Shopping & Eating Out on The Pantiles
You cannot come to Royal Tunbridge Wells without visiting the Pantiles!
Since the early days when the town first developed as a popular Spa town, Royal Tunbridge Wells has been providing retail therapy to visitors ever since.
The unique area which eventually became known as the Pantiles quickly established itself as the centre of commerce and leisure.
Shopping as it used to be
The original shops housed a mixture of trades and professions including: the apothecary, barber, shoemaker, upholsterer, ladies tailor and a printer who produced some of the early tourist guides to Tunbridge Wells.
As well as selling essential everyday items such as bread, poultry, fish and groceries the shops also catered to a growing demand for luxury items that would appeal to tourists such as Tunbridge Ware.
Plenty of choice on the Pantiles
Today the Pantiles continues to provide a delightful variety of independent specialist shops, family owned businesses, art galleries and regular markets offering a fabulous choice.
Whether you are looking for that exclusive piece of art, some exquisite bespoke jewellery, a designer wedding dress, or a luxury handbag you are bound to find something to tempt you, whatever your budget.
It’s the perfect place for some retail therapy at anytime of the year!
For a full list of shops on the The Pantiles – please click here
Take a break and have your cake
While you are out and about doing your shopping you are bound to want to take some time to refuel.
So take a break and make a pit-stop at one of the many inviting cafes, restaurants and pubs.
Come on in, sit down, relax and recharge your batteries!
There is an excellent choice of places to eat many of them offering menus using locally sourced ingredients catering for every taste.
Whether you are looking for morning coffee, a delicious snack at lunchtime, a scrumptious afternoon tea, a relaxing evening meal or drinks with friends you’ll find no shortage of choice.
Eat, drink and be merry!
For a full list of places to eat on The Pantiles - please click here