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 £15

Scampi & Chips

10 deep-fried breaded whole scampi tails with chunky chips, tartare sauce and salad garnish £14

Hot Steak Stone (gf)

A locally-farmed 8oz fillet steak presented on a hot lava rock served with skinny fries and bistro salad £25

Cajun Chicken Skewer (gf)

skinny fries and bistro salad £15

Cumberland Sausage Ring

colcannon mashed potatoes and onion gravy £14

Pint of Shell on Prawns

brown bread and butter £9

Homemade Burgers

8oz Gourmet Steak Burger

Cheese, bacon, tomato, gherkin, onion relish served with skinny fries and salad £14

Hunters Chicken Burger

Chicken breast fillet with bacon and BBQ sauce served with a skinny fries and salad £14

Falafel Burger (v)

Spicy chickpea burger, tomato, red onion, gherkin, served with chunky chips and salad £13.5

Thai Green Vegetable Curry (v)

rice and onion bread £14

Caramalised Onion Stilton Quiche (v)

salad and new potatoes £13.5

Cauliflower, Tomato & Cheese Bake (v)

salad and new potatoes £12

All served with salad and coleslaw £8.5

Prawn & Lemon Mayonnaise (gf)

Cheese & Baked Beans (v,gf)

Stilton & Bacon (gf)

Tuna Mayonnaise, Red Onion & Sweetcorn (gf)

Mixed Garden Leaf Salads

All served with crusty bread and unsalted butter

Prawn, Smoked Salmon & peppered Mackerel (gf) £14


Goats' Cheese, Beetroot, Pine Nuts and Pesto (gf, v) £13


Chargrilled Chicken Caesar Salad £13

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 Ploughmans

Paté Ploughmans

Sausage Ploughmans

All at £12.5

chunky chips £4

chunky chips and cheese £5

garlic bread £4

garlic bread and cheese £5

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) £7.5

Cheddar Cheese & Apple Chutney (v) £7.5

Thick Cut Ham & Dijon Mustard £7.5

Tuna, Red Onion & Sweetcorn £7.7

Sliced Chicken Breast, Lettuce & Tomato £7.8

Prawns in Cocktail Sauce £8

Smoked Salmon & Cream Cheese £8

Served with coleslaw, crushed new potato salad and a bistro salad garnish £7.8

Mozzarella, Pesto & Tomato (v)

Sausage, Onion & Tomato Relish

Brie, Bacon and Cranberry

Ham & Cheddar

Tuna, Red Onion & Sweetcorn

Chocolate Fudge Sundae

chocolate & vanilla ice cream, chocolate fudge pieces, whipped cream, flaked almonds & chocolate flake £8

Strawberry Meringue Sundae

strawberry ice cream, crushed meringue, fresh strawberries, whipped cream, flaked almonds & chocolate flake £8

Candy Floss Sundae

vanilla & popcorn ice cream, toffee popcorn, butterscotch sauce, candy floss £8.5

Selection of Ice Creams and Sorbets

(3 scoops) £6

Cappuccino £3.2

Americano £2.8

Espresso £2.5

Double Espresso £3

Café Latte £3.2

Cup of Freshly Brewed Coffee £2

Pot of Tea/Earl Grey Tea (per person) £2.8

Fruit or Herbal Infusion £2.8

Cadbury Hot Chocolate £3.2
With hot steamed milk

Cadbury Hot Chocolate £4.2
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