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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.

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.

New Spring menu blossoming at The Beacon

To celebrate the turn of the seasons, The Beacon is introducing a great value midweek Spring Set Menu, with lots of opportunities to enjoy wonderful new dishes. From Roast Chicken Ballotine with Garden Chutney to Heritage Beetroot risotto with Glazed Capricorn Goats Cheese. Also, for a limited time only, if you come in during the weekdays and when booking, quote ‘Love Spring’ and you will receive a free glass of wine alongside our Set Menu. So, starting tomorrow, come along and experience the blossoming views, with a glass of wine, and some great food.


Megs’ incredible brunch every day we hear you cry? Well, you’re in for a treat. The Twenty Six is currently undergoing a spring clean and a slight transformation to turn it into the go-to place for brunch. We’re going to be opening our doors 7 days a week and that means you can come and enjoy Megs’ inspiring and inventive dishes whenever you wish. Follow us on our facebookpage to find out more.


At Kingdom we have an extra soft spot for our four-legged guests, even the ones that can’t fit through the door! So while our customers are finding new ways of visiting us, we’re finding ways of striding forward and improving ourselves. We have a lot of exciting news coming in the near future, but starting this weekend, coinciding with St Patrick’s Day, we are going to be introducing our new Green Matcha Lattes! Packed with antioxidants, Matcha also helps to increase your metabolism, calms the mind, relaxes the body, increases your mood and aids in concentration; so not only is this a perfect excuse for an Instagram post, but also very good for you!

Tunbridge Wells half marathon

Good luck to all those running the Tunbridge Wells Half Marathon on Sunday! With the route running past The Twenty SixKingdom and then The Beacon, we have a perfect venue for any supporters wanting to cheer on their runners and then dive back into the warm for a drink and bite to eat.


Planning to say ‘I do’ this year? Mother Love is all you need. At I’ll Be Mother, we have a plethora of sites and a dedicated team to help build your perfect wedding. Whether that's a Country House, Woodland, Townhouse or Vineyard Wedding you’re looking for, we will do all we can to make it the most magical day of your life. Contact Mother Love now for enquiries to find out more.

Let's do brunch

Fluffy chocolate pancakes with maple syrup and crème fraiche or what about chorizo baked beans and poached eggs? Or maybe cured salmon, beetroot jam and mixed seeds on rye toast is more to your liking. Sunday is a time to go for a walk through the woods, catch up with family, read the papers and have endless cups of coffee or even a glass of Mimosa or Bloody Mary. For the ultimate lazy Sunday, it’s no wonder brunch is so popular. The new brunch menu at The Twenty Six is served every Sunday from 10am to 2pm. Reservations open online.


The chocolate pancakes, fluffy and warm, with caramelised bananas and crème fraiche is already the most popular dish on the new brunch menu at The Twenty Six. Australian head chef Megan Buchanan shares her recipe. Expect to be popular at home!

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