Rock the Caskbah
"Putting the personality back into public houses” .........
Rock, Soc(ial) & Barrel
Photograph by Damian D'Arcy
This music micropub concept is the brainchild of two friends, who met by chance in a Nottingham bar many years ago, unknowingly, with the same dream.
A couple of likely lads, who bonded instantly, sharing the same passion for success, music and socialising, without the need to be the richest, just hungry for being the best and offering the best to those who want it.
Having traded independently in their own ventures and together harmoniously for a particular giant licensed corporate business, Paul Topley and Craig Sharp-Weir, both with proven track records and very adept in the licensing and retail sector, share a common interest in hospitality and great customer service, and plan on creating a unique micropub, with a mini beer festival style operation and rock 'n' roll vibe. The fusion of a relaxed, welcoming bar atmosphere, classic music and live acoustic performance all under one roof. Think of the 'Caskbah' as a safe place you'll never want to leave, somewhere to hear great music, socialise, and drink premium beverages directly from a tapped cask vessel.......
Rock, Soc & Barrel!
In 2020 the ‘band of brothers’ partnership dissolved when Paul decided to sell his stake with a view to go solo nearer home in Nottingham. Ironically, as is often the case in the entertainment business, you could say that ‘musical differences’ did play a part in the split, but the next chapter saw the concept turn a corner as life long friend Richard Creek turned the page by returning into ‘Craig’s World’, 2 decades after they had first met and bonded. Richards journey during this temporary separation had also been in the hospitality and entertainment sector, peaking with the success of a similar bar in Malta with his soulmate and partner Natalie. After taking a year out to travel, rocking round the free world, they were refreshed and ready for another challenge. The duo reinvigorated the Cask Bah and restored Craig’s original passion for the concept.......... The rejuvenation was like the Bohemian Rhapsody headbanging car scene from Waynes World .....exciting and ‘groovy times’ were ahead.....a ‘revolution rock’.... ‘a brand new rock!’
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Richard 'Apollo' Creek
Craig ‘Strummer’ S#arp-Weir