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First In Last Out free house
The FILO Brewery


Lunch Menu
Tuesday - Saturday
Noon - 2.30 p.m.

Dinner Menu
Monday - Saturday
6.00 - 8.30/9.00 p.m.

(9.00 p.m. start)

Sun. 2nd Aug
Art Themen Quartet (6.30)

Tues. 11th Aug
Hot Club of Hastings

Sun. 18th Aug
Café de Paris

Thurs. 3rd Sept
Roger Carey Trio

Tues. 8th Sept
Hot Club of Hastings

Sunday Quiz
(8.30 start)

9th Aug

Next Beer Festival

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Go to What's On page for more details

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The Official Website of the renowned public house located
in Hastings Old Town, the heart of 1066 country

14-15 High Street, Old Town, Hastings, East Sussex TN34 3EY
Tel: +44 (0)1424 425079

'This is a perfect pub: a proper pub that serves proper beer and proper food'
Matthew Fort - The Guardian
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...there are no fruit machines or jukeboxes, so punters are encouraged to engage in banter - a beer drinkers pub with five home-brewed ales accompanying lunchtime pub grub. With monthly quiz nights to weekly live gigs, there's never a quiet night here!
Humayun Hussain - The Observer
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First In Last Out Kitchen

Please note that the kitchen will be closed from Monday 5th January and will reopen for Tapas on Monday 12th January.
Apologies for any inconvenience.

Regular Kitchen Opening Hours
Tuesday to Saturday, Noon - 2.30 p.m..

6.00 - 8.30 p.m.
6.00 - 9.00 p.m.
6.00 - 8.30 p.m.
Indian Thali

Please see Food page for more info.

The front of The FILO, High Street, Old Town, Hastings, East Sussex
The FILO interior

Mike's Mild pump label
Crofters pump label
Old Town Tom
Cardinal pump label
Gold pump label
Churches pump label

6 x Real Ale Hand Pumps

A Brief History of The First In Last Out

According to the deeds of the property, the building dates back to the 1500's. It is known that The First In Last Out has been dispensing beer since at least 1896 as the notice of sale on the right shows. It was then a beer-house which was a house licensed to sell beer but not spirits. At that time there was also a seed merchants which extended back to the Bourne Stream which at that time effectively split the two halves of the Old Town of Hastings. Since that time The Bourne has been culvetted and a new road was built in the 1950's. This road forms part of the main Dover to Honiton road (A259).

The pub has been a free house since 1976 having previously been a Charringtons house. The FILO Brewery was established at the pub in 1985 and remained here until its relocation a little further up the road in 2011. Our range of ales includes our ever popular favourites, Crofters (Best Bitter) and Cardinal (Sussex Porter) as well as our FILO Gold (Premium Ale). The pub has appeared in the Good Beer Guide (produced by CAMRA) for the last 20 years.

The two main characters of the establishment are Mike Bigg (Publican and Brewer) and Tony Champion (Pub Manager and 2nd Brewer). Do not be fooled by Mike and Tony's titles. Basically what they indicate are that Tony does all the work and carries the can while Mike organises the occasional brewery trip so that people can see Tony in action!!

The pub serves food during the day and evenings from Tuesday to Saturday. There are also occasional special evenings with themed menus. Check Pub Food page for details. Every first Sunday of the month there is a pub quiz - not to be taken too seriously!! All questions are freshly prepared on the premises by the publican. Check What's On page for details.

The pub regularly presents musical events. Check What's On page for details.

The First In Last Out bill of sale


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