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The Opera House, Tunbridge Wells - pub details

Opera House
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Address: 88 Mount Pleasant Road, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN1 1RT [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 1363) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest train stations Tunbridge Wells (0.3 miles), High Brooms (1.3 miles), Frant (2.7 miles)

Chain: Wetherspoons

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> Current user rating: 4.5/10 (rated by 50 users)
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user reviews of the Opera House, Tunbridge Wells

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Might well be the best of the Wetherspoon 1,000.

Historic, well run and very busy.

Was bombed during WWII.
tradervic - 30 Oct 2016 08:09
Wetherspoon's finest. Impressive building, opened 1902 as an opera house - and later a cinema and bingo hall.

Periodically, operas are still performed - when the pub closes to allow them; the stage, and much of the original seating, still exists.

A lovely and unique setting for a few ales - with the venue's history illustrated on the walls. Now a listed building.

dolphox - 24 Oct 2016 15:28
Our last pub of the night and it’s a visit to Tunbridge’s Wetherspoon’s.

Having done no research on this pub we literally stumbled across it & wow is all I can say about the interior….what a cracking building, the Opera House is stunning, absolutely stunning.

We come in on Saturday tea time & it’s half full but the place is huge with plenty of tables on the old stage area for diners. We stay for several hours and around 8.30pm the atmosphere & clientele changes as the Saturday night youngsters come out.

11 hand pumps on the bar, I chose Rockin Robin Brewer’s Pale Side of the Spoon @ 4.2% as my first pint and stick to it all night. The pub itself is a regular ‘spoons but what makes this place is the interior.

Decent ‘spoons, gorgeous building…so for that I score this place 8/10.
lezford - 18 Aug 2015 11:36
Impressive are the insides of this pub as it used be a theatre. Trouble is there is very little natural light in the place. Good choice of ales, decent bar staff and most of the punters seem well behaved and friendly enough.
Masterpint47 - 16 Oct 2014 22:29
The most amazing interior of any Wetherspoons pub I've been in, with it being a working Opera venue. Centre of Tunbridge Wells, a town lacking volume of pubs, coupled with the fact its a 2 minute walk from Job Centre Plus = Avoid.

The worst Wetherspoons clientèle I've encountered.
pubking78 - 17 Mar 2014 14:06

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