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4.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   Tea Garden Lane, Royal Tunbridge Wells TN3 9JH, England
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
Natasha W West Malling, United Kingdom
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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West Malling, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

First off I can't account for the rooms as we only had lunch there. The Beacon is easily found as it is signposted of the main road but is set down a quiet lane with two car parks for easy parking. The restaurant and bar is downstairs and is tastefully decorated to a high standard. The bar leads out to... More

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Arundel, United Kingdom
11 reviews 11 reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

A disappointing pub/restaurant/hotel. The building is shabby with peeling paint, broken roof tiles, moss and plants growing from gutters. The rooms are equally in need of some 'tlc' and better lighting. The food in the restaurant is of reasonable quality but significantly over-priced and the service is quirky.

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Edenbridge Kent
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29 reviews 29 reviews
12 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

It was a warm sultry afternoon when we rolled up with Molly the Dog and my wife in tow. We had booked and although we were late the welcome could not have been more warm. Now I am one of these difficult customers who restaurants really dislike , while the menu looked wonderful, my wife and I decided we would... More

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thebeacon, Owner at The Beacon, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review, it was a pleasure to see you, especially Molly. Our staff and ourselves try extremely hard to make The Beacon approachable, welcoming place, but with good quality food and drink and it is very special to us when this is appreciated. More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014 via mobile

I had booked The Beacon for my son's Christening celebration on 11th May. It was by no means a small celebration (around 50 people were due to attend) and having had a few nice meals in the past my husband and I thought it would be the perfect location. On a sunny afternoon in April I took my son, who... More

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Tunbridge wells
18 reviews 18 reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014 via mobile

We often go up The Beacon and as usual we were not disappointed , the staff and food were lovely, a wonderful menu and a lovely special's board. The Beacon is in such a lovely setting which just adds to the whole experience ! Thanks to The Beacon for a lovely evening.

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014 via mobile

Lovely room and great service. They couldn't do enough for us. Wanted to take my husband our for his birthday so I decided on the beacon as it was romantic and ideally away from the town. Breakfast was lovely. Loved it so much, we have decided to have our renewal of vows there.

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London, United Kingdom
18 reviews 18 reviews
13 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

I recently booked 1 night's stay with my young daughter and whilst the bedroom (Georgian room) was ok it was not cheap and not the best value and we had some issues with opening the main windows in a boiling hot room and only found out how to properly open the window in the morning. Having said this the bath... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2013 via mobile

We recently stayed here as we were going to a wedding. We had dinner in the restaurant which was one of the best meals I've eaten in a very long time. The rooms are spacious and very very comfortable, the only reason I gave the room 4 Marks out of 5 is because of the swing style doors to the... More

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Worthing, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

We recently stayed at The Beacon and had an amazing time, John and Dianne, the owners were very welcoming and couldn't do enough for us, including booking taxi's for us! We checked in and had a lovely lunch, amazing food and better than some top restaurants we have been to in the past. We booked to stay in the Georgian... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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139 hotel reviews
126 helpful votes 126 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

We stayed in the Georgian Room. It was quite spacious with period furnishings and character. Limited view to North over car park (other rooms would have better views). The bed was super-soft which may suit some people but not us. Cleanliness was OK. We didn't have hot water for a several hours, but we might have just been unlucky as... More

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Address: Tea Garden Lane, Royal Tunbridge Wells TN3 9JH, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Kent > Royal Tunbridge Wells
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Beacon 4*
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The Beacon Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent

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The Beacon is a bar / restaurant with hotel rooms 1.5 miles from Tunbridge Wells with superb views. All ingedients in our menus are sourced locally wherever possible. Ideally plaved for visiting Tunbridge Wells and the surrounding area, which includes a number of superb counry houses :- Penhurst Place, Hever Castle, Sissinghurst Castle etc. ... more   less 
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