Thursday, September 23, 2010

The Lancers B & B and Royal Tunbridge Wells

We spent three nights in the small city of Tunbridge Wells, at an awesome B & B called The Lancers.  Fortunately Gilly had given me the exact street address and some landmarks via email, because there was virtually no sign from the street that this was a B & B.  After squeezing into the tiny driveway, we saw the little bronze plaque next to the gate with the name of the property.
Hidden behind the fence was an absolutely beautiful property, which Gilly and Pam purchased from one of the stars of Dr. Who a few years ago.  (His name is on their website, but I'm afraid British TV is not a strong point of mine.)  If anyone is visiting Kent in the future, I can't recommend this place enough!  They have just two guest rooms, including the one we stayed in, which is in a small separate cottage in the garden.                    
The city of Tunbridge Wells is also fabulous as a base for a few days.  We were easily able to reach Sissinghurst, Great Dixter and lots of the other gardens on our list, and the train into London's Charing Cross Station was less than a five minute walk from the B & B.  Tunbridge Wells offers great shopping, restaurants, the library with free internet access, etc.,etc.  Definitely a place worth looking into.


  1. You had me at Doctor Who....OMG was it Tom Baker or David Tennant?

    looks amazing;)

  2. Hi Tim,
    I must say that your journey has so far provided me with a couple of good places to put on my 'to stay at one day' list.
    Thanks for sharing it all so far.

  3. Steven, it was Tom Baker and his wife, who used this house as a weekend place.

    Gary, both Tunbridge Wells and The Lancers are a great weekend getaway for those in England. For what it's worth, they have a beautiful (tiny) garden that could use some TLC, and they are not gardeners. I was joking with her about it, but I'm fairly certain they would trade a couple of night's stay for some gardening work.....just a thought......