New RBW restaurant to open in Corby later this month

John McKeown has created some artwork for the new RBW restaurant in Corby
John McKeown has created some artwork for the new RBW restaurant in Corby

Street artist John McKeown has been commissioned to bring some some colour to a new restaurant RBW set to open later this month at Corby’s new cinema complex.

John has single-handedly created a large, graffiti-inspired mural incorporating objects and places that will resonate with the Corby community and reflect the town’s history.

This is the first branch of RBW and we wanted to customise it and make the whole look of our restaurant very specific to Corby

David Maich

People will see references to Corby’s steel production days in the old Stewart and Lloyds works, the Sundew dragline, the Rockingham Speedway, Corby Cube and the Olympic pool among others.

RBW director David Maich said: “This is the first branch of RBW and we wanted to customise it and make the whole look of our restaurant very specific to Corby, which has a lot to celebrate.

“We think John’s done a great job and I hope customers like it too.”

Artist John McKeown said: “It’s been great fun to work on this brand new site with a new restaurant brand.

“There’s so much ‘sameness’ on our high streets now and it’s good to work with a restaurant that wants to reflect its location.”

RBW, which serves ribs, burgers and wings, is a new concept from the Spur Group.

Launched in South Africa in 1967, Spur Group has numerous restaurants around the world, including the popular Spur Steak & Grill restaurants in the UK and Ireland.

The official opening of the new restaurant is due to take place on June 24.

It comes after the new Nando’s restaurant opened at the Savoy cinema complex last week.

The site will also have a Prezzo restaurant.

For more information abotu RBW go to www.RBWSpur.co.uk.