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Dog friendly café and delicatessen in the historic heart of Royal Tunbridge Wells with the option to sit outside on The Pantiles.


It’s about serving up dishes that rely heavily on fresh and seasonal produce.

It’s about enjoying moderately priced à la carte dining in a down-to-earth, warm and relaxing setting. All served by attentive and exceptionally knowledgeable waiting staff, happy to explain the dishes, the ingredients, and how our talented Chefs put them together.

Always on hand, your Sommelier is also ready to advise, guide, match or recommend the perfect wine. As for the décor – think natural daylight, reclaimed dark-stained floorboards, restored fireplaces, framed pictures and paintings, soft lighting and comfortable chairs. This is Bistro du Vin. Bistro dining at its heart warming, mouth-watering best.

Sunday Lunch

A soup course is followed by a help yourself lavish French Market Table, the centre-piece of Sunday Lunch at Hotel du Vin.

An exciting choice of fresh seafood, charcuterie, pâtés, rillettes and a selection of salads, vegetables and freshly baked artisan breads. Then a plethora of your Sunday lunch favourites including traditional roasts. And a few delectable delights to finish. Sunday lunch is available each Sunday from 12pm.

Afternoon Tea

Served daily from 12.00 – 6pm. Afternoon tea is the perfect combination of sweet and savoury, although a little naughty, it’s worth every bite. Washed down with a cup of tea from the outstandingly good tea infusions created for us by Twinings who boast a rich history producing classic tea blends and fruity infusions.

But it would be remiss not to try our suggested aperitifs such as classic Champagne or one of the inspired gins, each with its very own perfect accompaniments.

Begin with a selection of mini sandwiches and savouries. Including a Severn and Wye smoked salmon and cream cheese bagel, egg and cress mayonnaise brioche sub, ham with Gruyère croissant, heritage tomato and tapenade galette, goat’s cheese and spinach quiche. The next course is a selection of warm scones served with a mixture of Bonne Maman jams, clotted cream and Lescure butter.

To finish, a few sweet mini treats of a lemon meringue pie, raspberry and dark chocolate teacakes and rhubarb and custard doughnuts. All topped off with homemade apple candy floss and a choice of teas.

Alfresco Dining

Join us at Hotel du Vin Tunbridge Wells this summer for some al fresco dining. There’s really nothing more delicious than the British summertime with warmer weather and longer days and of course seasonal food and drink to enjoy in the great outdoors.

Pub serving French and English fare and snacks with a country garden, motorbikers welcome.

European / Mediterranean restaurant on The Pantiles where “it’s easy to forget that this restaurant is … not perched along the shores of a Spanish costa”

Popular bistro where you can enjoy superb food in the elegant setting of an historic country manor. The menus feature traditional and contemporary dishes appealing to all taste preferences, created using only the very best locally sourced produce.

Dine on the terrace overlooking pretty gardens in a rural hamlet not far from Southborough town centre.

Elegant champagne and seafood bar and restaurant in the middle of The Pantiles, Royal Tunbridge Wells

The Barn has been awarded the Visit Britain quality mark “We’re Good To Go”

Privately owned and operated since 1992, The Barn is full of oak beams and character and centrally located. We are well known for our steaks. In addition to the excellent food and drink at great value prices, we are proud of our very friendly staff, which combined with the ‘barn’ character setting and decor makes us a special place for a meal or drink. You can also enjoy a drink or snack in our delightful garden, sunny during the day, heated for those cooler days and beautifully illuminated by night.

Centrally located, 50 yards from the rail station and free parking adjacent in the evenings and weekends.

French spoken.

Visit England- We're Good To Go  Winner Kent Wedding Awards 2019


A boutique garden kitchen housing Arts and Crafts period features throughout. Furnished with vintage style wooden dining tables and chairs including wainscoting of the Edwardian style and a cellar bar along with a number of other rooms. Red peg tiles on the exterior are typical of the region and era it was built.

It’s “unrivalled views” means The Beacon is considered one of the best pub gardens in the area. It has an “awesome outdoor terrace” or decking canopied in vines and fairy lights overlooking ‘Happy Valley’ encompanssing 17 acres of countryside, woodlands and 3 lakes.

It could be a romantic day-time date to take advantage of these gorgeous gardens and views. And then your wedding venue too! The Beacon is licensed for weddings and has plenty of indoor and outdoor space for large gatherings and romantic walks for the photography like the Hundred Steps in the gardens.

Other highlights are the locally sourced ethos which it is immensely proud of and the foundations of the original bath house. Now abandoned, the wildlife has thrived and important species like bee flies and hoverflies as well as beautiful wild flowers can be admired.

Apart from the delicious food, the venue is cosy in and out. In any case, who can resist a place which is situated down a wee windy road called ‘Tea Garden Lane’ overlooking ‘Happy Valley’?!  There is easy parking, but it only takes 20 minutes to walk from central Royal Tunbridge Wells.

Traditional pub on the village green serving food and a pint with inglenooks and beams in a 17th century building.

Handmade cakes, soup and gourmet sandwiches made fresh daily in the open kitchen alongside some of the best expertly crafted coffee, speciality teas and wines Tunbridge Wells has to offer.

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