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Essence, Kingston - pub details

Address: Riverside Walk, Kingston, Surrey, KT1 1QN [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 31616) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest train stations Kingston (0.3 miles), Hampton Wick (0.3 miles), Norbiton (1.1 miles)

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> Current user rating: 5.3/10 (rated by 18 users)
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user reviews of Essence, Kingston

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Essence is now no more. Developed on the site of the old Royal Barge sports bar, this place was marketed as bringing a west end vibe out to Kingston however, all it did seem to bring was swathes of chavs.

The old RB did need to go really as it was very run down and tired looking and considering its prime riverside location it could definitely be something better. Admittedly, Essence did look smart (if you like that kind of bar) and the DJ's was of a high standard.

Where they went wrong was when they decided it was a good idea to play grime music and one night when a well know grime artist (I use that term loosely) was performing it went off in a big way and a large amount of arrests had to be made. It was noted that about 70% of the punters in there had a criminal record.

License gone! I wonder what it will become next????
BeerGutt - 29 Nov 2015 18:22
it never can be a central london bar this place. as commented below - thumbs up for the decor but thats about it. pricey, not friendly.
darmstrong - 11 May 2011 13:27
Poncy bar...visited one, that was enough!
T_Burne - 20 Apr 2010 21:05
Was in this bar on Fri night, it was so dull and full of people trying to hard, left after 10 min.
Bronte - 18 May 2009 19:11
14 reviews and not one mention of beer. I think I get the message.
bee578 - 17 Dec 2008 16:31

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