Times are a-changin…

Its been an intense time for us all and as a (very) small business we have done what we can to adapt and navigate through the storm. Whilst we continue to transition in house, we are very much focused on creating a safe (outdoor, for now) space for our customers to come to in what remains of the summer months. Please bear with us whilst we do this, we hope to be able to announce opening times soon…

Lil Ern loves the newly dug trench created whilst landscaping the front yard

We’d also like to say that at this point that we are very grateful to our loyal customers who have continued to support us through this period, a big thanks to you all!

We will continue to offer Sunday lunches delivered to you in the mean time, so lets now get back to whats in store for this weekend…

Starter Box – (£7.50)

This Sundays boxes offer a choice of local chicken liver pate with gherkins or butterbean, sundried tomato & thyme pate with beetroot & feta (vegan without). Each box comes with the days freshly baked sourdough and a medley of what the veg patch has to offer. These boxes are great as a starter, a snack to share but also for a picnic.

Please do get in touch to ask about a larger sharing box for a picnic, if we have the goods we are happy to share!

Mains (£14)

This week is a local roast chicken with stuffing or “Beacon Beets Tower” (a delicious stack of balsamic roasted beetroot & red onion, sizzled leeks and pine nuts atop a bed of chickpea mash -ve) plus nut roast (ve). Each main comes with roasties, seasonal vegetables and gravy.

Dessert (£5)

Its all about the CHERRIES, our trees are dishing them out generously…

Being baked this week is a cherry brownie which will be served with a cherry fool, a right treat! Vegan option also available…

Taking orders now, please book yours in by either email beaconhastings@gmail.com or by calling us (01424) 431 305

Hey Pesto!

And just like that…we have Basil!

Fresh pesto being made in house this week, get yourself a jar for just £5. Stir it through pasta or rice, drizzle it over vegetables and salads or dip in bread. Its just magical! Either have it added to your Sunday lunch order for delivery or give us a call to arrange collection. Available only while stock lasts…

And now for Sunday lunch…

Starter Box £7.50 – Back for a further week due to popular demand, whipped Feta! Blended with garlic, lemon zest and fresh thyme.

This week we are offering it up with a melody of fresh peas & broad beans. A perfect marriage on our toasted sourdough!

Mains £14

Local roast lamb with minted redcurrant or nut roast (vegetarian and vegan options) with butternut squash. Each served with potato dauphinois (vegan option available), roasties, seasonal vegetables & gravy.

Desserts £5

Raspberry Tiramisu – (also running for a second week as its seasonal so we need to enjoy it while we can) Sherry soaked Savoiardi, vanilla Mascarpone custard and fresh local raspberries

Home grown Morello cherry Strudel – sour cherries, ground walnuts and a light flaky pastry, served with vanilla custard (vegan)

Raspberries, rhubarb and a glut of greens!

Our dedicated time is now beginning to pay off as we see our garden spring into life; offering up peas, lettuces, chard, fresh herbs and more on the way. We are so pleased to use our home grown produce in what we cook and serve and will endeavour to make it a large part of our future moving forward…

This weeks menu, available to order now for Sunday…

Starter Box £7.50 – whipped Feta, slow cooked vine tomatoes in garlic oil and home grown mixed leaves with a wedge of house Sourdough (previous starter boxes pictured).

Mains – £14

Local roast pork, apple sauce, herb stuffing

Homity Pie” – Deep filled pie with leeks, spinach, mature cheddar in a wholemeal crust (v)

Nut Roast – our favourite vegan option

All served with roasties, seasonal vegetables and a home brewed gravy.

Or try our Summer Special choosing any of the above mains with roasties, a home grown salad and a fresh Aioli.

Desserts £5

Raspberry Tiramisu (an alternative to the coffee based classic, this features sweet wine soaked Savoiardi, fresh custard, fresh raspberries and cream)

Rhubarb & Custard Tart (ve) – using rhubarb grown by our good friend and neighbour, Dave.

We are so happy to be using new and local business Hastings Cargo for our deliveries! Fast, efficient and very planet loving. Keep an eye our for the guys when waiting for your lunch and please do spread the word about this fantastic new enterprise in our town!

The Sunday Service…

This week’s menu is full of classics, we hope there’s something for everyone here…

Our starter boxes are perfect to share, take on a picnic or save for lunch the next day. We base the contents of the weekly box on what we have available from the garden and in store plus serve it all up with the days freshly baked bread.

This week is a homegrown basil pesto Houmous, cherry vine tomatoes, home grown lettuces and sourdough £7.50 per box.

Main courses this week are local roast beef with fresh Horseradish or Nut Roast (vegetarian and vegan options) with butternut squash puree. Each served with roasties, Yorkshire puddings, seasonal vegetables & gravy. £14

You could also try the Summer Special: Any of our main courses served with roasties, fresh Aioli (garlic mayo) & a green medley of beans & asparagus

Our in house baker creates weekly desserts (and soon cakes too) for those looking for a treat or an afternoon pick-me-up. As with all of our dishes, we design the menu around what is available locally and seasonally.

Dessert this week is Lemon Meringue Pie or an apple berry crumble with custard £5

How’s about a mid week lunch from us?

THIS WEDNESDAY (10th) we are open for lunch!

We’ll be making local chicken, bacon & leek pies plus Cheeseboard Tart (v) (a mix of mature cheddar, Stilton & Brie with slow cooked onions) both of which come with mash and home grown chard and a choice of gravy or house Aioli (garlic Mayo). There’s also a no bake savoury cheesecake (pictured above) for vegans (sunflower seed sundried tomato base, cashew cream, spinach & basil topping) which comes with a herby Millet & tomato salad and home grown lettuce.

And thats not all, we’ve also got cake and Eton Mess!

We can deliver to you (between 12-3, a small fee may be applied) OR you can come and collect from our gate. Give us a call, pay over the phone and come and grab your lunch from us at a time that suits you. The meals are all cooked fresh on the morning so can safely be reheated later if you’d rather have them for dinner…

To pre-order for Wednesday please call us on (01424) 431 305 or email beaconhastings@gmail.com

Have you heard of Hastings Cargo?

The Covid 19 crisis brought many things into sharp focus. At the Beacon we adapted in the space of a few days by creating a delivery service for our Sunday roasts, absorbing the cost of packaging and delivery, with no idea of the viability of such a plan or its potential duration! Two months down the line we are still going strong, thanks to you.
We’re now looking forward to a time when some of you may wish to collect your food directly from us, but until then we will continue to deliver to all our customers.

This Sunday we are trialling a new delivery service for some very local addresses with Hastings Cargo electric bikes (ahem, not pictured above). These bikes have been proved to be an excellent way to help maintain the clean air quality and pollution levels we’ve seen during lockdown, and we at the Beacon want to help Hastings keep breathing clean air.  We hope you will support us in this, and we would welcome your feedback after Sunday’s service.

This weeks menu….

Our Starter Box this week contains a gorgeous Greek Salad; sweet vine cherry tomatoes, red peppers, red onions, black olives, cucumber, fresh herbs and Feta (vegan without), plus a wedge of the days fresh Sourdough. Great on the day or save it for lunch the next day!

Then….local roast chicken with herb stuffing or “Cheeseboard Tart” (v) (a mix of mature cheddar, Brie & Stilton plus onions in a handmade pastry case) or No Bake Spinach Cheesecake with a sunflower seed & sundried tomato base (ve).

All mains come with roasties (thats just standard) and a choice of seasonal vegetables & gravy, *unless* you order our Summer Special which swaps the veg & gravy for a wonderful medley of mixed green beans & asparagus plus a fresh aioli (garlic mayo)….Just let us know which way you sway when you place your order…

Dessert this week…

Choose between Pavlova (homemade meringue, whipped Northiam Dairy cream, summer berry compote and fresh berries) or a vegan Strawberry Tart. We love this season!

To order please email beaconhastings@gmail.com or call us on (01424) 431 305

BYO (Build Your Own)

Our starter boards have been missed by some of our well loved customers so we are now creating starter boxes to be delivered alongside your Sunday lunch. Kick start your afternoon with a tasty grazing board or store it away in the fridge and have a ready made lunch for the next day. Each box comes with freshly made sourdough and a changing seasonal menu of dips or toppings to enjoy. Plus we able to add a few of our own home grown salads!

This week is a build your own Bruschetta; sweet cherry tomatoes, buffalo mozzarella and fresh basil drizzle. We love grilling the bread and rubbing it with a little garlic first but either way, pile it high and enjoy!

A Summer Offering

We may be partly stuck indoors but we can now enjoy the taste of the outdoors with some of the fine ingredients being grown around us, hello sunshine!

This week we are roasting local lamb and serving it with minted redcurrant (a condiment hybrid, works well) also building layered pies with squash, woodland pearl barley (simmered with mushrooms and chestnuts) spinach and herbed mascarpone in a polenta crust, vegan option always available.

Each main course comes with the classic sides of seasonal vegetables, a bit of both dauphinois & roasties plus gravy….OR why not try our summertime special? Swap your veg and gravy for a fresh green salad with beans & asparagus and a homemade aioli, supreme with roasties! Just let us know when you order…

Dessert is a choice of mini Pavlova or rhubarb & custard sponge pudding (ve).

To order please email beaconhastings@gmail.com or call us on (01424) 431 305

Home Grown!

In a bid to do things better, we have been digging, planting and watering a small patch down the end, only to find things appearing! We are excited to be able to add some of our home grown produce as and where we can into the food we serve.

So, this weeks starter box includes such things! Home grown pea shoots and mixed leaves to garnish a freshly made Petit Pois and garden mint Guacamole with Feta and our own made Sourdough. Perfect for these warmer days, to begin your afternoon or to pop in the fridge and enjoy the following day…

For the main event…

Local slow roasted pork shoulder, home made herbed stuffing & apple sauce or “Beacon Beets Tower”; Balsamic roasted beetroot & red onion, sizzled leeks & pine nuts all piled high atop a bed of chickpea mash. All dishes come with roasties, seasonal vegetables and gravy. PLUS, this week you could also order a side of cauliflower cheese!

Dessert is a choice of Pecan Pie with whipped Northiam Dairy cream or a vegan strawberry sponge cake with red berry compote & coconut yogurt.

To order please email beaconhastings@gmail.com or phone (01424) 431 305

Have you tried out a Starter Box yet?

Our Jack ( a scenic carpenter by trade) has taken up baking whilst in lockdown and has absolutely nailed a homemade Sourdough, hence, it has become a staple within our Starter Boxes….as well as our daily breakfasts.

This week it will be joined by a tomato, almond and basil pesto, a roasted red pepper, white bean and Harissa dip and some leaves picked straight from the garden. Enjoy it before your main meal or save it for lunch the next day…

Now for the main event…

This week we have local beef with fresh Horseradish or Nut Roast (in vegetarian and vegan form) both with Yorkshire puddings and also Homity Pie (for those that missed it on last weeks menu it’s a deep filled leek, spinach, potato and mature cheddar pie with wholemeal crust). As always we serve these with roasties, seasonal vegetables and gravy.

Dessert is a choice of Banoffee Pie or apple crumble pie (ve).

To order please email beaconhastings@gmail.com or call (01424) 431 305