We went down to Hastings by train on Sunday. We took the slightly slower train because than we didn’t have to change. Who really wants to change when you are comfortable anyway? After reading about it on a few blogs and more generally I had been keen to head down and I wasn’t disappointed.
Hastings is the perfect seaside town I was imaging. A little warn and peely around the edges but lots of interesting places to explore and friendly people. The Old Town is home to many sweet shops, some restaurants and a few lovely shops. There were plenty of vintage shops, although with my boyfriend in tow I didn’t explore these too much. Although, I treated myself to some simple pieces from Butler’s Emporium for future food styling projects. Don’t you love the word “emporium”? Time was mostly spent eating, walking along the seafront and finding places to hide from the rain.
We stayed in a B&B that I would really recommend called The Printworks, based in the old Observer’s Printing Office. It has lots of beautiful details, a very comfy bed, the breakfast was generous and our hosts were lovely. Hendy’s Home Store Kitchen was a great restaurant (more on that tomorrow) and the Green Cafe was a good place to while away some time eating a yummy scone with clotted cream while it rained outside.
Unfortunately, with our Sunday/Monday visit a lit of things were closed but it was still a lovely getaway.
(this last one is not a black and white photo!)
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