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

Start with a Starter…

We’ve had a few requests from those missing our starter boards. We always wrote the menu for our starters on the day as they would be designed around what we had available to use, what could be picked from the garden and how much sourdough Mum had made the night before.

Well, here they are! We are now adding Starter Boxes to our menu; enjoy a shared bite before your Sunday lunch or pop it in the fridge and your Monday lunch is sorted…

This weeks box contains a pot of caramelised onion Houmous topped with red onion marmalade, home grown pea shoots and a wedge of homemade Sourdough. Each box is £7.50, please note our minimum order is £14.

Now for the main course…

Local roast chicken with home made stuffing or Homity Pie (deep filled pie with leeks, spinach, potato and mature cheddar in a wholemeal pastry) (vegan option available). Each served with roasties, seasonal vegetables and gravy.

Dessert is a choice of chocolate & hazelnut Torte, caramel apple upside down cake (both served with Northiam Dairy double cream) or a vegan chocolate Brownie with cherry compote and soya cream.

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

To read the menu in full, please see our Facebook page or website

This weeks home delivery from us on the hill…

So, whilst many of us are sad that Jack In The Green is cancelled, we are trying to remain positive. We will be celebrating the coming of Spring in our own ways and can hopefully enjoy a weekend at home nonetheless.

Here at The Beacon, we’ll be donning our finest green attire and floral headdresses whilst raising a glass to the Jack, the coming of Spring and to those who we can’t be with during this lockdown. Why not join us, virtually, and order in a local cider to have with your meal?

From the kitchen this week…

  • Local roast lamb with minted redcurrant jelly
  • Lentil & Chestnut roast with red onion marmalade (v) & (ve)

Each served with potato dauphinois (vegan without), roasties, seasonal vegetables and gravy.

Followed by

  • Caramel apple Upside Down cake with Northiam Dairy creme fraiche
  • Raspberry apple crumble with custard (ve)

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

Important Info!

To those of you who place your orders via email, please note we have been having some issues and haven’t been receiving all of the messages! Orders by email must now be sent to beaconhastings@gmail.com

Also, we’d like to say a big THANK YOU to Will at Goat Ledge for completely saving us last week when we realised we’d run out of take-away boxes, an hour before service, on a Sunday, during a worldwide pandemic. We can’t wait for the re-opening of Goat Ledge and thanks again to the Ledge, Will…

So, this Sunday….

Local roast pork and home made apple sauce or “The Beacon Beets Stack” (one of our absolute FAVES from the vegetarian menu, you will not be disappointed) roasted local beetroot in balsamic, sweet red onion, sizzled leeks & toasted pine nuts all stacked on top of a delicious fennel chickpea mash (ve). Both dishes served with roasties, seasonal vegetables and gravy.

And for dessert, a choice of Butterscotch sponge with Northiam dairy cream, Dark chocolate Brownie with caramel creme fraiche or Rhubarb & Custard pudding (ve)…

**Half portion available for smaller people and appetites** 

**Please ask for any wine or beer you may like to have with your meal and we’ll send you a list of what we have available**

Place your order now by calling us on (01424) 431 305 or emailing beaconhastings@gmail.com