The Tunbridge Wells -- Queen Anne House

The Tunbridge Wells -- Queen Anne House

The Tunbridge Wells Queen Anne House (Now ... The Lancers B&B)

And according to a brochure, you can:

Treat yourself to a memorable break in this period property just moments from shops, theatres and restaurants in the heart of Royal Tunbridge Wells.

The Lancers B&B is the recent abode of Tom Baker, the famous Doctor Who.

The annexe with ensuite is the room Tom used as his den.

The place you will be staying is a charming, beamed annexe building, privately located adjacent to the main Queen Anne house.

It has a seating area with television. It is particularly light and airy, with leaded windows on all three sides, one set of which open out onto a 'secret' walled garden with a fishpond. While you can look out on all three sides, don't worry, no one can look in and you have complete privacy if you wish just by drawing the double curtains! There is nothing like an old-fashioned, wrought ironed bedstead and you have one here, to clamber into. We have to warn you about the mattress - there is a serious danger you will want to buy one for yourself like this when you get home, because it is one of those gorgeous memory foam ones that you sink into like a log. But even better, it has that technology combined with breathable pockets so it never gets too warm. You just won't want to get up in the morning!

You can enjoy a hearty, cooked breakfast in your room, in the oriental dining room or in the garden if the weather allows. We are delighted to cater for vegetarians.

Help will be on hand in choosing from the many fantastic cafes, pubs and restaurants in Royal Tunbridge Wells.

You will find you are located within walking distance of both the modern shopping centre, Royal Victoria Place, and the old town around The Pantiles. The Trinity Theatre and the Assembly Halls are on your doorstep.

We bought The Lancers from actor Tom Baker and his wife Sue in the summer of 2007, when it was their family home. They were frequent guests at many of the restaurants in Tunbridge Wells, and Tom was a 'local' at the atmospheric Hotel du Vin, which is a couple of minutes' walk down the road.

The beamed Annexe with ensuite shower, which we have turned into superb, original guest accommodation, was Tom's den. It is the same as it was in Tom's day, with high beamed ceiling, wood panelling and leaded windows on three sides.

We have added a self-indulgently romantic and comfortable king size bed with memory foam, air pocketed mattress (many of our guests have said they have gone back home with the intention of buying one!) and fresh pressed cotton sheets, a dressing table and stool with mirror, a wardrobe and two comfy leather bucket seats.

We provide candles, bottled water, wine glasses, home-baked cupcakes and fresh fruit as well as the usual tea and coffee-making facilities you would expect, so you can enjoy a cosy, romantic evening with everything you want within easy reach!

In the summer of 2008 we were assessed by Visit Britain and gained a Four Star quality rating with a Silver Award for Excellence. We are also proud that we are currently the most popular B&B in Tunbridge Wells on Tripadvisor, ranked purely on our visitors' reports.

In this superb Tunbridge Wells bed & breakfast, rates start at 75 for a double room with ensuite shower and a hearty, fresh full English or cooked vegetarian, vegan or slimmer's feast for breakfast. There is one free offroad parking space.

Included in the price, as well as the quality toiletries and tea-making facilities that you would expect from a four star B&B, are: Collection by car from Tunbridge Wells railway station during daytime hours (this needs to be organised when booking) A complimentary daily or Sunday newspaper (The Times) at the table with your breakfast and a TV listings magazine in your room. Bottled water, homemade cakes, and fruit bowl in your room. Tealight candles. Home-made cupcakes or biscuits. Free internet access on request.

The current proprietor also noted:

"Tom used to spend a lot of time at the bar at the Hotel du Vin which you could visit, it is just a few moments walk away."

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