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Bar, British, Pub
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Vegetarian Friendly
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Reviewed 22 October 2023 via mobile

Brilliant homely roast. Will be returning for a meal soon. Pity about the bar selection, could have been a lot better. The pub itself is like a tardis. Way bigger than you expect and room outside for alfresco dinning.

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 27 August 2023 via mobile

This place is a gem. The staff are helpful and friendly, the real ale was kept very well and the Pizzas looked so good we had to return the following day and weren’t disappointed. The Chefs (I assume a couple) took pride in their food...and were we here longer we’d have definitely had the Sunday roast too. I’m picky, fussy and don’t generally give reviews let alone rave reviews but this place despite appearance is well worth a visit on all fronts. Excellent!!!!!More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 8 July 2023

Whatever you do have a pizza, proper hand pulled wood fired job with loads of great toppings at a ridiculously reasonable price. The stuffed paratha (with Mediterranean fillings was also exceptional. Bar staff friendly and couldn’t have been more helpful. This has got to be...a definite visit!More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 17 May 2023 via mobile

On another weekend break in Hastings we booked Sunday lunch as last time it was so good. Roast lamb and the nut roast served with generous vegetables, Yorkshire puds and separate gravy. All delicious. A lovely friendly vibe to this local pub and highly recommended.

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 29 April 2023

Great pub. Came here today for a mid-afternoon drink with my partner, our 4-year-old daughter and partner's mum. We have been here a number of times over the past few years. It has always been terrific (would get here more were it not for small...daughter). Lovely staff, nice regulars and the pizzas look so good. We have made a pledge to come back moreMore

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 8 February 2023 via mobile

I went here with my wife and son who's 10 and has autism the female member of staff was talking to my sun telling him she has a double Brazilian and would not leave him alone then a guy who knows her started to get...abusive and butted into a conversation I told him it had nothing to do with him he then got aggressive I stood up to him and defended myself I then left round the back the landlord then told me to leave the pub when he let the other guy back in I tried to explain he started it with the female member if staff talking inappropriately to my son and he told me to go what king of pub is he running when he let's wierdos like that work there and allows thugs in he's so called family pub and throws out victims of there abuse do go there avoidMore

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed 31 January 2023 via mobile

Wonderful afternoon with a delicious Sunday roast, roaring fire, friendly folk and the bonus of a live reggae music band. A proper local pub with great staff, reasonably priced drinks and clearly a favourite in Hastings.

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 2 July 2022 via mobile

We traveled to Hastings from London, for a quick get away. We stopped at the Royal Standard for lunch and ate in a beautiful outside garden. We had the sausage and red pepper pizza. It was amazing! We watched as they baked it in their...outside pizza oven. Everyone who works there were so kind. We will definitely stop in again, then next time we’re in Hastings.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 21 June 2022

We stopped here after walking around Hastings Old Town area and beach. We sat outside and had drinks in the sun which was relaxing. The service was very good and the samples of beer on offer a great idea as the first one I tried...was not for me. The second was perfect. Would certainly call in again if we are in Hastings.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 3 May 2022

A lovely friendly pub with the most amazing music playing courtesy of the 'Balearic Assassins of Love' crew. What a tremendous finale to the Jack in the Green festivities. Bravo folks! XXX

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 20 August 2021

We stopped off for a quick drink but got so comfortable in the beer garden that we ended up staying all night.

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed 9 August 2021

Loved the look of the garden when passing one evening so made a note to come back to this on a recent break to Hastings. We got a table in the garden at 7.30pm and the board said food served until 8 so we just...had enough time. Unfortunately there was a lot off the menu (only reason I removed a star) so we went for the pizzas. I have to say this was a great decision as they were handmade (we watched them be made through the kitchen window) and then cooked in the outside pizza oven. The chef was great and the pizza delicious. One of the nicest meals we had during our week stay. There was also a man playing the guitar in the garden which made the atmosphere even nicer. Bar staff seemed a little confused when trying to order but were pleasant and polite. We ate here as a group of 3 adults and 3 children and were made to feel comfortable and welcome - some places advertised no children at all or after a certain time. The lights and bunting really make the garden a lovely place to sit.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed 7 July 2021

Food looked so nice but we asked for food when we walked in and then by the time they served us they said the kitchen had closed. So just had to have drinks. Nice garden. Staff were a bit abrupt.

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed 1 June 2021

Friendly staff great location, following government guidelines felt at home perfect pit stop after a long walk.

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed 11 May 2021

Recently visited and asked for a takeaway roast as we were staying nearby. The staff were hapyo to help and asked us to wait in the beer garden whilst they prepared the meal. Very generous portions and was lovely food. The only negative comment we...did have was the gravy. But overall lovely foodMore

Date of visit: May 2021
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  • Food: 5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5