Herring Fair celebrates the ‘silver darlings’ of the sea

The Herring Fair returns at the weekend, a fantastic free event on the Stade open space, in the heart of Hastings’ historic Old Town. The Hastings fishing fleet have been catching herring since records began, over 400 years ago. The Herring Fair celebrates the now undervalued ‘silver darlings of the sea’ in their many forms, […]

Bathed in sunshine seafood and wine festival hailed ‘best yet’

The weekend’s Seafood and Wine Festival, held on the Stade open space, has been hailed as one of the biggest and best ever. “It was a brilliant weekend in every respect.” Peter Chowney, leader of Hastings Borough Council said yesterday. The weather was kind and the sun shone throughout the weekend as thousands of local […]

Are you ready for a weekend of eating, drinking an being merry?

Next weekend sees the  return of the popular Hastings Seafood and Wine Festival. Now in its 14th year, the festival showcases not just the quality but also the variety of Hastings fish and other local produce. Held on the Stade open space, in Hastings’ historic Old Town, the event runs from 11am until 6pm on Saturday […]

Hastings fishermen raise their FLAG of success

Significant investment in the town’s fishing industry was celebrated at a special event on The Stade earlier this month. Hastings Fisheries Local Action Group (‘FLAG’), a European union funded project to help fisheries, and managed by Hastings Borough Council, marked its successes at an event on June 18th. Local councillors and other community representatives were […]

Hastings Fish delivers ‘amazing and informative’ day

Hastings Fish brand held a Discovery Day at the Stade last week for visiting regional chefs. The chefs toured the area and visited local fishmongers. Then, they went to the Hastings fish market to see the Hastings catch processed for sale. To finish the visit, the chefs had a masterclass in fish cutting at the […]

Hastings folk give their backing to ‘Hastings Fish’

There’s overwhelming local support for plans to promote ‘Hastings Fish’ as something a bit special. Yesterday morning Hastings In Focus received a press release from Hastings Borough Council (HBC) which is launching its ‘Hastings Fish’ brand at this weekend’s Seafood and Wine festival and it rightly wanted to shout about it. We wrote up the […]

New ‘Hastings Fish’ brand launches this weekend at Seafood and Wine festival

You’ll find it difficult to miss the fact that there’s a new fish brand on the streets this weekend when the Seafood and Wine Festival gets underway on Saturday. ‘Hastings Fish’ is the new brand designed to promote fish caught locally and if you buy some Hastings fish this weekend you’ll get a voucher for a […]