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“Good venue, expensive drinks”

Tunbridge Wells Forum
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Bucks
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54 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Good venue, expensive drinks”
Reviewed 2 January 2014

Great small venue with good sound quality. I think they'd do better to reduce their drinks prices and have a better range available - no white wine at all the night we were there.

Visited December 2013
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English first
Northampton, United Kingdom
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190 reviews
51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
“Great venue, good crowd.”
Reviewed 28 October 2013

We travelled down from the midlands to see one of our long time favourites play. The venue is easy to find with on street parking near by. I was surprised at just how compact and basic the venue was. Once the music started all reservations dissipated.The sound quality was good The crowd was enthusiastic, knowledgeable and friendly.

Visited October 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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74 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Brilliant small venue”
Reviewed 31 May 2013

Intimate venue that puts on masses of gigs by a great range of bands. Big names sometimes play low key or warm up gigs here. It's also a great place to see up and coming bands - Palma Violets and The Vaccines for example. We need more places like The Forum.

Visited May 2013
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12 Thank RoamingJeff
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Best venue ever”
Reviewed 25 April 2013

Spent many evenings as a teenager at this venue, recently been going back regularly again. It's been voted the best small venue in the UK, because it is. From the quality of bands that play, to the prices, to the apparent accommodation the owners show towards the musicians (who'll regularly thank someone or other!). With small venues closing down around the country, this is a national treasure, get yourself down to the forum!!

Visited January 2013
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8 Thank DPalace
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London, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“An absolute dive!”
Reviewed 31 March 2013

This place is an old public toilet and still replicates as one... Is a shame to have such a horrid place in the ,idle of a gorgeous town! Time to demolish and turn the grounds into something a little nicer and more useful rather than collecting teenagers!

Visited April 2012
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