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FILO (First In, Last Out)

14-15 High Street, Hastings TN34 3EY, England
+44 1424 425079
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Ranked #48 of 237 restaurants in Hastings
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Dining options: Reservations
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English first
Raymond Terrace, Australia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

The first night we arrived in Hastings we ate at FILO with a Tapas night. We were a bit sceptical having had some very ordinary pub meals in other places but were pleasantly surprised with an excellent tasty and filling tapas meal. Great atmosphere in the pub as we drank there on other occasions. Can recommend.

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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22 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 NEW

Unlike many places in Hastings, it is open on Monday, serves food on Monday, serves good beer on Monday and has friendly pleasant staff.

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dundee
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

I visit Hastings from my home area in Scotland, roughly, twice a year and always make a point of visiting the FILO. A visit to Hastings would'nt be the same without it. I've always liked the traditional and friendly atmosphere in the pub and have often enjoyed chatting to the owners and staff. The premises have been extended to accomodate... More

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Tunbridge wells
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Grate pub with grate classic food done well. The salt beef sandwich and the hash are well worth a try.

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Maltaeurope
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

It is not just about having a drink,it's about the ambiance and feel comfortable.a pub wich takes you back in time a fireplace in centre of bar area an oldi oldi look all is missing is the sawdust on floor. Great place to visit again on our next visit to hastings old town

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London, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

I visited the FILO with my husband and friends.The food was excellent ,the staff very friendly and professional and according to the chaps the beer(real ale) was very good.

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Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

We stopped in the FILO for a couple of pints based on recommendation in the CAMRA guide. The beer does not disappoint, but it's the atmosphere that most caught our attention. A civilised eclectic mix of clientele, enjoying food, beer, company etc. Definitely the kind of place where you can settle in for the evening!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Please can you make sure your "fizz" or cava is fizzy. Been here several times and it's always flat!,, no bubbles. If you are going to serve it ensure it is fresh with bubbles, Not much to ask,,,,,

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Sharon B, Owner at FILO (First In, Last Out), responded to this review

Thank you for your comment. I am sorry that you have not been entirely satisfied with the quality of the cava on a few occasions. If informed at the time, we will always change any drink without reservation. More

Hastings, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

This is a nice old pub in the Old Town, that now has begun doing really nice lunches! I love coming here as I like dim, candle lit pubs, and they even have a log fire in the middle of the room. We come and play cards here with friends. Good beers and ales, also wines are good. Only eaten... More

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Sharon B, Owner at FILO (First In, Last Out), responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review. We do in fact serve evening meals as follows:- Monday - Spanish tapas 6pm - 8.30pm Tuesday - Restaurant dining 6pm - 9pm Wednesday - Restaurant dining 6pm - 9pm Thursday - Indian Thali 6pm - 8.30pm Friday - Restaurant dining 6pm - 9pm Saturday - Restaurant dining 6pm - 9pm More

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15 reviews 15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

This is a great traditional pub that has its own brewery on site. Has a enclosed garden at rear. Always have traditional real ale to try.

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