The friends only affair was already in full, smiling swing by the time we arrived. Greeted warmly by the friendly bar staff Mr. Hastings wasted no time in diving straight into their Hastings brewed ale (sampling both the “blonde” and the “best” – very much living up to its name.)
The new owners, kindly took time away from their friends to explain their ambitions and intentions for the new town centre addition. Wanting to create a cozy, relaxed atmosphere (somewhere you can take your mum for lunch, or relax with friends over a game of scrabble in the evening (providing all the pieces haven’t been poached for the latest Scrabbleman message)
Wishing also to facilitate local creatives within the space, such as showcasing the vintage / kitsch wallpaper work of local designer Deborah Bowness, as well as intending to exhibit local artwork and photography on their walls.
If you plan on making a morning visit to the Frank’s, you (like Ms. Hastings) will be delighted to hear of their plans for patisseries and good quality coffee – situated within dashing distance of the train station, its the perfect start to a hard day’s slog, for any commuter (just make sure you don’t get too comfortable, or you’ll miss your train!)
With Frank’s Front Room full to the brim, This Is Hastings discovered a quiet little nook situated at the back of the premises – to make sophisticated conversation (and notes / doodles) while eating fist fulls of complimentary peanuts.
Hoping to open by the end of the week, Frank’s Front Room is looking like the stylish party pad that Hastings town centre has been craving. This Is Hastings can’t wait! (and we’ll keep you posted)