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St.Mary in the Castle

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1066 Mosaic

The entrance is through the cafe. Signage is poor, so don't walk up the slope to the church as we... read more

Reviewed 1 September 2016
PietreS
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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A Hidden Gem

Wow, enter through the café entrance and climb a short set of stairs and you are into the main... read more

Reviewed 17 May 2015
Philip T
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Sawbridgeworth, United Kingdom
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24 Jul 2018
“Interesting”
8 Jul 2018
“Amazing venue .....”
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7 Pelham Crescent, Hastings TN34 3AF, England
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Reviewed 25 July 2018 via mobile

Behind the coffee shop is an art gallery which at the moment is displaying photographs taken in various war zones. The main performance space was closed when we visited.

Thank sheepygold
Reviewed 9 July 2018

I love this place for music ..., the acoustics are awesome and it always feels special. Loads of parking virtually opposite and easy to find.

1  Thank Taniabellamia
Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

Took a while to find the coffee shop on here and after reading the reviews I am sure this is the right one. An unusual coffee shop, with a split bar. It was a quiet afternoon, but I still had to wait a while for...More

2  Thank Charlottelawrence
Reviewed 28 September 2016

While it's on, do go and see this amazing work of art on display in the St Mary's Crypt (entrance through the restaurant) — a 33-year labour of love by one man and his daughter from New Zealand to recreate the entire Bayeux Tapestry as...More

2  Thank Courtenay R
Reviewed 21 September 2016

saw Seth Lakeman last night accustics amazing A .little Gem .very intimate feeing even though it can seat over a thousand. Ohl and great beer.:-)

Thank alex g
Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

Through the cafe, not up the slope. Such a gem of an old building. You don't imagine it could be as beautiful as it is. Go!

Thank MrsBsTravels
Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

The entrance is through the cafe. Signage is poor, so don't walk up the slope to the church as we did. A great exhibit that was well worth the time and effort to get there. The exhibit is amazing to see. The time and effort...More

1  Thank PietreS
Reviewed 16 December 2015

Beautiful show put on by The contemporary dance group. Of Alice in Wonderland. Was greatly enhanced by the lovely feeling inside the Castle. Easy to get to.with a car park right opposite on the sea front.

Thank Brenda H
Reviewed 29 May 2015

Some have left revues of the cafe here and it is NOT the right place to do so. This ex-church is now a music/concert venue and worth a visit. It has a capacity of 1,066 (!) and where the vicar once preached has been changed...More

3  Thank sabatinitennis
Reviewed 17 May 2015

Wow, enter through the café entrance and climb a short set of stairs and you are into the main arena. St Mary's was a former Church and is steeped in history. Now used as a music venue the acoustics are wonderful. Well worth a visit.

2  Thank Philip T
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