Pubs (short for public houses) are an integral part of English Heritage. This is no different in Kent where they are historically safe havens to break a journey and rest weary heads and feet, with the added joy of some refreshment and sustenance.
Now society has developed into a less nomadic existence (and journey times have become quicker), pubs are places to be social with your neighbours and friends.
As such the inherent essence of the pub today remains that of a warm welcome and cosy atmosphere.
The pubs in the Tunbridge Wells region come in all guises. The rise of the ‘gastropub’, more of a restaurant than a pub, is definitely here to stay and provides top class fare and refreshment in a sumptuous and bountiful setting.
Many are so exquisitely decorated (no sawdust floors here), you’ll believe you have entered another era in many respects, not least one of conviviality and good service.
Aside from this there are more casual pubs, friendly dining pubs, small pubs, pubs with accommodation (or inns), pubs with gardens and play areas and even an opera pub!