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.


Halloween 29th-30th 2016

Metaloke (10-09-2016)

Barbed (09-09-2016)

Vexed (03-09-2016)

90% Proof – Final Gig (Again!)

Mick Mepham (28-August-2016)

Black Rose – Thin Lizzy Tribute (27-August-2016)

Motorpace (20-August-2016)

Robert ‘Wobbly Bob’ Davies Funeral


Hostile plus Kaladia and Kaledon

Slam Cartel

Green Haze


Warhawk supported by The Deadlife

Punka supporting 90% Proof

Flathead, iDestroy, Mutant Reavers (01-April 2016)

The Big Blue (28-March-2016)

Easter Weekend Going-Ons (2016)

Kinasis & Xerosun (19-March-2016)

Vicious Nature & Forged in Black (18-March-2016)

Blaze Bayley with support by Dethonator (17-March-2016)

St Patrick’s Day 2016

Fat Tuesday 2016 @ The Carlisle Rock Pub

Motorkill (Motorhead Tribute) @ The Carlisle (27/02/16)

New Years Eve 2015-16 – Rocky Horror theme

The Beagles Live @ The Carlisle (27-12-15)

Fat Tuesday

Counterfeit Quo 28/12/1

LIVE @ The Carlisle – Savage Messiah

LIVE@ The Carlisle – The Pretty Things