The Printworks is a flexible, multi-use venue in the historic America Ground quarter of Hastings. We offer four floors of flexible space and accommodation. We regularly host parties, celebrations, weddings, art exhibitions, seasonal markets and literary events. Additionally, we offer guest accommodation, an exceptional space for photographic shoots and offer a busy open plan design studio and creative hub. Each floor has it’s own designated use:
We have multiple spaces that may be used for single hire, daily, weekends and beyond. There is a ground floor bar and a large first floor Venue with its own bar and toilets, plus two dedicated entrances so that it can be made separate from the ground floor. Both venues are linked internally by a spiral staircase with a large formal staircase to the front. We host numerous events that use the spaces imaginatively and with great success for music, dancing, dining, celebrations, weddings, auctions and arts events, including theatrical performances, literary societies and indoor markets. Whatever you have in mind, download our general Venue guide which gives you a detailed description of the building with dimensions, facilities, and equipment available plus our T&Cs, or contact us directly.
We have two bars, ground and first floor, stocked with an extensive and evolving selection of draft and bottled beers, wines and spirits. We regularly feature local small breweries, vineyards and craft beers. We are also happy to compile wine lists to your directions.
Hastings is within easy reach of London, Brighton and Rye, served by several mainline railway stations, with Hastings the most central. We are just 30 mins from Ashford International, for high speed trains to London and the Continent. Driving from London is direct via the A21 taking approx. 1hr 20 mins (106km). Travelling from Brighton, Eastbourne and Bexhill take the A27, or via the A259 from Rye. You can also access Google Map HERE.
There are parking facilities on the seafront, in a nearby underground parking lot, and at several points around the town. There is also ample meter parking on and around Claremont. We do not offer dedicated parking unless it is by prior arrangement for unloading by artists or suppliers.
We are open throughout the year. The guest rooms are available all year except for Christmas week and the bar is regularly open from 5pm on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, or if there are events planned. Late licences (up to 4.00am) are available by application only and you would need to contact us well in advance to discuss.
Thursday – 5.00pm – 12 midnight
Friday – 5.00pm – 1.00am
Saturday – 5.00pm – 1.00am
The America Ground
Hastings TN34 1HA
+44 (0)1424 425 532
+44 (0)780 8572 283
+44 (0)780 8572 282
+44 (0)784 1199 652
All of our terms & conditions and a full specification of the building are included in our downloadable brochure. This includes technical specifications for lighting and sound and everything you need to know before you visit The Printworks bar, the guest rooms or make an enquiry about planning an event.