The Winner of the Best Tunbridge Wells Pub Poll is.....
By AGidney | Monday, October 11, 2010, 21:12
Tunbridge Wells People asked you, the discerning drinkers of
The Grove Tavern
Best pub in Tunbridge Wells?
Royal Tunbridge Wells, which was your favourite pub in town. First you chose your top six drinking holes;
Sankeys, The Royal Oak, The Beau Nash Tavern, The Grove Tavern, The Bull and
Ragged Trousers. And then you voted. Today
I can announce your winner.
It was a tough competition and I know many of you would like
to have been able to place more than one vote. And of course one finds oneself
in a different pub depending on one’s mood and the kind of occasion you are
after, but I’m afraid in this instance we were after a winner.
So, after an initially significant lead held by Sankeys, The
Grove Tavern leapt in front and remained there for the remainder of the
poll. With 31% of the total votes cast, The
Grove Tavern can well and truly be announced as Tunbridge Wells People’s best
Sankeys and The Bull tied in second place with 14% of the
votes each. The Royal Oak and Ragged Trousers came in third with 11% each and
The Beau Nash gained 8%.
Grove Tavern has been run by Steve Baxter since 2003. It is reputedly the
oldest and smallest pub in Tunbridge Wells and is conveniently set just off the
High street in the ‘village’ area.
Steve, his manager Sam Dewey and a small select team of
staff pride themselves on offering quality cask conditioned (real) ales as well
as the usual range of lagers, ciders, wines etc.
If you haven’t yet visited The Grove Tavern then make sure
your next pint of Harvey’s or Wychwood Hobgoblin is pulled by Steve Baxter and
his friendly team of staff.