Yvonne Cleland… That’s a yes from me.
Peter Fairless… Oh, yes!
Neil Cartwright… Remembers? Has it gone???
Andrew Freeman… Oh yes!
Peter Thomson… First place I ever tasted Fosters lager, on a warm summer evening. It was genuine Ozzy fair, imported and served from a tinny. Tasted ok but was significantly stronger than the artificial urine we get now. You want to know how bad it is? Try it at room temperature! This is CAMRA signing off…
Jim Breeds… Definitely!
Patrick Lewis… Quite a few happy nights there in the mid to late 70’s
Jim Breeds… I think you might be right Pat.
Chris Giles… Yes I used to go there …it was a long walk but ok if you were going into scalliwags later
Alan Pepper… Was it opposite what is now AZUR ? I think we did go there 1977 en route to Scalliwags Fridays ‘back in the day’ !! When the Bee Gees ruled the decks . Get on down !
Alan Esdaile… Yes opposite Azur, Alan.
Jane Dorsett… went to mr cherrys every weekend,in the mid 70s,then up Saturdays.
Diane Knight… Passed my college years in there !!!
Leigh Weiland-Boys… Loved it there – used to pop in lunch times when at College, and, like others, before going down Scallis
Tim Moose Bruce… Great place. Went there in the 70s from college. Done gigs in the 80s in all 3 bars ( ground floor, upstairs and basement). Fantastic bands there. The likes of Mick Clarke band, Stevie Waller, Johnny Mars and loads more.
Phil Little… First time I ever came here was to play at Mr Cherry’s.
Lucy Pappas… Spent many a night there…
Kevin Burchett… the staff always came to Scalliwags when they finished there
Patricia Wapshott… Yes I remember … Mr.Cherrys , Scalliwags , The Crypt , Saturdays ….Those were the days
Tony Court-holmes… happy days
Dave Nattress… Yes Alan, that’s correct, opposite the Azur. A bit smooth if I remember – used to come over from Bexhill – a bit of a shock when I was used to the Anchor, Royal Standard and Nelson back in the day!
David Hobgen… Worked there for some time at the end of the ’70s and into the ’80s. Great times and then off to Scalliwags after work.
Wendy Belton… Remember it well as went to Hastings College for a while in the 70s. Last time I ever went in there was for a Hastings High School reunion in the 1980s sometime ….but cannot remember the year. Any past HHS pupils out there?
Nastassja Kaschevsky…Did a few gigs in there, always a great venue!
Diane Knight… Spent many a happy hour there in my college days 😇😇!!!
Simon Walker… Blimey. Takes me back. UAE’s to do lunch there whilst at college from 78-82. Then Scallis until I discovers The Carlisle and rock. Remember cherrys and the bands that played there. Steve Waller, Pete Haycock, and some local bands I had friends in, Ghia, And others who I can’t remember now.
Mark Gilham… Always had a great atmosphere
Ernest Ballard… Great name great place. Very enjoyable times there
Julie Findlay-Jones…. Loved it there.
Brian Lowe… I remember Cherrys
Jill Lawrence… Great place !! Scalliwags too !!! Loved the place the 70’s were the best ! Especially the music !
Jackie Clarke… Loved this pub
Pete Millington… Yep!
Jeanette Jones… Used to go to The James Burton Lounge & Sun Bar when our Son Lim was small, we could have a drink, Sunday lunch & Lim (an only child in spite of our best efforts) got to play with all the children (usually, about 10) that had been sent up from the ground floor bar, by their parents. Jones & I were usually the only ‘adults’ up there. Remember one Sunday another party who seemed to be glaring over at us. Explained when after they’d eaten their meal & before they left, the ‘Lady’ came over & said, ‘Thank You for completely spoiling our Sunday, with all Your children, people like You shouldn’t be allowed to breed!’ Didn’t seem any point in trying to explain.
Nastassja Kaschevsky… Used to play gigs in there
Liane Carroll… Our wedding reception was in their downstairs bar!!
Mark Gilham… It’s a lovely end of the town with Decimus Burton architecture and the amazing Marina building
Peter Fairless… I did like that you could always park outside!
Martin Richter… there was a covenant on the building that exempted them from Mr Burton’s no-alcohol rule
Judy Atkinson… I had a Saturday job there briefly when it was a tea rooms, before it was a bar
Eugene Hughes… I thought that Gareth Barry had bought the place?!
Max Marriott… I had my 21st at Mr Cherry’s!
Samuel Freeman… Great club spent a lot of time in there
Colin Gibson… The scene of buick 6’s first gig
Jimbo Tipler… The place for super-hot-nuclear-heated cottage pie!
Paul Bryant… Does anyone remember Speakeasys in Kings Road?
Pete Fairless… Oh, yes!
Jacquie Hinves… I do! Oh my goodness. I was a frequent visitor there whilst at Hastings College of Further Education. Spent the summer of 76 on the beach and trotted up for replenishment of refreshments. Dirty Derek had the Newsagent next door. Israeli Isaac would always be hanging around. Great days.
Martyn Baker… Hmmmm….. me too Jacquie. A great place to miss lectures wasn’t it?
Jacquie Hinves… Martyn it most certainly was. I wish I could turn back time.
I remember Genesis being played a lot, “Follow you follow me”! Xx
Alamo Leal… Saw some of the Roaring 80’s gigs there..I actuallly played there with my First ever band Dubious Connections.
Martyn Baker… “Oh yes, I remember it well”. (Maurice Chevalier).
John Macer… Does anyone know what happened to Euan and Shirley McKenzie the landlords back in the eighties.
Martin Richter… a great boozer – it had some sort of deed or covenant on it – james burton frowned on alcohol
John Busbridge… Its where I met my Wife!
Tony Court-holmes… many happy hours spent there, did a lot of drinking in there with your bro
Caroline Moor… fond memories
Max Marriott… I had my 21st birthday party upstairs there
Nicola Barfield… Omg I still call it mr cherries can’t get used to it being something else great fun had there good music lively and fun
Just No One… I worked behind the Bar all those years ago when the Landlord was my dear friend Martin Harris & his then wife Pauline.Great times, wonderful atmosphere, live Bands, always welcoming with great selection of Real ales & Food from upstairs dropped down with the lift hatch. Martin went on to organise the Hastings Beer Festivals with great success.
He was a very good person who was honest & genuine but unfortunately he trusted his Staff who were close to him whom most went on to “ leach” on him subsequently with the Queens Head in Icklesham where he was financially abused & left with no respect. A sad ending for a dear very special person who knew how to create a very special environment in Hastings social history,much respected but sadly trodden on by the people he showed respect for.
Alan Vale… Sidewinder did a couple of packed out gigs there, they used to say we were too loud but thats the kind of band we were, very rush sounding plus loads of originals
Dave Weeks… I remember doing a couple of gigs at the bottom of the stairs.
Julie Findlay-jones… Went in there more than a few times brilliant place.
Tony Court-holmes… had the odd ale in there
Terry Whiberley… I remember Mr Cherry’s, always visited when in town visiting friends. It was the place to go for my social circle. Saw some good bands there and my friend having just got wed at the registry office, his dear wife and mother in law and I, went there to celebrate. Very low key affair but lovely venue with friendly people.
John Busbridge… Met my wife there, have first seen her in French’s
Tony Court-holmes… had a few beers in there