If you’re looking for a Functions Venue in Tunbridge Wells, then The Barn is a fantastic option.
The Barn has been the venue for wedding parties and other social events for over 65 years. Originally the premises was much larger when known as The Elizabethan Barn and was very much the place in Tunbridge Wells to celebrate these special occasions.
The present premises were recreated using the lovely timbers and bricks from the original building to create what is now a unique and very attractive pub restaurant with oak beams and flooring, and lots of character. It has been owned and managed by us for over 23 years and it remains an ideal venue for weddings, private parties and other special occasions.
In addition to the main building there is a lovely award winning patio garden for customers to enjoy. The entire premises and garden can be reserved exclusively for a wedding. The Barn has a Civil Ceremony Service Licence and wedding couples can therefore both marry and celebrate their special day in the same venue, for which there is no reception hire charges.
The Barn was proudly voted the winner of The Kent Boutique Wedding Venue 2013 and was again a finalist in 2014.
What differentiates The Barn in particular when it comes to weddings is the very personal attention given by the general management team, Philippe and Janet Sorak, who will jointly attend to all the requests and details required to ensure that the bride and groom can relax and truly enjoy their special day with their guests. Nothing will be too much trouble for Philippe and Janet. For example with regards to menus guests are allowed to choose from a selection of dishes rather than a set menu, which helps to make the occasion much more personal and individual.
Customers can also have the exclusive use of the restaurant or conservatory for their private party or celebration or the garden for a barbecue or a drinks reception. There are no venue hire charges for private parties.
We are particularly well known for the quality of our food and friendly staff and menus for weddings, private parties or other events are designed to suit customer requirements, with every assistance given to ensure that the event will be successful.
The Barn Restaurant has been described as “the most attractive restaurant in Tunbridge Wells” and has a character all of its own. There are both fixed priced menus – 2 courses £9.75 and 3 courses with an a la carte choice from the main menu for £18.95 – in addition to a wide ranging a la carte from which individual dishes can be chosen.
The pub has a wonderful atmosphere which is very much created by the very personable and friendly staff which we employ, many of whom have been at The Barn for some years. Homemade bar food is our speciality and we are very well known for our homemade burgers.
There is an extensive range of very high quality wines by the glass, real ales and other drinks to satisfy every taste. Most importantly The Barn is perceived to offer exceptional value for money be it for food or drink.