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The Crown Hastings, Hastings, East Sussex

The Crown Hastings

4.7
4.7
580 Reviews
£25 and under
British

The Crown is an independently run freehouse in the heart of Hastings Old Town at the foot of the country park, and a stone's throw away from the beach.

We serve modern British food in a friendly informal environment using locally sourced, seasonal ingredients. Our Head Chef James Favell and his team create delicious dishes from scratch, including homemade bread, fish from the surrounding seas, local free range meat and seasonal vegetables.

We are proud of our curated drinks selection which includes local real ales, craft beers, fine European and English wine and a specialist gin and whisky selection.

Join us for a cup of coffee from Hastings based Roar Gill roastery, a loose leaf tea from Proper Tea Co in Pett and a slice of cake.

NOTE: High Top Tables means our high bar stool tables. You're welcome to book a table for drinks only! Dogs and children welcome!
NOTE: Our food menu is served all week - lunchtime and evening. We do not serve a roast dinner on a Sunday.

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Booked 13 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    British, Gastro Pub

  • Hours of Operation

    Daily 11:00–23:00

  • Phone number

    01424 465100

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

Menu

View menu on restaurant's website

What 580 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • East Sussex

    Best Overall

  • East Sussex

    Best Food

  • East Sussex

    Best Service

  • East Sussex

    Best Ambience

  • East Sussex

    Best Value

  • East Sussex

    Fit for Foodies

  • East Sussex

    Healthy

  • East Sussex

    Neighbourhood Gem

  • East Sussex

    Vibrant Bar Scene

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  1. AK

    AnnK

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    We had a lovely meal in The Crown. It's an interesting menu with several vegan options, the service is very good, and the atmosphere is friendly and comfortable. We went for my partner's birthday and had a great evening.

  2. D

    Denny

    East Sussex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The onion tart was absolutely delicious. Great service. Relaxed and friendly atmosphere.

  3. R

    christineR

    London

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service3ambience4

    The food was great. Very tasty. Lively venue. Only downside is the waiter questioning my friend on how exactly intolerant she was of wheat. (Happens a lot at lots of places) But it feels as if the wheat intolerance is undermined and not to be taken seriously unless its an immediate critical health issue. But they were fine and made sure the food was what was needed. Enjoyed the evening and would go back. Thank you

  4. ED

    EDennison

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great inventive menu, fresh seasonal ingredients. Perfect wine list, and a great selection of beers. Served with a smile. What’s not to like. We’ll be back ❤️😊

  5. B

    Baddabyng

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    we had a great time, eating superb food while our two year old daughter slept. the staff could not have been more welcoming and one of them helped me surprise my wife on the eve of our wedding anniversary in a way that deserved an Oscar nomination, pretending as she did that a piece of art on the wall had been bought by another customer so that I could secretly purchase it while my wife was in the bathroom at the end of the meal and then give it to her as a surprise present the following day. But that aside, we loved The Crown and will definitely return. every dish was made with real thought and care and excellent ingredients. both my wife and I love eating out (and cooking) and so I would say our standards are pretty high and The Crown definitely delivered.

  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Devon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Could not fault The Crown , brilliant evening.

  7. SB

    SussexBornSussexBred

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 May 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Amazing food as always. We had the French Onion Tart and the Hazelnut and Spinach Spanokopitta. Full of flavour. Thank you !!

  8. PJ

    PhoebeJ

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Hazelnut sponge! 💓💓💓💓💓💓💓💓💓💓💓💓💓💓💓💓💓

  9. A

    Anna

    East Sussex

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 15 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Perfect place to spend a lazy Sunday. Hazelnut sponge has to be one of the best desserts ever invented. Loveliest staff too.

  10. ER

    ERODOTUS

    London

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on 15 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Food quality is top range for a gastronomic pub with a very interesting menu with inspiring dishes for every taste.

  11. B

    Bully

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 May 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4

    Used to be good-is it going downhill? No table service, jackets left on chips with bacon and egg? So many session IPAs with little variety in abv? Small complaints, I know, but not what I expected

  12. p

    phila

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 May 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience4

    Lovely staff that could not of been more accommodating. We had some amazing food and drinks. Beautiful pub. Highly recommend it to all.

  13. RT

    RichT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Nice old pub/eatery in old town. Great selection of beers and wine and good menu. The lamb was delicious!

  14. T

    Tricky

    East Sussex

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 10 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We took some visitors for an early evening meal. Staff were friendly and informative about the menu and considering there were six of us, service was excellent. We all enjoyed our meal very much. Our friends commented that we were lucky to have such a great place with a high level of quality of atmosphere, food and service. We agreed!

  15. K

    Kit76

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 8 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The Crown is a jewel in Hastings. Great service. Great food. Great location and ambiance. Highly recommend - make sure you book.

  16. CS

    ClaireS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 May 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    All excellent really enjoyed the meal. Helpful staff. Will be back maybe not on Sunday as parking bit of a pain !?

  17. GE

    GESN

    London

    62 reviews

    3.0

    62 reviews

    Dined on 7 May 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience4

    Great food, but disorganised service is frustrating.

  18. CC

    ChristineC

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Booked to go back for more delicious food. Desserts exceptional.

  19. S

    Sarah

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 5 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Such a lovely meal! A London pair who researched ‘best places to eat in Hastings’ and were not left disappointed. Thank you for making a short break memorable. We will be back

  20. FW

    FionaW

    Kent

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 3 May 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5

    The Crown is my favourite pub in Hastings and it’s consistently good for food and drink and lovely staff. It’s a great place to relax and I’ve been here many times with friends and families. My visit started off well - the staff were welcoming and friendly as always and the menu looked great. Our starters were really good and met our expectations but sadly the main courses were poor. I ordered the spanakopita- at over £16 it was not a budget option - and I was very disappointed. The ‘pie’ itself was tasteless and over baked and i could have made a better salad! It was just tomatoes, cucumber and a few leaves and a huge amount of red onion and an over sharp vinaigrette. It completely overpowered the dish. My friend’s main was similarly disappointing. Hopefully this was a blip - maybe the chef was having a bad day? - because I want to go back. Perhaps next time 2 starters are in order. Don’t let this put you off a usually great pub.

  21. SB

    StephenB

    London

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on 2 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The best gastro pub in Hastings.

  22. D

    Dinnerdude

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 May 2022

    overall3food1service3ambience3

    Everything was good but my food in particular was way over salted and basically un-edible . My partners was good and she really enjoyed it so i guess i was just unlucky . Worth a Trip but a bit of a gamble.

  23. BS

    BennStanley

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 30 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The Crown is always a great experience; such wonderful service and inventive food options. And an inspired selection of local beers.

  24. LC

    LiamC

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 April 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Such a fabulous Pub, with great food. The beer selection is always top notch

  25. A

    Andrewm

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Had a really nice lunch. Great food and an excellent choice of beers.

  26. GG

    GurpreetG

    Berkshire

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 15 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We received a very warm welcome on arrival and service was faultless. The food was excellent and great value for money.

  27. MD

    MelanieD

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A definite must to visit if you are in Hastings. Great vibe and fab food. Hazelnut sponge was the best dessert I’ve ever had.

  28. JW

    JessW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We always book the Crown when in Hastings. Food is excellent quality, service ia spot on, beers are good and there are games for our 5 year old, not foegetting an open fire for the dog to curl up in front of.

  29. DG

    DebbieG

    Brighton

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 2 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Myself & a group of friends enjoyed a great Saturday night at The Crown. The food was amazing & the staff were really attentive & friendly. For my friends, it was their first visit & they left really impressed. Thanks for having us!

  30. K

    Keith

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 31 March 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Good quality meal in fashionable pub. Craft beers.

  31. C

    Caro

    London

    25 reviews

    4.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on 30 March 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Slight change to the menu which is good as not very large menu. Had the chicken which was a tad dry but very tasty, and the potatoes were delicious. Wine by the glass is reasonably priced and service efficient and friendly as always

  32. JB

    JulieB

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely staff, tasty food, and a warm and welcoming vibe, we''ll be back for sure

  33. HM

    HurenM

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 23 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Down from London for a day out wandering along from St Leonard to Hastings with lunch booked at The Crown. We had a brilliant meal that reminded be of the best days of London's gastropub experiences that were to be had from the 'school' of The Eagle and St Johns.

  34. CT

    CarlyT

    East Sussex

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 March 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience3

    The venue is pleasant but food was basic and over priced. Bill was overcharged and we were not the only customers querying bill. Wouldn’t recommend

  35. FW

    FrannyW

    Hamburg Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Loveliest staff, great food and fab booze- truly a night to remember.

  36. P

    Petepete

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing food in a relaxed pub with friendly staff. Fish dishes are particularly good.

  37. p

    philj

    Shropshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 March 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Relatively quiet pub in a side road off the seafront. The food and services was very good and the choice of beers good. Dog friendly and comfortable. The only slight quibble was that the food was rather pricey

  38. PC

    PaulineC

    London

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 13 March 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3

    Staff always very friendly and attentive, very willing to let us dry some wines as we couldn't decide. Lovely main course. Apple fritters were a bit overdone but otherwise all good

  39. I

    Isabel

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 March 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Great service in a lovely pub. Good food and wine. Just a bit noisy due to music and acoustics. Would highly recommend though.

  40. JE

    JackE

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing service, friendly staff, great food. Lovely

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners

FAQs

The Crown Hastings is rated 4.7 stars by 580 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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Booked 13 times today
Google Map for The Crown Hastings

64/66 All Saints Street Hastings, East Sussex TN34 3BN

Additional information

  • Area

    Hastings

  • Hours of Operation

    Daily 11:00–23:00

  • Cuisines

    British, Gastro Pub

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    None

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wine

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