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We are (finally) OPEN!

We look forward to welcoming you back to our front yard, launching with a one off special Friday night (16th), Blazing Braziers! Expect flaming fires, warmed cider, fresh air, open bar and a taster menu of our up and coming home cooked frozen meal menu.

£10 a ticket will get you a warming cup of local cider and a grazing board of some of the dishes soon to be available to take home with you; from local beef stew & dumplings to Sussex Smokie, hearty bean chilli to aromatic Beluga lentil curry. Please call soon to book your place, space is limited as we space out.

Sunday lunches will also continue in the front yard from Sunday (18th), this week is fully booked but do call us if you’d like a take away; if we can supply, we will. And please do book in for the coming weeks, menu to follow soon…

Once we’re able we hope to open more, providing open space to drink & dine, but we look forward to seeing some of you over the coming weeks….

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

From us on the hill this week….

  • Locally raised chicken with bacon & herb stuffing (£18)
  • Beacon Beets Tower – rosemary & fennel infused chickpea mash topped with balsamic roast beetroot, roast red onions, sizzled leeks & pine nuts (ve)

Each main comes with roasties, seasonal vegetable medley, Yorkshire pud & a home brewed gravy.

Kids meals are available too, either a half portion of either of the weeks mains or all the trimmings served with some British outdoor reared chipolatas.

Desserts £6.50

  • Butterscotch sponge pudding, served with cream
  • Seasonal fruit crumble, served with vanilla custard (ve)

Taking bookings now for our Front Yard

We are opening on Sunday April 18th, spaces are limited and bookings are being taken already so please do let us know soon if you wish to book a table. We will be working with all current restrictions so no more 6 to a table, from a max of two households and once seated you must stay at your table unless visiting the toilets or to pay at the bar. We thank you for your co-operation through these testing times!

For bookings, to order your take away or any other enquiries please email beaconhastings@gmail.com or call us on (01424) 431 305

Easter is here!

Its a shame we can’t open for the weekend (we’ll be wearing our bonnets anyway) but what we can do is offer a delightful package of home cooked, home baked, slow roasted goodness for you to take away to your dining area of choice….Taking orders now!

On the menu this weekend…

  • Local lamb, minted redcurrant sauce (£18)
  • Local chicken & leek pie (£18)
  • Vegan Nut Roast, squash puree (£16)

Each main comes with roasties, a selection of seasonal vegetables (some homegrown), a Yorkshire pud and a home brewed gravy.

Dessert (£6.50)

  • Rhubarb & custard sponge (ve)
  • Easter egg Brownie

Also, just a note to say…

We are due to open our front yard on April 18th, there will be limited capacity and space as we’re working with the current restrictions in place. However, bookings are already being taken so please do let us know soon if you plan to eat with us that day.

From our gate to your plate…

We’ve been beavering away at the end of our land, erected a poly-tunnel, dug patches and planted trees with an aim to grow our own fruit & veg. Its always been a large part of our ethos to source as many of our ingredients as locally as possible and within reach, from the spinach in your nut roast and the jars of fresh pesto to the odd green bean in your vegetable medley; what we have, we use…

All of our meat is ethically sourced from small, traditionally run Homestead Farm, near Battle. The animals are extremely well cared for and range freely. This means the carbon footprint is very low and the quality very high!

Our chickens are from Primal Grazing, fish (only usually used on special occasions and for starters when we’re open) is always from local Rock-a-nore, eggs are delivered from nearby free ranging hens (although its not actually them that do the delivery, sadly), our bread is always baked in house and every dish we make, is from scratch. Nothing is mass produced or processed.

More to come on that but for now, here’s this week…

  • Homestead farm pork with homemade apple sauce £18
  • Spinach & artichoke Filo pie (v) – individual parcels of fresh spinach, sunblush tomatoes, artichokes, Ricotta and fresh herbs (please let us know if you’re vegan) £16

Each main comes with roasties, seasonal vegetables, Yorkshire pud and a home brewed gravy.

Desserts £6.50

  • Banoffee Pie
  • Vegan chocolate cheesecake (not pictured)

To order a take away please email beaconhastings@gmail.com or phone us on (01424) 431 305

When are we opening?

We look forward to opening the gates once again although this is still very much dependant on current restrictions. Our plan, for now, is to open on Sunday the 18th April. Tables will be limited to keep all diners well spaced and within guidelines. We are taking bookings now so please do let us know if you’d like to visit for lunch. Further opening hours to be announced when we know more…

‘Ello Treacle…

Keeping it classic this week, our in house baker is rolling out sweet crumbly pastry and baking it filled with rich, zesty treacle goodness. This is one of our more popular desserts so have a try if you’ve not yet done so….

Please note, a change to our menu for the vegan dessert – this week it will be cherry & almond brownies and not the custard sponge as advertised.

Also on the menu…

Netherfield topside of beef (£18) with fresh horseradish or The Beacons renowned Nut Roast (£16); packed full of fresh vegetables and herbs, loads of mixed nuts and a sprinkling of cheese…unless you have the vegan option which is just as delicious!

Every main dish comes with roasties, Yorkshire pudding, a selection of seasonal vegetables and a home brewed gravy.

Collections between 1-5, if you really need your meal delivered its worth an ask as we might be able to help you out!

Please order by email beaconhastings@gmail.com or by phone (01424) 431 305

Special Delivery!

This weekend is Mothering Sunday and a chance to give someone you really appreciate a special thanks… So why not say it with food? We’re offering (free) home delivery to anyone wishing to send their mother a Sunday roast!

On the menu this week…

  • Locally raised roast chicken with bacon & herb stuffing £18
  • Veggie or Vegan Wellington – squash, chestnuts, chard & herbs, with an apple & cranberry sauce £16

Each main comes with roasties, Yorkshire pudding, seasonal vegetables and a home brewed gravy.

Dessert £6.50

  • Eton Mess Cheesecake – A combination of two classic summertime desserts, raspberry & white chocolate cheesecake topped with mini meringue, berry coulis and whipped cream
  • Vegan cherry & almond Brownie with an oat based creme fraiche and berry coulis

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

Slots for collection between 1-5

Mothers Day home delivery 3-5

HELLO!

After what felt like a very long winter, we’re hoping for a more positive Spring for us all. To warm us up a little, we’ll be opening up the kitchen (1-5) this coming Sunday for a home cooked, locally sourced Sunday Roast to take away. Please do get your orders in early as we don’t like to disappoint and portions are limited.

SO, to begin…

We have Netherfield lamb, slow roasted and served with a minted redcurrant sauce or our best recipe Nut Roast (veggie & vegan options) with a quenelle of squash puree. As always, each main course will be accompanied with roasties, a selection of freshly cooked vegetables, a home brewed gravy and now a Yorkshire pudding!

See full menu HERE

And to follow…

Home baked Sticky Toffee pudding (vegan option available) with cream – Yum!

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

That’s All Folks!

Due to various reasons beyond our control, we have made the decision to close our doors early this year so we will not be open this coming Sunday. Apologies to anyone whom this may disappoint.

From us all at The Beacon…Happy Christmas, stay well and see you in the New Year!!!

This weeks news from the hill..

Friday 11th 5pm – Blazing Braziers

Although the weather isn’t looking so hot this Friday, our event Blazing Braziers is still going ahead (unless there’s a total storm, then we’ll let you know) with the help of some gazebos, even more braziers and an extra ladle of mandatory stew. We still have a few places available should you wish to book in for local meat, vegetarian and vegan home cooked and warming food, mulled cider and plenty of flames…

The penultimate Sunday

This weekend we’ll be offering our lovingly cooked Sunday lunches to be enjoyed here or by take away.

Order soon to avoid disappointment…

Mains £15

Local topside of beef, fresh Horseradish

Beacons Best Nut Roast – mixed nuts, plenty of vegetables, fresh herbs and cheese (vegan option available) with a squash & sweet garlic puree

Each served with Yorkshire pudding, seasonal vegetables, roasties and a home brewed gravy

Desserts £6.50

Pecan Pie Cheesecake (not pictured) – combining two classic desserts; a baked vanilla cheesecake topped with toasted pecans in a caramel sauce

Cherry Almond Brownie – vegan, served with dairy free cream

For bookings, to pre-order a take away and all other enquiries please email beaconhastings@gmail.com or phone (01424) 431 305

Its the most wonderful time to END THIS YEAR…

Our December menu is now available to see on the website. We are open every Sunday until the 20th with tables in and out, offering our best Sunday roast options with a nod to these festive times.

Kicking off this Sunday, available to eat here (indoors with guests from your household or “bubble”), outdoors (weather permitting) or to take away.

Local roast pork (slow cooked shoulder & belly), herby stuffing & apple sauce

Homity Pie – Wholemeal crust deep filled with creamy leeks, home grown spinach, mature cheddar & potato with a cheesy topping (v)

Nut Roast – our best recipe using mixed nuts, plenty of fresh herbs & vegetables with red onion marmalade (ve)

As always, each main comes with roasties, the seasons finest vegetables and a home brewed gravy.

Dessert this week is a choice of custard tart with a red berry coulis or a vegan apple berry crumble & custard.

Fancy a night out(side)?!

Blazing Braziers is back on December 11th! A warming evening by the fires, mandatory hearty stews and mulled cider in our front yard….

5pm, booking essential.

Planning (or trying to plan) a party?? Talk to us about yours! See if we can help deliver a feast to your table whether it be your office, your “bubble” or your household. We know these are very restrictive and testing times but we may be able to offer a home cooked, loving prepared solution!

We have a menu of festive roast chicken, herby stuffing, pigs in blankets & cranberry sauce, our best nut roast with chestnuts & mulled cranberries, dauphinoise potatoes, braised red cabbage & maple glazed roots. A choice of desserts and even a possible cocktail kit!

Now taking orders for Yule Logs!

Hand made in house, including edible decorations. Get your order in soon, have it delivered (locally) to a loved one or enjoy it all for yourself! Choose from classic chocolate, chocolate orange or a gingerbread special with white icing. £20 each.

For all enquiries, bookings and orders please contact us by email at beaconhastings@gmail.com or calling (01424) 431 305

Please note! If you are booking a table to eat here we ask that you stay within current government guidelines and only attend with guests from your household or “bubble”. These rules aren’t made by us but we choose to follow them to keep us all out of trouble. Thanks!