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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)

Thurs. 27th Mar.
Engine, Clutch & Gearbox

Tues. 1st Apr.
Lost Weekend

Thurs. 3rd Apr.
Louis Turpin &
Roger Hubbard

Thurs. 10th Apr.
John Pearson and the Wicked Messengers

Tues. 15th Apr.
Hot Club of Hastings

Thurs. 17th Apr.
The Chantelle Heath Quintet

Tues. 22nd Apr.
Café de Paris

Thurs. 24th Apr.
Blair & Russell
Chas & Dave

Sunday Quiz
(8.30 start)

6th April

Next Beer Festival

Easter Beer Fest.
Thurs 17th to
Mon 21st Apr.

May Day Fest.
Thurs 1st to
Mon 5th May

Go to What's On page for more details

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Perfect Pint

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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Next Beer Festival

Easter Beer Festival

FILO Easter Beer Festival 2014

Thursday 17th to Monday 21st April
with music on Thursday evening from
The Chantelle Heath Quintet
Click here for details

May Day Beer Festival
Thursday 1st to Monday 5th May
Details to follow

First In Last Out Kitchen

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

7 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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