Celebrating the life of Robbie Sloan

Celebrating the life of Robbie Sloan, Tuesday 22nd March, 11am, Wealden Crematorium TN21 0FX and afterwards at Tunbridge Wells RFC, TN2 5LS

It is with great sadness that the club has to announce the passing of Robbie Sloan.

Robbie was part of the club for over 45 years and a has been a true supporter on and off the field. In his playing days he represented the club as loose head prop for the 1st XV for over a decade. He was ahead of his time being a very mobile front row forward and was the 1st XV top try scorer one season. 

Since retiring from the game due to injury, he became an enthusiastic supporter and could often be seen (and heard) on the touchline or in the bar. 

A chef by profession, he and his brother David were proprietors of The Royal Wells Inn, on Mount Ephraim, until they sold it in 2002. The hotel’s bar inevitably became the number one watering hole in the town for the club’s players and supporters for many years.

An immensely social, fun, passionate and compassionate man, he will be hugely missed by his wife Mel, brother David, children Matt, Tim & Hannah and his five grandchildren Tom, Sam, Ollie, Maisie and George.

His family welcome anyone who knew Robbie to remember him at his funeral and help celebrate with them at the club afterwards.


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  1. Hello. My name is mr Gary Williams. I have just called the hotel to ask about the brothers but the reception team couldn’t help. So sad to hear the passing of such a great man. I spoke to his brother David a few years ago. I worked with both Robert and David back in 87-89 in the wonderful hotel . I arrived at 17 ,my first job after leaving catering college in Liverpool. I had my best 2 years of my life working in Tunbridge Wells. I was hoping to come down when I spoke to David but unfortunately I have had serious health issues. I called again today 14th May 24 on the chance to speak to them on the chance I would pay a visit this summer. My condolences 🙏 to all the family. I will always remember the drink they gave me on my 18th. A pint of green gouhlie I think they called it. I was sick as a dog. Heres hoping to contact me .

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