Hastings Journals

A long weekend in Hastings

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A travel journal to Hastings by MichaelJM

Blackstock Farm Photo, Hellingly, East Sussex, United Kingdom More Photos
Quote: This was the first visit that we've made to Hastings with clear blue skies.
The front at Hastings Photo, Hastings, England
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It was a hot summer’s day in Hastings and we were taking a gentle walk along the promenade. The town was full of people some of whom would have visited to enjoy the start day of Hasting’s annual Old Town Carnival Weeks (3rd – 11th August) but many who were on holiday in this up and coming resort.The promenade was an interesting mix of different aromas all designed to entice visitors to part with their holiday money and add to their waistline. There were stalls selling the brightly coloured fluffiness of Candyfloss (spun sugared calories on a stick) next to the sugary doughy doughnuts. What a fine combination of aromas that can only be found on seaside promenades or fairgrounds. Of course H...Read More

Icklesham's Car Boot Sale

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Although Car boot sales are 10 a penny this one in the village of Icklesham is a regular event through the summer months and being at a bit of a loose end we decided to enjoy the summer’s day and check it out. In reality my son and his wife we wanting to go and we were quite happy to tag along and join the hunt for bargains.The car boot sale is real easy to find as it is well signed as you drive through the village of Icklesham and although many people had parked on the roadside there is plenty of free parking in the adjoining field. There were marshals directing us to where there were parking places and it was all highly stress free. We parked the car on the edge of the field overlooking ...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on August 16, 2013

The Lifeboat Restaurant

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Restaurant | "Eating out Hastings style"

The Lifeboat Restaurant Photo, Hastings, England
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Well it was not quite a gourmet meal in a boutique restaurant, but what better way to enjoy fish and chips in a fishing seaside resort than sitting on the seashore eating out of a bag.My son, a resident of the town, recommended the Lifeboat fish restaurant as frying some of the best fish and chips on the seafront. So whilst my wife and son went in to order our meal I sat outside at one of the half dozen tables reserved for those who preferred to eat with knives and fork in the comfort of a proper chair. It was whilst I was sitting here that I heard a resident "of thirty years" complaining bitterly to one of the members of staff that it "was disgusting" that they were now charging extra for...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on August 6, 2013

The Lifeboat Restaurant
14 East Parade
Hastings TN34 3AL
01424 420388

Blackstock Farm

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Attraction | "A cheap day out on the farm"

Blackstock Farm Photo, Hellingly, East Sussex, United Kingdom
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We took our grandson to Blackstock Farm on what turned out to be a "grand-parents go free day" so our total fee for admission was an amazingly low £4.00. Even on a "normal day" our concessionary entrance fee would have only been £2.00. So the pamphlet message "our entry prices are the most competitive in Sussex, probably even the UK" seems to be perfectly justified.Although the farm site isn’t huge there are plenty of activities crammed in to the site and soon after entering the main park area our 4-year old grandchild raced off at speed towards inflatable Bouncy Castles at the bottom of a small hill. I’m not really sure how he managed to stay upright and by the time we made it to the infl...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on August 13, 2013

Blackstock Farm
Grove Hill
Hellingly, East Sussex, United Kingdom

Robin Hood Pub

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Attraction | "Robin Hood makes it to Sussex"

Robin Hood Pub Photo, Bristol, England
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The Robin Hood Pub is on the busy main road in the village of Icklesham and shares the honours of holding a weekly car boot sale with the neighbouring pub The Queen’s Head. Having spent the morning around the car boot sale (see separate review) we headed for the pub to check out its menu. I was surprised that East Sussex makes claim to hosting the legendary Robin Hood (although my adopted county has greater claim in my view) but the pub had a good range of real ales, was a little bit quirky and had a wide ranging menu catering for carnivores, herbivores and children. We could all find something on the menu so, as it was such a bright and warm day, we opted for a table outside.I...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on August 16, 2013

Robin Hood Pub
56 St Michael's Hill
Bristol, England BS2 8DX
+44 117 929 1334

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MichaelJM

MichaelJM
Nottingham, England