Castle Street off the High Street in Tunbridge Wells

Castle Street off the High Street in Tunbridge Wells

David Hodgkinson

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

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The Pantiles

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    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…..).


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    Royal Tunbridge Wells

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    Poggenpohl

    Royal Tunbridge Wells

    Kitchen Showroom

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    Futon Company

    Royal Tunbridge Wells

    Furniture

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    Peter Jenner Jewellers

    Royal Tunbridge Wells

    Jewellery

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    Gastronomia G

    Royal Tunbridge Wells

    Italian cafe

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    And So To Bed

    Royal Tunbridge Wells

    Bedroom Furniture and Accessories

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    Mirror Beauty

    Royal Tunbridge Wells

    Health & Beauty

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    Jack Wills

    Royal Tunbridge Wells

    Men's Clothing & Accessories

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    Joseph McCarthy

    Royal Tunbridge Wells

    Ornamental mirror and frame makers

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    Under the Clock

    Royal Tunbridge Wells

    Cafe serving European cuisine from Italy, France and Switzerland.

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    The Eating House

    Royal Tunbridge Wells

    Classic British dining made with finest local ingredients

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    Grub and Liquor

    Royal Tunbridge Wells

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

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    The Chapel Hair & Spa Ltd.

    Royal Tunbridge Wells

    Health & Beauty

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    Gray Webster Art Gallery

    Royal Tunbridge Wells

    Art & Photography

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    Bella Vou

    Royal Tunbridge Wells

    Cosmetic clinic

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    La Casa Vecchia

    Royal Tunbridge Wells

    European / Mediterranean restaurant

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  18. The Pantiles Tap

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    The Pantiles Tap

    Royal Tunbridge Wells

    Pub

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    Secondhand Bookshop

    Royal Tunbridge Wells

    Bookseller & Stationers. Antiques & Collectables

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    Kirthon

    Royal Tunbridge Wells

    Indian restaurant and take away

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