Cool and sophisticated? Lively and modern? When it comes to bars in Tunbridge wells there is a mountain of mixology masters. From small independent wine rooms to cocktail bars with happy hours galore, this town is no stranger to a drink or two and we’re going to guide you through the best Tunbridge Wells has to offer.
The Bar at One Warwick Park Hotel
If you’re looking for an extra touch of elegance for after work or pre-dinner drinks The Bar at One Warwick Park Hotel is sure to be a winner. Think plush seating, fine wine, and sophisticated art deco glamour situated amidst the hustle and bustle of Chapel Place and The Pantiles. Feeling hungry? Be sure to order one of their impressive charcuterie boards to graze on as you natter the night away. And for an extra dash of charm swing by during the day for a spot of coffee on the beautiful terrace or afternoon tea on the courtyard.
Chapel Place Gin Bar
Looking for the best place to drink gin in Tunbridge Wells? Located in the heart of town, Chapel Place Gin Bar has been a local favourite for over five years and holds an impressive #1 spot for nightlife on TripAdvisor. This intimate and chic hideaway filled with distinctive furniture, warm lighting and local artwork boasts an exceptional selection of over 165 gins! From exquisitely executed cocktails to classic G&Ts, this trendy hangout is adored by gin-geeks and locals alike thanks to its lively atmosphere and welcoming staff.
The Wine Rooms
Offering a range of crisp and refreshing sips, The Wine Rooms house over 350 varieties of wine from around the world and is a popular haven for fellow connoisseurs. The passionate team of oenophiles are dedicated to finding real gems from small family-owned wineries that tend to the vines day and night, so guests like you have the pleasure of popping the cork and enjoying something very special and particularly unique. But it doesn’t stop with wine. With cocktail menus expertly created by their onsite mixologists and bottles upon bottles of exquisite gins, there’s more than meets the eye at this spectacular bar and lounge.
TN1 Bar & Kitchen
From blood orange cosmos to the Pantiles Spritz, TN1 Bar & Kitchen brings that all important gold standard when it comes to enjoying a drink or two in Tunbridge Wells – if you like bottomless lunch, 2-4-1 cocktails, and live music then you’re in for a treat. Imaginative dining and stunning drinks are the norm at this spacious restaurant and lively bar, and with an established reputation that can’t be beaten there’s no surprise at its popularity. Open until midnight Mon-Sat, and 9pm on Sundays, there’s plenty of opportunity to soak up the warm and inviting atmosphere over a tipple or two.
Soprano Tapas & Wine Bar
Specialising in authentic, tasty Tapas crafted using the finest ingredients, Soprano brings a refreshing twist to Tunbridge Wells’ hospitality scene. Oozing with tastefully modern décor with a cosmopolitan twist, this trendy restaurant and wine bar ticks all the boxes for locals looking to soak up a spot of Spanish indulgence. Aside from their selection of mouth-watering small plates and expertly curated wine list, Soprano houses a cocktail menu inspired from around the world boasting unrivalled presentation that’s enough to capture anyone’s imagination. From a strawberry royal to a route 66, the Soprano Special to a Singapore Sling, there really is something for everyone.
Situated smack bang in the middle of Calverley Road, The Townhouse is another tapas and charcuterie infusion that’s slinging out scrumptious eats, superb sangria, and all kinds of exciting events. This cool and sophisticated bar is divided into four different zones carefully designed to give you the finest mix of dining, drinking and entertainment. Expect bottomless brunch, happy hour, paella Thursdays and so much more – this is a spot you do not want to miss!
The White Bear
Charming, unique and a local favourite, The White Bear puts a sophisticated twist on the traditional British pub. This great drinking and dining spot mixes masterful cocktails with glorious food as they boast a beautiful and unique orangery style restaurant. Relax, unwind, and join the buzzing atmosphere in Tunbridge Wells’ number one spot for a delicious roast dinner, traditional real ale, and hand-picked fine wines as you immerse yourself in their delightful surroundings popular for family days out, birthday celebrations and after work drinks alike.
The clue is in the name with this elegant and independent wine bar. Nestled in the heart of Tunbridge Wells High Street, Geography’s extensive, hand-picked and ever-evolving wine list features a host of both old and new wines from around the globe (as well as some local gems). Established from the groups joint love for travel and wine, Geography’s concept is all about relaxing, trying something new or just savouring your favourite glass (or bottle) whilst enjoying some incredible produce from across Kent and Sussex.