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“Awful experience,aggressive and lack of security staff/ support response.”
Review of The Loft

The Loft
Ranked #60 of 68 Nightlife in Canterbury
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Awful experience,aggressive and lack of security staff/ support response.”
Reviewed November 9, 2013 via mobile

I would not visit the establishment again and would certainly not recommended anyone visit there due to high levels of risk involved and lack of support

Visited November 2013
6 Thank Johnny_boi123
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Penzance, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Cocktails galore!”
Reviewed October 28, 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 was a little quiet, but this was to be expected at this time.

We saw that they had special deals on each day, starting at 5 on Saturdays (the day we visited), but the staff were very friendly and helpful, and offered us these discounts straightaway, despite it not yet being 5. The cocktails themselves came in a huge variety. However, the menu was slightly different to the online menu, which shows a definite need for updating the website, but no real problem, as all the classics were still available.

The cocktails we tried were extremely tasty, and there seemed a wonderful flavour for everyone as the menu was so extensive. The flavours covered the entire spectrum of sweet to tangy; a perfect drink could be found for any palette! There were also quite a few non-alcoholic options, which would be fab for any non-alcohol drinking friends.

As for the presentation, the cocktails came in the traditional glasses suited to each one, which we thought was a nice touch. They were made quickly but efficiently, although not always with fruit garnishes, which would have made them more professional looking. But still the flavour was not altered, and our chosen cocktails tasted fantastic!

They had an unique chilled atmosphere, with good music, but it was not too loud so did not prevent conversation. The place was well-kept, and the prices were reasonable. Our only suggestion would be to lower the prices of cocktails, especially on the weekend, by using unbranded versions of the alcoholic drinks. In turn, this would attract more of the student populus, which comprises most of Canterbury's residence.

All in all, we had a lovely experience, and combined with the deals had a reasonably-priced, enjoyable evening in Canterbury. We would definitely re-visit this almost hidden oasis.

1 Thank Laura-Marie M
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Fun place to go out”
Reviewed October 14, 2013 via mobile

Fun place to go on a Saturday night- usually no wait or cover charge. Pretty good music and a nice outdoor place to go. Within walking distance of the University of Kent.

Thank LizzyCohan
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