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The Chalybeate Spring

The Pantiles, Royal Tunbridge Wells, England
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Pleasanton, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

After hundreds of years the spring has run dry. No one seems to know why and no one seemed to care. The surrounding shops rely on the spring to bring in tourists. No reason to visit them otherwise. I was disappointed.

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Ewhurst Green, United Kingdom
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55 reviews 55 reviews
6 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

Very friendly lady in period costume offered us a taste of the water but explained we could get some free of charge if we went down the steps.the water is am experience....The dipper was informative about local history.

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Dover, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

All rather jollŷ. Glad we onlŷ bought one glass, and yes it does have a unique taste. Try it now before It is outlawed as a safety risk. The dipper guy looked a bit embarrassed and was as informative as previous reviewers found. Any how it's only a £1 and although like Catherine of Braganza I didn't fall pregnant it... More

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Northiam, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013

History and Health in a glass and its only a £1. Try something toatally healthy and totally Historic, I saw it on television, so I went along and tried one glass and read all about it whilst I had a second Glass of the Chalybeate Spring Water. Most Pleasurable.

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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013 via mobile

I confess! I live here but will be as balanced as I can. The spring is noted for its spring waters. The strength of flavour varies considerably with rainfall. After several weeks of hot weather the flavour will be strengthening. But what does it taste of? Can be subjective. But have you ever eaten fresh peas from the pod, without... More

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Heathfield, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2013

brilliant pourers always full of information. the water takes some getting used to but you have to remember it's good for you and has been for 400 years

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
17 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2013

The 'Dipper' was dressed in historical costume and told us all about the history of the spring. It was very interesting and you should make the £1 'donation' and try the water but be warned it tastes like iron!

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Todmorden, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2013

Our 'dipper' - whose name I think is Marcus - was on hand at the Chalybeate Spring to give us a potted history of Tunbridge Wells and pour us a glass (£1) of spring water. Please be advised that one does not drink this water to savour its delicate flavour. It can taste as if you have been sucking on... More

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Southborough, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2013

Historically interesting but not much to look at. Background information as to how it led to Tunbridge Wells' existence is worth reading if passing but not worth a day out!

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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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112 reviews 112 reviews
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75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2013

The Pantiles - Tunbridge Wells is now - The Place To Be. Chalybeate Spring is OK but tastes Nasty - It's all about the iron in the water apparantly so give it a go. The Pantiles is now a fantastic vanue in the summer for music festivals, markets etc etc - the winter is great too - especially Christmas -... More

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