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The Early Bird Gets The Crows Nest…

We’ve been really enjoying having you come to eat with us again, the Front Yard is now open every Sunday for lunch whether you want a hearty home cooked roast or a more seasonal picnic platter, fresh locally sourced and sometimes even home grown!

New to the Front Yard is the Crows Nest, an intimate and more secluded dining experience with a view. Book early to save disappointment!

To book your table to eat here please get in touch soon as space is limited, we are now open until 6pm so can take later bookings too. A deposit of £25 will be taken on booking and will be deducted from your final bill. Thanks for understanding as we adapt to a new way of running things.

This weeks menu…

Our menu is available for collection if you fancy taking it away with you and enjoying it at your favourite picnic spot, please remember to pre-order even if its on the day.

A note about parking: Due to essential changes going on here we now have very limited car parking space. For those less mobile, a turning circle and drop off point will be cleared each week but please try to park up on the West Hill if you can. Sorry for any inconvenience.

For further enquiries to book a table or to order a take away, please email beaconhastings@gmail.com or call us on (01424) 431 305

Sorry!

In our last post we wrote that this weeks meat is pork when it is infact BEEF. Apologies! Beef & Yorkshire pudding. Pork is next week…

Welcome to the Front Yard!

We are now open every Sunday for spacious, al fresco dining and with a view. Book your table now for a home cooked Sunday roast, a summery picnic platter and a drink with friends or family…

During our time in lockdown we worked on the land here, the aim being to become more self sufficient and we are now able to use various homegrown produce in what we serve. Also, keep your eyes peeled for freshly made products for sale each week. This week we have cherry jam (so these cherries are picked by us but in Northiam) and homegrown basil pesto…

So, to this weeks menu…

Starter £7.50

Slow roast tomatoes, whipped Feta (can be vegan) or local chicken liver pate with gherkins. Each comes with mixed leaves and house sourdough.

Mains £14

Sunday Roast

Local roast pork, herby stuffing, fresh apple sauce or Nut Roast (vegetarian and vegan options). Each served with roasties, seasonal vegetables and gravy.

Picnic Platters

Smoked fish, samphire, beetroot & apple relish, horseradish mayo or mature cheddar & onion tart, garlic & fresh herb cream cheese, chutney, pickled onion. Each comes with potato salad, mixed leaves & house sourdough.

Let us know if you’re vegan, we will happily cater for you.

Desserts £5

Beacon Hedgerow Crumble (v) (ve) (mixed homegrown blackberries & mulberries) or white chocolate & raspberry Blondie

Booking is essential and tables are limited so please get in touch as soon as you know when you’d like to visit. Alternatively we are still offering home delivery using Hastings Cargo, delivery fee is £3 and the time slot available is now between 2-4. You can also come and collect from us with a pre-order.

beaconhastings@gmail.com (01424) 431 305

Lunches in the new Front Yard

We are now taking bookings for Sunday lunch in the newly landscaped, and named, Front Yard. Tables are limited so please get in touch soon if you wish to eat in, or out in fact. Home delivery and collection is still available to those wishing to enjoy a lovingly cooked Sunday roast or picnic platter in the comfort of their own home or out and about.

Starter Box £7.50

Slow roast homegrown tomatoes, garlic & fresh herb cream cheese, house sourdough & mixed leaves.

Mains £14

Sunday Roast

Local roast chicken with stuffing

Mushroom, chestnut & cranberry Tart (v) (vegan option available)

Each served with roasties, seasonal vegetables & gravy.

Picnic Platters

Mature cheddar Tart, garlic & fresh herb cream cheese, pickled onion, chutney, potato salad, cherry tomatoes, mixed leaves, house sourdough & butter.

Smoked Fish selection, horseradish mayo, beetroot & apple relish, potato salad, mixed leaves, house sourdough & butter.

Desserts £5

We’ve been cherry picking!

Triple chocolate Brownie, cherry fool (vegan option available)

Mini cherry filo Pie, vanilla custard

Also, a reminder that as of this week a small fee of £3 per address will be added to deliveries. This is to help support our use of Hastings Cargo, local planet friendly delivery service. Delivery time slots have also changed to 2-4 but collection can be arranged for a time of your convenience.

Getting Ready…

We are gradually getting ready to open for those that wish to come and have Sunday lunch here in our front yard!

Opening officially for bookings on August 2nd with limited tables so please ensure you book ahead. From this week, however, you may come and collect your lunches from us, please let us know when ordering whether you wish to collect or have your order delivered.

A note on delivery charges; As of 2nd August, a small fee will be added to home deliveries to cover the costs of this service. We hope that those of you who wish to continue having your orders brought to you won’t mind the additional £3 added, helping to support not only us but also Hastings Cargo who currently run the great air pollution free service using electric cargo bikes!

So, now to this weeks menu…

Starter Box £7.50 

Mini “Frittata” (plant based & oven baked with a chorizo style topping), Mexican spiced lentil houmous, homegrown salad & house sourdough (ve)

Mains £14

Picnic Boxes **New**

Each come with potato salad, home grown lettuce, cucumber & tomato, plus house sourdough & butter

Choose from:

Local salt beef, gherkins, Emmental, mustard mayo

Mature cheddar & leek tart, garlic & fresh herb cream cheese, pickled onion, chutney 

*Let us know if you are vegan**

Sunday Roasts 

Each come with roasties, seasonal vegetables & gravy.

Choose from:

Local lamb, minted redcurrant

Vegetarian Wellington, cranberry sauce

Nut Roast, butternut squash (ve) 

Sides

Cauliflower Cheese £3

Desserts £5

Eton mess cake (n) fresh berries baked in a vanilla sponge base, topped with fresh cream, fresh berries and mini meringue

Vegan choc cherry Brownie with dairy free vanilla infused yogurt

We’re available to take orders now by email beaconhastings@gmail.com or by calling us on (01424) 431 305

We look forward to seeing you all again soon!

New Menu!

Launching this Sunday is our PICNIC BOX!

Aimed at those venturing out for an afternoon on the beach or perhaps heading to the hill for a few hours in the sun after a long walk. We have carefully selected some of our favourite items and matched them with fresh salads, homemade dips and freshly baked bread, all in one handy box – available for you to come and collect as well as hot & cold drinks from the bar…

Picnic Boxes available to pre-order for this Sunday £14 each

  • Local salt beef, gherkins, Emmental & dill mayo
  • Mature cheddar tart, pickled onion, chutney, whipped feta
  • Vegan “chorizo” frittata, spicy bean dip, cruditè, avocado

Each box comes with potato salad, home grown lettuce, cucumber & tomato, plus home made sourdough.

Our Sunday roasts will also be available for collection and home delivery

This weeks Starter Box £7.50 each

Spicy Cannellini dip, chilli roast chickpeas, roasted red pepper salad garnish, house sourdough (ve)

This weeks mains menu £14

  • Local pork, stuffing & apple sauce
  • Cheese & Leek Tart
  • Nut Roast (vegetarian & vegan)

Each comes with roasties, seasonal vegetables & gravy.

Dessert this week £5

  • White chocolate & raspberry Blondie, raspberry fool
  • Seasonal fruit crumble & custard (ve)

Please note we can only take pre-orders for collection at this time as we open gradually, creating the safest environment for ourselves and our customers. To place an order please email beaconhastings@gmail.com or call us on (01424) 431 305..

The Return Of The Summer…

We’re so pleased to see the sun has returned (for now) so lets get on with enjoying what this season brings us…

Homegrown Tomato Tarte TatinStarter Box (£7.50 – great to share or for lunch the next day) With whipped feta (Houmous for vegan option), garden salad & house sourdough

Mains £14

Choose from local roast beef with fresh horseradish, Crispy Butterbean Pie (butternut squash, plenty of herbs, Lancashire cheese in a deep filled mature cheddar spelt flour crust, topped with crispy baked butterbeans – V) or Nut Roast (ve). Each comes with Yorkshire pudding, seasonal vegetables and gravy….

Desserts £5

Mini Pavlova, white chocolate cream, rosè syrup and local fresh raspberries or seasonal fruit crumble with vanilla custard (ve)

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

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!