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Stepping Stone Studios

2 Museum Avenue | Week Street, Maidstone ME14 1QX, England
+44 1622 675923
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Love it here!

Everything about this place is brilliant! They do loads of different cocktails as well as beers... read more

Reviewed 9 October 2015
Suzy K
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Maidstone, United Kingdom
It's a trendy bar next to KFC that has live music..not always that busy

It's a trendy bar next to KFC that has live music..not always that busy Nice drinks, average price... read more

Reviewed 29 September 2014
Steve B
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The Alley Cafe at Stepping Stone Studios is an unique cafe in the centre of Maidstone. Hidden down a secret little alley way, packed with great food, drink and entertainment. We serve the best fresh local Kentish produce in a variety of home made soups,delicious salads and sandwiches and freshly baked cakes and savouries. The bar stocks locally brewed ales and ciders, freshly ground coffee and teas, with plenty more on offer to accompany your lunchtime or evening visits. Aside from food, there are weekly music events such as the very popular Born Brave Jam night every Wednesday from 8pm. This night offers an organic open mic night for musicians of all levels and talents. Open til late, this evening offers you a chance to come down and sing, play or simply enjoy the music. Every first Saturday of the month, Stepping Stone Studios brings you fresh upcoming talent from across the UK, in Plugged Out. Bringing choice musicians to Maidstone town as they work their way up. One to watch for quality and new music spotting. Every second second Saturday from 8pm, we hold GIG night, our local bands slot. Reknowned for being loud and noisy this is the night to let your hair down and absorb the bass. As well as the monthly Def Poet's Society and Comedy Club, the studio offers artistic workshops most evenings of the week. Monday - Yoga with Sally from 8pm - £10 Tuesday - Pop-Up Cinema from 8pm - free popcorn! Wednesday - Art Pool from 7pm - creative art classes for adults - £10 Thursday - Life Drawing Class from 8pm - 10pm School holiday Saturday - Art Buzz from 12pm - arts and crafts workshop for kids from 3 - 12 - £10 inc. lunch
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9 Oct 2015
“Love it here!”
29 Sep 2014
“It's a trendy bar next to KFC that has live music..not always that busy”
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2 Museum Avenue | Week Street, Maidstone ME14 1QX, England
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Reviewed 9 October 2015

Everything about this place is brilliant! They do loads of different cocktails as well as beers, spirits, etc. The staff are all really nice and chatty, couldn't do enough for us, they brought our drinks to the table when I was a little tipsy, they...More

Thank Suzy K
Reviewed 29 September 2014 via mobile

It's a trendy bar next to KFC that has live music..not always that busy Nice drinks, average price, music wasn't great but alternative and good atmosphere

1  Thank Steve B
Reviewed 5 August 2014

Don't know what to make of this one. Think Shabby Chic East London meets spit and sawdust. Beer from a can, unisex loos, generally long haired clientele with questionable personal hygeine, yet there was still something fun about it. Perhaps it was the different beers...More

2  Thank Alex B
Reviewed 16 April 2014

Beautiful place lovely people and an amazing food and music! A must go to cafe in Maidstone. would definitely go back.

Thank Fili63
Reviewed 14 March 2014

Cafe, gallery, bar, poetry, jazz, live music and the list goes on! One of the liveliest places to visit with the friendliest staff you'll ever come across. Oh and the community spirit! I've visited a lot of community spaces and never have I come across...More

1  Thank Shazad K
Reviewed 6 January 2014

We went to Stepping Stones as a group of 10 for a Christmas bash and had a fantastic evening. The food was delicious and plentiful, and the staff were friendly and attentive. They made us feel so welcome and catered for everything (even the forgotten...More

Thank YawarrubGirl
Reviewed 25 November 2013

Adorable little cafe with freindly staff and a relaxed atmosphere. Just had drinks but the food looked fab, will definitely visit again.

1  Thank cheriffe d
Reviewed 10 August 2013 via mobile

Happened upon on a Friday night. Lovely live jazz, great low cost wine and great atmosphere.. A lovely find in Maidstone!

1  Thank J7619
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