If you’re meeting friends or fancy an aperitif before a meal, or a show, then here you’ll find a selection of some of the best bars in Tunbridge Wells.
Sample some local wine, it maybe sparkling; Kentish craft ales and cider, whisky or even locally made gin. Enjoy, relax and repeat!
Continental airs and graces
Tunbridge Wells is a place with a definite continental atmosphere.
While away a few hours in one of the many excellent bars in Tunbridge Wells, admiring the grand Regency architecture in Royal Tunbridge Wells on The Pantiles, or the diverse creativity in Camden Road.
Watch the world go by in Goudhurst or lounge around in laid back Lamberhurst.
Spoilt for choice
There are over 90 bars in Tunbridge Wells to choose from and more are opening up.
Tunbridge Wells is the place to come to in West Kent for nightlife whether you enjoy a nightclub, live music, a few drinks, a show or a meal.
One of the newest popular trends is craft ale and local gin.
Fuggles Beer Café is a refreshing take on the café/bar concept on Grosvenor Road serving local wine, craft ales, cider, craft gin and delicious bar nibbles. Reminds us of Holland or Belgium!
Chapel Place Wine & Gin Bar on the High Street may well be a contender for the smallest bar in the UK but this does not detract from its quality or popularity.
Many of our chic hotels have excellent bars to meet friends in, have a few cocktails, socialise or spend time catching up with the family.
If you are looking to spend a relaxing evening al fresco then look no further than the tranquil gardens of Hotel Du Vin.
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.
Top Cocktail Bars in Tunbridge Wells
Cocktails can be shaken, or stirred, and consumed in at least 15 bars in the area (not including the hotels!).
Moo Moos is a big nightclub over 3 floors, with different music genres on each level. This is at the top of town but be warned there are queues to get in when it is open from Thursdays to Saturdays.
Locally known cocktail bars are Sopranos, The Tunbridge Wells Townhouse (both Spanish), The Common Rooms and Thackerays at the top end of town.
The Warren, The Eating House, The Ivy, The Grey Lady Music Lounge and The Wine Rooms are in the High Street and The Pantiles.
Late night hot spots are mainly up and down the High Street in Royal Tunbridge Wells, like Cassidy’s Sports Bar, and the inimitable Camden Road.
You can also sample cosy country venues with a Gin Fizz or Kir in hand.
Kick back and enjoy a concoction in The Poet at Matfield (teeny country village), The Vineyard at Lamberhurst, The Vine at Goudhurst and the Great House at Hawkhurst.
Why not eat as well?
Nibble on exotic tempting dishes or small bites such as tapas as well as customary English bar snacks like pork scratchings.
Whatever the time of year, there is a special atmosphere to be relished, snug in winter and positively chilled out in summer! Even well into Autumn, locals and visitors alike sit al fresco to sup a brew or eat a meal.
Browse through our listings to find bars in the location of Tunbridge Wells you like, you may even be indulged with some live music….
There is a great deal of interest and talent in local and live music throughout the region. The majority of bars now have one music night ranging from classical to flamenco to rock.
Famous musicians from this area include SLAVES, Paul Dunton, Gary Barden, Ugly Love and the Bay Rays.
And of course, there is the famous annual Jazz on The Pantiles open air festival all summer long.
Spending time in Tunbridge Wells is a real treat, make it last longer, see the sights and stay overnight in one of our gorgeous accommodation options!