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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:

    • Val K
      Tonbridge, United Kingdom
      sponsored bike ride for charity
      5 of 5 stars
      Wednesday, 6th November 2019
      we did a sponsored bike ride in aid of macmillan of which we round twice round bewl, it was a fantastic day but the hills were killers especially one of which it states to dismount before riding... Read full review
    • G07
      London, United Kingdom
      Very muddy walk with rescue at the end.
      4 of 5 stars
      Tuesday, 12th November 2019
      We went just after there had been a lot of rain. The car park was empty but there is a £4 charge that you can pay by card. We bought a map for £1 in the cafe and were told that a water taxi operated... Read full review
    • Lisa S
      Trip Type:
      4 of 5 stars
      Friday, 22nd November 2019
      Came here for a few hours with the kiddies and they loved it. We went on the paddle boats which was great fun. Kids also loved playing in the play area. Was very busy which was nice to see 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)


    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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