Hastings Arms, Hastings

Hastings Arms

  • Welcome to the Hastings Arms

An 18th century smuggling haunt, tucked away in the back streets, the Hastings Arms is a warm and welcoming retreat, with scrubbed pine tables and wooden floors and walls festooned with grand mirrors and fishing nets. We were voted Shepherd Neame tenanted pub of the year in 2011.

Good home-made food and a wide range of Kentish Ales are on offer daily, spiced up each Tuesday by the pub’s famous curry nights. A diverse crowd attend the Monday blues nights and Wednesday open mic session for professional musicians, even drawing famous visitors such as Jamie Oliver and Erasure’s Andy Bell.

And for those who prefer spirits, there are occasional sightings of ghosts supping ale at the bar and a forlorn lost soul floating by in her wedding dress.

What our customers say:

We were greeted as soon as we got inside. We orderd sandwiches for 4 with chips thinking this would be just normal pub fayre. What a shock we got when these amazing sandwiches came - my wife and I had 50 years in the trade and this pub is a credit to the management." Jack

"One of the best experiences for ages. The bar man was, in his own laid back and natural way, so professional. The cod and chips & beer were both great served and cleared by the chef. A great mix of character customers. As a professional chef of 37 years originally trained at Hastings college, visiting from London , please take this as a big compliment." Gareth