Exploring Tunbridge Wells

Tunbridge Wells, or rather, Royal Tunbridge Wells, is only a 50 minute train ride from London. This makes it an ideal commuter hot spot for those looking to get out of the city. It’s also perfect for a day-trip away or mini stay-cation with its mass of tempting eateries, historic buildings and pretty parks.

Dunorlan Park

As a family, the Simpson’s have often visited Tunbridge Wells for a spot of shopping, some food or even to try skiing for the first time! Bowels Rocks offer families (and friends) the opportunity to ski down their nursery slopes and even try a ski lift. They also do rock climbing and kayaking for further adventures! 

Bowels Rocks

A classic draw in Tunbridge Wells is the Pantiles, a colonnaded shopping street bursting with cafes and independent boutique stores. They also hold a market on the first and third weekend of every month with a selection of hot food, local products and artisan gifts. The next market is on the 16th & 17th March if you happen to be nearby… If you’re visiting from May-September, you can also find live Jazz on the bandstand in the evenings!


Of course, it being so close to Goudhurst, we stock a number of local stores including TN2 Food & Wine, Locality and Fuller’s Farm Shop. It’s difficult to beat a good local shop, but there’s also a number of high street stores available in amongst the local boutiques…


If you’re into live music or comedy, then The Forum is the place for you! Nestled on a spit of land next to the A26, this fun little music venue used to be a public toilet! Now it plays host to all sorts of different acts and frequently packs out it’s 250 standing capacity, it’s everything a music venue should be, intimate and raw. If you’re looking for a place to eat beforehand, we love The Ragged Trousers just across the road!

The Forum