Our Events and Your Visit

We host a number of events at the Hall during the year, ranging from Garden tours and Gardening talks to classical music recitals. If you plan to visit us we have also listed a number of other interesting local destinations and include here recommendations for accommodation and eating out.

Our Ticketed Events

Other Events

How to get here / Access

By Car

2 hours drive from Central London, 1.5 hours from Gatwick Airport, 1.5 hours from Dover Ferry Port.

By Train

Fairlight Hall is 10 minutes from Ore Train Station, 15 minutes from Hastings Station. Brighton to Hastings train is 1hour direct.

By Ferry

Fairlight Hall is one hours drive from Dover Port.

By Eurostar

Eurostar connects us to the continent- travelling via London St Pancras or Ashford International Station.

By Plane

Fairlight Hall is 90 minutes from Gatwick Airport, 120 minutes from Heathrow airport by car.

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Our Recommendations

Places to stay

From hotels to B&B's, Hastings and the surrounding villages have a large range of accommodation to offer.

Places to eat

From fine cuisine to fish & chips, Hastings has it all on a plate...

Places to shop

Hastings boasts a wide range of eclectic independent shops as well as the major high street brands to keep you busy for hours...

Places to visit

A cultural hub on the South Coast, Hastings and its surrounds offer a number of attractions to keep you busy during your stay...


The Mint in Rye

The Mint is a celebration of medieval history. Its sensitive restoration and its position in the oldest part of historic Rye mix beautifully with quirky individual comforts in every room.
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The Mint in Rye
43 The Mint
Rye TN31 7EN
07714 764708
  
Bramley and Teal Holiday Cottages is a small and independent holiday lettings company offering first class self-catering holiday homes with unrivalled customer service. Our cosy and welcoming self-catering cottages and holiday homes enjoy fabulous coastal or countryside locations across the beautiful counties of Kent and Sussex.
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The Gallivant

The Gallivant  restaurant with rooms across the road from the dunes and the beautiful sandy beach beyond. Inspired by the coastal motels you might find in California,  a bit shabby chic, but above all relaxed and welcoming.
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New Lydd Road, Camber,
East Sussex TN31 7RB
  

George in Rye

 Located in the centre of medieval Rye, the hotel was recently renovated to create one of the most stunning hideaways on the south coast. The George Grill and the bar, The George Tap, are temples of all day dining, serving a modern European menu with a sunny, Mediterranean slant.
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 98 High Street
Rye, East Sussex, TN31 7JT
01797 222114 

Hastings House

Boutique Hotel and Bed & Breakfast. Hastings House Hotel offers award-winning luxury accommodation in St. Leonards-on-Sea.
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9 Warrior Square
St Leonards on Sea TN37 6BA
01424 422709

The Old Rectory

The Old Rectory was built in the 18th Century and provides luxurious bed and breakfast accommodation in the Old Town of Hastings, East Sussex.
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Harold Rd, Hastings
East Sussex TN35 5ND
01424 422410 

St Benedict- Victorian Bed and Breakfast

St Benedict is a beautiful and comfortable home built in 1881, and is decorated in the style of the late Victorian period.
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81 Pevensey Road, St Leonards on Sea
East Sussex Tn38 0LR
01424 434973 

Swan House

Award winning, five star gold rated Bed & Breakfast situated in the heart of the Old Town in Hastings. Built in 1490, this delightful guest house provides all the services of a luxury boutique hotel.
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Swan House
Hill Street, Hastings
TN34 3HU
01424 430014

 

Zanzibar International Hotel

This small, contemporary boutique hotel is the perfect refuge for those in need of some relaxation and rejuvenation.

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Zanzibar International Hotel 9 Eversfield Place Hastings TN37 6BY 01424 460109

Albion Hastings

Situated in the Old Town of Hastings, the Albion has been a prominent landmark of the seafront since 1730. Following an extensive restoration project which centred around bringing out the beautiful arts and craft interior, the Albion is now one of the town’s most popular destinations.

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33 George St,
Hastings TN34 3EA
01424 439156

Undercliffe House

The original place to eat on rock-a-nore road, now in our 13th year! Locally sourced, top quality produce and fish fresh from our local fishermen.

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27 Rock-A-Nore Rd,
Hastings TN34 3DW
01424 438866

The Plough

The Plough is a quintessential English country pub with stunning views from our pond side garden over the Brede valley with the sea as a backdrop. Situated on the Kent and East Sussex border and less than two miles from the medieval town of Rye, we enjoy a fantastic larder of local produce, from the freshest of fish landed in Rye and Hastings every day, to the wonderful delights from the Romney marsh.

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Udimore Rd, Rye,
East Sussex TN31 6AL
01797 223381

Graze

An elegant, stylish space for great coffee, excellent wines, small plates and gallery across the road from St Leonard’s ever changing coast.

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16 Grand Parade, St Leonards,
TN37 6DN
01424 439736

Rock-a-Nore Kitchen

Traditional family smokehouse offering best quality fresh and smoked fish direct to your door.

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3 Rock-A-Nore Rd, Hastings,
East Sussex TN34 3DW
01424 445425

Jerwood Gallery

The award-winning Jerwood Gallery is situated next to the fishing beach in Hastings’ historic Old Town. The gallery is home to the Jerwood Collection of 20th and 21st century art and an exhibition programme showcasing the best of modern and contemporary British art.

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Rock-a-Nore Road
Hastings, East Sussex, TN34 3DW
+ 44 (0)1424 728377

St Clements

St Clement’s seasonal menus are crafted to showcase the area’s best produce with fish from Hastings’ beach launched fleet at its heart.

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3 Mercatoria
St Leonards on Sea TN38 0EB
01424 200 355

The Crown

Nestled between the beach and East Hill Country Park, we serve delicious food and drink in the heart of Hastings Old Town.

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64-66 All Saints St
Hastings TN34 3BN
01424 465100

The Curlew

In a previous life The Curlew Restaurant at Bodiam, East Sussex was a Coaching Inn where travelers rested their weary, mustachioed heads and warmed their spirits while on rain-sodden route from Hastings to London. Modern British dining for the Modern British diner. The Curlew has held a Michelin Star since 2011.

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Junction Road, Bodiam,
East Sussex, TN32 5UY
01580 861394

Flavours of India

Flavours of India specialises in modern, traditional and healthy Indian cooking that boasts style, ambiance and hospitality in comfortable surroundings. A warm welcome awaits you at our spacious restaurant in the centre of Hastings.

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7 Castle Hill Road,
Hastings, East Sussex TN34 3QZ
01424 443822

The Gallivant

The Gallivant restaurant with rooms across the road from the dunes and the beautiful sandy beach beyond. Inspired by the coastal motels you might find in California, a bit shabby chic, but above all relaxed and welcoming.

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New Lydd Road, Camber,
East Sussex TN31 7RB
01797 225057

George in Rye

Located in the centre of medieval Rye, the hotel was recently renovated to create one of the most stunning hideaways on the south coast. The George Grill and the bar, The George Tap, are temples of all day dining, serving a modern European menu with a sunny, Mediterranean slant.

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98 High Street
Rye, East Sussex, TN31 7JT
01797 222114

Pier Nine

Classic Victorian elegance meets cool contemporary Beach-chic.

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9 Eversfield Place
Hastings TN37 6BY
01424 460109

The Ship

This fine establishment, minutes from the sea and surrounded by miles of beautiful countryside, opened its doors early Summer 2010. It continues to sail with a fine crew servicing both locals and visitors alike. Be sure to visit The Ship’s Store, open daily, where you’ll find a butchers and food hall brimming with the best of local and continental produce.

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Sea Rd, Winchelsea Beach
East Sussex TN36 4LH
01797 226767

Webbe’s

This Old Town fish restaurant boasts one of the shortest ingredient journeys in Britain! Webbe’s offers you the experience of eating a range of carefully prepared fresh fish dishes from the Hastings & Rye fleets at source.

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1 Rock-a-Nore
Hastings TN34 3DW
01424 721650

Dyke and Dean

At Dyke & Dean, we pride ourselves on our eclectic mix of homeware and lighting products.

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The Printworks, 14 Claremont
America Ground, Hastings, East Sussex, TN341HA
+44 (0) 1424429202

SHOP- Norman Road

Hip homeware, vintage goodies and clothing – with cake on the side.

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32-34 Norman Road,
TN38 0EJ Saint Leonards,
07763 579 908

DYKE & DEAN

DYKE & DEAN is a homewares, interior and design shop. We focus on well crafted goods with a contemporary edge that aid everyday living. Supporting British manufacturers and independent designers.

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The Printworks, 14 Claremont
America Ground, Hastings, East Sussex, TN341HA
+44 (0) 1424429202

Little Treasures Vintage

Welcome to Little Treasures, a vintage boutique nestled in Hastings’ historic High Street in the Old Town. We believe beautiful things shouldn’t break the bank so we constantly search for pre-loved items that are unusual, interesting and collectible, and bring them to you at an affordable price.

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73 High Street Hastings Old Town
East Sussex TN34 3EL
01424 200 511

WARP & WEFT

The shop has a range of select and carefully curated garments, accessories and products for the home.

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68a George Street,
Old Town Hastings, TN24 4EE.
01424 437 180

Phoenix & Plum

Set in the heart of St Leonards-on-Sea, Phoenix & Plum are an independent wine merchants offering selected wines of character from small producers around the world. Owner, Mark Plummer, whose background is in Bordeaux and Burgundy wines decided to open the shop to offer friendly, informative choice to the wine drinkers of St Leonards.

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13 Kings Road
St Leonards on Sea TN37 6EA
01424 203614

Bells Bicycles

Bells Bicycles is a chic cyclist’s repair shop and haven for bicycles and accessories with traditional appeal, based in the Old Town in Hastings.

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4 George St Hastings Old Town
East Sussex TN34 3EG
01424 716 541

Made in Hastings

Selling handmade products, made only in Hastings. Situated in the Old Town High Street.

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82 High St, Hastings,
East Sussex County TN34 3EL
01424 719110

Judges Bakery

Local baking legend Michael Wootton brings 30 years experience to this historic bakery. Passionate about good honest food, using local producers and organic flour he is relishing the task of exciting the taste buds of Hastings.Judges Bakery bakes everyday and on the premises, using traditional skills to make Artisan breads and patisserie products.

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51 High Street Hastings
TN34 3EN
01424 722588

Penbuckles Delicatessen

Delicatessen selling regional, British and international artisan food. Stockists of Monmouth Coffee, Olives et al, Kent & Sussex Tea and The Chichester Biltong Company.

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50 High Street
Hastings TN34 3EN
01424 465050

The Ship

This fine establishment, minutes from the sea and surrounded by miles of beautiful countryside, opened its doors early Summer 2010. It continues to sail with a fine crew servicing both locals and visitors alike. Be sure to visit The Ship’s Store, open daily, where you’ll find a butchers and food hall brimming with the best of local and continental produce.

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Sea Rd, Winchelsea Beach
East Sussex TN36 4LH
01797 226767

The Beacon

A family run business and arts hub on the West Hill

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67-68 St Marys Terrace
Hastings, East Sussex
01424 431305

Kino-Teatr St Leonards

Kino-Teatr is an independent cinema theatre attached to the BakerMamonova Art Gallery and Restaurant.

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43-49 Norman Road
St Leonards on Sea East Sussex TN38 0EQ
+44 (0)1424 457830

Batemans

Jacobean house, home of Rudyard Kipling. Surrounded by the wooded landscape of the Sussex Weald, this 17th-century National Trust owned house, with its mullioned windows and oak beams, provided a much needed sanctuary to this world-famous writer.

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Bateman’s Lane, Burwash, East
Sussex, TN19 7DS
01435 882302

Pashley Manor Gardens

Visit Pashley Manor Gardens, on the border of Sussex and Kent, to see Romantic English landscaping and artistic planting framed by fine old trees, fountains and ponds, with the unusual Tudor/Georgian manor house, which is a private family home, creating a memorable backdrop to the beautiful and dynamic gardens.

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Ticehurst Near Wadhurst
East Sussex TN5 7HE
01580 200888

Great Dixter House and Gardens

Great Dixter was the family home of gardener and gardening writer Christopher Lloyd. Now under the stewardship of Fergus Garrett and the Great Dixter Charitable Trust, Great Dixter is an historic house, a garden, a centre of education, and a place of pilgrimage for horticulturists from across the world.

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Great Dixter, Northiam, Rye
East Sussex TN31 6PH
01797 252878

Rye

Travelling westward across Romney Marsh, the distinctive outline of Rye can be seen in the distance. Once surrounded by sea, this fortified hilltop town played an important role in the defence of the south coast of England. These days, the river no longer harbours warships and is home to the local fishing fleet.

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Rye
East Sussex

Sissinghurst Castle Garden

Historic, poetic, iconic; a refuge dedicated to beauty. Vita Sackville-West and Harold Nicolson fell in love with Sissinghurst Castle and created a world renowned garden. A National Trust Property.

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Biddenden Road, near Cranbrook,
Kent, TN17 2AB
01580 710700

Towner

Towner is an award-winning contemporary art gallery and museum for South East England. Presenting major exhibitions of UK and international contemporary art with a renowned collection of art from across the ages.

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Devonshire Park, College Rd,
Eastbourne, East Sussex BN21 4JJ
01323 434670

De La Warr Pavilion

Grade one listed modernist building housing a contemporary art gallery and auditorium.

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Marina
Bexhill on Sea, TN40 1DP
01424 229111

Tenterden Wine Trail

Tenterden Wine Trail takes in world-class vineyards and a micro brewery. Do as much or as little as you like.

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Tenterden
Kent

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