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Run by two lovely sisters, good beer and excellent food...well done chef.
MSE12 - 29 Mar 2016 09:59
Yes, when two worlds scollide. That is Plant Train. And Plant Man. Whaddya? I'm asking? Whaddya got? Nothing The beast of Hollywood couldn't.. Handle. Included. Fosters. Available always everywhere. Dino dino dino.

trainfan - 9 Dec 2015 12:19
Yes - an uninspiring place, under all categories...
wealdman - 6 Jul 2015 16:47
Accurate. All the old biddies want is to sell standard (sub) food to families. Better profit margin. Avoid.
tradervic - 13 Apr 2015 22:13
Agree with last post. Was in there at lunchtime today,

One barmaid said 'with you in a minute' - then vanished for a chat...
sussexfox - 12 Apr 2015 23:45
Seems to be run by two 50/60 year old ladies - who live in a different world. They think customers are invisible, and - if you complain about being ignored - abuse is common.

Much better food, service and hygiene standards in nearby establishments. Bad service - by staff with attitudes. And just waiting for their shift to end.
tempest - 12 Apr 2015 22:42
my roses are coming on trooper. Hope for a good harvest of carrotts this year , fingers crossed, cabbages, well, as yoy say sussexdowner is not all that much of what I wanted. But, begonias are an absolute joy to behold, nad I do mean to say, when I Tell thst these flowers reaally are the upholding of my entire farming knowledge, indeed they do become quite marvelloos and you should see the clour! blooming marvellous. Blooming marvellous. Blooming marvelous!
albertfox - 19 Mar 2014 20:46
A delight. Keeps good ale and serves it well. Always a good crowd in there of a weekend evening and visitors don't get treated to "The Slaughtered Lamb" treatment as they sometimes do elsewhere in the Old Town.
workhard - 5 Aug 2013 16:03
Always my favourite in George St.
stuartandmonica - 24 Nov 2011 14:43
Visited September 2011 Evening

Hastings' equivalant of a student bar it felt like, we only had shorts but enjoyed sitting out the front. Lively enough, hassle free if a too much box like to make staying inside worth while. 5/10
Bitterville - 29 Sep 2011 23:56
There are worse places to waste a few hours in Hastings.
bionicdog - 25 Sep 2011 20:28
Nice quiet little boozer, no kids (which is always a bonus in seaside pubs or just pubs in general), polite enough bar staff, though did seem a bit snobby. Overall a decent place though. The dogs in the beer garden were awfully sweeeaooo, far too cuwit :)
shaggylobster - 4 Jul 2011 16:42
Purpledragonfly posted a nasty review of the Jenny Lind, I want people to read my view of her pub, as I beleive she is the landlady.

Purpledragonfly - I got physically thrown out of the Hastings Arms because my 2 year old daughter got a stroppy on. I don't know of a more family unfriendly pub in Hastings other than the Arms. We were in there at 2pm when we were chucked out, the barmaid even tried to refuse to let my wife in to pick up the buggy.

This happened in Aug 2009, so if the managers have changed since then I apologise.
zagreb - 10 Sep 2010 15:49
Bit of an update on the previous posts, now 2009.

I think the milk coloured fox has moved on *shame* she was a dish.

The food and the ale are always sound and worth a weekend pub lunch if you are suffering from chish and fips overload.

It is a great place with a roaring fire and usually a couple of minxes serving quality (S. Neame) ales.

(Yes Andy Bell was in there when I was in there).
Ale well kept 9 out of 10
Food, 9 out of 10 (always good and sometimes willing to take late orders 1503 on a Sunday).
pint_o_mild_please - 16 Mar 2009 18:19
Yes Zagreb is right - the bar staff do fancy themselves! Beer OK staff cocky at times, not a bad pub otherwise.
hopbine - 30 Dec 2008 12:28
This is an o.k. pub now and a refreshing antidote to the awfulness that is the Dragon bar opposite, (although it appears at times to be the annex).
If you are a 16 year old indie type trying to be acheingly hip, then go to the Dragon wearing an arsey hat and 'mingle'... PUKE.
adrianboult - 14 Sep 2008 16:54
Not too bad a pub, althought the barstaff fancy themselves too much, yes you are pretty. Stop wearing too short a dress if you are paler than milk
zagreb - 1 Jun 2008 16:28
Nice little pub, but the staff are always trolleyed. You can always somehow get a seat though, no matter how crowded it is.
steve5312 - 29 May 2007 15:16
I've no idea why it isn't as popular as The Anchor. Maybe because it hasn't got any ghosts.
stuartandmonica - 13 Nov 2006 10:28
Sadly the food has gone downhill a bit, and the music on Mondays isn't as good either.
Nice people running the place, but lacking a bit of experience on the creative thinking front.

anonymous - 7 Sep 2006 13:44
good blues bands on mon night(nearly always a duo).shepeard neame beer well kept but expensive.o.k. food too
rockface - 26 Aug 2005 02:32
Cosy friendly pub. Went to eat in March 2004, lovely fish dish. Have now moved to Hastings, been a few times, always friendly and helpful.
treke - 16 Apr 2005 17:51

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