St Leonards-on-Sea, The Piper

Bought as a derelict and defunct 1930’s late art-deco old dive-bar, The Piper has been saved from the brink of being turned into a developers apartment block & instead brought back to life as a new buzzy, Rock n’Roll music, arts & community based pub, bar & music venue in the heart of the increasingly hip St Leonards in Sea. The pub is named after The Piper at the Gates of Dawn, Pink Floyd’s first album and pays its respects to the legend that was Syd Barrett who played his last ever gig with the floyd in Hastings on 20.1.68.
The venue has a mutual-purpose first floor events room, with collapsible stage, fixed mixing desk, ceiling mounted projectors, bar, green room and toilets.
Downstairs in the recently fully refurbed teak panelled, horseshoe shaped bar the 250 cap bar houses a multi/room sound system, pinball machine, covered outside yard, open fireplaces, high ceilings, disabled toilet & traditional old seating, booths, fast broadband & a Kurdish pop-up kitchen and views out to Hastings Pier, Warrior Square & the Sea.
Since the venue opened 5 months ago The Piper has hosted shows by: Jim Jones & the Righteous Mind, Toy, Night Beats, Bo Ningen, Steve Mason, The Polecats, Hey Colosuss, Piroshka, Heliocentrics, Plus dj sets from: Don Letts, Keb Darge, Pete Wiggs, Kevin Rowland, Soul Jazz Records. Along with record & vintage Fayres.
The venue is also available for private third party hire for anything and everything from comedy, theatre, yoga classes to gigs, q&a’s and educational workshops with a late weekday license until 12.30 & 2.30am at weekends.

  • Accessible toilet available.
  • Assistance dogs welcome.
  • Queue jump available for people that can't stand for long periods of time.