Tonbridge Talking Point

Ale Arrival

Craft beer lovers in Tonbridge won’t have to travel too far for their favourite drinks soon, as a new bar is set to open its doors next month.

Fuggles Beer Café has been serving in Grosvenor Road, Tunbridge Wells, since 2013 and in March was praised by CAMRA’s Jon Collins for ‘setting new standards in the industry in respect of customer service and staff knowledge’.

The specialist beer café has drawn in huge crowds since its opening in Tunbridge Wells four years ago, and was even named as West Kent CAMRA’s 2017 Pub of the Year.

Since getting the keys to the old Bonners carpet and furniture shop at the northern end of the High Street in February, owner Alex Greig has been working to convert it into a replica of the Tunbridge Wells bar, and says he expects to be opening in “early August”.