There is a good selection of eating places in Tonbridge. Antonias (Italian Restaurant) and  Alishan (Indian restaurant and takeaway) are recommended, along with the Honeymoon (Chinese Restaurant). A little further out of town is The Chaser (good pub food on the main road, at Shipbourne, a small village near Tonbridge) and The Carpenters Arms (which also has some good accommodation) on the Hadlow Road out of Tonbridge.

Sport facilities at the swimming pool and the Angel Centre for aerobics and fitness classes.

The Angel Centre also has a small cinema which shows films occasionally in the evening. The Oast House Theatre, near the Premier Inn hotel puts on a regular programme of plays of all kinds.

There are few live music venues. There are karaoke nights at the Chequers (a 17th Century pub with the hangman's noose still outside), various other pubs including the Man of Kent have quiz nights .  There are occasional concerts and other events at Tonbridge castle (summer only) which is right in the heart of the town.

Tonbridge Music Club features classical performers of international standard.