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The Pantiles

Closed Now: 8:00 AM - 12:00 AM
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A brisk walk required

Originally known as the Parade, this is an area of the town that is about half a mile away from the... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
kishere t
Where time stands still ... almost

The charm of The Pantiles is that it hasn't altered much during the many years I've been visiting... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Michael B
Brighton, 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...more
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Royal Tunbridge Wells TN2 5TN, England
+44 1603 767616
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Originally known as the Parade, this is an area of the town that is about half a mile away from the town centre. It is a double terrace of shops lining the sides of a pedestrianised cobbled walkway. Most of the shops are rather expensive...More

Thank kishere t
Reviewed 4 days ago

The charm of The Pantiles is that it hasn't altered much during the many years I've been visiting. A wonderful mix of independent shops, tea and cake shops and restaurants, many with outside seating. Lots of atmosphere and if you're lucky, you'll find a band...More

Thank Michael B
Reviewed 9 August 2018 via mobile

The Pantiles is a lovely little area - a row of cafes and restaurants together with shops selling dresses to cameras and Mottroms this shop sells anything for the kitchen and beyond! - if you want to mooch and maybe grab a drink or a...More

Thank Grant W
Reviewed 12 July 2018

Popped to The Pantilles for visit and was quite disappointed, most of the shops were closed and seemed to be full of coffee shops and restaurants. I thought there would be more there. The most annoying thing was no public toilets and had to buy...More

Thank maggieanne91
Reviewed 30 June 2018

As a local I can recommend a visit here. Basically it is the older part of the town and a couple of hundred metres long, containing one off shops and many eateries and coffee places. Lovely in summer sitting out in olde world surroundings. Various...More

Thank derek w
Reviewed 19 June 2018

Having visited The Pantiles recently I was not impressed with it It is very difficult to park anywhere close All there is to see are shops and places to eat and drink There are much nicer places to go and I can advise you this...More

Thank Adrian M
Reviewed 14 May 2018 via mobile

In a sense it does not change, but the shops sometimes look tired and sometimes look interesting. I think they are improving. The new build next door may regenerate the area, or it may not. You could easily film a Georgian novel here without changing...More

Thank Johnwpf
Reviewed 26 April 2018

The Pantiles has changed little since I lived there in the 1950s/60s. Shops might have changed what they sell but the character remains, enhanced by the colonnade. The cafes with their outdoor seating adds to the atmosphere of the place. The bandstand provided a platform...More

1  Thank mikewelham
Reviewed 4 April 2018

If you want something a little exclusive and out of the ordinary then you'll enjoy the Pantiles. There are some nice restaurants and coffee bars as well as some shops as well. Nothing is cheap! I would recommend any tourists visit here for something a...More

Thank therichastill
Reviewed 18 March 2018

haven't been for a while and interesting to see the changes taking place. My relatives were responsible for building the spa so I have an interest in the lovely pantiles. Great tea rooms, market and cook shop. worth a look, interesting shops

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