Albion

East Sussex - Hastings

A historic pub interior of regional importance

Listed Status: Not listed

33 George Street
Hastings, Old Town
TN34 3EA

Tel: (01424) 439156

Email: info@albionhastings.com

Website http://www.albionhastings.com/

Real Ale: Yes

Real Cider: Yes

Lunchtime Meals: Yes

Evening Meals: Yes

Nearby Station: Hastings

Station Distance: 850m

Public Transport: Near Railway Station (Hastings) and Bus Stop

Bus: Yes

View on: Whatpub

Two four-storey buildings originally a hotel - the rooms above have been converted into flats but still retain the original marble fireplaces. The hotel bar was converted to a pub in 1947 by Wm Younger & Co, and has rare interior featuring wood panelled walls to picture-frame height with different Scotch tartans around the top of the panelling with the name in gold underneath, but several of the panels are well faded/damaged and the odd one missing.

Bare wooden floored public bar has two 1930s brick fireplaces and was originally three separate rooms - snug facing the sea (with now locked out of use double doors), public at the rear (with a good vestibule entrance on the George Street side.) and hotel reception with food servery for the restaurant area (existing front entrance) where the bar now is. The original bar was on the opposite side, and was a more modest structure (evidence of where it was positioned can still be seen). The current bar and bar back is a later addition from another pub. A stage was added as part of the refurbishment of late 2015.

Two four-storey buildings originally a hotel - the rooms above have been converted into flats but still retain the original marble fireplaces. The hotel bar was converted to a pub in 1947 by Wm Younger & Co, and has rare interior featuring wood panelled walls to picture-frame height with different Scotch tartans around the top of the panelling with the name in gold underneath, but several of the panels are well faded/damaged and the odd one missing.

Bare wooden floored public bar has two 1930s brick fireplaces and was originally three separate rooms - snug facing the sea (with now locked out of use double doors), public at the rear (with a good vestibule entrance on the George Street side.) and hotel reception with food servery for the restaurant area (existing front entrance) where the bar now is. The original bar was on the opposite side, and was a more modest structure (evidence of where it was positioned can still be seen). The current bar and bar back is a later addition from another pub. A stage was added as part of the refurbishment of late 2015.

The left hand bar has recently been brought into much greater use. It also has fielded panelled walls to about six feet in this high ceilinged room but there are no tartan panels here, It has an old bar back fitting with mirrored panels but the good looking bar counter which is shorter than the bar back and matches that in the public bar must also have been imported. It retains a 1947 brick fireplace and there is a modern painted frieze of the countryside above the panelling. Good cornice and ceiling decoration painted brown. Changes were undertaken in the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s.

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