Our priority is to ensure our students are safe when socialising, The Lounge Bar & Kitchen defines itself as a Student Safe Space and in doing so fully supports and acts with initiatives on student welfare and ensuring safety around late-night activities.
The Lounge prides itself on strong support, policies, procedures and staff training to a level which prioritises safety and wellbeing as an integral ideal within our network.
‘Challenge 25’ is policy at The Lounge Bar and Kitchen, a valid driving license, passport or accredited local authority PASS card will be required if asked to provide proof of age.
The Lounge regularly employs door security for the safeguarding and wellbeing of students, and to ensure it’s licensing objectives are met.
The venue endorses the responsible consumption of alcohol. You will not be permitted in or served at the venue if you are intoxicated. www.drinkaware.co.uk for more info.
The Lounge Bar and Kitchen operates a ZERO tolerance policy to drug use.
The Lounge Bar and Kitchen operates a ZERO tolerance policy to sexual harassment or discrimination.
‘Ask for Angela’ at the bar if you feel unsafe and staff will use the codeword to assist, ensuring you discretely get to a safe space.
Anti-spiking devices are freely available from the bar, please ask one of the team to provide one. If you think you have witnessed drink spiking, then report this.
Get home safe. Follow the ‘Connected Routes’ showing the well-lit and safe paths home. Refuge points enable students help and advice if or when they feel unsafe or in danger. More information can be found on www.canterburyconnectedroutes.co.uk.
Canterbury city is well known for its ‘Street Marshals’ and ‘Street Pastors’ providing assistance to those in need in the city centre during the night-time. Safeguarding students and locals as they travel through the city, giving a positive community relationship.
We ask you respect the local neighbours and be aware of your behaviour upon exit of the venue.