Tunbridge Wells love where you live

KIRI RAYNER, BETTER KNOWN AS LITTLE HEALTH BUNNY, IS A YOGA TEACHER AND HEALTH ENTHUSIAST BASED IN TUNBRIDGE WELLS. HERE, SHE TELLS US WHY SHE LOVES WHERE SHE LIVES…

Where do you live?
In Tunbridge Wells, behind the Spa Hotel.

How long have you lived there?
In very certain terms, 25 years and 7 months. My family moved into our house the exact day I was born.

What’s your favourite shop locally?
Chegworth Valley Farm Shop. The farm is family owned and their produce is always fresh.

Where’s the best place to go for a Sunday stroll?
Putting wellies on and trudging about in Hargate Forest is the best. And if I’m feeling peckish, I’ll stroll around The Pantiles and graze on the culinary delights that can be found in the Sunday market.

The best place to get a cup of coffee?
Without a doubt, Fine Grind. Matt and James have done such a great job here; it’s a hub of good energy and their coffee is the best I’ve ever had.

Where do you take people when they come to visit?
So many places to choose from. One place I love that I only go to when I have guests over is Beales Barn in Lamberhurst.

What’s the night life like where you live?
Tunbridge Wells offers an array of cocktails in places like Chapel Place, Bar and Grill and The Ivy… but as the clock strikes midnight, the night life goes a little downhill in my opinion. Having said that, I have been known to enjoy a night or two at Moo Moos on the ‘cheese’ floor.

Where’s your favourite place to eat locally?
That’s a tough one, but since my favourite meal of the day is breakfast, Daily Bread in Rusthall wins for their avocado and eggs. It is such an understated cafe; the staff are so helpful and their homemade sourdough is dreamy.

Are there any nice views nearby?
There are loads, however the view I see the most and have not grown bored of is when I look over the town from Mount Ephraim.

If you’re looking to relax and unwind, where’s your favourite place to go?
When I feel stressed, worried or in a funk, I always end up in the same place – my yoga mat. Lighting incense, a couple of candles and free flowing on my mat is the perfect remedy.

Where’s the best place to meet friends and socialise?
Over the winter, the best cosy hide out is the Mount Edgcombe pub. They have board games and a delicious mulled wine.

What do you do when you spend a weekend or day off in the local area?
Bouldering at Chimera Climb in High Brooms. I love challenging myself and building my upper body strength through climbing as well as through yoga.

Why do you love where you live?
We’re so lucky that our garden backs onto a stunning 10 acre park with a lake – the perfect setting for a summer yoga session.

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