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 Corn Exchange, Hitchin


Corn Exchange
31 Market Pl

Tel: 01462 434396
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John Stevens
Where did the good times go?
Please Avoid, not really thet good anymore, always empty now
Wednesday, December 27, 2006
Rating: rosettes

Gone down hill since the summer
This place was really looking up towards the summer, it was packed every weekend and the atmosphere was electric. Sadly around midsummer something went terribly wrong and the pub really went downhill, I mean you werenít even allowed to wear sandals in the middle of summer!!
I have been a regular visitor and the last 6 months has seen a rapid decline. Each weekend gets less and less people in, its one of those buildings that needs to be at least half full or it feels empty, the door staff have a bad attitude & the toilets are like something out of a horror film! I would recommend avoiding if you can. Try The Ivory on Brand Street, much better in my opinion - thatís when you can get near the bar, itís always packed!

Tuesday, December 12, 2006
Rating: rosettes

My Opinion!
I've been going to Corn Exchange for a while now and have always had quite a good night - no fights, problems getting served at the bar etc! Although I do agree that it still needs some improvements made i.e. the toliets and dance floor. I find that the crowds make it a better night, although this then does cause problems as the dance floor is way too small and the space around the dance floor is too big. The music is varied i.e. some RnB to some Queen, but many people in there seem to like it - including me, probably because I've had a few - most liekly ditto for the others too!! They have also really come down on I.D checks and are now asking people to come in wearing smarter clothes i.e. no ripped jeans, sports wear etc. I have found the Bouncers to be 'Okay' as I have had no problems within, but they could learn some more people skills and be a little bit more helpfull when fights break out in or out on the establishment. Both friday and saturdays nights are as good as each other! Corn Exchange after a few drinks in The Red Heart is the best place in Hitchin to end up in. Try it for yourselves!!
Saturday, October 28, 2006
Rating: rosettes

Rubbish..nightmare come true!!!
Have been out to london, bham and never had any troble and a wicked night! Went to Corn exchange, had to wait 30mns outside because the bouncers were being really rude, didn't get served that quick (took 20 - 30 mins), packed out dancefloor, glasses smashed everywhere, and to top it off we had ignorant bouncers to deal with too! Very appalling, if you want to go somewhere tacky then choose corn exchagne guarantee it will put you off hitchin! Will NEVER go out there again!
Saturday, July 8, 2006
Rating: No rosettes

David Copperthwaite
Every One gives the corn Stick
I am not sure if I am supposed to use this board but I felt I should quickly say thank you to Louisa for her comments. Although not all positive (would be happy to discuss further) I feel fair.
It is a shame that my venue is only ever talked about with regard to Fri/Sat nights. We have worked hard to try & change the image of the venue over the last 13 months away from a night club but I feel we still have a little further to go. We under took extensive refurbishment in January & have introduced better service standards in all areas. We are committed to continuing this in the years to come.

I feel we are some what victims of our own success with regard to the weekend trade. The Corn Exchange has much more to offer than just a venue for the weekend.

I would like to take this opportunity to invite any readers of this site to try our new menu in the hope that we can obtain your feedback & demonstrate to you that we are a Pub for all occasions.

I am happy to offer a 20% discount on your food bill (drinks not included) when you visit us. Please ensure that you bring a copy of this post to avoid any confusion.


David Copperthwaite
General Manager
Friday, May 12, 2006
Rating: No rosettes

Everyone gives the corn stick...
but actually it's a pretty good night out. Yes, the toilets are too small, and yes the bar is too small (but i prefer to go to the pub for a while before anyway), and yes there are quite a few fights around closing time (the bouncers just watch, because once they're out the door it's not their business) but there is a reason why it is packed every friday and saturday. The are strict enough on the door for it not to be filled with 17 yr old rude boys, but they don't id everyone. The cliente aren't quite like the lot you will find at the Ivory, but I find everyone very friendly. I would recommend that you give it a try, if your are looking for a fun night out, the Corn is a good place
Saturday, April 15, 2006
Rating: rosettes

With the likes of Penthouse deteriating with its shuddy, out of date, 80's nightclub feel (not to mention its 50 thousand lights system, and only about...2 work?) and with only the Ivory being a real threat (the age range there is 30+ at least) The Corn Exchange is probably the best night you're going to have in hitchin (i never said a good night...i just said the best possible!) (oh and furtherly...i haven't yet been to Zest since i heard of their obscure procedures of entry...something about taking your ID details of your driving license? So that could be good, but i doubt from what ive heard) The Corn (as its so often obriviated to) varies in style of music, but the DJ's in there are an utter joke. They don't even mix. and jump from style to style. the tempos all over the place, mixing from house, to garage, back to house, then rnb *though having said this, it does seem to work, because the dancefloor is packed every friday saturday night BUT this could be because the dancefloor is small* Then you've got the ever so small toilets. Corn Exchange gets overcrowded, and its dancefloor is minor. Good place to look for a fight aswel...or watch one...guarantee every weekend 2 large groups of pissed up lads will come bounty hunting out the front doors, slamming pound to pound of flesh, breaking as many facial bones of eachothers, and tearing up as much t-shirt they can grapple onto. All in all, i'd say spend abit more cash and go to the likes of london or cambridge. its only 10 quid on the train either way, and if you're sly enough, you can bunk the train! If you are really strapped for cash, and security tagged to the boundries of hitchin, then yes, Corn Exchange it is.
Sunday, April 9, 2006
Rating: rosettes

Check out the Corn...
With the demise of the Penthouse's sound system, the ludicrous door policy at Zest, and the lack of personality at Ivory, Hitchin is very lucky to have such a great venue as the newly re-furbed Corn Exchange.

Manager Dave Copperthwaite takes great pride in providing Hitchin with THE BEST venue. His dedicated staff are polite and efficient, and the door is well managed ensuring a great, safe night out!

If you fancy meeting up with friends for a bite to eat at lunchtime, the food is always spot on and the huge Sunday lunches are to die for!

The new DJ's are excellent and play to accomodate all tastes. However, if you're serious about having a top night, make sure you come to the next Addiction night on Easter Sunday. The last one in February was a real eye-opener and showed the other clubs how to stage a truly memorable night!

With a fantastic (s'cuse pun), mix of tunes ranging from Funky house through to uplifting, and anthemic trance, the Corn provided the good folk of Hitchin with one of the best nights so far this year!

Make sure you go there at Easter, in fact, make sure you go there - anytime!

The Corn is the mutts!

Wednesday, March 22, 2006
Rating: rosettes

depends on who you're with and when you go!
Corn Exchange really does vary. You'll either have a wicked night out or a really shoddy one. I like it, I don't go every weekend at all but I do point out their toilets are rediculously small & never have toilet roll! But, the music is good (if you like house, dance but I personally don't prefere rnb) and they sometimes do drink offers. it's really nice on weds nights with candles and cheap drink deals! My personal opinion is no matter where you go, as long as you're with the right minded crowd and you attempt to make an effort, it'll be good!
Tuesday, March 21, 2006
Rating: rosettes

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