Hastings Pier opened its gates today, so I decided to christen the pier with a bottle of their 'special' ale, 1872 Blonde Ale (3.7%), Harveys re-badged Wild Hop ale, brewed using a combination of wild Sussex hops and Cascade hops, not bad!
Open gates, and a short film on the BBC South East Today facebook page!
Where I drank my beer, and a selection of other photographs below...
Remember, the Pier has a new website. Also, confirmation that dogs on leads will be allowed onto the pier out of season, ie from October until the end of April (so you have a few days left!), though not in buildings, at events, or on the Upper Deck of the Visitors Centre. Of course, this is excepting assistance dogs, that are allowed on the pier all year; this is the same as the rules on the beach next to the Pier.
The Visitors Centre, not open just yet, but will be very soon.
End of the Pier
Looking back to land, way over there!
Looking over to the east.
If you're feeling lazy!
The building in the centre, which used recovered and refurbished boards from the original pier platform, it looks much better up close!
View from on top of Visitors Centre
Remembering, there will be a cafe, and bar, I believe, up on top too!
Walking down from the roof
That's all for now, folks, enjoy!