Godfather of the Scene

Godfather of the Scene

Joe Robertson Media Archive Looking back it seems a long time since I opened my first restaurant/bar in Newcastle’s Bigg Market. In 1977, Pumphreys Restaurant and Ricks Cocktail Bar sprang to life. They followed thick and fast City Vaults, Maceys, Masters, Berlins,...
Rolling out the Barrel

Rolling out the Barrel

Rolling out the Barrel Beer sales are down, and pubs are emptying and closing all over Britain. But the brewers are putting their faith in a better future for the British pub – with a programme to spend £2 billion over the next three years. It was four years ago, on...
Joe Robertson’s Leisure Dome

Joe Robertson’s Leisure Dome

Joe Robertson Media Archive It’s out with the brown ale and in with the cocktails as Geordie Joe Robertson of Newcastle and Monaco gives Newcastle’s good-time boys and girls what they want. It’s Friday and Joe Robertson of City Leisure plc is standing in the disc...
Personality Profile – Joe Robertson

Personality Profile – Joe Robertson

Personality Profile – Joe Robertson City Leisure’s Joe Robertson is a rare breed of man. When he left his job as DJ at Newcastle’s Club a Go-go he was replaced by Bryan Ferry. He toured with The Crazy World of Arthur Brown and The Who. He managed...