The Victorian B&B Kent

“Former royal butler and Aussie Harold Brown’s devotion to Victoriana and service below stairs make this captivating Victoriana themed B&B in the centre of Royal Tunbridge Wells. An experience, with great stories from Harold included.”

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“Even if you’re not a fanatic of the Victorian era you can’t help but fall in love with this place, run by a former royal butler who helped coach Anthony Hopkins and worked with Julian Fellowes on ‘Gosford Park’. It is Harold’s complete charm and enthusiasm that makes this B&B special – and his vast collection of Victoriana. The superb array of Victorian paintings and photographs of Victoria and Albert must rival any museum collection, and the house has been painstakingly decorated to reflect its Victorian origins. Harold will even prepare a candlelit meal, delivered with impeccable service as only a great butler could. The rooms are delightfully authentic, and for those staying longer than a night or two, Harold will take the trouble to make the beds with original Victorian lace bedding. It’s one not to miss, if only for the novelty value.”

Written by  Charlotte Luxford

They say

“Deep colours, rich velvets, marble tables, authentic wallpapers, tasselled lamps, portraits of Queen Victoria, tea and scones by the fire… be prepared to take a serious step back in time.

Bedrooms are simple in comparison: ruched chintz in the ground-floor double, damask in the twin below - and a door to the conservatory. Bathrooms have large mirrors and brand new fittings, breakfast is a locally sourced spread.

Those in search of heritage will marvel.”

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Originally published by Daily Telegraph (view article)

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Townhouse
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Lunch and dinner plus Victorian Afternoon teas served on request.
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