Halloween events near Tunbridge Wells

Experience a scarier side to Royal Tunbridge Wells this Halloween with some of the spookiest, most fear-tastic events around. After last year’s somewhat half-hearted celebrations, this year on Monday 31st October 2022, trick or treaters will be out in full force, pumpkins will glow bright and ghoulish shenanigans will haunt the town as celebrations promise […]

Salomons Estate’s new holiday cottages

After months of considered planning and 10 weeks of refurbishment, we are excited to announce we are approaching the completion date of our brand-new guest accommodation: The Garden Cottages and look forward to welcoming guests from November 1st, 2022 Set amongst 36 acres of rolling gardens, the brick-built sheds underused for their original purpose had […]

Why book a Christmas staycation?

We firmly believe it’s never too early to start preparing for Christmas, and as roaring fires, festive feasts, and boxes upon boxes of Quality Streets are approaching quicker than ever, now is the perfect time to start thinking about this years’ festivities. But before the excitement of finding the perfect Christmas gift, buying new decorations, […]

The Best Pubs in Tunbridge Wells

If there’s one thing we know for sure, it’s that us Brits really love the pub. From pinots and pints to giant Yorkshire puds, there’s no finer way to spend a sunny (or-not-so-sunny) afternoon in Kent’s countryside. And if you’re looking for the perfect spot to indulge, we’ve got you covered. Expect charming eateries, quirky […]

The End of An Era: How to Plan a Successful Prom

Making its way across the pond with the likes of Halloween and gender reveals, the most American of institutions, the high-school prom has now become a regular event marking the end of the summer term in many British schools. The tradition that boasts ball gowns and ill-fitting tuxedos is nothing short of a sentimental celebration […]

SALOMONS ESTATE HAS NEW PLANS

After 12 months of careful consideration, we have submitted planning permission for development proposals that will secure the future and conserve the heritage of the listed assets here at Salomons Estate. The phased approach includes reinstating original character through landscape restoration, increasing accommodation and function room space and converting, and improving the sustainability of David […]

How to run an effective meeting

We’ve all been stuck in a bad meeting. Host? Late. Agenda? Unclear. There truly is nothing more frustrating than leaving a meeting feeling like it was a complete waste of time, and as research shows that only 50% of the time spent during a meeting is effective, (with virtual meetings scoring even lower) there’s no […]

Plan Like a Pro: A Step-By-Step Guide to Planning a Birthday Party

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Planning a birthday party can be stressful – there’s so much to organise and if you leave it until last-minute, you’re bound to forget something important. But celebrating in style doesn’t have to be difficult. With a little organised planning you can throw a fabulous soirée that your guests will remember in years to come. […]

Ever considered your Pet Pooch as your best man?

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The pet pandemic era has shaped this years’ favourite wedding trend as couples are increasingly looking to give their furry friends a starring role in their special day. As searches for ‘pets at weddings’ are up 200% since 2020, award-winning Tunbridge Wells’ based venue dubs it the ‘biggest trend this year’. A total of 3.2 […]

Where to enjoy an alfresco afternoon tea this summer

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Spread the jam and dollop the cream, it’s time for afternoon tea! Quite literally the food of queens, the now quintessentially English tradition has become a fascination amongst us Brits. From delicate sandwiches to buttery scones (however you pronounce it), there’s no better tradition to enjoy this summer.   What is afternoon tea? Afternoon tea […]