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De La Warr Pavilion

Marina, Bexhill-on-Sea TN40 1DP, England
+44 1424 229111
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Very welcoming

My partner and I visited last Saturday evening to see a gig. The drink prices were reasonable, the... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Jon C
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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De La Soul

Went to a gig here , the Damned as pictured, and was really impressed . Wonderful venue , great... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Gmickbrighton
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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We are a Grade One Listed 1930s modernist building on the sea front in Bexhill on Sea, East Sussex, recently refurbished as a centre for the arts. When you walk in, you will find Gallery 1, a large gallery, on the ground floor. The current exhibition is Willem Sandberg: from type to image which opened on 30 April and continues until 4 September. On the ground floor you will also find the Box Office and Information Desk where tickets can be booked for any of our live events. There is also a shop where you can buy books, prints, cards and gifts. We have a large, 1930s auditorium where we present contemporary music, comedy, cinema and other live events. We also have a busy programme of courses, workshops and activities for all ages. Upstairs is Gallery 2, which reopens on Saturday 18 June with The People's Pavilion: Our First 80 Years and continues until Sunday 31 June. Our popular Café Bar & Kitchen can also be found on the second floor and serves delicious warming lunches, tasty salads and freshly - prepared soups and sandwiches to enjoy using locally-sourced ingredients. Our generously - sized home-made cakes, scones and cookies are too tempting to resist and are perfect when served with a delicious Illy Coffee and Fair Trade teas -perfect after a walk along the seafront on a cold winter's day. There is a children's lunch menu for those who want to treat the family. We also serve bar food before evening shows and offer a breakfast menu at weekends. There is a changing display of installations in the rooftop foyer. Doing Looking Working Performing (DLWP) opens Saturday 18 June in parallel to exhibition in Gallery 2. Starting with an eight hour improvised installation using sound and objects by two artists. The resulting installation will be open until 31 July. If the weather is good, you can step out on to the roof to enjoy the best views of the English Channel, all the way to Beachy Head. There is a large Rother District car park (free after 8pm) and free parking along the seafront. The Pavilion is less than 10 minutes walk from the station.
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  • Average13%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible2%
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“art deco” (45 reviews)
“lovely building” (17 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 18:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Marina, Bexhill-on-Sea TN40 1DP, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

My partner and I visited last Saturday evening to see a gig. The drink prices were reasonable, the auditorium was intimate and leg room plentiful. It was very different to those places I'd recently been to but none the less I was very impressed. The...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went to a gig here , the Damned as pictured, and was really impressed . Wonderful venue , great sound, lots of space , bars with food options too Bouncers unnecessarily over zealous with someone who thrown contents of beer can on stage, it was...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place to visit. Fantastic view of the sea if you can get a seat as it is a popular place to eat. Great food. Service bit confusing.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place. Great views lovely staff. There is parking on site of free parking in road if you do not mind a walk.

Thank Jane C
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Although expensive excellent coffee fabulous venue great view and friendly staff Good selection of cakes and child friendly you can sit out on the balcony weather permitting although they could do with more tables outside

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited with an elderly friend. We visited for a hot chocolate each. The chocolate was very nice. There is not enough comfortable seating. The high stools and tables are not comfortable and not suitable for an older person who has mobility issues. You continuously slide...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You couldn’t ask for a better venue - a panoramic view of the sea and avant garde art in an architectural masterpiece. You could serve any old food in this setting and still get customers but they do it better than that. Staff in the...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Recently revamped, the restaurant has improved the seating and general layout to provide and relaxed and informal atmosphere with great views across the channel. There's a wide ranging menu of breakfasts, light snacks, lunches and evening meals, all reasonably priced, promptly presented with good sized...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very different building, ideal for tea/coffee, outside enjoy the sea views. Large car park at rear of the building

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Reviewed 15 January 2018

Rude incompetant staff, no where to sit inside (Again) when we sat outside on balcony a member of staff collecting trays saw my husband was holding a vaping stick and told us off we couldnt do that anywhere on premises? Wont be going again shame...More

Thank Glenda W
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LESLEYANNEB
24 January 2018|
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Response from barry s | Reviewed this property |
I will never go up stairs..seats seem a lot tighter. Downstairs the best seats I have found are rows M and O these seem to be slightly elevated........my wife who is 5ft 4ins likes these .
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Hails3162015
21 March 2015|
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Response from Sugarreef | Reviewed this property |
Ola, Yes, sit as close in the middle as you can in the stalls. Although the venue isn't huge, it is quite long. Enjoy Bexhill.
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