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7 November 2017

Spending 24 hours in Hastings




The next stop on our trip to the south coast was Hastings, we left early in the morning from Eastbourne and it was only a short drive to Hastings.  We decided to stay at Travel Lodge on Bohemia road as the price was such good value for money, and it was only a short walk down to the sea front. When we arrived we couldn't check in straight away, so we just dropped off our car and headed down to the pier. Again we had dropped really lucky with the weather as the sky was a brilliant blue, and there was still some warmth in the air!

We reached the pier, with our map in hand.


 After stopping for a while and admiring the pretty pastel beach huts, We decided that we really wanted to grab some brunch, I'd seen a place called The Fig that looked perfect, so we made that our next stop of the day.



I adored the décor in The Fig, it's really made me want to paint somewhere in our house a dark alluring green, which completely clashes with my current bright neutral décor haha! Though I am so tempted to paint our bedroom feature wall this colour, as only us see it!


 The lighting was amazing too with the hanging bulbs, making it so cosy.

I ordered the Granola, which came with yogurt, maple syrup and oodles of fruit, including Fig! We also ordered some fruit smoothies, as after all the food we've been eating (mainly of the beige variety) we thought we'd better get some good stuff into us! It was scrumptious and much tastier than any granola I've ever had before.

Full up we headed to find Hastings Castle, Stephen is a history fan and so it was the perfect opportunity for him to visit it. The view up there is amazing, looking out over all of  Hastings. In the grounds there is a short video you can watch that explains about how the castle was used and what it would have looked like which is fascinating and a great way to get some context to where you are visiting.




These are serious house goals, I can't decide which I want more!




We popped into St Mary in The Castle for a quick iced coffee on our way back down from the Castle, and I have to say the décor was incredible with old white washed walls, copper accessories and lots of green leafy plants, they have free wifi too!

After wandering round a few more of the shops we headed back to our room to freshen up and get ready to go out for dinner.

The only way we manage to get a photo together on holidays!

I had done some searching online for places to eat, and came across Café Zanzibar, which is part of the boutique Zanzibar Hotel.

I was smitten with the photo's on Instagram (you know by now how much I love interior décor) so that's exactly where we headed.


These photo's don't do the place justice as my phone isn't very good in dark settings, but the décor and food was spectacular. We both opted for burgers, I had a fish one which was delicious, especially when accompanied with a cheeky floating goddess cocktail!

We decided to share the tiramisu, which I would highly recommend, it tasted divine.

After a bit of snooping, I've quickly decided that I'd love to stay in one of their rooms, they're just so luxurious looking, with free standing baths and decadent furnishings, they are pretty amazing!

After having another drink we headed back to our travel lodge to get an early night as we were travelling over to Rye in the morning for our final stay of the trip.

Read Part One of our Trip Here

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