The Pantiles Food Festival

11th August 2021

This weekend The Pantiles becomes a haven for food and drink lovers, as it hosts another food festival.

The Pantiles Food Festival, taking place on Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th August, is a testament to the incredible quality and wide variety of food available locally and further afield.

Delicious Delicacies

From the healthy to the indulgent, The Pantiles comes alive this weekend with its annual Food Festival. With over 40 different food stalls, there will be a range of delicious delicacies on offer. The culinary festival is designed to celebrate food, irrespective of whether you’re a stick-to-what-you-know type or an adventurist. It is a time for the whole family to roll up their sleeves and enjoy a whole host of live cooking demonstrations, fun activities and music on the bandstand.

Locals will be able to taste the many gastronomic delights on offer cooked and supplied by local restaurateurs and chefs and presented as street food. You will be able to munch your way around the world in the Tunbridge Wells sunshine! The tantalising trail will take you from Indian curries to Italian pizza and pasta, Mediterranean morsels to Spanish paella and much more.


This year The Pantiles Food Festival is sponsored and hosted by Sankey’s. With their restaurant at The Old Fishmarket, Kitchen and Bar at Mount Ephraim and specialised fishmongers, their knowledge of the finest cuisine makes them the perfect hosts!

Sankeys will be cooking up a storm throughout the weekend, delivering a delicious paella and many a Po’Boy to snack on while you roam the various stalls.

Sankey’s Old Fishmarket

Situated in the Old Fishmarket building in the heart of the Pantiles, Sankey’s exclusive Champagne & Seafood bar is the jewel in the town’s crown. It serves a wide range of Champagne and sparkling wines from around the world, and is a luxurious place to relax and enjoy the very best of British fish and shellfish.

The Old Fishmarket specialises in oysters and shellfish, with a range of oysters originating from Carlingford, Colchester, Lindisfarn and The Dutchy of Cornwall to name but a few. Fresh crabs and lobsters from Cornwall arrive live and direct from Cadgwith Cove and are dressed by the Sankey’s chefs on site daily.

The menu comprises oysters, starters and mains as well as the option to build your own seafood platters. To view the lip-licking options, visit

We look forward to seeing you all at The Pantiles Food Festival this weekend!