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Wonderful afternoon of entertainment

We were blessed to listen to Hollie Firmin perform on Sunday 2 September. The clear powder blue sky... read more

Reviewed 4 September 2018
London, United Kingdom
Hub of activity

The bandstand has sat on the Herne Bay seafront since 1924 - with the extended art deco frontage... read more

Reviewed 31 August 2018
Romford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 September 2018

We were blessed to listen to Hollie Firmin perform on Sunday 2 September. The clear powder blue sky was a backdrop to a voice that is a gift shining brightly leading to stardom. Not flimsy popular music but a powerful tone that will blow you...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank TMA03
Reviewed 31 August 2018

The bandstand has sat on the Herne Bay seafront since 1924 - with the extended art deco frontage being added in 1932. It hosts a number of events as well as having an indian takeaway and a nice cafe. A nice looking building and has...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank martyblack83
Reviewed 23 August 2018 via mobile

We’ve done a lot of walking on the north Kent coast this summer, and have often finished our walk in Herne Bay and have made a point of visiting the Bandstand. It’s a traditional seaside building situated in a very convenient point on the promenade....More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Goldie1520
Reviewed 22 August 2018 via mobile

If you are looking for a proper sea side bandstand with ice cream and regular free band performances this is the place - grab an ice cream the sit and listen to the music.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 8 August 2018 via mobile

Since it was restored to its full glory..especially at weekends..when there is live music..food and drink available..at reasonable prices.

Date of experience: June 2018
2  Thank bigbarryEssex
Reviewed 24 July 2018 via mobile

A lovely restored bandstand area with food, drink and ice cream available. Best of all was the band with seating, people were so happy listening to the music on a sunny summer Sunday afternoon.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank HeatherH868
Reviewed 9 July 2018

Not many years ago, the bandstand was closed and boarded up but has since been gloriously rescued by the local council. It has a small stage for summer entertainments, an excellent café called Makcaris with an outside sheltered terrace and a curry house called the...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Le_Dap
Reviewed 8 July 2018 via mobile

Music held here regularly at weekends. Free to anyone. Seating. Can get drinks and food or ice cream from Makcaris or even an indian from the Maharaja. T Public toilets. Parking on seafront nearby.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank DLWKent
Reviewed 28 June 2018 via mobile

This is a great place to sit on the front in a sheltered location, enjoy a drink or an ice cream and watch live entertainment.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank ChristopherC911
Reviewed 26 May 2018

It can be windy in Herne Bay but go into the bandstand and have a cup of tea and an icecream. There is often live music being played and a view of the sea to complete the lovely place

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank 40jmk
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16 October 2017|
Response from Ann H | Reviewed this property |
Hi, we only stopped for lunch there, maybe if you put central bandstand into a search engine you would get your answer.