Ask any schoolboy the most famous date in English history and 1066 is sure to be quoted. The scene of the famous battle near Hastings hasn’t really been a crowd puller for tourists, however, it seems, things are about to change as the new Jerwood Gallery, situated on the sea front, amongst the fisherman’s huts and net shops, opens its doors.
In the first weekend over 2,000 modern day Brits, Normans and Vikings battled to enjoy the fine artwork collection, amassed by the Jerwood Foundation and specialising in post WW1 British oils and works on paper.
We couldn’t resist sampling the adjoining cafe with arty offerings such as ‘fried duck eggs with bubble and squeak’ or, if you are hankering after fish and chips, try the ‘hake and chips with curry batter’.
For those of us lucky enough to live within reach of Hastings, a visit to the Jerwood can be an accessible treat, but it will also surely be a ‘must’ on the ‘things to do’ list of our discerning guests staying at one of our picturesque properties nearby. Why not try the charming weatherboarded Surf Lodge in Camber, sleeping 6 + 2 and available from £510 for a weekend break. If you prefer escaping to the country from the Jerwood Gallery, then Oaklands Farm Cottage in Sedlescombe would be perfect.
Wherever you choose, we feel sure you will find something in our collection to whet your palate!
Knowing you are going home to one of these charming properties ensures that your appreciation of the finer things in life doesn’t stop as you leave the gallery doors.