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The Loft

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Not my type of places to go

Well to be fair, I’m not fans of club. Went here to celebrate my friend’s birthday. Think the price... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Canterbury, United Kingdom
via mobile
Sadly poor

Went there for a hen do with friends. Another party of hens were already there and you couldn’t get... read more

Reviewed 5 August 2018
Deal, United Kingdom
via mobile
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  • Excellent18%
  • Very good22%
  • Average7%
  • Poor14%
  • Terrible39%
2 weeks ago
“Not my type of places to go”
5 Aug 2018
“Sadly poor”
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5-6 St. Margarets Street, Canterbury CT1 2TP, England
+44 1227 456515
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 29 October 2013

My boyfriend and I found this place after searching several cocktail bars in the area and liking the Loft's menu best. We were a little enthusiastic as we arrived just after it opened at 4:30, but this was mainly due to the atrocious weather. It...More

1  Thank Laura-Marie M
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 18 August 2015

This place would be ok if not for the dreadful manager/owner. We went on a fairly quiet night (I don't think it ever gets that busy) and all we could hear all night was her being rude and barking at the staff! The poor people...More

8  Thank Francesca S
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Well to be fair, I’m not fans of club. Went here to celebrate my friend’s birthday. Think the price of the drink is too expensive, but perhaps it’s what supposed to be? Anyway, glad we went there bit early, otherwise we’ll have to pay 😂;...More

Thank verzeihen
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Loft bar is without a doubt the best bar/club in Canterbury and is the only place that caters for the international students in the town. Whether you want a quiet cocktail or a night you won't remember, loft is the one. However, the "Heartbeat"...More

Thank Louise C
Reviewed 9 October 2018 via mobile

We went here for the cocktail making for our friends 30th: Great experience. We’re a bit of a rowdy group but the bartenders took it all on their stride- even when I repeatedly yelled “Sean de Paul” at one of them. The manager threw in...More

Thank Kelly C
Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

Don't go there- EVER! The manager is so rude. Don't go to to her new one she's opening that mumbled about, either, her excuse for not giving me a minute of her time. The manager is sooo rude! Before the evening started, she spoke to...More

Thank ViewPoint55
Reviewed 5 August 2018 via mobile

Went there for a hen do with friends. Another party of hens were already there and you couldn’t get a drink for over 20 minutes! It was as if they could only concentrate on one group at a time. Sadly poor! We went on for...More

Thank susies4
Reviewed 19 June 2018

last stop on the day, good venue looked like it would be lively young place later, good service, (toilet urinals a bit funky)

1  Thank colin l
Reviewed 30 November 2017 via mobile

Loved the cocktail masterclass last weekend! We had great fun learning how to make our favourite cocktails and even more fun drinking them afterwards. Friendly bar staff and reasonably priced. Only downside was how cold it was in there, not helped by the staff keep...More

Thank juliaandadam123
Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

So me and a few of my mates went to this bar for the first time the other night and from where I was standing at the bar I heard who I assume was the manager or owner swear, insult and scream at one of...More

5  Thank derek_tv1096
Reviewed 7 August 2017 via mobile

What can I say! I brought 6 ladies to the Loft yesterday for a Cocktail masterclass for my friends Hen Party. We had an accommodation disaster and the manager was amazing, helping us to get it sorted and track down the property manager so we...More

Thank JoRustill
Reviewed 31 May 2017

Myself and a few friends were looking forward to The Massive Night Out event which was at the loft or so it would seem. We went in and it didnt look like what was put on the flyer, we asked a woman who I believe...More

2  Thank ddreamdream
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