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The Pantiles

Royal Tunbridge Wells TN2 5TN, England
+44 1603 767616
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Prettiest shopping street I know

Historic street with lots of modern independent shops set on two paved levels - the downside is... read more

Reviewed 3 October 2017
Berkshire, United Kingdom
Ok for a visit.

We visited the pantiles mid week it's ok nothing to shout about. The last time we were there was... read more

Reviewed 21 September 2017
Michael B
via mobile
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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.
  • Excellent37%
  • Very good29%
  • Average25%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible2%
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Royal Tunbridge Wells TN2 5TN, England
+44 1603 767616
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Reviewed 3 October 2017

Historic street with lots of modern independent shops set on two paved levels - the downside is that they are all rather pricey. Lovely eateries too.

Thank hildenley
Reviewed 21 September 2017 via mobile

We visited the pantiles mid week it's ok nothing to shout about. The last time we were there was twenty years ago and we forgot what it was like. ( overrated ) The rest of the town is worth a visit as there are are...More

Thank Michael B
Reviewed 29 August 2017 via mobile

We visited RTW on Sunday. Walked to the Pantiles from the high street. There were plenty of places to eat. There were only a few shops,which were mostly closed. We were there about 5 mins, nothing special.

Thank NichaUk
Reviewed 28 August 2017

Like the rest of Royal Tunbridge Wells the Pantiles is dirty and poorly maintained, so watch your step as it is very uneven. The only toilets in town are closed, as is the spring. Lovely staff member in the small tourist information centre, but a...More

Thank Sarah O
ThePantiles, Guest Relations Manager at The Pantiles, responded to this reviewResponded 30 August 2017

Dear Sarah O, Thank you for your review and feedback for your recent trip to The Pantiles. We are sorry to hear that your visit did not live up to your expectations. We do aim to have The Pantiles as clean as possible and have...More

Reviewed 17 August 2017

Just a couple of streets with shops and restaurants, cafes and terraces - and you would spend days there!

Thank Etienne_Plas
Reviewed 31 July 2017

Developed in the 18th century, following the discovery of the natural spring with its health properties in the early 17th century, the Pantiles retains its essential historic character and now houses a range of individual design shops, art galleries, cafes and restaurants, along with bands...More

1  Thank Ian C
Reviewed 29 July 2017 via mobile

One of the most beautiful places I've ever seen. We're regular visitors of the wonderful town tunbridge wells and the pantiles are one of our favourite spots

Thank philcin
Reviewed 8 July 2017

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 27 June 2017

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

1  Thank Allisoncsuk
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