Sort file:- Tunbridge Wells, February, 2023.

Page Updated:- Wednesday, 22 February, 2023.


Earliest ????

(Name from)

Beau Nash Tavern

Closed 2020

59 Mount Ephriam / 6 Boyne Park

Royal Tunbridge Wells

01892 539350

Beau Nash 1970s

Above photo, circa 1970s, by Bob Smith.

Beau Nash Tavern

Above photo, date unknown.

Beau Nash Tavern inside 2019

Above photo 2019.

Beau Nash sign 2009Beau Nash sign 2021

Above sign left 2009 from Roger Pester, sign right 2021, kindly taken and sent by Joy Podbury.


Originally known as the "Royal Mount Ephriam" but changed name, date as yet unknown.


Local knowledge, further pictures, and licensee information would be appreciated.

I will be adding the historical information when I find or are sent it, but this project is a very big one, and I do not know when or where the information will come from.

All emails are answered.


Kent & Sussex Courier, Friday 29 September 1967.

Bird at the bar.

Michael Sharp 1967

MR. MICHAEL SHARP, landlord of the "Beau Nash Tavern," with his macaw, as yet un-named.

A COLOURFUL new attraction for customers at the "Beau Nash Tavern," on Mount Ephraim, Tunbridge Wells, is this ten-month-old macaw, which has been given to the landlord, Mr. Michael Sharp, as a birthday present by his wife, Janice "He can’t talk yet, but he is very friendly," she said.

"We have not settled on a name, but as we already have a dog called Fagin we are thinking of calling him Quilp."

Macaws develop a long and colourful tail, so the new arrival has been provided with a cage which provides plenty of room for growth.

The Sharps are out to raise enough money among their customers to buy a 530 anaesthetic machine for the new operating theatre at Pembury Hospital, and already an "antique" chamber pot on the bar is filling up with silver and copper.


This I believe was open in 2020. But appears to be closed (November 2021) and has been for a long time now. Did not reopen after Covid shut down. No info on the Shepherd Neame web site any longer  either. A local having past by recently said "I noticed that the lights are on inside, but it looks like the main bar is being used as a store room. Maybe it will re open, maybe it will be sold."


SHARP Michael 1967+


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