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4.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   Alders Road | Capel Tunbridge Wells, Capel, Royal Tunbridge Wells TN12 6SR, England   |  
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Ranked #1 of 1 Capel B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Helensburgh, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
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“This is a must!!!!!!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

I found this on trip advisor - we have friends who live nearby and we wanted somewhere to stay.

Well this is a wee gem of a place to stay - Bob the owner is very friendly and if he can help in anyway then he will.The house is stunning and the rooms were just lovely. Clean, warm and well appointed. There is everything that you could want from choc bics to decaf coffee.

We had the double bed room with its own bathroom just across the hallway. I wanted to take the bathroom with me when we left as we had 'bathroom envy'!! This is the room to get!!!!

The breakfast the next day was wonderful - anything that you wish for is yours. The food is well cooked and locally sourced. It tastes great!!!

Bob even gave us a lift to our friends house rather than get a taxi - he had just taken the other guests up to the wedding that they were attending.

This is a great wee place to base yourself for travelling and coming back to a warm and friendly welcome.

Although parking is at a premium Bob gives up his own driveway to allow guests to park.

This is the place to stay and I will definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Bob A, Owner at Birling House B & B, responded to this review, September 16, 2013
Following such a marathon drive, you desrved a great weekend, and I am delighted it turned out that way! Thank you so much for taking the time to post a review - and such an encouraging review too. Provided my schedule allows, I really am always happy to help with lifts to local venues if it helps make the weekend stress free. The "Kent Breakfast" I serve is just a taster for some of the great produce we have locally - come back soon for more!
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

Many thanks to Bob for a great one night stay for me and my family! We were attending a wedding nearby and Bob made everything very easy, he even organised the taxi for us!

Completely agree that the breakfast is great and the quality and cleanliness of the rooms superb!

Would definitely stay again if I was in the area

Thanks again Bob!

Fabio

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Bob A, Owner at Birling House B & B, responded to this review, September 11, 2013
I am so pleased that your weekend went so well and I was able to help make it stress free. Thank you so much for your positive remarks, I look forward to you returning to visit some of the great attractions around here.
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Leigh-on Sea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

Birling House is exactly what a good B&B should be. Really comfy bed with quality linen in a spotless room, and a top notch breakfast - eggs from the hens in the field behind the garden, tomatoes from the garden and excellent bacon and sausages from the pig farm up the road. Lots of cereals and fruit etc on offer too. The house is on a quiet lane and although Bob said cars did pass by in the morning, we didn't notice. Bob is a great host who clearly treats his guests as if they're family members staying over and we would thoroughly recommend Birling House as a great place to stay. Great value too. Forgot to write in the guest book before we left so, if you're reading this, thanks again Bob. Steve and Jo

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Bob A, Owner at Birling House B & B, responded to this review, September 11, 2013
Thank you so much for your encouraging comments - especially about the "Kent Breakfast Scheme" which has focussed me on getting great LOCAL produce onto the breakfast table. Glad you were able to visit some of the best attractions, including Batemans, lots more to see so come back for longer next time! Thanks again.
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Derby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013 via mobile

Lovely rooms, spotlessly clean and maintained . Superb breakfasts , with virtually everything on the plate locally sourced . Bob is a superb host and you get the impression that nothing is too much trouble for him. Genuinely a great bloke who loves what he does. Highly recommended , we will definitely stay there again the next time we're in the area.
The nearby dovecote pub is also a must , excellent food . Ask bob to book you a table or they'll be booked up. Martin and Marie.

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Bob A, Owner at Birling House B & B, responded to this review, September 11, 2013
Many thanks for taking the time to post a review - and such a great review too! I am delighted that your weekend was such fun, and you were able to enjoy the delights of our real Kent local pub just down the road. Thanks for your good humour and lots of laughs, come back soon.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013

Ok this B&B is in Kent the garden of England so thats a plus Bob the owner is a great guy nothing is to much trouble the rooms are spotless and comfortable . Every day a different breakfast better than we have ever had in some of Londons 5 star hotels, you can even see from the back garden the hens that laid the eggs, you cant get better than that all produce is local and fresh. We live now in Spain and it takes something special to get me back even to Kent, but when I do it will Bobs place we stay at.
Jim & Marian

  • Liked — friendly and comfortable
  • Disliked — nothing to dislike
  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Bob A, Owner at Birling House B & B, responded to this review, August 13, 2013
Thank you so much for taking the time to post such a great review, I am delighted you enjoyed your stay here and all the arrangements for the family wedding worked out so well - even the weather was kind to us! I look forward to your return, thank you again.
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

4 of us we're attending a wedding in nearby Tonbridge and Birling House offered the perfect location to stay for the weekend. This charming Kent country cottage is easy to find with good access to the main roads, yet at the same time offers peaceful rural seclusion and the feeling of being off the beaten track. The rooms are cozy, clean and have everything one would find in a 4 star hotel. The en suite bathrooms are again of a standard one normally expects in a 4 star hotel. Guests can also enjoy their own lounge downstairs with access to a beautiful garden via a large conservatory where breakfast is served. There are some beautiful meadows and Kent hop gardens to the rear. Bob is the perfect host, the breakfast is spot on, if you're staying for more than one day, expect slight changes to the breakfast such as different types of sausages or black pudding, all sourced from local ingredients. For our evening meal, Bob was kind enough to book us into the Pub down the lane, which is a cracker, a great selection of local ales and English ciders on tap, and a great menu including large pan fried rostis which come with various toppings. Highly recommended if your'e looking for somewhere in the Tonbridge area.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Bob A, Owner at Birling House B & B, responded to this review, August 9, 2013
Thank you for such a great review! I could see that you were all up for a really chilled weekend at your family wedding, and so it turned out. The weather was kind to all and in addition to the wedding festivities you were able to enjoy the delights (and the Old Rosie Cider) at our local pub. Thanks for your good humour, come again soon.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

Me and my partner recently rayed here and would highly recommend, the rooms are spotless and cosy, the breakfast is delicious and Bob is such a friendly host and does everything in his power to make sure you have the best possible stay, which we did! We will definitely be returning. Kelly&Sean

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Bob A, Owner at Birling House B & B, responded to this review, July 25, 2013
Thank you both very much for such a great review! I am so glad that the wedding celebrations went well and that you had such a great weekend, such a pity that you could not stay longer and enjoy some of our local attractions - next time I hope. Thanks again.
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Address: Alders Road | Capel Tunbridge Wells, Capel, Royal Tunbridge Wells TN12 6SR, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Kent > Royal Tunbridge Wells > Capel
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 B&Bs / Inns in Capel
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Birling House B & B 4*
Number of rooms: 2
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A charming Victorian cottage, surrounded by orchards and hop gardens in Kent. We are near Tonbridge, Tunbridge Wells, Paddock Wood, Pembury, and the M25, making London accessible. We have a four star Enjoy England B&B rating, with silver and breakfast awards. Bob, your host, looks forward to welcoming you to this peaceful and tranquil B&B in the Kent countryside. ... more   less 

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