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Bewl Water

Bewlbridge Lane, Lamberhurst, Kent, TN3 8JH

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Children playing on a log at Bewl Water, Kent

About

Bewl Water is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, located in the heart of the High Weald. Home to the largest stretch of inland 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

Activities at Bewl Water include fishing, an aqua park, sailing, cycling, boating and an adventure playground. Whether you fancy a scenic walk around the reservoir (which takes around 5-6 hours for the average walker), or for those who prefer something more challenging why not cycle the route! For children there are facilities available all year round to keep them entertained including our exciting adventure playground. Throughout half term breaks there are kids’ camps which involve nature trails, playing on the mini ranger cars, ultimate frisbee, laser tag challenge and rounders.

Dining

There are two restaurants, The Waterfront Café, which has a range of healthy meals, snacks and hot/cold drinks to enjoy. For something more substantial there is the Boat House Bistro, which offers a choice of delicious home cooked meals including British Classics on a Friday and Sunday Roasts. The talented chefs in The Boat House Bistro offer a weekly changing menu with the freshest ingredients, all of which you can enjoy in the stunning Boat House Bistro, 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 function spaces at both The Waterfront and The Boat House Bistro, 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 including Christmas parties, networking events and award ceremonies, or smaller business meetings. With excellent facilities including onsite parking and AV facilities it is hard to beat the offering at Bewl Water.

Weddings

With the scenic landscape and panoramic views, it is understandable why so many couples have chosen Bewl Water as the stunning setting for their wedding day. Set in hundreds of acres of outstanding natural beauty, Bewl Water is the picture perfect location for your special day and a unique venue in Kent. Licensed to host both ceremony and reception, which means couples can marry with the backdrop of the beautiful reservoir at Bewl Water.

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4 of 5 stars
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      256
    • Very Good
      169
    • Average
      71
    • Poor
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    Recent Reviews:

    • kippersnchips
      Trip Type:
      Friends getaway
      £5 parking!!
      2 of 5 stars
      Wednesday, 11th March 2020
      So a few of us were travelling back to London from Hastings and thought let’s drop in for a walk and lunch. Parking would have cost a total of £25 for 10 minutes, an hour or all day. One driver is... Read full review
    • Deborah B
      Bexhill-on-Sea, United Kingdom
      Wonderfully peaceful
      4 of 5 stars
      Monday, 16th March 2020
      We took advantage of a lovely spring day to visit and had an amazing walk around the reservoir. It was so peaceful and lovely to sit on one of many benches along the way to watch and listen to the... Read full review
    • graham137
      Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Couples
      Very good park
      4 of 5 stars
      Sunday, 22nd March 2020
      My wife and I visited for an exercise break. The lake is beautiful and the walks are stimulating. Unfortunately, the catering was closed because of COVID-19. 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.

    Facilities

    Catering

    • On-Site cafe/restaurant
    • Picnic Site

    Establishment Features

    • Open all year round
    • Toilets

    Parking & Transport

    • On site parking

    Provider Preferences

    • Outdoor Attraction

    Video

    • Aerial view of Aqua Park

    Events

    Saturday, 5th September 2020 - Saturday, 5th September 2020

    Dragon Boat RaceUp to 60 Dragon Boat teams with crews of 16 paddlers in fancy dress (plus a drummer) race in Chinese-style Dragon Boats over a 250-metre course.
    more info

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