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The Pantiles

| The Pantiles, Royal Tunbridge Wells TN2 5TN, England
+44 1603 767616
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Pleasant stroll

We stopped off here and walked the length of the lanes. Very pleasant indeed and lots of small... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Rich52
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Leicester UK
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I first visited the Pantiles over 30 years ago and I was delighted with the quaint appearance. It... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
75Puff1940
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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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The Pantiles is an area of 70+ independent stores offering a shopping experience uniquely suited to finding that special something and rarely found in other shopping centres. Almost entirely all owner-run there are a variety of specialist shops, art galleries, cafés, restaurants and bars each offering their own particular style of trading. Festivals involving Jazz, Food and Fashion are frequent along with fortnightly Farmers' and Craft Markets showcasing the best of the region's talent. Immerse yourself in the 400 year old history of the location brilliantly reflected in the elegant tree flanked colonnaded walkway. Summer months also present visitors with the opportunity to sample the waters of the Chalybeate (pronounced Ka-lee-bee-at) Spring whose discovery back in 1606 marked the beginning of Royal Tunbridge Wells.
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  • Average25%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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| The Pantiles, Royal Tunbridge Wells TN2 5TN, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped off here and walked the length of the lanes. Very pleasant indeed and lots of small cafes to sit outside and watch the world go by.

Thank Rich52
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I first visited the Pantiles over 30 years ago and I was delighted with the quaint appearance. It was a Sunday and every shop was closed (the norm then). There were antique shops aplenty and I always wanted to return. The sun was shining on...More

Thank 75Puff1940
Reviewed 3 June 2017

We went to the pastiles for the first time today and thought it would be full of quaint little shops. Instead there were a few shops and lots of restaurants and cafes. We went when there was market which is the first and third weekend...More

Thank Allisoncsuk
Reviewed 23 May 2017

Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent, is a town that grew up in the Regency period in England. Besides the Chalybyte Spring where you can take the waters, in the Pantiles, a fascinating pedestrianised shopping area of old shops, nearby are the High Rocks where those with...More

Thank RudiAffolter
Reviewed 12 May 2017

We had a sight seeing day in tunbridge wells. The Pantiles is great, good shopping amongst local history. We had a fantastic time.

Thank Jules4701
Reviewed 10 May 2017

I was expecting a bit more from Royal Tunbridge wells, but it was just an average English town centre and high street. The Pantiles are the only thing that sets it apart, but even so there is nothing special there. So glad I only had...More

Thank Yvonne749
Reviewed 7 May 2017

I went to the Pantiles during a visit to Royal Tunbridge Wells. There are numerous shops, selling anything from food, art and cameras. The Pantiles started after a spring was discovered in the early 17th century, this making the area popular, due to perceived health...More

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Reviewed 2 May 2017

Always a pleasant way to spend a couple of hours - some nice speciality shops in and around the pantiles and some nice coffee shops and tea rooms to while away the time.

Thank Howard-Moon
Reviewed 19 April 2017

I came on a day trip to Royal Tunbridge Wells (RTW)and I started at the pantiles. I can see why some might call it old and tired but its down to perspective. The sun was shining and people were out enjoying the bars, restaurants and...More

Thank Aussie135
Reviewed 15 April 2017

In the summer a nice place to sit out and catch the sun and people watch. A little date, filthy and the cafes and restaurants are over rated. Apart from the Italian cafe at the every end near the spa which has good food and...More

Thank Betty B
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