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The Pantiles

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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 19 September 2018
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 19 September 2018
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 14 November 2018 via mobile

If you like independent retailers and quirky coffee shops this is the place for you. A short walk down the old high Street from the main line station brings you to The Pantiles in just a few minutes. Historic adventure walking through the cobbled area...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Suzanne A
Reviewed 22 October 2018 via mobile

Visited this area of Tunbridge Wells today on a warm sunny day. There was a market going on in the area which had brought a lot of people to the area. Very nice area to escape to, from the normal things of a modern town.

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank Karl N
Reviewed 2 October 2018

The 'Pantiles' is an area in Tunbridge Wells that was founded in the early 1700's when a spring (Well) was found that was rich in Chalybeate' (Iron). The old well is stiull there in the 'Pantiles' - a wonderful area full of independent shops run...More

Date of experience: November 2017
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Reviewed 19 September 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 19 September 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
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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

Date of experience: August 2018
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

Date of experience: July 2018
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

Date of experience: June 2018
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

Date of experience: May 2018
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

Date of experience: May 2018
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