The Former Clarence Public House, 24 Church Road, Tunbridge Wells, Kent TN1 1JP


Royal Tunbridge Wells is an affluent spa town situated in North West Kent, approximately 35 miles south east of central London.

This property is situated in a town centre position, and also within moments’ walk to the town’s common.

The property is close to The Skinners’ School and Tunbridge Wells Girls’ Grammar with Bennett Memorial Diocesan School and Rose Hill Preparatory School, also close by being beyond the North West side of the common.

The town’s main line train station is within 300 metres of the property, which provides a frequent service direct to London Bridge, Waterloo East, Cannon Street and Charing Cross stations, with a typical journey time of around 50 minutes. Beyond the station is the historic High Street and The Pantiles, now boasting some of the best known fashion boutiques, along with jewelers, coffee shops and restaurants. In closer proximity, and certainly walking distance is Westfield’s Royal Victoria Place Shopping Mall with many of the multiple retailers in occupation, including Marks & Spencer, Fenwicks, Boots, Next and Gap.


This opportunity comprises an existing Grade II Listed building, arranged over ground, basement and two upper floors, formerly a pub with residential accommodation over the upper floors. There is a beer garden immediately to the rear, with outbuildings, and a large car park beyond. The existing property provides over 4000 sq ft of gross internal accommodation.

Planning Consents

There are planning and listed building consents to convert the existing property into a single 6 bedroom house. In addition there is consent to build a new 3 bedroom detached house, with double integral parking, to the rear.

Planning references: – The Clarence – TW/16/05883/FULL & TW/16/05884/LBC & New House – TW/16/07267/FULL.

There has also been positive pre-application advice provided from the planning department for an alternative proposal for the conversion of the existing property in to 4 no. 2 bedroom apartments.

Full plans, decision notices and correspondence are available on our website, or on request. 


Freehold with vacant possession.


Offers are sought in excess of £1,000,000.

  • Subject to contract.
  • Proof of funding shall be required to accompany any offer.
  • Our client is not obliged to accept the highest, or indeed any offer.
  • As the building is currently occupied all viewings are to be strictly by appointment, and accompanied through the sole agent’s offices – Durlings – 01892 552500 /




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Property Details

Location: Tunbridge Wells
Description: A former Grade II listed public house, with land to the rear, with the benefit of planning & listed building consents to convert the existing building into a 6 bedroom house, and a new build detached 3 bedroom house to the rear.
There is also a positive pre application response from TWBC for an alternative proposal for the existing building to be converted to 4 no. 2 bedroom apartments.
Plans and accompanying correspondence is available on request.
Tenure: Freehold
Price: Price - Offers sought in excess of £1,000,000

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22 Mount Ephraim Road,
Tunbridge Wells,
Kent. TN1 1ED

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