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Bewl Water

Bewlbridge Lane, Lamberhurst, Kent, TN3 8JH

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Bewl Water


Bewl Water is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, located in the heart of the High Weald. Home to the largest stretch of water in the South East, Bewl Water boasts a stunning reservoir, scenic woodland walks, cycle paths as well as many activities for the whole family.

Situated near the picturesque town of Lamberhurst, Bewl Water is within an hour's drive of Tunbridge Wells, Hastings, Tonbridge, Maidstone, Ashford, Eastbourne and Sevenoaks via the adjacent A21, a trip to Bewl Water makes for a great day out on the Kent and Sussex border.


Activities at Bewl Water include cycle hire, fishing, trips on the Bewl Belle, Laser Challenge, Mini Golf plus much more. Whether you fancy a scenic walk around the reservoir, or for those who prefer something more challenging, why not cycle the whole route (which takes around 4.5hours for the average walker). For children there are facilities available all year round to keep them entertained including our exciting adventure playground. Throughout half term breaks there are kid’s camps which involve nature trails, playing on the mini ranger cars and lots more.


There are two eating establishments on site, The Waterfront Café, which has a range of light refreshments, snacks and hot drinks to enjoy. For something a little more, there is the Boat House Bistro which offers a choice of delicious home cooked meals from Sunday Roasts and fish and chips. The talented chefs in The Boat House Bistro offer a weekly changing menu with the freshest ingredients, all of which you can sit and enjoy in the stunning Boat House Bistro, which is perched on the water’s edge.

Events and Conferences

With a range of event spaces Bewl Water makes the perfect location to hold private events, from milestone birthdays to christenings. With two function spaces at The Waterfront and Boat House, Bewl Water can host occasions from intimate celebrations to award ceremonies for up to 100 people.

The versatile function rooms at Bewl Water also make it the ideal location for corporate events and functions from Christmas parties to networking events and award ceremonies, or even smaller business meetings. With excellent facilities such as onsite parking and AV facilities it is hard to challenge the facilities offered at Bewl Water.


With the scenic landscape and panoramic views, it’s understandable why many couples have chosen Bewl Water to make the backdrop for their wedding day. Set in hundreds of acres of outstanding natural beauty make Bewl Water the picture perfect location for your special day and one of the most unique venues in Kent. Licensed to host both ceremony and reception means couples can choose to marry to the backdrop of the South East’s largest stretch of open water.




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    Recent Reviews:

    • Anthony E
      Trip Type:
      Nice outlook
      5 of 5 stars
      Wednesday, 4th September 2019
      Sunday at bewl with the sun shining what a lovely day out, really nice walk but you can hire bikes or hire boats to go out on the reservoir, we had Sunday roast at the bistro not the cheapest I've... Read full review
    • MarkH062
      Larkfield, United Kingdom
      Waterfront Cafe
      5 of 5 stars
      Wednesday, 4th September 2019
      Many thanks to Molly for her service in the waterfront cafe today. I was there with 45 work colleagues and we were served with great efficiency and friendliness. Loved the coffee and ice creams! Read full review
    • Danpianoman
      Trip Type:
      Friends getaway
      Horrible security guards
      1 of 5 stars
      Sunday, 8th September 2019
      I grew up enjoying Bewl. My Dad used to keep a boat there so it was a regular weekend treat for us. Today I went for a run around it with 3 friends. We got booted off the path by really aggressive... Read full review

    Map & Directions

    Road Directions

    Bewl Water is on the Kent/Sussex border near Lamberhurst, just off the A21. When approaching from the north, follow signs to Bewl Water and turn off the A21 onto Bewlbridge Lane. When approaching from the south, go past Flimwell and follow signs to Bewl Water, turning off the A21 onto Bewlbridge Lane. Follow Bewlbridge Lane for approximately 800 metres before turning left into the Bewl Water entrance. Car parks are signposted.



    • On-Site cafe/restaurant
    • Picnic Site

    Establishment Features

    • Open all year round
    • Toilets

    Parking & Transport

    • On site parking

    Provider Preferences

    • Outdoor Attraction

    Opening Times

    Bewl Water (1 Dec 2017 - 31 Dec 2018)

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