Dining Al Fresco

Dining Al Fresco

by D Hodgkinson

Bars & Nightlife in Tunbridge Wells

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 80 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!).

One of the quirkiest perhaps is the Vale Vault underneath another pub!  This is at the top of the High Street near the railway station.  This opened at the latter end of 2016 and is quite a novelty.

MooMoos 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) and Thackerays at the top end of town.

Zapatas, The Tunbridge Wells Bar and Grill, The Warren, The Grey Lady and The Champagne & Seafood Bar are in the High Street and The Pantiles.

Late night hot spots are mainly up and down the High Street in Royal Tunbridge Wells 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.

Try our menu of eating places with the search box on the right.

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.

Live Music

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 annul 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!

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  1. Add Royal Wells Hotel to your Itinerary

    Royal Wells Hotel

    Royal Tunbridge Wells

    Bar / bistro

    Type

    British

  2. Add Hotel du Vin & Bistro to your Itinerary

    Hotel du Vin & Bistro

    Royal Tunbridge Wells

    Take your choice from Afternoon Tea, Sunday Lunch, Dine Alfresco or Bistro dining at its heart warming, mouth-watering best!

    Type

    Restaurant

  3. Add The Vineyard to your Itinerary

    The Vineyard

    Lamberhurst

    English pub / bar serving locally sourced food

    Type

    British

  4. Add The Great House to your Itinerary

    The Great House

    Hawkhurst

    Pub / Bar

    Type

    Restaurant

  5. Add New Mount Edgcumbe to your Itinerary

    New Mount Edgcumbe

    Royal Tunbridge Wells

    Eat, drink, relax and enjoy.

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    Restaurant

  6. Add The Barn to your Itinerary

    The Barn

    Royal Tunbridge Wells

    Recognised for serving the best steaks in town!

    Type

    Pub/Inn

  7. Add Woods Restaurant &  Bar to your Itinerary

    Woods Restaurant & Bar

    Royal Tunbridge Wells

    A Warm welcome awaits you at Woods where you can enjoy excellent food and drink in a warm and friendly environment. Whether for all day breakfast or brunch, lunch, afternoon tea (… or maybe just a quiet coffee or drink whilst taking advantage of our free WIFI access…..).


    Woods is the cosiest,...

    Type

    Restaurant

  8. Add Salomons Bistro to your Itinerary

    Salomons Bistro

    Royal Tunbridge Wells

    Popular Bistro, where you can enjoy superb food in an elegant setting.

    Type

    Restaurant

  9. Add The Poet at Matfield to your Itinerary

    The Poet at Matfield

    Matfield

    Offering great British classics with a modern twist, and a comfortable pub with cask ales and a global wine cellar - our emphasis in on quality, taste and a fair price.

    Type

    Restaurant

  10. Add Trinity Bar & Cafe at Trinity Theatre and Arts Centre to your Itinerary

    Trinity Bar & Cafe at Trinity Theatre and Arts Centre

    Royal Tunbridge Wells

    Cafe/bar handy for tea coffee snacks & sandwiches

    Type

    Café

  11. Add Creams Café to your Itinerary

    Creams Café

    Royal Tunbridge Wells

    Dessert café

    Type

    Café

  12. Add Cassidy's to your Itinerary

    Cassidy's

    Royal Tunbridge Wells

    Sports pub/bar

    Type

    Pub/Inn

  13. Add The Mexican Kitchen to your Itinerary

    The Mexican Kitchen

    Royal Tunbridge Wells

    Mexican restaurant

    Type

    Café

  14. The Cross Keys

    Add The Cross Keys to your Itinerary

    The Cross Keys

    Royal Tunbridge Wells

    Gastro pub / bar serving food

    Type

    Pubs & Bars

  15. Add Grub and Liquor to your Itinerary

    Grub and Liquor

    Royal Tunbridge Wells

    Bar / restaurant with roof garden, cocktails, steaks and burgers

    Type

    Bar

  16. Add The Goudhurst Inn to your Itinerary

    The Goudhurst Inn

    Goudhurst

    Pub / bar serving food

    Type

    Pub/Inn

  17. Add White Horse Inn to your Itinerary

    White Horse Inn

    Cranbrook

    Pub / bar

    Type

    Pubs & Bars

  18. Add The George Hotel to your Itinerary

    The George Hotel

    Cranbrook

    Hotel with bar and restaurant

    Type

    Pub/Inn

  19. Add The Opera House to your Itinerary

    The Opera House

    Royal Tunbridge Wells

    Pub / bar serving food

    Type

    Pubs & Bars

  20. The Small Holding Farm and Kitchen

    Add The Small Holding Farm and Kitchen to your Itinerary

    The Small Holding Farm and Kitchen

    Goudhurst

    Country farm and restaurant with bar

    Type

    Restaurant

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