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.