes meeting new suppliers and developing the menu, with the freedom to be able to buy from small farmers such as Hooe Level Salt Marsh Farm lamb and Peapod Organic market garden. 

Lead by Andrew and James, a team of 11 kitchen staff create a seasonal menu, all cooked from scratch and in-house.   The kitchen team use seasonal ingredients only because there is a strict food menu ban on exotic produce from abroad – no chocolate, no coffee, no bananas, no lemons, etc. We serve produce that can be grown/reared/farmed in Sussex and Kent so that people get a true showcase of the region, we work directly with local producers to provide a true ‘farm to fork’ ethos.

By restricting the ingredients we have available to us, we have to work seasonally, changing the menu gradually throughout the year. Limiting the chefs to the availability of ingredients forces us to be more creative, so you won’t find your typical pub grub on offer here.

The Crown Hastings Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of The Crown Hastings Restaurant in TN34, Hastings by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of The Crown Hastings restaurant.
Sharon C
Short menu clearly based on local ingredien...
Reviewed 4 months, 10 days ago

"Short menu clearly based on local ingredients which changes regularly and always has some intriguing choices that just have to be tried, including an inventive use of less common vegetables such as Kohlrabi. Consistently great food at very, very reasonable prices."

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Sharon C
Short menu clearly based on local ingredien...
Reviewed 4 months, 12 days ago

"Short menu clearly based on local ingredients which changes regularly and always has some intriguing choices that just have to be tried, including an inventive use of less common vegetables such as Kohlrabi. Consistently great food at very, very reasonable prices."

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Sharon C
Short menu clearly based on local ingredien...
Reviewed 4 months, 12 days ago

"Short menu clearly based on local ingredients which changes regularly and always has some intriguing choices that just have to be tried, including an inventive use of less common vegetables such as Kohlrabi. Consistently great food at very, very reasonable prices."

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Sharon C
Short menu clearly based on local ingredien...
Reviewed 4 months, 12 days ago

"Short menu clearly based on local ingredients which changes regularly and always has some intriguing choices that just have to be tried, including an inventive use of less common vegetables such as Kohlrabi. Consistently great food at very, very reasonable prices."

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Matthew C
Really trying to push things and succeeding...
Reviewed 6 months, 16 days ago

"Really trying to push things and succeeding"

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64 - 66 All Saints Street, Hastings, TN34 3BN
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Opening hours
Monday11 am‑11 pm
Tuesday11 am‑11 pm
Wednesday11 am‑11 pm
Thursday11 am‑11 pm
Friday11 am‑11 pm
Saturday11 am‑11 pm
Sunday11 am‑10:30 pm

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