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Birling House B & B
Ranked #1 of 1 Capel B&B and Inns
Brussels, Belgium
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“Perfect”
Reviewed 8 May 2014

We stayed 3 nights at Bob's house with our baby and we had a wonderfull time. Bob is a great host warm and friendly who did everything he could to make ourselves feel at home.
The house is really nice and confortable (especially the carpet for the baby to play :-) ) Really nice english garden.
The breakfast is everyday slightly different and always delicious. The pub nearby (dovecote) was also a good one.
The situation is perfect and Bob has got plenty of books or folders to help you plan your stay.
We will definitly stay there again next time in the area.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
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Bob A, Owner at Birling House B & B, responded to this review, 10 May 2014
Such a great review from such a lovely family! I do not usually have children stay here - let alone young babies, but I am a Grandfather myself and this was just like a family visit. I am delighted that everything worked out so well and you will return soon. Thankyou.
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Kent, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 15 April 2014

I have visited tonbridge regularly for part of my degree and have stayed at Birling house every time. My stay has always been made very welcoming and lovely. The rooms are comfortable and cosy with everything provided that you may need. The traditional English breakfasts are lovely. This is the nicest B and B that I have stayed in and would highly recommend it. Bob is very friendly and will ensure that you have everything you need to make your break away nice and comfortable.

  • Stayed March 2014
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Bob A, Owner at Birling House B & B, responded to this review, 17 April 2014
Thank you so much for taking time out of your hectic study schedule to post such a great review. Regular customers are the lifeblood of any business but could be the hardest to please as they can compare service and standards visit by visit, I am therefore delighted that you have found Birling House so comfortable on every visit. It has been lovely having you here - more like family than a paying guest! Thanks again and I hope to see you soon for the next stage of your studies.
Bob
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Redditch, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 7 April 2014

We recently stayed at Birling House when we were visiting family and we both agreed that this was probably the best B & B we had stayed in.
The house itself is lovely, a real country cottage with flowers round the door with a beautiful garden. Inside there is a spacious guest sitting room and a lovely light dining area for breakfast. The room itself is warm, spacious and comfortable and a bed guaranteed to help you have a good night's sleep. Another reviewer mentioned the gorgeous carpet and it really is - thick and luxurious underfoot!
Breakfasts were great, locally sourced produce where possible and what was really nice was that it was slightly different on each day that we stayed there.
Bob the host is really welcoming and clearly has a great eye for detail and for knowing how to make people feel welcome.
We stayed here after reading reviews on this site and if you don't believe them, try this B&B for yourself (if you can get booked in!!), you won't be disappointed.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Bob A, Owner at Birling House B & B, responded to this review, 13 April 2014
At what was obviously a painful time for your family I am so glad that you were able to take advantage of a little peace and quiet here in Capel. Thank you for taking time out to post such a lovely review of your stay, and I look forward to welcoming you back here in the very near future.
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 23 February 2014 via mobile

Birling House is an excellent choice and we were glad to have found it. The owner, Bob, is friendly and welcoming. The accommodation is just what we wanted; lovely setting and a great locally sourced breakfast. The pub down the road is excellent too and we really appreciated the loan of a torch to guide our short walk there.

Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Bob A, Owner at Birling House B & B, responded to this review, 25 February 2014
Thank you so much for a great review! I am very lucky to have such an excellent pub / restaurant just around the corner - I will pass on to them your comments. The Kent Breakfast Scheme has encouraged me to use local produce wherever possible - eggs from the local farm, bacon and sausages from a family business in Meopham, preserves from the WI etc etc, great taste and minimal food miles!
Thank you again and see you soon I hope
Bob
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Evesham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 December 2013

There is no exaggeration in all the excellent reviews on this site. My brother and I were visiting our elderly mother and found this a very comfortable stay. The breakfasts could not be bettered and Bob goes to enormous lengths to ensure that everything is spotless and every need is catered for. Previous experience of B & B's in winter is freezing cold bedrooms but Birling House is the exception with a very comfortable temperature. The "almost" in the heading is only because Bob himself said that nothing is perfect!

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
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Bob A, Owner at Birling House B & B, responded to this review, 10 December 2013
It is so rewarding to get great feedback from satisfied guests - thank you. Best of all, you have already booked to return in January!
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Reviewed 12 November 2013

It was a very plesent stay at Berling house! It's a beautifull presented house, with a good guest sitting space, lovely and clean rooms, and a spotless
bathroom!
Loved Bob's Kent breakfasts, you can eat what ever you like.
And Bob is an ideal host, and such a friendly person, with a kind heart, thanks for being you, Bob!
Love to come back soon!!!

  • Stayed October 2013
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Bob A, Owner at Birling House B & B, responded to this review, 15 November 2013
Thank you so much for such a lovely review. I was delighted that your trip to buy craft antiques and pub paraphenalia was successful, and that our local pub / restaurant proved so popular with you both! It was great to share so many laughs during your stay, come back very soon.
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 November 2013

What a great couple of nights my sister and I had staying at Birling House. Bob was a perfect hoast who helped us with local history. Paddock Wood was a town we used to come to with our grandparents hop picking back in the 60's and as my sister Sue had just had a 'big birthday' I thought it would be good to reminisce. Birling House is the perfect place to stay, spotlessly clean very comfortable beds and an excellent Kent Breakfast what more could you want. We will be back. Thanks Bob
Stella and Sue

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
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Bob A, Owner at Birling House B & B, responded to this review, 5 November 2013
I really enjoyed playing a part in your trip down memory lane - especially the research into hop farms of the 60s. How perfect that you were able to trace and visit your family haunts - especially the old hoppers huts at our local farm. Obviously a trip to the Dovecote Inn, a real Kentish pub, made for an excellent evening. Thank you so much for such a great review, I am glad you enjoyed a hearty Kent Breakfast, come back soon.
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Property: Birling House B & B
Address: Birling House Alders Road | Capel Tunbridge Wells, Capel, Royal Tunbridge Wells TN12 6SR, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Kent > Royal Tunbridge Wells > Capel
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 B&Bs / Inns in Capel
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 2
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A charming Victorian cottage, surrounded by orchards and hop gardens in Kent. We are near Tonbridge, Tunbridge Wells, Paddock Wood, Pembury, and the M25, making London accessible. We have a four star Enjoy England B&B rating, with silver and breakfast awards. Bob, your host, looks forward to welcoming you to this peaceful and tranquil B&B in the Kent countryside. ... more   less 
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Birling House B & B Capel, Kent

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