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“Variety and quality”
Review of The Apex

The Apex
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Award winning live music & entertainment venue in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk. From classical to jazz, folk to pop/rock, comedy, family entertainment & more! The Apex also hosts a stunning art gallery with frequently changing exhibitions, plus a cafe!
North Pole, Alaska
Level 5 Contributor
41 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Variety and quality”
Reviewed 1 July 2014

The Apex has many quality shops and restaurants, as well as the several festivals, concerts, and markets that take place regularly.

Visited June 2014
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Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
119 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Brilliant Venue”
Reviewed 23 June 2014 via mobile

We visited for a music evening, a fantastic venue, well staffed and clean throughout. The building also has a fabulous sound throughout! I have also visited the cafe during the day and it's clean and delightfully quiet to pop in for a coffee and a treat! The only exception to this standard would be the bar of an evening. It is reasonably priced however the standard and quality of the drinks is questionable at best. The beer was flat and the wine tasted rather peculiar!

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Haverhill, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
95 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Very good but not excellent... could do better!”
Reviewed 1 June 2014

We visited the Apex last evening to see a performance by "The Carpenters' Story". The show itself was excellent and well worth seeing. The venue itself is comfortable and clean, and has a wifi hotspot. Where, unfortunately this place lets itself down, is in its catering. I went to fetch two coffees at the upstairs bar before the show. The lady ahead of me in the queue wanted a particular coffee, but was told that there was only filter coffee available (no cappucino etc.) The coffee comes in small cups, and not even full cups! I normally take black coffee but there was so little in the cup I found myself putting mik in (which I don't like) just to fill the cup up. In the interval my wife went to fetch two ice creams but the queue to pay was so long that they were melting in her hands before she could pay for them so we didn't have them. The Apex appears to have lots of "stewards". Maybe the management should give more thought to more people selling the ice creams in the interval.

Visited May 2014
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1 Thank Derek H
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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Sunny Sara”
Reviewed 30 May 2014

We had a lovely evening ,light bright bar/cafe pleasant staff good service,sound quality good.Was'nt keen on the chairs being all 'joined together'.

Visited May 2014
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Thank Sara b
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Newmarket, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
111 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
“Great venue”
Reviewed 28 May 2014

Been three times now nice modern setting good varied entertainment. Bright clean nice surroundings.Agree with the last reviewer about bar staff 2 on each bar is not enough, so you just have a lot of people with a short amount of time to get drinks queuing for the interval.

Visited May 2014
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