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Porters Wine Bar is set in the heart of Hastings’ famous Old Town, at the bottom of the High Street and just a few minutes walk from the historic fishing quarter and seafront. Established in 1986, Porters is a Grade 2 listed building which has been recently refurbished and is a very popular family-run wine bar and bistro. Porters is renowned for its live music and features award-winning Jazz singer Liane Carroll on a regular basis; its excellent home-cooked food (locally sourced where possible) and its wide selection of beers, wines and spirits.
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, After-hours
CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub, Wine Bar
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Live Music
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Reviewed 12 December 2020 via mobile

Another great dinner in this lovely pub.. we had the belly pork and crackling with fluffy mash and red cabbage and it was really tasty . Martine and India were amazing. Really friendly and welcoming and ensured that all safety measures were in place during...More

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed 3 December 2020 via mobile

It's nice to be back in AUH after 9 months especially in this Pub... Still have good service, drinks, food and music. Everyone is accommodating especially Grace as she still didn't forget me. Surely, will go back again.

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed 29 October 2020

We had previously booked and were given a table for 2 in the lower area which had no ambience and was next to the kitchen - I wasn't aware of this area before booking. There was one other couple who quickly finished their meal not...More

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed 27 October 2020

It’s been almost a year since my last time there - and it’ll be a lot longer before I go again. Took a friend there for lunch today and we waited over 40 minutes for our meal. Had to ask the waitress to wipe the...More

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed 19 October 2020

We were at Porters on Sat evening, 17Oct 20, for fab tempura, pork belly and the absolutely lush Eton Mess. We just had to book for the widely reputed Sunday roast. 'Best in town', all say! Service from the very efficient and lovely India and...More

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed 9 October 2020 via mobile

Delightful lunch with friend. Very nice quaint restaurant with a slightly different menu. Food was lovely and ambiance very nice

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed 20 September 2020 via mobile

I haven’t been here for a few years so decided to visit to celebrate my husband’s birthday. First of all the service by the staff was exceptional from the initial welcome to when we paid our bill to leave. Nothing was too much trouble. The...More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed 19 September 2020

We visted whilst in the area for a few days. We had done our research, looking on their website before hand and was really looking forward to our evening. There was a limited menu, displayed on a chalk board . the food was ok but...More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed 9 September 2020

I had booked a day in advance and got a really nice table in the front window. At first I worried that the place was empty - but by 7.30 on this Wednesday night, it was buzzing. Plenty of staff to help, very good food...More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed 6 September 2020 via mobile

It's such a shame this review has to be like this, as the food was delicious! We booked a table for four people a week ahead of going! And booked it because of the menu online! We were given a tiny table, with my partners...More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Porters open from 12 midday through to 11pm. Take a look at our website for all the opening times, music listings and menus. Thanks for asking!
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  • Porters Wine Bar, Hastings is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
    • Food: 4
    • Service: 4
    • Value: 4
    • Atmosphere: 4.5