About Us


Monday to Thursday: 11.00 - 23.00 | Friday & Saturday: 11.00 - 00.00 | Sunday: 12.00 - 22.30

Paul and Peter, look forward welcoming customers old and new to the Award Winning 'The Hastings'.

The Hastings is a popular destination food pub and local community wet pub in the heart of Seaton Delaval, that is enjoyed by thousands of customers each year. Our food is freshly prepared and where possible locally sourced, with a menu that offers variety, quantity and quality.  The drinks offer likewise meets everyone's needs including an extensive wine list, huge selection of gins and other spirits, Cask Marque accredited ales alongside our core beer lager and cider range.

Over the last two years The Hastings has received significant recognition, largely for our commitment to be in the heart of our community and significant fundraising for Daft as a Brush Cancer Patient Care. In addition in 2016 The Hastings was as the national winner of Best Partnership Pub (formerly leased and tenanted) at The Great British Pub Awards

Our 2017 Roll of Honour:

NATIONAL FINALIST:  Best Community Pub, Great British Pub Awards 2017 

NATIONAL FINALIST:  Britvic Lifting Spirits Awards 2017 

REGIONAL WINNER:  Heart of the Community, Star Pubs Awards

SHORTLISTED FINALIST: Outstanding Charity Support by a Small to Medium Business, North East Charity Awards

TRIPADVISOR Certificate of Excellence 2017

CASK MARQUE accreditation 2017

Our full 2016 Roll of Honour is:

WINNER:  Best Partnership Pub, Great British Pub Awards 2016

WINNER:  Best Use of Social Media, Star Pubs and Bars Awards 2016

NATIONAL FINALIST:  Best Turnaround Pub, Great British Pub Awards 2016

NATIONAL FINALIST:  Best Community Pub, Star Pubs and Bars Awards 2016

TRIPADVISOR Certificate of Excellence 2016

CASK MARQUE accreditation 2016

We are also proud members of The BII (British Institute of Innkeepers) and the NECC (North East Chamber of Commerce

The Hastings is a community pub steeped in tradition.  Circa 175 years ago it was purpose built as a public house, and has served that function ever since.  Whilst we rang the changes with a major refurbishment early in 2015, we were always mindful of the history.  Customer feedback confirmed our belief that we have got the balance between the old and new just about right.

As part of our 'new' pub we hired a new Head Chef, and Peter gracefully retired from the kitchen.  This has taken our food to another level, warmly received by our customers and in the process turning The Hastings to a destination food pub.  We pride ourselves on using fresh and where possible locally sourced ingredients throughout our dishes.  Our food is a mix of the traditional British Pub (e.g. steaks, fish, bangers n mash) and more unique dishes (e.g. crab and lobster burger, Spanish star and Old Orleans meat board). And, of course, there is never a frozen chip in sight!.   In 2015 we also introduced our Geordie Tappaz menu, that has gained us notoriety across the North East.  In many ways it is the perfect reflection of The Hastings - a good honest local pub, serving good honest local food.

Our drinks offer is designed to match our food offer - choice and quality.  We have a range of cask beers including The Hastings very own '1066' and our charity cask 'Daft As', four draught lagers and an extensive draught and bottle cider range.  As part of the refurb we installed the 'smart dispense' system ensuring the perfect delivery of each pint from cellar to glass.  With a wide selection of wines and malt whiskies, alongside branded 'house' spirits and an extensive premium spirit range (including circa 30 gins at anyone time) we believe there is a satisfying drink for everyone.

Since taking over The Hastings keeping music 'live and local' has been important to Paul and Peter.  On Friday nights we have live music nights - with music ranging from rock, soul, blues, a little bit of country, americana and just good honest pop.  Throughout the year we have additional live music, including solos, duos and acoustics on Sunday evenings during the summer.  In 2017 we introduced a monthly Songwriters night, enabling local musicians the opportunity to showcase their original material and now host a monthly 'get-together' of local folk musicians..  

Every Wednesday we run a now established pub quiz, and very light-hearted pub quiz, in aid of our chosen charity Daft as a Brush Cancer Patient Care.  We also have bucked the trend of many other pubs and maintained our pool table and darts board, as opposed to increasing dining space.

Finally, though many of our customers travel from wider afield for our food and drink, we embrace our place in the local community.  Our fundraising for Daft as a Brush Cancer Patient Care was inspired by our first meeting with a 'Seaton Delavonion' (not sure if that is correct but it sounds good!).  This includes our now established 'Daft as a Brush Week' which takes place each summer.  To date we have raised over £20,000.

Whether you visit as a one off just passing by or are a regular customer are warm welcome is always guaranteed.