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Great place for gigs, not very expensive drinks and very friendly atmosphere and it's just at the... read more

Reviewed 7 November 2018
Irena S
Borehamwood, United Kingdom

We were traveling from the US and I thought we should do something that no other Americans would be... read more

Reviewed 10 October 2018
Saint Louis, Missouri
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The Common, Royal Tunbridge Wells TN4 8YU, England
+44 871 277 7101
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Reviewed 12 December 2018

Great old school club vibe with sticky floor and walls plastered with gig posters. Very popular with locals and music lovers. Get the newsletter in your inbox to keep track of visiting bands.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank ChrisD5106
Reviewed 7 November 2018

Great place for gigs, not very expensive drinks and very friendly atmosphere and it's just at the heart of Tunbridge Wells (few minutes from the train station.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Irena S
Reviewed 10 October 2018

We were traveling from the US and I thought we should do something that no other Americans would be doing. We saw the Smyth's, a Smiths cover band. They were great, they nailed it! The guy who is like Morrissey was fantastic. It was a...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank saharadweller
Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

A great and dynamic performance of the Jam'd music. The Forum is a marvellous and award winning local music and arts venue with stunning sound quality

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Colin P
Reviewed 2 October 2018

Its a brilliant venue - small/intimate, reasonable entrance prices, friendly, rough round the edges, drinks not too expensive, no dress code, hardly anywhere to sit, garden for summer months. A proper old fashioned small gig venue thats as good as you'll find anywhere. 5 mins...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank PaulIanLyons
Reviewed 24 September 2018 via mobile

lovely small venue, small stage at the back, good sound system, brilliant atmosphere, recommended. train station is a 5 minute walk away with a taxi rank outside.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Neill S
Reviewed 19 June 2018

Go on the right night with a bunch of friends and its a fab venue ! Check out the gig list before you go some of the bands/evenings might not be to your taste. 80's nights are a blast but get booked up quickly ….

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank wizzer61
Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

Great venue and great bands... a must for all live music fans. There are other places to go in TW but they can be a bit hit and miss... The Forum has the best bands and sound, all at affordable prices.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank greg m
Reviewed 11 June 2018 via mobile

Popped into this live music venue on way from the pantiles gin festival , this venue has staged up and coming major band's over the years . The building used to be a public toilet many many years ago . I have been here many...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank nigelrandall
Reviewed 29 April 2018 via mobile

Great bands. Great atmosphere. Great people. Great drinks. What more do you need? Just go if you’ve never been and you’ll go again.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank TibCat
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24 July 2018|
Response from nigelrandall | Reviewed this property |
Car parking , slightly restricted in this area due to construction works , there is a road with parking at the rear . Car park on the roundabout opposite the Tunbridge Wells hotel , just up the hill. Plenty of bars and... More
9 February 2017|
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Response from Tony B | Reviewed this property |
There is street parking in Linden Park Road on the other side of The Pantiles or the Union House Car Park approximately 200 metres south of the venue on the A26.