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The Beacon Wedding open evening

On Thursday 12th September between 5pm - 9pm, our wedding planners will be on hand to guide you through our beautiful country home. When hosting a wedding, our home becomes exclusively yours, for a day or a whole weekend. If staying over, we are only five minutes from Tunbridge Wells, so whilst you can enjoy the privacy of a countryside retreat, you can also reap the benefits of the nearby town with its accommodation and excellent transport links. Our planners will share their local knowledge with you from hotels to florists and photographers. We look forward to meeting you. Please RSVP by email or contact us on 01892 519882.

The 39 Steps

Get Out Of My Space are returning after their sell-out production of ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ at Kingdom to open The Beacon’s brand new amphitheatre with the classic ‘THE 39 STEPS’.

Richard Hannay is a man bored by life. Until, of course, he finds himself caught up in an enormous secret spy operation to save the country from a mysterious and diabolical force known only as ’THE 39 STEPS’. He’s Britain’s last hope. The only problem? He has absolutely no idea who 'The 39 Steps' are, what they’re doing, when they’re doing it, or how he’s going to stop them.

THE 39 STEPS is a fast-paced, free-wheeling comedy, adapted from the Alfred Hitchcock classic film wherein 4 actors play an unbelievable, inadvisable amount of roles as we follow a fugitive’s riotous adventure from London to the Scottish Highlands and back again. If you’ve ever wanted to see actors instantly switch between kindly Scottish landladies and shady hired goons, or see dramatic chases on trains, planes and moors, or see 2 men play everyone at a busy train station all at once, then this is the play for you!

With less than 2 weeks until opening night, and tickets selling fast, book now to avoid disappointment.

Tickets from £12
Pre-theatre dining from £16


The Beacon bees have had a very busy Spring, and now the Summer is here we have some exciting news. The stores are full, the hive is thriving and the honey is flowing. They are now producing the most delicious honey, and it is making its way up to the restaurant over the next few weeks.

We are going to be collaborating with our bees to make some incredible dishes and drinks from the honey that has travelled less than fifty meters to be enjoyed by our guests. So come down and sit on the terrace to enjoy their honey.


Afternoon tea is a most quintessential of English customs, perhaps surprisingly, a relatively new tradition. At The Twenty Six, we have also started a new tradition and that is baking delicious cakes for you.

So throughout July, we are offering guests who come in between 12pm-4pm a free slice of cake with your coffee/tea.

A Midsummer Night's Dream

At I’ll Be Mother, we are collaborating with the theatre company ‘Get Out Of My Space’ to create a beautiful and magical evening of ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ at KINGDOM in Penshurst, on the 19th-21st June.

During the evening you will be transported to the magical world of the narrative. Starting with a drinks reception on the roof with a glass of bubbly, nibbles and the beginning of the performance. This will be followed by a feast style meal in ‘the woods’, and ending with a wonderful reimagining of the final scene, while enjoying your dessert.

The food being served will be working hand in hand with the narrative of the story to help immerse you, not only visually and aurally like a classic play, but through smells and taste too. You will be sat within the set of the woods as the action unravels all around you, creating a tactile reality for you to be in, allowing you to experience the story through all five senses.

This complete sensory immersive dining experience is set to be a performance of A Midsummer Night's Dream like you've never seen before, and not likely to forget.

Tickets usually cost £60 and include all mentioned above; a glass of bubbly, nibbles, a feast, dessert and the show, but as a thank you for being signed up to our newsletter, we are happy to offer the discount code ‘PUCK’ to those who book for the 19th or 20th before Midnight on Sunday to receive for 50% off!

The final night, 21st June, is fundraising money for The Hospice in the Weald, an incredible charity who provide care completely free of charge to for patients with a terminal illness, their families and carers in West Kent and Northern East Sussex. All the proceeds of this evening will go to the charity, and there will be a raffle with wonderful prizes at the end.

The Muddy Stiletto Awards Finalist

The Muddy Stiletto Awards champion the very best local independent businesses and celebrate the most unique and inspiring local lifestyle companies across 24 categories.

We are very proud that The Beacon is one of five finalists for Kent’s Best Restaurant Award. Thank you to everyone who has voted for us, but we now need one last push as voting not only goes back to zero but closes on Wednesday, 22 May.

Everything we do at The Beacon is for our guests. We source quality ingredients from local and independent suppliers who are as passionate about their produce as we are.

We would love your support for the final push with the Muddy Stiletto Awards. Please place your vote for The Beacon, it would mean a lot. 


Over the next couple of months, we have some exciting shows in our homes at I’ll Be Mother. We’re opening our Amphitheatre at The Beacon with a fast-paced comedy, The 39 Steps, and we have a magical immersive dining experience of A Midsummer Night’s Dream at our woodland kitchen, Kingdom. Both are shaping up to be incredible evenings, and neither are ones you want to miss. Check out our new What’s On page to find out more.


English Breakfast or Bacon and Maple Drizzled Pancakes are our favourites so we are now introducing these choices for Brunch for £10, which includes coffee and a juice.

This will be available every day. Go ahead and treat yourself.

The Muddy Stiletto Awards 2019

The Muddy Stiletto Awards champion the very best local independent businesses and celebrate the most unique and inspiring local lifestyle companies.

We are delighted that we have been nominated in this year's Muddy Stilettos Awards for the Best Restaurant in KENT for both The Twenty Six and The Beacon. Everything we do in our homes is for our guests. We source quality ingredients from local and independent suppliers who are very passionate about their produce. Most importantly, we are committed to creating a place and a community in which you feel a part of.

We would love your support with the Muddy Stiletto Awards. Please place your vote for either The Twenty Six or The Beacon, it would mean a lot.

Thank you


The Beacon Wedding Open Day is just around the corner. With the path ready for guests, the sun shining and the tent up we can't wait for you to see it. Join us this Sunday from 11am. RSVP to or call 01892 519882.


Whether you're catching up with the news or you want to do some work using our free wifi, make The Twenty Six your new go to. Brunch served 9am - 2:30pm. Open 7 days a week.