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Hastings has a wine shop, at last. St Leonards has two: Phoenix & Plum in Kings Road; and you can buy wine at Graze on Grand on the front. But now Borough Wines, Beers & Books has their own wine shop. It opened in Robertson Street and, having given it a few weeks to bed in, HOT’s Lauris Morgan-Griffiths went to take a look.

Posted 23:48 Tuesday, Oct 6, 2015 In: Food & Drink Tags: Beer & Books Borough Market Borough Wines Graze on Grand Hastings Jess Scarratt Lauris Morgan-Griffiths Michael Smith Phoenix & Plum St Leonards Will Burns
Sarah Watson

Wild harvests

Forager Sarah Watson runs Wild Feast foraging and cookery courses in the Hastings area and will be contributing to HOT from time to time to recommend leaves, flowers and fruits that are good to eat – as well as suggesting ways to cook them.

Posted 14:52 Tuesday, Jun 9, 2015 In: Food & Drink Tags: Sarah Watson Wild Feast

Use your loaf – learn how to make bread!

We may not live by bread alone, but a tasty loaf certainly makes life more palatable. Now expert advice on making your own bread is available at a new course tutored by Shelley Feldman of 1066 Cake Stand, as she explains.

Posted 17:45 Sunday, Jan 11, 2015 In: Food & Drink Tags: Bread Club Horizons Community Learning Shelley Feldman
The Stade Stewart Walton

Celebrating local fish

The latest Little Hastings Fish Cook Book, the third, has just hit the shops, nursed into being by three St Leonards locals, Sally and Stewart Walton and Debi Angel. HOT’s Lauris Morgan-Griffiths

Posted 12:32 Wednesday, Dec 10, 2014 In: Food & Drink Tags: Debi Angel Graham Coglan Hastings Hastings Fishermen's Protection Society Lauris Morgan-Griffiths Sally Walton See Saw Books Stewart Walton the Stade

Best coffee places in St Leonard’s

After my post on Best Coffee Places in Hastings, I had many St Leonardsistas complaining that I had left their cafes out, despite me saying that I was only concentrating on Hastings Town Centre and the Old Town.  Well, now it is time to put that right, so off to St Leonard’s we go. Stephanie Gaunt, aka Hastings Battleaxe, continues her reviews.

Posted 11:24 Wednesday, Aug 20, 2014 In: Food & Drink Tags: Azur Baker Mamonova gallery Cafe Relax Gecko Hastings Battleaxe Kassa Love Café Mooses Kitchen One Cafe Roomz seafront kiosques St Leonards Stephanie Gaunt

Best coffee places in Hastings

I love a good cup of coffee and a nice piece of cake. Philosopher and I indulge most days. Hastings Battleaxe, aka Stephanie Gaunt, lists her favourites.

Posted 16:01 Tuesday, Jun 3, 2014 In: Food & Drink Tags: cafe des arts cafe jerwood gallery caffe nero Coffee houses costa's eat@ good scone guide Hanoushka's Hastings Battleaxe Joe Fearn Mr bean rebel gallery rye bay kitchen Stephanie Gaunt tearooms tutti-frutti's west hill cafe

Wanted: cherubs, socks, pet food and punters!

Meet the market organiser for St Leonards Marketplace, Anton Burton, shown in the centre of the photo above. Last year, Anton ran three successful markets for St Leonards’ Town Team – one on the day of St Leonards Festival along Kings Road, and two pre-Christmas markets in Crystal Square car park. This year, the first of our regular weekly markets will be on Saturday 19 April – Easter Saturday – in Crystal Square car park. Each week there will be themed entertainment, thanks to a Community First grant. HOT’s Erica Smith wanted to know what Anton has lined up for us when the market re-opens this Spring.

Posted 21:50 Monday, Mar 3, 2014 In: Food & Drink Tags: Anton Burton Cental St Leonards Town Team Erica Smith Jan McTaggart Sat 19 April St Leonards St Leonards Market stallholders Town Team

Taking a stand for vegan cakes

One’s not a vegan and neither has a diploma in baking. But if you want a tasty vegan or gluten-free cake, 1066 Cake Stand’s Kevin Young and Shelley Feldman are the bakers to go to. Usually to be found in their shop opposite Morrison’s or weekly stall in Hastings market, they’ll be offering their wares, as well as their second recipe book, at St Leonards Festival on Saturday. Nick Terdre met them.

Posted 08:32 Friday, Jul 12, 2013 In: Food & Drink Tags: 1066 Cake Stand gluten-free Kevin Young Shelley Feldman St Leonards Festival vegan
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