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The Stade

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Herring Fair

Called in today to see what was on offer at the Hastings Herring Fair. Great choice of local... read more

Reviewed November 18, 2018
Hastings, United Kingdom
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unusual historic beach and sea fishing area

It was very interesting walking around this beach and strand here, with the tall netting sheds... read more

Reviewed July 31, 2018
Wadebridge, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The Stade is just an area of beach and now houses a toilet block and an open concrete space. The open space does get used for public events throughout the year, but is generally just a big open space between the A259 and the back...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Alan G
Reviewed January 6, 2019

Always love a stroll round here and love showing it off to friends. They really enjoyed the black tall net huts and they helped us to see them afresh too. Lots of boards to read which inform you about the area.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank MrsBsTravels
Reviewed December 11, 2018

The Stade is where it happens ,it being anything and everything in town .festivals of music and food and the best yes the best fish n chip shops and resraunts in the world at normal prices £ 5 approx will get you a big bag...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Jacqueline P
Reviewed November 18, 2018 via mobile

Called in today to see what was on offer at the Hastings Herring Fair. Great choice of local restaurants serving... yes, you guessed it - herrings! Cooked in every imaginable way. We grabbed us some lunch here and sat and listened to the live music,...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank lesleyw299
Reviewed October 21, 2018

Good food but expensive for a basic cafe although the food was good. Area been spoilt by the gallery and hotel being built and ruining the old town area

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank annebchappell
Reviewed October 11, 2018

The Old Town and the Stade still have something of the atmosphere of Hastings as an old fishing town. There's the beach-launched fishing fleet, the tall black net shops and, towering above, the backdrop of the rugged sandstone cliffs. A fascinating place to wander around,...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Dovegirl
Reviewed September 29, 2018 via mobile

Beautiful historic place to stroll around. Love the fact that its still a working beach as well. Often buy fish down here, knowing it's been landed metres away.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank MrsBsTravels
Reviewed July 31, 2018

It was very interesting walking around this beach and strand here, with the tall netting sheds, museums, all redolent of the old fishing traditions. With all the mechanised tractors to get the boats in and out of the water, it must have been indescribably hard...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank nickpickles
Reviewed July 24, 2018 via mobile

This is one of the few seaside resorts in the UK that is still a working fishing port and where you can see the industry working and close up. It is well worth a walk along The Stade.

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank sheepygold
Reviewed June 21, 2018

This is a somewhat stark looking cafe close to the Jerwood Gallery in Old Hastings. Big plate glass windows and an outside terrace give views of the beach and the net-drying huts. Not cheap, but everything seems to be of excellent quality, especially the breakfasts.

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank mickeygee1988
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