The Beacon is situated on top of the West Hill and acts as an arts hub to Hastings and is most certainly a hidden treasure. Offering everything from somewhere to stay, a venue for creative lectures and seminars, artist studios and on top of all that, an amazing place to eat.
On the Saturday evening we attended a talk by NoBrow books founder, Sam Arthur. It was incredibly interesting, intimate, and for myself and Mel Elliott, it was very relevant and inspiring.
The Clubhouse at the Beacon offers a great Sunday brunch from 10-3, so we went there again the following morning to check it out.
We instantly fell in love with the place. Tucked away down a small track road off West Hill, The Beacon is a family home with huge gardens, vegetable patches, outdoor fires and a cosy summer house complete with tables that offers an alternate dining space.
We were overwhelmed by the friendliness of the staff who were all very welcoming and genuine. This was the perfect start to a relaxed Sunday. People were sat round reading the sunday paper, talking to their families, all while enjoying delicious food.
The only way I can describe the beacon is, it’s like going to your mum’s house on a Sunday to spend the day surrounded by activities, relaxation and good company.
What we ate:
Poached eggs, Sussex ham and Hollandaise sauce on a toasted muffin
Beacon & Eggs
Sussex bacon and potato hash, topped with a poached egg and served with a slow roast vine tomato sauce
Homemade white chocolate and raspberry blondies
67-68 St Marys Terrace