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The Pantiles

Royal Tunbridge Wells TN2 5TN, England
+44 1603 767616
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Step back in history

The old part of Tunbridge Wells is tucked away at the bottom of the hill, but well worth... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Grembo
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Grenoble, France
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A stunning group of little shops and restaurants

The Pantiles is a stretch of little speciality shops and restaurants off the High Street. We were... read more

Reviewed 1 December 2017
Beechman1
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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The Pantiles is an area of 70+ independent stores offering a shopping experience uniquely suited to finding that special something and rarely found in other shopping centres. Almost entirely all owner-run there are a variety of specialist shops, art galleries, cafés, restaurants and bars each offering their own particular style of trading. Festivals involving Jazz, Food and Fashion are frequent along with fortnightly Farmers' and Craft Markets showcasing the best of the region's talent. Immerse yourself in the 400 year old history of the location brilliantly reflected in the elegant tree flanked colonnaded walkway. Summer months also present visitors with the opportunity to sample the waters of the Chalybeate (pronounced Ka-lee-bee-at) Spring whose discovery back in 1606 marked the beginning of Royal Tunbridge Wells.
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  • Average25%
  • Poor7%
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The old part of Tunbridge Wells is tucked away at the bottom of the hill, but well worth visiting. The Pantiles is a boutique type shopping area, with a few interesting shops and a number of restaurants and cafes. The walkway itself is a grey...More

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Reviewed 1 December 2017 via mobile

The Pantiles is a stretch of little speciality shops and restaurants off the High Street. We were there in winter and I can only imagine how pleasant it must be in summer to stroll through or sit outside one of the many restaurants overlooking the...More

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Reviewed 2 October 2017

Historic street with lots of modern independent shops set on two paved levels - the downside is that they are all rather pricey. Lovely eateries too.

Thank hildenley
Reviewed 21 September 2017 via mobile

We visited the pantiles mid week it's ok nothing to shout about. The last time we were there was twenty years ago and we forgot what it was like. ( overrated ) The rest of the town is worth a visit as there are are...More

Thank Michael B
Reviewed 28 August 2017 via mobile

We visited RTW on Sunday. Walked to the Pantiles from the high street. There were plenty of places to eat. There were only a few shops,which were mostly closed. We were there about 5 mins, nothing special.

Thank NichaUk
Reviewed 27 August 2017

Like the rest of Royal Tunbridge Wells the Pantiles is dirty and poorly maintained, so watch your step as it is very uneven. The only toilets in town are closed, as is the spring. Lovely staff member in the small tourist information centre, but a...More

Thank Sarah O
ThePantiles, Guest Relations Manager at The Pantiles, responded to this reviewResponded 30 August 2017

Dear Sarah O, Thank you for your review and feedback for your recent trip to The Pantiles. We are sorry to hear that your visit did not live up to your expectations. We do aim to have The Pantiles as clean as possible and have...More

Reviewed 17 August 2017

Just a couple of streets with shops and restaurants, cafes and terraces - and you would spend days there!

Thank Etienne_Plas
Reviewed 30 July 2017

Developed in the 18th century, following the discovery of the natural spring with its health properties in the early 17th century, the Pantiles retains its essential historic character and now houses a range of individual design shops, art galleries, cafes and restaurants, along with bands...More

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Reviewed 29 July 2017 via mobile

One of the most beautiful places I've ever seen. We're regular visitors of the wonderful town tunbridge wells and the pantiles are one of our favourite spots

Thank philcin
Reviewed 8 July 2017

We stopped off here and walked the length of the lanes. Very pleasant indeed and lots of small cafes to sit outside and watch the world go by.

Thank Rich52
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