Tavern Kitchen

The Tavern Kitchen at The Cooden Beach Hotel has a relaxed, ‘pub-like’ atmosphere, serving traditional ales and locally brewed Harveys beer.

Enjoy classic hearty fare including a range of burgers, ploughmans, a pint of prawns, sandwiches, paninis, jacket potatoes and salads, as well as the ever popular Steak Stones. These are a fun way to cook your own locally sourced 8 oz fillet steak on a hot lava stone just the way you like it!

You can see pictures of the food we serve in the gallery.

You will find a delicious selection of food in both the table menu and on the daily specials board. The signature dish of The Cooden Beach Hotel is ‘Fish & Chips’ – fresh fish in a crispy tempura batter served with chunky chips and mushy peas. Perfect for an English hotel on the beach. And we haven’t forgotten desserts – there’s a choice of ice cream sundaes!

Our Tavern Kitchen Menu

Fish & Chips

Beer-battered cod strips with chunky chips and garden peas £13.5

Scampi & Chips

10 deep-fried breaded whole scampi tails with chunky chips, tartare sauce and salad garnish £13

Hot Steak Stone (gf)

A locally-farmed 8oz fillet steak presented on a hot lava rock with skinny fries and bistro salad £24

Hanging Chicken Skewer

Cajun marinated chicken breast with peppers and red onion served with skinny fries and bistro salad £14.5

Pint of Shell on Prawns

Served with brown bread, butter and seafood dipping sauce £8.5

Homemade Burgers

all served on a toasted brioche bun with chunky chips and bistro salad:

Gourmet Steak Burger

Homemade steak burger served with smoked bacon, sliced tomato, gherkin, onion relish and melted cheese in a toasted brioche bun with a side salad and chunky chips £14

Hunters Chicken Burger

Chicken breast fillet with bacon and BBQ sauce served with a side salad and chunky chips £13.5

Falafel Burger (v)

Spicy chickpea burger, tomato, red onion, gherkin, salad and chunky chips £12.5

Thai Green Vegetable Curry (v)

With rice and onion bread £13.5

Vegetable Lasagne (v)

With bistro salad and garlic bread £12

Cauliflower, Tomato & Cheese Bake (v)

With salad and sweet potato fries £11.5

All served with salad and coleslaw £8

Prawn & Lemon Mayonnaise (gf)

Cheese & Baked Beans (v)(gf)

Stilton & Bacon (gf)

Tuna Mayonnaise, Red Onion & Sweetcorn (gf)

Mixed Garden Leaf Salads

Served with crusty bread and unsalted butter £13.5

Prawn, Smoked Salmon & peppered Mackerel (gf)


Goats' Cheese, Beetroot, Pine Nuts and Pesto (v)


Chargrilled Chicken Caesar Salad

with sea salt croutons, anchovies & parmesan cheese

Served with crusty bread, pickles, bistro salad and crushed new potato salad £12.5

Mixed Cheese (Cheddar, Brie, Stilton) (v)

Thick Cut Ham



chunky chips (gf )£4

add cheese £1

garlic bread £3.5

add cheese £1

bistro salad (gf) £4

crispy onion rings £4

Freshly made to order, served on thick sliced white or granary bread with a salad garnish and crushed new potato salad

Egg Mayonnaise & Cress (v) £7.2

Cheddar Cheese & Apple Chutney (v) £7.2

Thick Cut Ham & Dijon Mustard £7.5

Sliced Chicken Breast, Lettuce & Tomato £7.5

Tuna, Red Onion & Sweetcorn £7.7

Prawns in Cocktail  Sauce £7.7

Smoked Salmon & Cream Cheese £7.7

Please ask for gluten-free bread if required

Served with coleslaw, crushed new potato salad and a bistro salad garnish

Sausage, Onion & Tomato Relish £7.5

Brie, Bacon and Cranberry £7.5

Mozzarella, Pesto & Tomato (v) £7.2

Ham & Cheddar £7.5

Tuna, Red Onion & Sweetcorn £7.7

Chocolate fudge sundae

chocolate & vanilla ice cream, chocolate fudge pieces, whipped cream, flaked almonds & chocolate flake £7

Strawberry meringue sundae

strawberry ice cream, crushed meringue, fresh strawberries, whipped cream, flaked almonds & chocolate flake £7

Candy floss sundae

Vanilla & popcorn ice cream, toffee popcorn, butterscotch sauce, candy floss £8

Selection of ice creams and sorbet

(3 scoops) £4.5

Cappuccino £3

Espresso £2.3

Double Espresso £2.8

Café Latte £3

Cup of Freshly Brewed Coffee £1.9

Pot of Tea/Earl Grey Tea (per person) £2.5

Fruit or Herbal Infusion £2.5

Cadbury Hot Chocolate £3
With hot steamed milk

Cadbury Hot Chocolate £4
Topped with cream and marshmallows


V – Suitable for Vegetarians.

GF – Gluten Free. Items on this menu may contain nuts.

All our food is prepared in a kitchen where nuts, gluten and other allergens are present, our menu descriptions do not include all ingredients. If you have a food allergy, please let us know before ordering.

Full allergen information is available on request.

Tavern Kitchen Gallery

The Cooden Beach Hotel,
Cooden Beach, Cooden Sea Road,
Bexhill-on-Sea, East Sussex, TN39 4TT.

Phone: +44 (0) 1424 842281
Fax: +44 (0) 1424 846142
Email: rooms@thecoodenbeachhotel.co.uk