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Source Bar

Open 2020+

4-6 Rose Yard

Maidstone

https://www.thesourcebar.co.uk/

Source Bar 2019

Above photo 2019.

Source Bar inside 2019

Above photo 2019.

 

This is classed as a nightclub.

 

From the https://www.kentlive.news By Vicky Castle, Victoria Chessum, & Sian Elvin, 9 June 2019.

We visited the 'worst' nightclubs and bars in Kent according to reviewers to see what they're really like.

Most of us really don't mind where we go out as long as there are good drinks and music, but other people find their clubbing experience much more important.

So much so that they feel the need to write a TripAdvisor review about the nightclubs. And some are less than flattering.

Here are some of the worst reviews of Kent clubs on the site, with just one or two stars – but compared with what our journalists at Kent Live really think of them.

The Source Bar, Maidstone.

A reviewer gave it one star, and said:- "Entry is overpriced, always full to the rafters, drinks are pricey, security let all the wrong people in and turn away the 'normals'."

We say:- "It's not too bad in terms of music, and some of the entertainment is pretty cool – when I went there was a random dancer with an axe grinder... (It was safe!)

"It is a little expensive to get in and the drinks are too, but I'm not sure what else you expect for the centre of town.

"The clientele leave something to be desired too… One girl challenged me to a fight when she thought I was staring at her boyfriend! I wasn't, for the record."

 

From the https://www.kentlive.news By Andy Robinson, 1 September 2019.

Maidstone's Source Bar to hold special event in memory of stab victim Andre Bent.

He died after a disturbance broke out following a performance by rapper MoStack at "Gallery" nightclub.

Event organisers

Mr Humphrey and his girlfriend Sophie Claire are behind the event raising money for Andre Bent's family.

A special club event is being planned to raise money to cover Maidstone stabbing victim Andre Bent's funeral costs.

All proceeds from ticket sales and profits from behind the bar will go to the student's family or an anti-knife crime charity of their choice.

Mr Bent, from Lambeth in London, died after suffering a fatal stab wound in Maidstone High Street in the early hours of Sunday (August 25).

He died after a disturbance broke out following a performance by rapper MoStack at "Gallery" Nightclub in Bank Street.

DJ Ben Humphrey, who goes by the name Ben.Ny, has used his connections in the music industry to plan an event in the student's memory.

"I work in south east London every day and travel up from Kent," he said.

"You see things on the news but don't think that this sort of thing actually affects you.

"What happened in Maidstone last weekend really opened mine and my other half's eyes.

"We go out in the town quite a lot and it could have happened to anyone of us or our friends or family.

"We haven't taken this lightly as a community and want to raise awareness against this sort of thing. If we make one person put down a knife then we may have saved a life and that's a success.

As a community, we want to show our sympathies to Andre's family.

"I'm hoping we can raise enough to cover the costs of his funeral and give him the send off he deserves.

"In Maidstone, we do not tolerate this and we are going to put two fingers up to knife crime.

"He will get justice but we need to prevent anything like this from happening again."

Mr Humphrey has three younger brothers who will all turn 18 over the next few years.

He said he doesn't want to live in fear that one "might not come home after a night out".

The event at Source will be called Choose Lives, Not Knives and will have a dedicated page in due course.

If successful, there are plans to launch a charity of the same name.

Mr Humphrey and his girlfriend Sophie Claire are behind the event with Richie Carrera, Liam Jelly, Martin Astin, Matt Shipley and Source owners Steve and Rachel Moore.

Two rooms will be playing house music while the other will feature urban music with a line-up of 20-25 DJs planned to play sets.

"We have been inundated with people who want to help out," Mr Humphrey continued. "The last 24 hours have been mental - it has picked up like crazy.

"I have been in touch with the council and some people in the industry about possibly doing a festival next year. Big names have already said they will support it. We're not going to stop with just one event."

Maidstone will see an increased police presence this weekend in the wake of Andre Bent's death.

It will take place at Source Bar in Rose Yard, Maidstone, from 1pm until 8pm on Sunday, September 8.

Tickets will cost 5 and it will be for over 18s only.

 

From the https://www.kentonline.co.uk By Alan Smith, 13 January 2020.

Man taken to hospital after incident at the Source Bar.

Police officers were called to The Source Bar in Rose Yard, Maidstone, in the early hours of this morning after a man was discovered to be unresponsive.

The man in his 20s was treated at the venue by South East Coast Ambulance medics before being taken to hospital.

The incident happened at about 1.40am.

Police said no criminal offences were reported and there were no suspicious circumstances.

 

From the https://www.kentonline.co.uk By Luke May, 16 January 2020.

Brandon Knight, 20, died after being found unresponsive at The Source Bar, Maidstone.

A young mixed martial artist who died at the weekend had been found unresponsive at a nightclub, it has emerged.

Brandon Knight, 20, was discovered by another clubber at The Source Bar, Maidstone, in the early hours of Sunday morning.

The keen mixed martial artist was rushed to hospital, but sadly died.

Tributes have poured in for Brandon, from Gillingham, who was close friends with Kyle Yule.

Kyle was murdered in a vicious gang attack in 2017. He was 17.

In the wake of Brandon's death, Kyle's mum Nikki wrote: "Two beautiful angels reunited now... take care of each other up there and don't start playing tricks on us like you did when on earth love you both."

The former Rainham Mark Grammar School pupil was involved in Evolution Combat Sports Network, which organises fights at Kings Sports Club in Rochester.

Brandon Knight & Kyle Yule

Brandon Knight (right) with close friend Kyle Yule.

"I heard the news Sunday and it has cut me deeply. Brandon you was the nicest lad, you had so much going for you, smart, intelligent, funny, warm hearted, hard working. One of the nicest people I’ve ever met and had the pleasure of training.

"I say this with a very heavy heart, ECMMA family has lost one of our own. I can’t believe it.

"There will be a pot at the gym taking charitable donations to go towards helping Brandon’s family at this terrible time.

"Love ya kid, you will be missed dearly rest in paradise."

His death is not being treated as suspicious and a report is being prepared for the coroner, a spokesman for Kent Police spokesman confirmed.

KentOnline has tried to reach Source Bar for a comment.

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