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Bourne, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Staying with Bob at Birling House is like staying with a friend who has a gorgeous home! He was so welcoming, the double bedroom at the front of the property is wonderfully appointed and the bathroom (literally one step across the landing) is fantastic - warm and well appointed, loads of towels, great shower, endless hot water. Breakfast is amazing...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

silva and I were here last weekend, our host bob met us at the front of his b&b as we pulled in. the room was clean and well presented, our twin room faced the front view. in the morning we sat in his conservatory for breakfast and had the full works. fresh local produce and plenty too. we sat in...

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Bob A, Owner at Birling House B & B, responded to this review

Wow Steve, great review, thank you so much. So glad you enjoyed your local celebration and you were able to squeeze in some chill time in our garden, come back in spring when there are lots of flowers and some great walks - plus of course all the castles, gardens and fine houses to visit (and great pubs!). Thanks again...

Eastbourne, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed at Birling House last weekend with a couple of friends and have to say it was rates as one of the best B&B's we have ever stayed in. The owner Bob was brilliant, nothing was too much trouble, the bedrooms were warm with very comfy beds and lovely white cotton bed linen. Both rooms had their own bathrooms, which...

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Bob A, Owner at Birling House B & B, responded to this review

Julia thank you so much for taking time out to write such an encouraging review. Its great that your schedule allowed you time to visit both National Trust and our local attractions - including our excellent local pub, the Dovecote Inn! The local seasonal produce around here is first class, and the preserves from our W.I. and Church ladies, (plus...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed October 29, 2016

We spent two nights in a lovely, comfortable and well equipped twin-bedded room with beautifully appointed private bathroom. Bob could not have been more welcoming and had a wealth of knowledge about local attractions. Great lounge for guests and the delicious, well cooked breakfast was served in a lovely dining conservatory, overlooking the garden. We will definitely be back. This...

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Bob A, Owner at Birling House B & B, responded to this review

Jan, thats a really encouraging review - thank you so much. Next time you visit here not only will my bees be buzzing, but all the National Trust / English Heritage Gardens / Historic Houses and Castles should be at their very best. Kent has so much to offer visitors, and as you know, we have a couple of little...

Reviewed October 24, 2016

Birling House acted as a great base during a recent weekend visit to relatives in the Tonbridge area. We received a warm and friendly welcome from the owner Bob, and were made to feel right at home in his beautiful house. His knowledge of the area was first-rate, recommending places to visit as well as great local eateries. The double...

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Bob A, Owner at Birling House B & B, responded to this review

Many thanks Paul for your encouraging words and especiallyyour comment that you will be returning to Birling House - always the best complement a host could have! I am lucky to live in an area with such great attractions / countryside / local produce (and pubs of course). Thankyou for giving me the details of the American Diner you visited,...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed October 3, 2016

I stayed at Bob's lovely B&B the night before and after my wedding held at Whetstead Farm. It's a beautiful and tranquil place to stay and I couldn't recommend it more! The rooms are very quiet and comfortable, with countryside views out of every window. Each room has its own bathroom (not ensuite but just across the hall), and there...

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Bob A, Owner at Birling House B & B, responded to this review

Wow Anna, thankyou so much for posting such an encouraging review! This was my first hosting of a pre wedding preparations and I admit to feeling a little nervous at being involved in such an important day. Fortunately the day was so well organised and the wedding party so relaxed that it really was such an easy and fun event...

Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Reviewed August 10, 2016

We stayed at Bob's B and B for a wedding held locally. We were in the double room which was very comfortable and equipped with everything you could wish for. Although the shower room was across the way it had lovely views and a powerful shower with lots of hot water! Bob was a star, driving us to the wedding...

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Bob A, Owner at Birling House B & B, responded to this review

So happy that you enjoyed your stay here and that you made the time to post such a great review. The Kent Breakfast Award Scheme encourages use of our excellent local produce (including the eggs from the adjacent farm) The "wedding in the woods" venue is just a few minutes away by car so I am happy to help with...

Basingstoke, United Kingdom
Reviewed August 3, 2016

We were attending a wedding at Whetsted Farm and Bob very kindly ferried 4 of us to the venue. He also picked us up at 11:00 pm when a taxi company (Express cabs - never use them!) let us down. The B&B was ideal for our purpose, very well appointed with comfortable, well provided bedrooms and two immaculately well appointed...

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Bob A, Owner at Birling House B & B, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to write such an encouraging review, I really appreciate it. I am so pleased that you enjoyed your stay here and that the "wedding in the woods" went so well. Glad I was able to "rescue"you when the taxi let you down, I hope you have given them a very tough time!

Belfast Northern Ireland
Reviewed June 24, 2016

Very enjoyable stay here at this B&B and Bob was a great host. He offered good recommendations for things to do in the local area - there are many lovely properties to visit and one that Bob kindly highlighted was Ightham Mote. I stayed in a spacious and comfortable double room. The house is lovely and the garden is so...

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Bob A, Owner at Birling House B & B, responded to this review

In this busy world it really is so encouraging when guests take time out to post a review - especially when they have had a great stay! Locally we have excellent food, neighbours who make preserves or keep chickens and ducks (so the eggs are really fresh), plus sausages and bacon from local farms , farm shops and farmers markets,...

Walt Disney World, Florida
Reviewed April 26, 2016 via mobile

This has been so far the best B&B i ever been around UK and calling it a B&B could low it a bit because the hospitality and kindness of BoB are outstanding! I only took a short time stay there but since i will go there again i will manage to be there earlier to enjoy the great area around...

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Bob A, Owner at Birling House B & B, responded to this review

Thank you so much for such a lovely review! I was concerned that your travel plans seemed a little vulnerable to late night transport, inclement weather, and a venue destination in the middle of nowhere! Fortunately all was well and you were able to relax here, enjoy a good breakfast and arrive for your activity day suitably refreshed. I look...

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  • Free Breakfast
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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 

Additional Information about Birling House B & B

Address: Birling House Alders Road | Capel Tunbridge Wells, Capel, Royal Tunbridge Wells TN12 6SR, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Kent > Royal Tunbridge Wells > Capel
Price Range: $69 - $95 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 2
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“Only two rooms, and both have great views.”
 of 5 bubbles marysL3415TQ, 2 days ago | Read review
“There are only 2 bedrooms and both are excellent”
 of 5 bubbles JoyS804, Nov 10, 2015 | Read review
“Only two rooms available on the same floor - twin and double.”
 of 5 bubbles TEngland83, Jun 8, 2015 | Read review
“Double room was lovely”
 of 5 bubbles 708Jen, Jun 5, 2015 | Read review
“Bathrooms for both rooms are just outside the door to the room. This is absolutely no problem. Bathrooms are large and modern. Both rooms are equally good!”
 of 5 bubbles tallpinesCO, Oct 4, 2014 | Read review
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