Shepherd Neame has acquired the Royal Wells Hotel and the Beau Nash Tavern in Tunbridge Wells for an undisclosed sum. The 23-bedroom 18th Century hotel in Mount Ephraim, which feature two restaurants, also includes its own pub, the Beau Nash. Nigel Bunting, Shepherd Neame retail director said: “We are delighted to have acquired the popular Royal Wells Hotel, a building of great character and a fascinating history. We have a successful track record of developing premium hotels and the Royal Wells will make a fine addition to our estate.”