Head to the beach and visit our seaside restaurant in Bexhill, East Sussex.

The Tavern Kitchen at The Cooden Beach Hotel has a relaxed, ‘pub-like’ atmosphere, serving traditional ales and locally brewed Harveys beer. In early 2019 the restaurant underwent an extensive refurbishment to create a new modern look. There’s an open kitchen so you can see the chefs preparing your dishes.

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!

Take a look at some of the food we serve in our gallery – which also shows off our location as a true seaside restaurant in Bexhill.

About our Seaside Restaurant in East Sussex

You will find a delicious selection of food in both the table menu and on the daily blackboard specials. 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! UK favourites are always served in our Bexhill Seaside Restaurant in East Sussex.

If you fancy dining outside (typically 1 April – 1 October), our Beach Terrace is literally on the beach. The stylish Brasserie on the Beach is yet another option for a seaside restaurant in East Sussex, Bexhill.  It’s very popular with local residents and visitors alike. Bi-fold doors open up the side of the Brasserie restaurant so you can dine with unbroken views of the sea.

If you have any questions, please call us on 01424 842281 or use our contact form.

Our Tavern Kitchen Menu

Fish & Chips

Beer-battered cod strips with chunky chips and garden peas £16

Scampi & Chips

10 deep-fried breaded whole scampi tails with chunky chips, tartare sauce and salad garnish £15

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 £16

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 & salad £15

Hunters Chicken Burger

Chicken breast fillet with bacon and BBQ sauce served with a skinny fries & salad £15

Falafel Burger (v)

Spicy chickpea burger, tomato, red onion, gherkin, served with skinny fries & salad £15

Penang Curry
pilau rice (VE) £15

Mediterranean Vegetable Lasagne

bistro salad, garlic bread (V) £14.5

Cauliflower, Tomato & Cheese Bake (v)

salad & new potatoes £13.5

All served with salad and coleslaw £9

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 & Mackerel (gf) £14


Goats' Cheese, Beetroot, Pine Nuts and Pesto (gf)(v) £14


Chargrilled Chicken Caesar Salad £14

sea salt croutons, anchovies & parmesan cheese

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

Mixed Cheese Ploughmans
(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 mayonnaise, Red Onion & Sweetcorn £7.7

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 Mayonnaise, Red Onion & Sweetcorn

Chocolate Fudge Sundae

chocolate and vanilla ice cream with fudge pieces, chocolate sauce, with whipped cream & chocolate flake £8

Strawberry Meringue Sundae

Strawberry ice cream mixed with crushed meringue, fresh strawberries, strawberry sauce topped with whipped cream £8

Caribbean Sundae

Fresh banana with rum & raisin ice cream, toffee sauce & whipped cream £8

Selection of ice cream or sorbets

3 scoops £6

Chocolate & Coconut Torte (V)(VE) £7

Trio of cheese & biscuits

grapes and celery £9

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.

VE – Suitable for Vegans.

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.


We look forward to welcoming you to our seaside restaurant in Bexhill, East Sussex.

Tavern Kitchen Gallery