Joe Robertson, who has built more than 50 bars in Newcastle, Leeds, Cardiff and London, also conceived a number of exceptional concepts during the 80′s and 90′s. Each unit had its own conceptual approach and market segment.

Rick’s Cocktail Bar

In 1980 following the substantial success of Pumphreys Bar and Restaurant, Joe Robertson, conceived Ricks Cocktail bar which was an exceptional and innovative concept for Newcastle at that time.

The public house known as Pumphreys was moved to adjoining premises and the first floor continued in operation as the famous Pumphreys Restaurant.

Other bars at this time included City Vaults, Brahms and Litz.