Awards & Press

"Menus bristle with local artisan producers: the Sunday menu is the same as the rest of the week but you can expect freshly caught fish, vegetables from a walled garden and home-made bread."
Five years ago, The Crown in Hastings was taken over by Tess and Andrew Swan and can now boast of being a thriving site with a great food offer thanks, in no small part, to the great seafood on the south coast. Tess explains all…

Runner-up in the "Best for Community" category

Community spirit rings throughout and everyone is welcome, including the dog. Anything goes, from haircuts in the snug, monthly quizzes and board games to regular events such as storytelling.

South East Regional Winner and overall Third

"Last year’s overall winner offers a strong showing from Sussex and Kentish producers of beer, cider and wine, plus haircuts in the pub, making it a popular tourist pit stop and a place where locals linger."

Runner Up in the Best Place To Drink category

Winner of the Best Place To Drink award

Runner Up in the Best Sunday Lunch category

"Another great Old Town spot, this time set away from the crowds on All Saints Street. It’s an independent pub, contemporary in style with local art on the walls and a dog-friendly attitude. It’s less “cosy fireside pint” and more “lively dining room”, with a sophisticated menu that makes the most of produce from over 20 local suppliers."
"Popular with locals and discerning weekenders alike, it’s dog and child friendly, with board games, an open fire and a menu that thinks out of the pub-dining box."
"This friendly boozer keeps it local with ales, wines and cider from nearby producers."

Runner Up in the Best Place To Drink category

"Dog-friendly pub in the heart of the old town serving a brunch menu until 2pm on Sunday."

Runner Up in the Best Sunday Lunch category

"The Crown Hastings is celebrating their position as a Top 3 Finalist in the Sussex Food and Drink Awards in the Best Eating Experience category."

The Good Pub Guide · 2017

"A lovely old boozer with an artsy vibe."

Winner of the Best Place to Eat or Drink award

The Telegraph raises a glass to Britain's best pubs.

Country Living

Runner Up in the Best Places To Drink category

Joint Winners of the Eatery (Restaurant/Pub/Cafe) of the Year Award

Highly Commended Winners of the Best Start-up Business of the Year

Fat Tuesday Venue of the Year · 2015

Finalist for Hastings Pub of the Year · 2015

CAMRA Good Beer Guide · 2016

In A Pub magazine

Hastings Independent Press

Hastings Fish Cookbook