Established as a biker friendly pub in the sixties and central to the famous May Day biker rally. The Carlisle has become known for its free live music, mostly Rock, Metal and Punk. Recently revamped to allow the pub to host bigger band nights.

"Whats On" this coming month - Please click on the 'Gig Guide' above for a more comprehensive list


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Thanks to Back Street Heroes for the photograph of the bike built by Grub NCC Sussex.


We’re Back!!!

It’s been a lonnnnggggg lockdown and we’re are looking forward to bringing The Carlisle back to life! Keep an eye on our Facebook page for the latest news – Here’s to the Beer Drinkers and Hellraisers – see you at the bar!!

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2020 is here!

Thanks for you support in 2019, it’s much appreciated! This year, as always The Carlisle will be bringing music from across the genres but mainly Rock, Punk and Metal. Watch out for some new fab covers bands and our all day fests! Sat 11th April we have Hell on High Water 2, tickets available now [...]

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Welcome to 2019

2019 looks to be a great year for The Carlisle. Not only do we have your fave bands returning but lots of new ones to pleasure your ears. We’ve some cracking tributes this year too, tributes to Motorhead, The Sweet, AC/DC, Velvet Revolver and more! If you love your Punk, Rock and Metal – oroginal [...]

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We just wanted to say thanks !

Thanks to everyone who has supported us and the many bands who have played in 2018. 2019 promises to be a corker of a year for live music in The Carlisle. Not only do we have returning faves such as Malagodi, Sacrilege, Black Rose Thin Lizzy and Motorpace, we have so much more – from [...]

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Keep your ears pinned back for gigs at the only ROCK pub in Hastings

If you haven’t visited ‘The Carly’ then make sure you add it to your list of places to visit. The Carlisle is your ‘classic’ biker- rock pub that hosts all types of bands but predominantly Metal, Punk and Rock. We have a huge function room available for private gigs and functions that holds 180 people [...]

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Fat Tuesday 2017!

Hastings Fat Tuesday music festival is the UK’s largest Mardi Gras celebration which showcases Hastings’ thriving music scene –  opening its doors to a wealth of musical talent and music fans alike.   Our timetable for Fat Tuesday 20:10-20:30 – Bosco Rodgers (Flower punk ruffians) 20:40-21:00 – Wonk Unit (Punk) 21:10-21:30 – Nova Twins (Sistas [...]

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