Bowles Centre, Sandhill Lane, Eridge Green, TN3 9LW

Bowles is a venue that would most certainly fit the bill.Bowles is a unique venue which can be used for a wide range of events. Our 12-acre site is situated on the outskirts of Tunbridge Wells and just an hour from London by train. With its jaw-dropping views and extraordinary facilities, Bowles provides an ideal environment in which to run a successful event. We can provide facilities and services for events including:-- Conferences, Meetings and Seminars- Training Courses, product launches and AGMs- Team Building- Private parties and Social Events- Charity fundraisers and fun days- Outdoor Events


We have recently refurbished our facilities and have a team of highly-qualified event organisers and facilitators who will work with you on your event requirements. We can offer Bowles on a venue hire only basis or with a catering provision ranging from B&B, luncheons and dinners through to fully bespoke catering to meet any client requirement. Our own catering team are skilled at producing delicious home cooked produce which is locally sourced where possible.On site we have- 16 en-suite twin and single bedded rooms in our Lodge (up to 24 beds) and 104 beds in dorm-style lodging- Dining room and Licensed bar- Catering team producing delicious home-cooked produce (locally sourced where possible)- Seminar rooms to host up to 40 reception style/25 seated- The picturesque Chapel and Lecture Hall for up to 70 reception style/40 seated- Indoor heated swimming pool- 2 floodlit dry ski-slopes, climbing rocks and ropes courses- Fully trained facilitators for managing development programmes- Free Wi-Fi- Free parking

Bowles Learning & Development

If you are looking for more than simply venue hire, Bowles Learning & Development facilitators offer training solutions to organisations through team development, graduate and apprentice events as well as leadership and management programmes. For many of our clients they see working with us as a CSR win-win situation - in addition to developing their teams at our unique residential centre, any profit made supports our work with young people.Don’t just take our word for it. Here are some testimonials from visitors to Bowles:“The ethics of Bowles sat well with our core aims – we strive to be innovative leaders of change but with a sense of community responsibility and a desire to contribute in some way. As the charitable trust receives all the profits from events like ours, we felt it was a small way in which we could make a difference.”Tom Shaw, Head of Development Programmes – Laing O’Rourke“I cannot fault the staff - they have been wonderful. We have had a great experience, would certainly recommend to others and come back to Bowles.”The Full House Theatre Company“I wanted to write following our team building event on in March 2013.  Wow – what a day!  We loved it! The team are still talking about it now and we have a picture memory board on the office wall to remind us of how we felt on the day, when things get tough at work.  From start to finish the day was managed to perfection, the tour of the site, discussion of objectives and agenda planning was so effortless.”Kate Garbett – Office Angels“I think that the heritage of the place is important: as a charitable organisation bringing underprivileged children out into the countryside it has left Bowles with a very special culture - very supportive. From my very first visit I decided ‘That’s it, I’m always coming to Bowles’ and since then I've used it for our Graduates, London and Regional teams, from senior management through to entry level graduates. Although our graduates come from Africa, Europe and the Middle East, Bowles is easy to get to and close to London - and you still feel you are a long way away from everything.”Jane Wright, Regional Director – Starwood Hotels

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Large Dining

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Large Hall

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The Chapel

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