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The Vale Vault

2 High Street, Royal Tunbridge Wells TN1 1UX, England
+44 1892 578539
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Great place

Came here in a party of four before a meal last night. I was surprised how quiet it was for a... read more

Reviewed April 14, 2018
jtaylorx
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London
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Private party

My son just had his party this evening. All the staff were very attentive, accommodating and very... read more

Reviewed January 7, 2018
Lorrytw
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The Vale Vault has been two years in the planning and our dream has now become a reality. We set out to design and build a cosy underground bar, that came with a certain distinctiveness not seen before in Tunbridge Wells. Owner, Mark Nicholson, has been running The Bedford upstairs since March 2013 and he always felt the space underneath the pub was never put to good use! What could be done that wasn’t being done anywhere else? The obvious answer was cocktails. We understand that there are many other bars in the town that offer cocktails, but they do not focus on them. Cocktails should be a thing of beauty. Perfectly crafted and designed to whet one’s appetite and leave you wanting more. Mark and his manager, Lauren, sat down and came up with a list of cocktails that would capture people’s attention. No silly names, no small measures and no cheap spirits. The theme would have a heavy ‘American’ slant and this was captured in the Vault’s first press release in October from the Times of Tunbridge Wells with a headline ‘Bringing 1920s America to Tunbridge Wells’. It stuck and we have now created a space where people can relax in a friendly, inviting environment and enjoy some of the delightful drinks we have on offer. To sample some of these delights, just turn up! If we can fit you in, we’ll show you what we mean.
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Apr 14, 2018
“Great place ”
Jan 6, 2018
“Private party”
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2 High Street, Royal Tunbridge Wells TN1 1UX, England
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+44 1892 578539
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Reviewed 14 April 2018 via mobile

Came here in a party of four before a meal last night. I was surprised how quiet it was for a Friday evening. Undeservedly so because it is a really wonderful bar. Slightly down at heel and ramshackle in the best sense, it reminded me...More

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Reviewed 7 January 2018 via mobile

My son just had his party this evening. All the staff were very attentive, accommodating and very professional. It was such a friendly atmosphere and everybody had lots of fun. Thank you for such a great evening, especially Fiona and Denise.

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Avelina H, Manager at The Vale Vault, responded to this reviewResponded 8 January 2018

Hello! Thank you for choosing us for your party and for your kind words about our bar. We do our best to make your party unforgettable! Also we are so proud of our staff. Hope to see you soon again!

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Reviewed 25 November 2017 via mobile

I didn’t even know it existed until a friend took me after getting back from London. It’s very small but great for a small party of people. The drinks are well priced and try and book a table as it could get busy very quickly....More

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Avelina H, Manager at The Vale Vault, responded to this reviewResponded 26 November 2017

Thank you for your review! We do our best for our customers to improve our cocktail menu and keep welcoming atmosphere. To book a table you can call 01892 578538, leave a message on our site or message us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. Hope...More

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Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

Friday night! What can be better to celebrate the end of the week a nice cocktail?! We had one Strawberry daquiri and Pino Colada , which reminded us of our holidays in the Dominican Republic. The staff are brilliant and very friendly. We loved the...More

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Avelina H, Manager at The Vale Vault, responded to this reviewResponded 19 October 2017

Thank you for your review! We work every day to improve our bar. Hope to see you again soon !

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Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

We have tried this place a few times now - it's a nice change from the usual haunts and the cocktails are spot on. Lovely speakeasy atmosphere with pleasant bar staff and comfy seating. It's rather smart. You have to book a table which implies...More

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Avelina H, Manager at The Vale Vault, responded to this reviewResponded 19 October 2017

Thank you for your review. We’re happy that you enjoyed your time with us. We have different events now in our bar (check our site for more information) that’s why we ask to prebook a table especially for many people. Just would like that each...More

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Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

Visited on a busy Friday night for a friends birthday. Venue, atmosphere, drinks and staff were all exceptional. Very popular so booking a table is a must but easy to do via The Vale Vaults Facebook page. Also do private hire so have found the...More

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Avelina H, Manager at The Vale Vault, responded to this reviewResponded 19 October 2017

Thank you for such kind words about us! Yes, it’s very easy to book our bar for any event and we will be happy to make your day special! Hope see you soon again!

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Reviewed 10 December 2016

Arrived at about 7pm, so quite early and was already busy,, just nipped in before a dinner date elsewhere. Managed to get a table, very polite waitress takes your order at the table and pay when you leave. Had a cosmo, large glass, glass rim...More

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Avelina H, Manager at The Vale Vault, responded to this reviewResponded 19 October 2017

Thank you for your review. Each customer is very valuable for us. But sometimes we are too busy to serve everyone. That’s why you can easily book a table on our Facebook page and we will wait for you. Every month we improve our cocktails...More

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Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

A great hideaway prohibition cocktail and American beer bar. Great service, orders taken from the table. The cocktails are traditional recipes and taste very strong.

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Avelina H, Manager at The Vale Vault, responded to this reviewResponded 19 October 2017

Thank you for your review! Our team is very professional so you can always ask advice about cocktails or we can make something special for you! Hope see you soon again!

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Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Nice looking cellar bar with proper speakeasy 1920's feel. Decent drinks list and well priced. We were disappointed with service 3 staff but forgotten drinks. Platters of food not in place yet. Music problems so difficult to hear each other. Sure it will improveMore

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Avelina H, Manager at The Vale Vault, responded to this reviewResponded 19 October 2017

Hello! Thank you for your review. We really appreciate your opinion and do our best to improve our place. Our team is working now to have a special menu for our cocktails. If you are interested, we have different events in our bar. You can...More

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