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Stag Inn, Hastings
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Welcome to the Stag Inn

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Stag Inn, Hastings

Hasting's best kept secret: the Old Town's friendliest local

Our 16th Century pub can be found at the top of picturesque All Saints Street - the oldest residential street in the heart of Hastings Old Town.

Beamed ceilings and rustic floorboards are complemented by twinkling lights, cosy interiors and a welcoming bar. Our entertainment is a mix of traditional and contemporary, with live bands at the weekend, trad sessions throughout the week, and a host of special events throughout the year.

We have the Old Town’s largest pub garden and it is a summer delight, with three tiers of seating and attractive planting. In the colder months we have log fires and winter food to keep you toasty.

We are an especially dog-friendly pub; they have their own treat jar and are guaranteed a cuddle and fuss from the hosts.

Stag Inn, Hastings
Stag Inn, Hastings

Our Haunted History...

We are one of the oldest pubs still open in Hastings and the building is a feature of the town’s guided walks. You may be lucky enough to meet one of the ghosts reputed to frequent our establishment. A Dutch sea captain murdered by Hastings fishermen has been sighted in the cellar and there have been reports of a young girl dressed all in white, by the fireplace, on the upper floor. The back bedroom gives you goosebumps – most who have used the room have felt a presence ….

The pub has historical connections with notorious smuggling gangs and characters from local folklore. In the cellar, there's a now-blocked entrance to a secret passage which led to All Saints church and was probably used by smugglers in the 18th Century, or as a bolt-hole during times of religious oppression. The Stag continues to hold strong associations with local traditions such as Jack in the Green and the Sussex Bonfire and Carnival.

The tour guides will tell you about the famous "mummified” cats, found in a chimney during the 1940s and now on display in the front bar. This wasn't uncommon as cats were often used as a form of protection in old buildings and our cats protect the pub from evil spirits and harm. It is told that they once belonged to Hannah Clarke, a witch who is said to have occupied the Stag in its early days. Probably apocryphal but it’s a good yarn.

The pub has a great history – it even gets its own Wikipedia page.

Information

Opening times today

18:30 - 23:00

Serving food today

Kitchen Closed (except for special events / Bank Holidays)

How to find us

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Stag Inn

14 All Saints Street,
Hastings, East Sussex
TN34 3BJ

01424 438791

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Opening times

Opening times

  • Mon - Wed - 18:30 - 23:00

    Thu - Sat - 12:00 - 23:00

    Sun - 12:00 - 19:00

Food serving times

  • Mon - Kitchen Closed (except for special events / Bank Holidays)

    Tue & Wed - Kitchen Closed (except for special events)

    Thu - Sat - 12:30 - 14:30, 18:00 - 20:30

    Sun - 12:30 - 15:00