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Cameo

Open 2019+

The Warehouse, Station Road

Ashford

01233 885839

https://www.cameonightclub.co.uk/ashford

Above photo, 2017.

 

Classed as a nightclub and not a pub, but I am adding this to the site anyway as they have a drinks license.

 

From the Dover Express, 21 December 2017. By Sean Doherty.

Man bit bouncer’s arm during nightclub fight.

Cameo 2017

Pair plead guilty in court to charges of assault at Cameo.

A BOUNCER was bitten and punched by a Dover man after he was kicked out of an Ashford nightclub.

Lewis Tovey, 24, of Hillside Road and his friend Jay Hubbard, 24, of Church Lane, were involved in a brawl with door staff in the early hours on Sunday, June 11.

The pair were both charged with assault after the altercation outside Cameo nightclub, in Station Road.

Appearing at Folkestone Magistrates’ Court on December 13, both men admitted the crimes.

The court heard how Tovey bit security staff member Brian Powell’s arm while he was being restrained.

He also punched him and broke his glasses.

Restrained.

A second door staff member, Timothy Page, then punched Tovey after Tovey had grabbed him while being restrained.

Seeing this, Tovey’s friend Jay Hubbard, 24, of Church Lane, got involved and proceeded to punch Mr Page three times.

Tovey also pleaded guilty to criminal damage in breaking Mr Powell’s glasses.

In a statement read out to court, Mr Powell said: “The whole ordeal has left me upset.

“All I was doing was restraining him and he took a chunk out of my arm.”

Defending Hubbard, Roger Davies argued that his client was unaware that Tovey had bitten the first door staff member in the affray when he jumped in in defence of his friend.

He said: “Mr Tovey was inebriated and Mr Hubbard was trying to placate him.

“He went beyond what was appropriate.

“He did not see why [the member of door staff] punched Mr Tovey.

“He thought it was a gratuitous blow, he did not realise that [Tovey] had hit the other security guard.

“But he accepts that with three blows, he went beyond what was appropriate.”

Defending Tovey, Robert Quinn said that he had little recollection of what happened that night.

Mr Quinn said: “Going through what happened that night, it comes down to demon drink.

“The night in question, he had been on a night out with friends and they got in a habit of buying rounds.

“Mr Tovey is not much of a drinker. He drinks rarely and he couldn’t keep up.

“He just couldn’t handle it. He got drunk and the rest is hazy.

“He believes that he was assaulted in the night club which led to him becoming angry.

“He believes the bite came after he was put in a headlock and he became panicked and bit out so he could breathe again.

“A reflection of how sorry he is that he has not been out since that night. He made clear in the interview that he was sorry and offered to pay for the glasses.”

Hubbard was ordered to pay a 320 fine, along with a 32 surcharge and 85 costs. He was also ordered to pay 150 compensation to Mr Page.

Tovey was given 12-month community order and ordered to do 160 hours of unpaid work, as well as pay 200 compensation to Mr Powell and 85 costs.

Addressing both men, chair of the bench Robert Quinn said: “The court treats extremely seriously attacks on people who service the public.”

In addressing Tovey, he added the warning: “You could have been on the cusp here of a custodial sentence.

“Not doing the work means custody is a real option.

“If you come in [to the court] having breached, bring a toothbrush and an overnight bag!”

 

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.

Cameo, Ashford.

Cames inside 2019

One reviewer said they were "disappointed" and gave it one star.

They said: "I paid above average local prices for drinks and cigarettes and the Barman had the gaul to serve me a Jagerbomb mixed in a single glass after spending 12.50 on a pack of smokes and one drink. Would not return for love nor money."

We say : "It's definitely overpriced both to get in and for drinks, and the bar serves napkins with the drinks as if it justifies the cost.

"The stairs aren't the best either – completely black so difficult to see and not stumble over in the dark, and it's a maze trying to find all the different floors, which aren't very clearly set out.

"That said, it's a huge improvement on the previous clubs in Ashford, and the door staff are much more strict with who they let in.

"And with three different floors, there's music for all tastes."

 

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