Shepherd Neame acquires iconic inn near Tunbridge Wells

Posted: 06 March 2012

Blog category: News

Shepherd Neame has acquired the Camden Arms Hotel in Pembury, near Tunbridge Wells, for an undisclosed sum.
The renowned 15-room inn has welcomed locals and travellers for more than 200 years. It is the latest addition to Shepherd Neame’s expanding estate, following key acquisitions of The Bell Hotel, Sandwich, and The Fayreness Hotel, Kingsgate.
These purchases make Shepherd Neame the largest independent accommodation provider in Kent, with more than 468 rooms across its managed and tenanted estate.
The Camden Arms Hotel is in the heart of Pembury village and is well known for its warm welcome, popular bar, good food and hospitality. The building offers much historic charm, and later additions have been sympathetic to its individual character.
There are well-equipped conference and meeting facilities, a large garden, and plenty of parking; all combine to appeal to a wide range of guests from business customers to families.
The Camden Arms Hotel is well located to enjoy the spa town of Royal Tunbridge Wells, with its superb shopping and famous Pantiles – the historic colonnaded walkway that has Chalybeate Spring at its centre.
Other attractions nearby include Penshurst Place, Hever Castle, Bedgebury Pinetum, Scotney Castle and Bewl Water Reservoir.
Jonathan Neame, chief executive of Shepherd Neame, said: “The Camden Arms Hotel is a strong addition to our high quality accommodation portfolio. Its individual character makes it the perfect fit for our growing estate of inns and hotels across Kent.”