Supplied by John Busbridge
John Busbridge… A very early haunt of mine, Barry Herbert used to be behind the bar, up two flights of stairs. I nearly got barred for flicking a stack of 6 pyrex type plates like beermats and missing them on one occasion!
Dizz Corinne Ryder… My parents used to take us there for food. A lovely family business! Too young for the club!
Nick Webb… What year was this , used to live down stairs in the coffee bar as a teenager with Sue ? behind the counter .
Alan Esdaile… it was 1969. The club was a door at the side of the building and then lots of stairs to the top
Dizz Corinne Ryder… I don’t remember but I think the family were Spanish, the elder daughter was called Cynthia, her mama used to take the orders.
Mike Mitchell… She was always “Mrs Fiesta” to us
Andy Qunta… Spent many happy hours sitting in that coffee shop when I was a student at Hastings College – often while I was supposed be attending a lecture or class. Great jukebox! Good times!
Richard Brimm… I used to go their withJohnny Upton before I had a car and near the end of the Witch Doctor it was quite small
Rachel Rayburn… I spent many hours in the Fiesta – upstairs more than down. Hey Jude always reminds me of those times. Barry has a sister called Irene who I knew well.
John Busbridge… I knew both Barry and Irene well they used to live just round the corner to me in Charles Road West
Pat Weston… Loved that coffee place, up the back stairs could always find someone you knew hanging out. Barry Herbert used to serve coffee
Alan Esdaile… I was talking to Terry Corder on the radio today and we both think, that the upstairs club also had another name? Anyone remember? I can recall they have pinball tables and the windows were multi coloured .