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...
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.
THE GARDEN BAR
The Garden Bar at The Beacon is open every day for brunch and lunch, perfect for a coffee or a light bite. Thursday to Saturday evenings the Garden Bar opens for dinner. You’ll get to enjoy some Beacon classics as well as their signature sharing plates. If the weather is sunny you’re welcome to have the choice to dine al fresco whilst soaking up the spectacular views of Happy Valley or they have seating available inside. Order a cocktail inspired by the garden and a Rib of Beef to share. Then sit back and relax.
THE DINING ROOM
The Dining Room is set in the heart of the house and the feel is more dinner party than restaurant, a home from home if you like. Let head chef Scott Goss, well-known for his culinary excellence, take the reins and just feed you. Scott’s menu is based on produce at its peak from local farms as well as conversations with the the day boats in Hastings and ethical meat and game suppliers. You may choose your favourite wine from their extensive cellar or have the option of a bespoke wine pairing to go with your lunch or dinner which celebrates small scale winemakers who farm in a responsible way.
A picture postcard of whimsical, rustic romance, The Beacon is full of character and charm for a relaxed and intimate celebration. A little bit like home, with cosy corners, snugs and stylish interiors, The Beacon 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, feast on your favourite dishes with a custom menu created for you by head chef Scott and the team, and party till the small hours with your loved ones. With all the hidden nooks in the gardens and house, there’s no shortage of stunning backdrops for your photos.
When you choose to hold your wedding at The Beacon, you’ll have free rein of the home and the garden with our entire team at your beck and call, not to mention your own personal wedding planner to make sure everything runs smoothly.