Redoubt Fortress & The Pavilion

Redoubt Fortress & The Pavilion, Eastbourne

Redoubt Fortress & The Pavilion

Redoubt Fortress & The Pavilion
4.5
Saturday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
About
One of the South Coast's most historic landmarks, discover over 200 years of history at this Napoleonic Fortress.Built to defend the South Coast from Napoleon's forces it still stands as a unique monument to that time along with a vibrant events programme.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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cliff365
Derby, UK4 contributions
Have you an hour to waste waiting for a small portion of fries?
Jun 2021 • Family
Over 1 hour wait for 4 small portions of chips ( not advertised as small). Sign said 20 min wait and person taking order confirmed this. Arrived at 12:45. Quite busy but spare tables always available. Chips good when they did eventually arrive.
Written June 3, 2021
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Bex
1 contribution
Happy I went!
May 2021 • Couples
Very friendly and lovely people there! Couldn't believe this existed and it so hidden from the surrounding areas. Nice experience!
Written June 2, 2021
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Kevin
9 contributions
Very Hit and Miss
May 2021
This is in The Pavilion
Train the staff to wok more effectively
25/05/21 evening When there for a evening snack the service was good food was ok
Went their a second time with some friends 27/05/21 lunch time not that busy what a waste of time 20 minutes to get coffee???????
Would not recommend at all
Written May 30, 2021
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Irene B
Eastbourne, UK20 contributions
Never Again!
May 2021
The newly refurbished Pavillion opened in May and it is shocking.
I went today 27/05/2021 and was told when ordering that there was a backlog in the kitchen so I could not order food.

This is supposed to be a new venture but so many customers were unhappy with the lack of service and the wrong orders coming out!
One couple waited 40 minutes to be served. They are all youngsters without supervision and the lad who was waiting on tables was run off his feet whilst the girls hid behind the bar and in the kitchen most of the time we were there.

The toilets are the same as before you cannot flush them and yet they have been refurbished?
I cannot see this place surviving unless someone responsible gets a grip of it!! Why should paying customers get treated like this especially when businesses are trying to recoup their lack of income due to Covid.
Written May 27, 2021
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George B
3 contributions
Fascinating
Aug 2020 • Couples
Was very interesting, well restored! Fascinating piece of history! Well worth the £3! Worth a look! :)
Written August 22, 2020
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victorlaidlaw
Hastings, UK39 contributions
Closed at the moment but a must when it re opens
Sep 2019
If you love our history this place is steeped in it, a nice cafe inside as well. do check out the different events that happen there, Sadly it is closed because of COVID So put it on your to-visit list
Written August 12, 2020
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PeterJay1965
Orpington, UK64 contributions
a good visit
May 2019
this is a wonderful experience and the history presented will keep you informed for a good couple of hours
Written January 4, 2020
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Jay
London,32 contributions
Lovely little cafe
Dec 2019 • Friends
Our group went here for coffee before our walk on Monday. Nice and friendly service. Would definitely return.
Written December 24, 2019
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GulliverTales
London, UK88 contributions
Free Tour
Oct 2019
Went on a free tour when visiting Eastbourne in October. Guide was very informative and engaging; a really interesting insight into military history.
Highly recommend visiting when the tours are being conducted.
Written November 1, 2019
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thecriticalcook
Horley, UK67 contributions
Work in progress
Oct 2019 • Couples
Visited with my husband . This is an interesting place which is currently being renovated. There was no charge for admission and as it was a Sunday there were free tours on offer during the day but we were just popping in out of curiosity and were an hour either side of the times of the tours.
Had a good look around , there was an informative film which was helpful but did not allow enough time to read all the information on the screen before the image in screen changed.
There was a little cafe but we didn’t go in. There were toilets which were welcome.
First impressions from the entrance was that it was generally tatty with weeds and litter on the entrance steps but inside an effort had been made.
I hope this place has a future it could be a real tourist attraction for the town.
Written October 21, 2019
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