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The Beacon, Tunbridge Wells

The Beacon offers excellent food in a stunning setting - popular for a dining destination or even weddings - a special place well-worth a visit...

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Tucked away down Tea Garden Lane by the edge of the woods in Tunbridge Wells, The Beacon is a naturally abundant and delicious home for caring, sharing and giving. Set within 17 acres of woodland with three lakes, The Beacon grows many of its own vegetables, herbs and fruit and sources everything else as locally as possible.

A truly picturesque setting, overlooking Happy Valley, the restaurant and bar has crackling fires in the winter, swathes of bluebells and foxgloves in the Spring, a pretty terrace for summer cocktails and breath-taking views all year round.

Whether you’re dining as a family or out for date-night – and from special ocassions to a dog walking pitstop – guests will enjoy inviting, seasonal dishes, local wines and a warm and relaxed atmosphere.

A beautifully refurbished country house with stunning views and endless gardens, it’s the perfect space for private parties – and particularly popular for weddings.

To complement the design of the house The Beacon have created two different dining experiences: The relaxed Garden Bar and the elegant Dining Room.


If you’re looking for a special meal, then look no further than The Hearth Restaurant. A very carefully created experience by head chef, Scott Goss, using only the finest ingredients. If you’re celebrating something special, or want to treat yourself, then you’ll want a seat in the restaurant. The Hearth is surrounded by the rich history of The Beacon to make it a unique setting to dine with loved ones like no other.

Open for lunch and dinner Thursday – Saturday, and for roasts on a Sunday.


With expansive sweeping views, and the sun pouring through the windows, you’ll be forgiven for thinking you’re on holiday. This is still England, but if the weather allows, you can dine out on the terrace and take in those rays in the fresh air. This is the perfect spot for a coffee, breakfast, light lunch, dinner, drinks, almost anything really. Just grab your friends and come for an overdue catch-up in one of the most picturesque places you’ll find.

Open for breakfast and lunch seven days a week, and dinner & drinks Thursday – Saturday.


A picture postcard of whimsical, rustic romance, The Beacon us full of character and charm. A little bit like home, with cosy corners, snugs, and stylish interiors. It is the ultimate party house, wonderful for an exclusive-use wedding of feasting, celebrations, and fun. 

Say ‘I do’ in the beautiful surroundings of the gardens or dining room and party till the small hours with your loved ones. With all the hidden nooks in the gardens and house, there is no shortage of stunning backdrops for your photos. 

If you’re looking for a venue to celebrate in style, why would you look anywhere other than the best wedding venue in Kent, as voted for in the Muddy Stilettos Awards in 2021 and 2022. 

Their wonderful team will be on hand to help you every step of the way and know all the best suppliers in the area to make sure your day is as special and perfect as you’ve been dreaming of. We don’t only do weddings, but parties, wakes, conferences, and private dining. 

For more information on their weddings, please contact the I’ll Be Mother events team at

Lottie Topping Photography

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Tea Garden Lane, Royal Tunbridge Wells, TN3 9JH
01892 524252

Opening hours
Monday: 9am - 5pm
Tuesday: 9am - 9:30pm
Wednesday: 9am - 5pm
Thursday: 9am - 5pm and 6-11pm
Friday: 9am - 5pm and 6-11pm
Saturday: 9am - 5pm and 6-11pm
Sunday: 9am - 5pm

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