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The Cold Stores: What to do

For a studio that nestled out 'in the sticks', there is a surprising amount of things to see and do nearby.  First of all, we are surrounded by beautiful countryside that you can endlessly explore.   Going beyond our own doorstep though, we are within 20 minutes of popular locations such as The Hop Farm, Bewl Water and the beautiful Royal Tunbridge Wells.  Between them, they offer a wide variety of things to do from Kayaking down the River Medway to watching the latest releases at the Drive-In Cinema.

To Visit

Tunbridge Wells Forum

The Forum, Fonthill, The Common, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN4 8YU 08712 777101

Tunbridge Wells Forum is one of the best music venues in Kent.  It has a proven track record in consistently staging some of the country's most promising on-the-rise acts.  With tickets available at a very reasonable price, The Forum makes for a great night out!

The Hop Farm

The Hop Farm Family Park, Paddock Wood, Tonbridge, Kent TN12 6PY 01622 872068

The Hop Farm is Kent's iconic and historic landmark. Featuring the world's largest collection of Victorian oast houses, it was a major supplier of hops to London breweries in the 19th and 20th centuries.  Families across the South East and beyond used to spend the summer holidays working in the rolling countryside around the Hop Farm, harvesting hops and preparing them to be transported.  However, if conical roofs aren't quite your thing, why not go canoeing or watch a Birds of Prey show?  There is plenty to do at the Hop Farm and makes a great day out.

Moonlight Drive-In Cinema

Moonlight Drive-In Cinema, The Hop Farm, Maidstone Road, Paddock Wood TN12 6PY 03330 064608

Park up. Order food. Tune In. Enjoy.

Welcome to the UK's largest drive-in cinema. At just £25 per vehicle you can watch the latest big releases in the comfort of your own car. To see what's on and book online, follow the link.

Mascalls Gallery

Mascalls Pound Farm, Maidstone Road, Paddock Wood, Kent TN12 6LT 01892 839039

Mascalls Gallery is located in the heart of Kent on the site of Mascalls School in Paddock Wood. Since opening in 2006, it has brought the work of John Piper, Marc Chagall, LS Lowry and many others to rural Kent, in addition to regular exhibitions of emerging regional artists.  Exhibitions regularly feature loans from Tate as well as other major private and public collections both in the UK and further afield.

To Eat & Drink

The Poet

Maidstone Rd, Matfield TN12 7JH 01892 722416

The Poet offers a vast selection of craft gins, handpicked wines and quirky cocktails. Chef Patron Petrus Madutlela and his team, endevours to tempt our customers with an imaginative array of contemporary British food cooked to order, sourced from the freshest, local produce. Our celebrity chef competed on Masterchef: The Professionals and was Judge of South African TV show "The Ultimate Braai Master." Also apearing in TV adverts, his charismatic smile is ever present.

The Halfway House

Halfway House, Horsmonden Road, Brenchley, Kent TN12 7AX 01892 722526

We also offer a fine selection of home-made food using locally sourced produce. Whether it's an afternoon snack, a three course evening meal or a cheeky dessert.
Pop in on a winter weekend for a delicious Sunday roast in front of our log fire or come on a sunny summer afternoon and enjoy our beer battered cod and handcut chips in the spacious family garden.

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