A medieval suit of armor watches over you at Minstrels Rest, while you enjoy an award-winning full English breakfast at the 17th-century table. Its historically furnished rooms boast fluffy bathrobes, and free unrestricted parking is provided on the small drive and quiet road just a 5 minute drive from the center of Hastings.

Named after medieval minstrels, the rooms at Minstrels Rest are individually decorated with unique, historic touches, and offer a mini fridge with fresh milk, fruit juices and bottled water. Some rooms feature a hydrotherapy shower or luxurious spa bath, and all offer a selection of magazines and free toiletries.

Served with handmade pottery, plates, and jugs on a Jacobean English oak table, locally sourced breakfasts are offered every morning. Tomatoes, fruits and berries come from the garden, free-range eggs come from the local farm, and the jams and marmalades are all home-made.

In 1066, the legendary Battle of Hastings took place 15 minutes’ drive away, which is home to Hastings Abbey and the famous Senlac Hill. The pretty seafront can be reached in 5 minutes by car, while Hastings Rail Station is 2 miles from the B&B. and guests can be picked up from the station.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 8.2 for a two-person trip.

Minstrel's Rest has been welcoming Booking.com guests since Jun 20, 2012

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Property Highlights

Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (8.3)

Want a great night's sleep? This property was highly rated for its very comfy beds.

Breakfast Info

Full English/Irish, Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten-free

Free private parking


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About Minstrel's Rest

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  • Do the rooms have ensuite facilities ?

    Hi All of our rooms have en-suite facilities except for our King or Twin room which has a private bathroom (not shared) 5 metres away from the room. There is a shower and spa bath in the bathroom. Regards Phill & Michelle

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    Answered on October 23, 2019
  • Are fans available in the rooms?

    Yes we can provide a fan for your room if required. Kind regards Phill & Michelle

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    Answered on June 8, 2021
  • have you parking

    We have a small driveway that accommodates a couple of cars and it is free and unrestricted parking in our road. You will normally find parking within a minutes walk of us.

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    Answered on September 20, 2020
  • Is the bathroom ensuite

    Yes. The four poster room has an en-suite shower room.

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    Asked about: King Room with Four Poster Bed • Answered on November 4, 2021
  • Hi do the double rooms have baths or just showers many thank

    Hi Our Double rooms have en-suite shower rooms. Our Luxury King room has a roll top bath. Kind regards Phill & Michelle

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    Answered on May 7, 2021
  • could you add a put up bed into you re double room for 2 people

    Hi Unfortunately it is not possible to put an additional bed in the room. Kind regards Phill & Michelle

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    Answered on June 9, 2021

Host Info

Host Review Score 10.0

We would like to welcome you to Minstrel's Rest to enjoy a unique medieval experience with all of todays modern comforts.

We have a real interest in medieval history and Hastings and it's surrounding areas.

There is so much to see and do in Hastings and the surrounding areas. Historical buildings, museums, the beach, the countryside and lots of touristy things.

Languages spoken: English

Area Info *
Guests loved walking around the neighborhood!
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What's nearby
  • White Rock Theatre
    2 miles
  • Battle Abbey
    5.9 miles
  • Battle Golf Club
    7 miles
  • Camber Castle
    7.2 miles
  • Rye Golf Club
    8.3 miles
  • Great Dixter
    8.6 miles
  • Bodiam Castle
    9.2 miles
  • Camber Sands
    9.7 miles
  • Herstmonceux Castle
    11.7 miles
Restaurants & cafes
  • Restaurant August Moon
    0.3 miles
Natural Beauty
  • Ocean/Sea English Channel
    2 miles
Beaches in the Neighborhood
  • Hastings Beach
    1.3 miles
  • St. Leonards On Sea Beach
    2.6 miles
  • Bulverhythe Beach
    3.5 miles
  • Bexhill Beach
    4.4 miles
Public transit
  • Train Cooden Beach
    8.2 miles
Closest Airports
  • London Gatwick Airport
    39.1 miles
  • London Southend Airport
    48.3 miles
  • London City Airport
    49.9 miles
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Amenities of Minstrel's Rest
Great facilities! Review score, 9.5
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Bathrobe
  • Hairdryer
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Electric kettle
  • Refrigerator
Media & Technology
  • Flat-screen TV
Food & Drink
  • Bottle of water
  • Wine/Champagne Additional charge
  • Special diet meals (on request)
WiFi is available in public areas and is free of charge.
Free private parking is available at a location nearby (reservation is not needed).
  • Street parking
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Smoke alarms
  • Smoke-free property
  • Heating
  • Carpeted
  • Non-smoking rooms
Languages Spoken
  • English
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3:00 PM - 9:00 PM


Until 10:30 AM


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Children & Beds

Child policies

Children not allowed.

Crib and extra bed policies

There's no capacity for cribs at this property.

This property doesn't offer extra beds.

Age restriction

The minimum age for check-in is 18

Maestro Mastercard Visa Minstrel's Rest accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.


Smoking is not allowed.


Pets are not allowed.

FAQs about Minstrel's Rest

  • Guests staying at Minstrel's Rest can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 10.0).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Full English/Irish
    • Vegetarian
    • Vegan
    • Gluten-free

  • Check-in at Minstrel's Rest is from 3:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:30 AM.

  • Room options at Minstrel's Rest include:

    • Double
    • Twin/Double

  • The prices at Minstrel's Rest may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

  • Minstrel's Rest is 1.6 miles from the center of Hastings.

  • The following parking options are available to guests staying at Minstrel's Rest (subject to availability):

    • Private Parking
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    • Street parking
    • Free parking

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