About Us

A little about the hotel

Standing in the heart of the historic market town of Tonbridge, the BEST WESTERN Rose & Crown Hotel is an impressive Tudor building, which was once a very busy coaching house. Many parts of the hotel have retained their original character with oak beams and Jacobean panelling.

With easy access to the M25, the BEST WESTERN Rose & Crown Hotel provides an excellent base to explore the Garden of England and is only a short journey from many fine houses and castles, including Hever Castle, and Churchill’s beautiful home and gardens Chartwell. 

With the High Street location and free on-site parking the BEST WESTERN Rose & Crown Hotel offers convenience to both business and leisure guests.

A Brief History

The Rose and Crown Tonbridge

The original Rose & Crown was a Tudor House built during the 16th Century, the front and porch are alterations that were made some two hundred years later, and the front balcony is traditionally the place from which election results were announced.

Always an Inn of consequence it now has 56 modern bedrooms. Our function rooms allow us to cater and facilitate meetings, seminars, lunches, dinners and weddings for 8 to 80 people with all the modern facilities that one would expect from a hotel in the 21st Century.

The smallest of our meeting rooms is the Skinners room, so named after the Masters, and Court of the Skinners Company, an association that dates back a hundred years. The arms above the porch are those of the Duchess of Kent, mother to Queen Victoria and commemorate the frequent visits by the Duchess and her daughter.

In more recent times the Hotel was owned by Forte until 1998 when Regal Hotels acquired the business. In February 2000, an independent company; Fine Southern Hotels took control. December 2010 is when R & B Hotels took over and undertook the refurbishment of the hotel and restaurant.

For general enquiries please call:
01732 357 966

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Rose and Crown Tonbridge. 125 High Street. Tonbridge. Kent. TN9 1DD