A sense of history

The Leicester Arms is now one of the area’s must-visit pubs – to dine, drink and stay in – courtesy of the period property’s incredible makeover. Its owner, Brakspear has spent over £1.2million collaborating with their new tenants and operators Little & Large Pub Company in order to relaunch The Leicester Arms in Penshurst. The […]

Dress to impress…

If you’re dining at home instead of out somewhere then don’t think it’s any less of an occasion. Here tablescaping experts SET reveal how you can create a table with real wow factor… Decorating your table is a bit like decorating your home. The best designs give a hint of your personality and the party […]

Suspicious minds: So, whodunnit in this Christie classic?

From Wednesday February 28 to Saturday March 2, Trinity Theatre Company will be putting on its performance of Agatha Christie’s whodunnit classic A Murder is Announced. Here, the cast gather conspiratorially to reveal more about the play and its fascinating plot… Nothing out of the ordinary ever happens in Chipping Cleghorn, a quintessentially English village […]

Café society

The TN card is the Tunbridge Wells loyalty scheme rewarding shoppers for supporting local. This month, founder Jess Gibson chats to David Martin, owner of The Lodge Coffee House, Kitchen and Bar at 67-69 High Street to discover the secret recipe for his establishment’s success David, when did the Lodge story begin and when did […]

Escape to the country

With a new publican and head chef at the helm of The Abergavenny Arms in Frant, Grace Corcoran pays it a visit to sample some of the new menu…   The Abergavenny Arms is the quintessential country pub. It’s friendly and familiar, with plenty of conversations flowing between locals perched on bar stools and a […]

Tis the season to stress less

With Christmas comes a little chaos as we struggle to finish those to-do lists and ensure our children aren’t disappointed if they don’t get the present from Santa they wanted. But, says local Intuitive Healer, Reiki Master/Teacher and Crystal Therapist Emma Sims, by learning to curb stress levels or anxiety you can help to create […]

Deck the halls…

Christmas is award-winning florist Kerrie Bridger’s favourite time of year.  It’s also one of her busiest, as she helps spread a touch of floral magic to homes all around Tunbridge Wells. Rachael Hale visited Highgate Florist and Flower School in Rotherfield to find out more…   Why do you love Christmas so much, Kerrie? I’ve […]

Get away from it all…

This month Bloom Stays, Kent’s specialist high-end holiday home agency tell us about some of their luxury rentals, which are perfect pads for a winter break or festive celebration “The stars are insane!” So said one of our most recent reviews before adding: “And we just loved that, apart from the Shepherds Hut (of course) […]

A taste of Christmas

Celebrate the magic of Christmas with your loved ones courtesy of a delectable feast this year. Two local venues, One Warwick Park Hotel and Salomons Estate, found in the heart of Royal Tunbridge Wells, invite you to indulge in the festive flavours of the season… One Warwick Park Hotel Nestled in the heart of town, […]

Love Where You Live

This month SO magazine sits down with Richard Burrow, owner of iconic independent jewellers Walsh Bros on Mount Pleasant Road, to chat about the places he likes to support locally. Here, Richard reveals where he likes to stroll, shop and socialise… Whereabouts do you live in the Borough of Tunbridge Wells and how long have […]


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