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PUB LIST PUBLIC HOUSES Paul Skelton

22 May 2015

Zee Bar

Closed 2017

50 High Street

Royal Tunbridge Wells

Zee Bar

Above photo 2017.

 

More of a night club than a public house, and doesn't look to me to be the sort of place I would want to frequent. Full of testosterone, fights and antisocial behaviour I would say.

It appears to be in the cellars underneath 50 High Street

View a video of their opening night on 22 May 2015 from Youtube:- https://youtu.be/9kmBkZ8HUzQ

 

From the http://www.kentonline.co.uk 4 March 2016. By Suz Elvey.

Arrest after bottle attack in Zee Bar, Tunbridge Wells.

Officers investigating a violent attack, which saw a man's face slashed with a glass bottle, have made an arrest.

The shocking attack happened in Zee Bar, Tunbridge Wells, in the early hours of Sunday, February 21 and left a 23-year-old man with deep cuts to his face, including near his eye.

Police released CCTV images in a bid to find the person responsible and today revealed they have arrested a 31-year-old-man from Crowborough on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm with intent.

The man has been bailed, pending further enquiries, to appear at a police station on Thursday, April 21.

As a condition of his bail he is not permitted to enter Tunbridge Wells between 8pm and 6am on any occasion.

The attack happened between 1am and 1.35am when the victim was ordering a drink at the bar.

The attacker is said to have smashed the bottle into the young man's face before repeatedly attacking him with the shards of broken glass, causing a number of serious cuts and lacerations.

DC Claire Black said at the time of the attack: “This appears to have been a completely unprovoked assault. The victim did not know his attacker and the level of violence used is shocking.

"This young man required multiple stitches and will almost certainly be left with some permanent scarring.”

Anyone with information should call police on 01622 604100, quoting reference XX/3908/16. Alternatively contact Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111.

 

From the https://www.timesoftunbridgewells.co.uk 17th August 2016.

Tunbridge Wells club ends fight for longer hours.

The Zee Bar has withdrawn its application to stay open until 4am on Friday and Saturday nights.

The High Street nightclub, currently restricted to a 3am closure on both evenings, also applied to serve alcohol on Wednesdays and Thursdays until 3am. Currently it can stay open on Wednesdays until 2am and Thursdays until 3am, but alcohol can only be sold on these days until 1am.

Tunbridge Wells Borough Council’s Licensing Sub-Committee was due to decide on Friday August 19 until the Zee Bar made a late withdrawal of its proposal.

There were 18 objections to the premises application, with concerns raised about public nuisance, crime and disorder, public safety and child protection.

 

From the http://www.kentonline.co.uk 8 September 2016. By Claire McWethy.

Tunbridge Wells: Crowborough man Benji Peers charged after bottle assault at Zee Bar in High Street.

Detectives investigating a serious assault at a Tunbridge Wells bar have charged a man.

A 23-year-old man suffered a number of facial injuries after he was reportedly struck with a bottle at the Zee Bar, in the High Street in February.

Benji Peers, 31, of Fermor Road, Crowborough was later arrested in connection with the incident.

Peers has now been charged with an offence of wounding with intent and has been bailed to appear at Maidstone Magistrates’ Court on Thursday, September 22.

 

From the https://www.kentlive.news 9 November 2017.

The Tunbridge Wells nightclub where crime is reported.'

Zee Bar, High Street

A total of four people were charged with violent offences against the person between August 9, 2014 and September 1, 2017

Zee Bar had a total of 38 violent offences recorded between August 9, 2015 and September 1, 2017.

 

How many times police were called to each individual club

MooMoo Clubrooms : 98

Zee bar : 77

Pitcher and Piano : 70

 

The High Street bar had more offences overall recorded on its premises than "Pitcher and Piano" (with 77 cases) but less violent offences.

Of the violent offences reported, two people received cautions and four people were charged.

Again it is worth noting that this bar only opened in May 2015.

All three clubs were contacted for comment on the matter but had not responded by the time of publication.

 

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