So much to offer
Hastings Old Town has a huge selection of independent shops, cafes, and bars, as well as a great theatre, a micro-cinema, and loads of pubs that are well-known for great atmospheres and regular live music and entertainment.
Almost every business in the town is independently run and owned by entrepeneurial individuals who stamp their personalities on the shops, bars, and cafes they run. We are delighted to be showcasing the faces of these business owners below and giving you a short insight into what they have on offer behind their doors.
A visit to Hastings just isn’t complete without a visit to Hastings Old Town.
Click the top left button on the map to browse for different types of business…or scroll down for a selection of what’s on offer – plus a glimpse of the people behind each business.
All original photos by www.sarabowreyphotos.com
The Net Shop, 7 Rock-a-Nore Rd, Hastings TN34 3DW
Handed down through the generations, the Net Shop is a family business and a Hastings institution – serving up the best and freshest seafood produce.
The Laughing Stag
Brilliant comedy nights at The stag Inn.
The Stag Quiz
Pit your wits against these fiendish questions.
Stag Blues and Folk
A small venue – but intimate and perfect for appreciating great music
17 Courthouse Street, Hastings, TN34 3AU
Capsule: menswear & womenswear
A hand-picked selection of lovely (but affordable) fashion clothing for both men and women. This small shop is bursting at the seams with stylish gear you just want to wear.
Phone: 07772 056945
The George Street Salon
50a George street, Hastings, TN34 3EA
The George Street Salon is staffed by a group of enthusiastic and experience hairstylists, each with unique skills.
They have experts on cuts, colours, and perms and work with both men and women.
The Jolly Fisherman
3 East Beach St, Hastings, TN34 3AR
The Jolly Fisherman may be the smallest pub in the Old Town, but it has the widest range of craft beers and ciders and is absolutely worth a visit.
Home-made bar snacks will keep your appetite at bay as you travel the world through the medium of hand-crafted ales.
During lockdown the pub has become a delivery-based off-license…so give in to your craving and get some amazing brews on your doorstep.
reste – 58 High Street, Hastings, TN34 3EN
Wellbeing, dining, beauty, and homewares – a little lift for the soul.
The Lord Nelson, 1 E Bourne St, Hastings TN34 3DP
A proper pub with real character, and proper pub values
No fancy frills – just chatty staff and a clientelle that mixes the rough with the smooth in a safe and friendly atmosphere. You can expect some great local bands at weekends down at The Lord Nelson.
Sea Whistle is a small beautiful shop of sustainable delights for children from birth to six years. It is housed in a former dairy along one of the oldest streets in the Old Town.
The shop stocks a thoughtful collection of clothing, shoes, knitwear, tights, socks, books and toys – all curated by founder Nicola, mostly sourced from small UK makers and brands.
Nicola also makes clothes for her brand, Sea Whistle, in sustainable linens, cottons and Liberty prints, including a range of made-to-order pieces.
Sea Whistle is here to help you with fitting first shoes or school shoes, or finding a unique new baby gift…all with a smile and attention to detail.
3 Marine Parade, Hastings, TN34 3AG
Cafe and Lounge Bar serving vegan and hemp-based products with organic, natural and pure ingredients. Hastings’ only purely vegan restaurant & lounge bar… famous for the best vegan kebabs and Sunday roasts / Christmas dinners
Phone: 01424 425608
57 High Street, Hastings, TN34 3EN
Moore House B&B, Hastings
Set in the heart of Hastings Old Town, this Grade-2 listed, Georgian town house is a only a stone’s throw from the beach and famous fishing quarter as well as being right in the heart of the action – whilst at the same time set back and away from the noise..
Moore House’s seven guest rooms are designed with luxury, comfort and relaxation in mind. They aim to provide you with the best night’s sleep as you sink into their wonderfully comfortable beds – wrapped in sheets that have a seriously high thread count.
Phone: 01424 817752
The Royal Standard – East Beach Street, Hastings
With wood-fired pizzas, lovely Sunday lunches and an interesting regular menu – plus a top selection of beers and ciders – The Royal Standard ticks all the boxes. There’s a roaring fire on cold days and a secluded garden when the weather is finer. And there’s nowhere better to watch the world go by than their outide picnic benches.
Better still, Chris, the owner of The Royal Standard loves music. A wall ull of well-worn vinyl plays randomly on the turntable in the corner, and there are some amazing bands get to play here on a regular basis … both local favourites and national (or often international) acts, courtesy of adept promoters, The Frat Cave.
First In Last Out
The First In Last out is a quintessentially British pub and a delightful place to enjoy locally brewed ales around a roaring fire along with a hearty meal from the kitchen.
You’ll find the ‘FILO’ at the northern end of High Street – and if you are really lucky there will be a musician or two providing the entertainment.
Phone: 01424 425079
56 High St, Hastings
Porters Wine Bar
for food, drinks, music and great company
You haven’t been to the Old Town until you’ve had a meal and a drink at Porters – especially on one of their infamous music sessions on Wednesday’s Thursday’s and Sundays. If you are lucky you may get to hear the award winning jazz singer, Liane Carroll.
The bar is deceptively spacious, with a cozy upstairs restaurant and an outside area that catches the sun during the day and is warm and friendly at night.
Phone: 01424 427000
LADLE is a coffee & wine bar in the Old Town of Hasting, serving up delicious and imaginative brunch, lunch and evening bites.
The kitchen uses produce that is fresh, seasonal, local & organic.
Come and relax in stylish surroundings with friendly service & warm ambience.
59 George Street, Hastings
TEL: 01424 437 140
Irth Designs – “a little gem”
Irth Designs is a little gem of a gift shop in Hastings Old Town, which stocks a range of beautiful homewares, gifts and accessories lovingly sourced from Egypt and beyond. The products are carefully selected for their unusual and unique qualities with fairtrade, excellent quality and craftsmanship at the heart of Irth Designs’ ethos.
Visit the shop at:
45a George Street, Hastings TN34 3EA
…or shop online at www.irthdesigns.com for free local Click & Collect or to send purchases to anywhere in the UK.
24 George street, Hastings
Turn the Tide – Supporting 40+ local, independent designers, makers, creators & small business ventures.
Inside Turn the Tide you’ll find 40+ local, independent designers, makers, creators and small business ventures.
Everyone working together to create a unique retail space.
From arts and crafts to the local Hastings label rum ‘RUMBUSTION” – Turn the Tide is a breath of fresh air and the perfect place to find that little touch to make a house a home.
Rock-a-Nore Rd, Hastings TN34
Eat @ The Stade
Eat @ … Ours Ltd was established in June 2004 by Louise and Stephen Kelleher, with the purpose of providing homemade, healthy food at affordable prices for all members of the community.
TLouise & Stephen have two relaxed cafés, eat @ The Park Café in the beautiful Alexandra Park and eat @ The Stade located near the seafront in Hastings Old Town. They also have eat@ThePavilion, a pretty takeaway kiosk serving hot and cold drinks, snacks and icecreams which is located by the bowling green at the lower end of Alexandra Park (open from late Spring to Autumn).
Phone: 01424 447116
The Old Brewery, High Street, Hastings Old Town
Hastings OLD TOWN Studio
Whether you’re after crystal clarity, banging beats or balls to the wall punk rock noise, pop in for a friendly chat to discuss your needs. Want help fleshing out ideas or a backing track written from scratch? The team are more than happy to provide help with arrangement, programming and instrumentation.
Phone: 07887 547548
44-45 George Street, Hastings
WHITE’S SEAFOOD & STEAK BAR George Street Hastings Old Town
Alex and Ellie proudly welcome you to Whites Seafood & Steak Bar.
White’s is a family run restaurant, set in a grade 11 listed building in the beautiful and historic Old Town – the Heart and Soul of Hastings.
Whether enjoying an impromptu lunch chosen from their one or two course light lunch menu or a romantic evening meal, you are guaranteed a warm welcome and excellent service to complement their deliciously tempting menu.
20 George street, Hastings
CHOCOLATE is what we DO BEST at ONLY COCO
We love chocolate almost as musch as ONLY COCO do…
100% British, delicious chocolates. truffles, bars, hot chocolate & other amazing chocolate concoctions.
Café serving hot chocolate (SURPRISE!), coffee & tea.
PHONE 01424 602614
VINTAGE BIRD INTERIORS fabrics and more, Old Town Hastings
Take a leisurely browse through two floors of touchy-feely, delicious fabrics, mouth-watering wallpapers and a select range of quirky throws, cushions and goodies.
Their bespoke makeup service includes samples, measures and quotes, interior styling, and colour… whether you are in Hastings, London or further afield, Vintage Bird have you covered for interior design.
PHONE: 01424 433300
Mwah! DIM-SUM-BAR, Hastings Old Town
15-16 Marine Parade, Hastings
MWAH! The sound of a kiss…
Mwah is a family-run restaurant and fully licensed bar serving Chinese street-food in Hastings Old Town.
Dim Sum small bites a speciality, plus homemade noodles, rice, stir fried dishes, and steamed buns.
They also serve Ice-cold beer to takeaway in pints or bottles.
Phone: 01424 576686
Funnell & Perring
Old Town Hastings
Traditional solicitors with a contemporary twist… or contemporary solicitors with an eye for tradition… whichever you are looking for, Funnell & Perring tick all the boxes. And to add to it all they have an eager team of admin bunnies just waiting to type up your contracts…
Don’t be fooled though – this is a serious legal business who will look after your affairs with diligence and discretion.
Hastings Old Town business index
As we grow this page we’ll create links to each business we add to the list above…