Join in the annual Jazz Festival at The Pantiles

Join in the annual Jazz Festival at The Pantiles

by David Hodgkinson

Markets in Tunbridge Wells

The Garden of England naturally has some of the best locally sourced food and drink around.

With the abundance of Wealden countryside in our borough it is not surprising that shopping for local produce is easy in Tunbridge Wells.

Locally Produced Food for All to Gather 

Virtually year round supplies of locally grown organic and non-organic fruits, vegetables, meats, dairy and beverages mean that local people and visitors alike take advantage of the best in food and drink.

The area is particularly known for its soft fruits, such as cherries, strawberries, raspberries, and plums; also for apples and pears, honey, asparagus, hops (used for making beer and decoration), and locally produced wines and juices

To Market, to market, to buy… 

Towns and villages throughout the borough of Tunbridge Wells enjoy the benefit of Mother Nature’s bounty at a number of regular farmers’ markets.

Local specialities also include cob nuts, cider and quince. Not only that, there are small family concerns which make artisanal food like chocolate, ice-cream, chutney, ale and gin!

Naturally the seasons rule the stalls so the suppliers and displays are wonderfully representative of our local harvest encouraging an exciting adventure for the palate!

Where to find a Farmers’ Market in the Tunbridge Wells Borough

Royal Tunbridge Wells has a Farmers’ Market outside the Town Hall, Mount Pleasant Road, every 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month.

This market is open from 9am to 2pm and has many a colourful character to enthusiastically and proudly regale you about their wares. Don’t be shy!

A special Christmas Market is held on a week day a few days before the 25 December so you can pick up your turkeys, vegetables and festive goodies so all is fresh for the table.  Click here for the calendar of dates.

A second town market is also held on the 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month in the Pantiles from 10am to 4pm.  Speciality goodies include bread, cakes, homemade deli nibbles and fish as well as the usual farm produce.

Cranbrook holds a farmers’ market on the 4th Saturday of the month from 9.30am to 1pm in the Vestry Hall at the corner of the High Street and Stone Street in the centre of the town.

Crafts also make an appearance at this medieval settlement’s market so you can take back some unique locally handmade souvenirs.

In the Elizabethan Barn at Sissinghurst Castle, only 2½ miles from Cranbrook, on the second and fourth Friday in summer months (10.30am to 3pm) there is a market. Here you can find produce from the Castle’s very own vegetable plot! Check their site for extra dates over Autumn and Winter.

Lamberhurst holds a market on the first Wednesday of every month from 9am - 11.30am in the Memorial Hall in this beautiful Wealden village, definitely worth a visit with lots of lovely views, walks and country pubs near by.

Here you can buy locally made chocolate, deli food, cakes, and chutneys as well as honey, vegetables and eggs.  Stop and browse the crafts, have a coffee and bacon sandwich at the pop up café, The Fat Carrot.

Penshurst Place has a farmers’ market in the beautiful grounds of the stately manor house.  On the 1st Saturday of every month, there is free parking and it is the Kent Life 2015 Kent Farmers’ Market of the Year!

To find out more about any of the Farmers' Markets, please contact our Market Manager using the following e-mail address: farmersmarket@tunbridgewells.gov.uk.

External links:

Kent Farmers Market Association : maps, links, dates and find out what’s in season

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  1. Add Pantiles Christmas Market to your Itinerary

    Pantiles Christmas Market

    Royal Tunbridge Wells

    Come along to the Pantiles Christmas Market for your Christmas shopping - gifts, food, drink, crafts and with live music on the Bandstand, enjoy the festive atmosphere...

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    Markets

    Dates

    From:
    15 Dec 2018 To 16 Dec 2018
    From:
    22 Dec 2018 To 23 Dec 2018
  2. Add Pop Up Christmas Fair at One Warwick Park Hotel to your Itinerary

    Pop Up Christmas Fair at One Warwick Park Hotel

    Royal Tunbridge Wells

    Come along to the Pop Up Christmas Fairs at One Warwick Park and find the perfect Christmas gifts or simply treat yourself!

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    Fete / Fair

    Dates

    From:
    16 Dec 2018 To 16 Dec 2018
  3. Add Christmas Special Tunbridge Wells Farmers' Market to your Itinerary

    Christmas Special Tunbridge Wells Farmers' Market

    Royal Tunbridge Wells

    Held outside the Town Hall, centrally in the heart of the town, this Christmas Special Farmers' Market provides a good source of local fresh food and gifts, from 9am to 2pm.

    The market is normally held on the 2nd and 4th Saturday of each month, and will return on Saturday, 12th January 2019.

    Type

    Markets

    Dates

    From:
    22 Dec 2018 To 22 Dec 2018
  4. Add Tunbridge Wells Farmers' Market to your Itinerary

    Tunbridge Wells Farmers' Market

    Royal Tunbridge Wells

    The first market of 2019. Held outside the Town Hall, centrally in the heart of the town, this Farmers' Market provides a good source of local fresh food. 9am to 2pm.

    Type

    Markets

    Dates

    From:
    12 Jan 2019 To 12 Jan 2019
  5. Add Tunbridge Wells Farmers' Market to your Itinerary

    Tunbridge Wells Farmers' Market

    Royal Tunbridge Wells

    Held outside the Town Hall, centrally in the heart of the town, this Farmers' Market provides a good source of local fresh food from 9am to 2pm.

    Type

    Markets

    Dates

    From:
    26 Jan 2019 To 26 Jan 2019
  6. Add Christmas Market in Hawkhurst to your Itinerary

    Christmas Market in Hawkhurst

    Hawkhurst

    On Saturday 8th December from 12pm - 5pm, the beautiful old village of Hawkhurst will be holding a Christmas Market with stalls and shops offering fantastic gift ideas and festive fun, such as Santa's grotto, Christmas Jumper Competition, Hog Roast and more.

    Type

    Markets

    Dates

    From:
    8 Dec 2019 To 8 Dec 2019

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