The Bell in Ticehurst celebrates AA food award for second year

The Bell in Ticehurst has been recognised for its ‘culinary excellence’ once again in 2024 with the popular pub receiving a Double AA Rosette for its February menu. The Double AA Rosette is a recognition for restaurants that exhibit a high standard of cuisine, demonstrating skilful technique, quality ingredients, and a commitment to delivering a […]

Event planning app set to launch later this month

Local events organiser Lisa Coghlan is launching a brand-new event planning app later this month. The Plan My Event app, which will be launching not only in Tunbridge Wells but nationwide, aims to help make finding upcoming events easier while also providing an easier way of organising your own events by connecting you with venues, […]

Fuggles launches book club with beer

Fuggles Beer Café is combining the perfect pairing of pages and pints this month with the launch of a brand-new book club. The book club will commence on February 27 at 7.30pm at the Café on Grosvenor Road, with all future meetings taking place on the last Tuesday of every month. The aim of the […]

Pantiles seafood restaurant awarded two AA Rosettes

LOCAL seafood restaurant, The Old Fishmarket, located on The Pantiles, has announced that it has been awarded two AA Rosettes. The popular Sankey’s restaurant celebrated its tenth year in business back in September. As well as the venue on The Pantiles, the seafood specialists also run a Seafood Kitchen and Bar on Mount Ephraim and […]

RTW Together prepares its pitch to businesses ahead of new BID vote

AHEAD of Royal Tunbridge Wells Business Improvement District (BID) balloting its 650 members to vote for a second term over the next five years, the Times had the opportunity to exclusively speak to the organisation’s CEO Alex Green about the ways in which it will ensure the economic and cultural future of Tunbridge Wells if […]

RTW BID hosts pioneering AI conference

To enable businesses to learn of the power and potential AI has to transform their operations, RTW Together BID ran its first conference dedicated to Artificial Intelligence at One Warwick Park Hotel last Tuesday November 28. The four-hour conference welcomed three expert speakers from the field including; Richard Norton from Peeps creative agency, Nadio Granata […]

Singing banker adds X Factor to charity ride

NATWEST staff took part in a sponsored 700-mile singing ‘cycle ride’ in local branches last week, along with a former X Factor contestant. Every NatWest branch across the country was raising money for the Teenage Cancer Trust in its own way, but local staff chose a sponsored cycling and singing bike ride to Land’s End […]

Local company stocking up to spread warmth for a second year

A PROJECT born out of the energy crisis, set up by a Tunbridge Wells-based company, is getting ready for its second winter supplying heated clothing and footwear across the British Isles and beyond. Stay Warm Save Money, a subsidiary of MF Communications, began life last year in response to the energy crisis, supplying individuals and […]

RVP Wilko to close but lifeline is offered to ex-employees

The Tunbridge Wells branch of Wilko has finally become a casualty of the chain’s collapse. The retailer recently announced that it was cutting 52 branches across the country, at a cost of more than 1,000 jobs. And the axe was swift – falling on the local branch, situated at Royal Victoria Place, with a swift […]

Site manager celebrates industry quality award

WINNING an award from the National House Building Council (NHBC) has been a long-held ambition for Tom Church, but it was being in charge of a project in Crowborough that helped him finally achieve it. Mr Church, 32, started work as Site Manager of the Ashdown Gardens residential development in Crowborough last year, and received […]


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