“Popular home-from-home in the old town” - AA Inspector
HASTINGS, EAST SUSSEX
A relaxed ambience is the keynote here, with daily papers, open fires and board games for all the family; dogs are welcome too. Yet there’s entertainment if you want it – The Crown hosts quiz nights, craft evenings, storytelling and exhibitions. The drinks choice embraces teas and coffees as well as Sussex ales, ciders and gins. Honestly-priced dishes are home-cooked from traceable sources – Romney Marsh lamb, local fish and seasonal vegetables. Fillet of gurnard, swede dauphinoise and creamed leeks, followed by blueberry pannacotta will set you up for a nice cliff-top walk.
- Children welcome
- Children's portions
- Free Wifi
- Coach parties accepted
- Main course from: £12
- Open all year
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Discover East Sussex
East Sussex, along with its western counterpart, is packed with interest. This is a land of stately homes and castles, miles of breezy chalk cliffs overlooking the English Channel, pretty rivers, picturesque villages and links to our glorious past. Mention Sussex to many people and images of the South Downs immediately spring to mind – ‘vast, smooth, shaven, serene,’ as the writer Virginia Woolf described them. She and her husband lived at Monk’s House in the village of Rodmell, near Lewes, and today, her modest home is managed by the National Trust and open to the public.
There are a great many historic landmarks within Sussex, but probably the most famous is the battlefield where William, Duke of Normandy defeated Harold and his Saxon army to become William the Conqueror of England. By visiting Battle, near Hastings, you can, with a little imagination, picture the bloody events that led to his defeat. East Sussex’s pretty towns such as Lewes, Rye and Uckfield have their charms, while the city of Brighton offers museums and fascinating landmarks, the best-known and grandest feature being the Royal Pavilion.
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