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First In Last Out, Hastings

15 High Street
Hastings
TN34 3EY
Phone: 01424425079
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Real Ale Ray left this review about First In Last Out

A traditional pub that is well supported by the locals. The interior is like stepping back to the 70s and beats a lot of modern pub interiors, especially the carpet which is fixed to the panels along the front of the bar. Another main feature apart from the booths, was the central fireplace in the back part of the front lounge, which was giving out great heat from burning logs on our visit. Six ales on handpump, five from Filo Brewery, Churches, Gold, Crofted, Cardinal Sussex Porter and Old Town Tom, plus a Harvey's Sussex bitter. We went for the Filo Churches, which was decent.

On 5th November 2019 - rating: 8
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Danny O'Revey left this review about First In Last Out

Small pub on old High Street, with an octagonal fire place in the middle of the room and I assume is just for effect. Carpeted, mainly booth seating & artexed walls. Cosy enough feel.

FILO beers, but served rather warm

On 29th October 2014 - rating: 7
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John Bonser left this review about First In Last Out

In the Old Town area of Hastings, a short walk inland from the seafront promenade, is The First In, Last Out, probably one of the best known real ale pubs in this part of Sussex.

As we reach the pub after a short gradual uphill climb, we see a sign outside proudly proclaiming “real ale brewed on the premises”, although I understand that, although the FILO Brewery was born here in 1985, it relocated to more suitable premises several hundred yards away up the road in 2011. The building housing the pub apparently dates back to the 1500’s although you wouldn’t know it from looking at the rather unremarkable exterior – nor would you realise it was a former Charrington’s house.

Inside, we find a smallish single room pub with a traditional wooden bar servery on the right hand side, opposite which are a number of seating booths created by high backed settles and intended for groups of either 4 or 6. It’s a pleasant, but rather unremarkable interior with something of a slightly old fashioned feel. A large hooded fireplace near the middle of the room reduces the available space somewhat. There’s no TV’s or fruit machines. Frosted front windows help create quite a cosy feel. A fine collection of CAMRA and other stickers on these windows bear testimony to the pub’s achievements over the years.

A larger more modern room at the back, accessed through a corridor, provides additional space for diners and doubles up as a function room

On my early April Saturday lunchtime visit, the pub was dominated by diners, enjoying the well regarded home cooked food and, like other drinkers, I felt more comfortable occupying a stool at the bar. Six beers were on – Dark Star Hophead plus as many as 5 different home brewed FILO beers. All beers sampled by me ( Crofters, Churches and Cardinal Sussex Porter at £ 3.00p, £ 3.20p and £ 3.40p respectively ) were in excellent form and I was rather surprised therefore to see that the Hophead appeared to sell better than the FILO brews. The pub has been a CAMRA Good Beer Guide regular for a long time now.

The pub offers live music on Tuesdays and Thursdays and, on my early April visit, was advertising forthcoming beer festivals for Easter and May Day.

Well worth seeking out when in the area, but, if you’re not dining, you might want to pick carefully what time of day you call in.

On 11th May 2014 - rating: 7
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19th Nov 2019, 21:38
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19th Nov 2019, 21:38
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  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 07 August 2013 by Quinno _
  • Beer Festivals : Yes - October - last updated 29 July 2013 by Dave McNally
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 07 August 2013 by Quinno _
  • Car Park : No last updated 07 August 2013 by Quinno _
  • Function Room : Yes - From review - last updated 11 May 2014 by Dave McNally
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 29 July 2013 by Dave McNally
  • Live Music : Yes last updated 07 August 2013 by Quinno _
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 07 August 2013 by Quinno _
  • Real Cider : Yes last updated 07 August 2013 by Quinno _
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