Newcastle Upon Tyne Ouseburn Beer Guide: Your Newcastle Upon Tyne Ouseburn guide to beer, beer bars, breweries and brewpubs

Latest reviews from Newcastle Upon Tyne Ouseburn

80 /100 ARCH 2 STEPNEY BANK
“Located under an arch above the canal in Ouseburn, basic refurbished interior with main bar and some picnic table style seating. Very friendly staff, nice and breezey under the arch after the walk up. Has a great selection of their own Newcastle brewery beers available. Recommended.“
danlo 862 days ago
70 /100 ARCH 2 STEPNEY BANK
“Visited 6/6/2018. Situated in a bridge arch just up from the Cluny. Cool new place offering 10 taps and a small selection of bottles. Half keg lines from in-house Newcastle Brewing plus some guests. Has seating area inside bar (though on this visit a lego building - yep lego - event was on so no seating inside). Has an outside yard with the bridge for a roof and a large log fire (though still chilly even in June). Food is mainly burgers from the kitchen on the other side of the yard. Service was good and became more chatty as night wore on. Bit expensive but then it is 'craft'... Enjoyable visit.“
Grumbo 907 days ago
80 /100 JAMES PLACE STREET
“Visited 6/6/2018. Very interesting history to the place and how thanks to 2 different periods of demolition around it, it now stands isolated and seemingly remote oasis of calm yet very close to the hussle and bustle of Newcastle and Byker. Good selection of well kept local ales available. A few bottles. Northern Alchemy feature quite strongly though currently few bottles available as they are moving from their current premises alongside the pub. Friendly service and locals. Lovely sun-trap seating area out front. Very enjoyable visit.“
Grumbo 907 days ago
64 /100
Kiln (Bar)
HUME STREET, UNIT 4,
“Visited 21/5/2018. Quirky place (note the photo which has been added to the place is not this Kiln, it's for one in Newcastle, Staffs), this is a working pottery with a cafe/bar attached. Easy to walk by not realising what it is. Inside seating mainly, with a small sun trap patio garden which is nice in the sunshine. Just a couple of macro taps but offers a chalk board of almost 50 bottles including many local brewers ales plus a selection of craft from further afield from mainly the usual suspects. Staff were keen, though didn't know their beers. And main downer for me were all beers were fridge cold regardless of whether they were craft or Real Ale. That aside, worth a stop if in area, and doing the walk from Arch 2/Cluny down to Ouseburn valley to the Tyne, especially if need a hand-crafted bowl...“
Grumbo 920 days ago
68 /100
Cluny (Bar)
36 LIME STREET
“Visited 21/5/2018. Wasn't for a gig so atmosphere was more subdued. Comfortable surroundings for a drink anytime, with a reasonable selection of taps. No 3rds, but tasters readily offered. Pleasant service. Outside drinking available but only in plastic glasses. Food available but didn't eat here. Looks like a great music venue, but rated as a pub. Worth taking in if doing the Ouseburn valley walk.“
Grumbo 920 days ago
90 /100
Cluny (Bar)
36 LIME STREET
“Visited this venue for the first time for a gig. Was immediately impressed with the bar with a number of cask ales, ciders and keg beers from Wylam, Magic Rock etc. Excellent music too. Very good venue for a gig (although the bar inside isn't as good for drinks, you can take drinks through from the main bar). Wish all venues offered this much selection but I'd come here for the pub regardless.“
joetownpunk 1184 days ago
70 /100
Kiln (Bar)
HUME STREET, UNIT 4,
“Bar/cafe attached to a pottery in the Ouseburn area of Newcastle. We visited on a bank holiday Sunday afternoon, ouside space was full, but there was a nice table inside in a big room featuring lots of distressed wood and brick. The pottery is behinf a large glass window, and the products are on display around the bar area. About 6 kegs with nothing startling, but a big bottle selection, featuring a lot of local brews, but also some more exotic stuff. Arty Crafty Bohemian atmosphere, points reduced as the guy serving us seemed a bit out of his depth. Our wives wanted cocktails, and we’d almost finished our beers by the time they arrived. I’d add it to the Ouseburn trail though.“
Martin243 1194 days ago
70 /100
Cluny (Bar)
36 LIME STREET
“Visited in February 2016. The fourth pub on our Ouseburn stroll. In some ways the least impressive of those. Felt more like a bar in an arts centre & music centre (which it is) than a pub. As a pub it leaves a little to be desired in terms of atmosphere. As a bar in an arts centre it’s excellent. The range, spread across cask, keg and bottle, is very decent. Essential in that you’d be mad not to do an Ouseburn crawl when you’re in Newcastle and this is on it. To be fair, some of the other stops are so excellent that paling a little in comparison is no disgrace at all.“
chriso 1353 days ago
78 /100 JAMES PLACE STREET
“Visited in February 2016. Third pub on our Ouseburn wander. A bit of a climb up from the riverside. Doesn’t look anything special from the outside but it’s a cracker inside. Not at all ornate but has that sort of borderline scruffy but welcoming, eclectically furnished, slightly eccentic bohemian style that makes you feel tright at home without putting effort into it. The beer range is pretty impressive too across a bank of half a dozen casks and a number of craft kegs. Beers from Two By Two, Northern Alchemy and Tyne Bank featured. Quite a few ciders too. Another must-visit stop on the Ouseburn crawl.“
chriso 1353 days ago
72 /100
Cluny (Bar)
36 LIME STREET
“Modern cultural venue, open to the public bar on one side with a decent mix of beers, less choice in the venue but still offering something interesting. Oh that all venues offered such choice.“
Scotty001 1485 days ago
78 /100 JAMES PLACE STREET
“Superb old fashioned bar, marvelous that it survived all the urban renewal that surrounds it. Friendly, more than decent ale, endearingly eccentric.“
Scotty001 1485 days ago
68 /100
Cluny (Bar)
36 LIME STREET
“The Cluny is not pubby at all - it’s more of a music venue (in fact there was loud music coming from a gig next door when we visited) and it feels like an arts centre or a place where youngsters would go before a night out on the town. It does have appeal though, not least because the beer range was very good, with about ten casks on offer. (Visited 9 February 2016).“
Boudicca 1579 days ago
76 /100 JAMES PLACE STREET
“We approached the Cumberland Arms via some very steep steps up from the River Ouse. From the outside it looks rather ordinary (in the dark at least) but inside is a revelation. There are two rooms, one with a hatch to the bar in the main room. We sat in the smaller room, which was like being in someone’s very cosy and comfortable living room. It has a stove and a book and games shelf. There’s a blackboard over the fireplace with an impressive beer list chalked up - seven hand pumps and some kegs, including three Northern Alchemy ones when we were there. A nice place, and I imagine during the day it has good views from the garden too. (Visited 9 February 2016).“
Boudicca 1579 days ago
78 /100
Cluny (Bar)
36 LIME STREET
“Visited during 2016 Ouseburn Festival. Large bar with modern interior and good selection of cask and keg beers.“
danlo 1615 days ago
78 /100 JAMES PLACE STREET
“Stayed overnight here on the recommendation of SilkTork, thank you sir! The rooms were spacious, comfortable and cheap. The pub itself has two rooms, one of which was for musicians - three fiddles, a banjo, some other stringed instrument I didn’t recognize, and a guy who played harmonica and spoons. Fantastic. Beer range included a handful of cask, quite a few craft, and ciders and perry from near and far. Very friendly staff. Great place.“
Travlr 1620 days ago
80 /100
Cluny (Bar)
36 LIME STREET
“Very big bar, which felt a bit empty on a normal Thursday afternoon, but I can imagine being great with more folk around. Excellent selection of cask, keg and bottles. Good food, good service, good value.“
allmyvinyl 2583 days ago
80 /100
Cluny (Bar)
36 LIME STREET
“Trendy alternative bar, part of the Cluny venue where less mainstream music acts feature. Lots of wood and bare brick. Often rammed, expensive and noisy, but the selection is usually good, the service efficient, and there is a great outside space for the summer. I’ve had food here once and it was good, and people usually report a good a good eating experience. An essential stop on the Ouseburn trail.“
Martin243 2631 days ago
78 /100 JAMES PLACE STREET
“One of Newcastles oldest real ale bars. Eccentric, alternative and resolutely individual. Shabby chic, frequented by arty and alternative types. How much you enjoy it might depend on your tolerance of morris dancers and social workers, and I am a social worker: Works best for me as a stop-off on a pub-crawl around the Ouseburn Valley, but I have never failed to find a good beer, and a coal fire in winter, or a lovely outside spot in summer. Recommended.“
Martin243 2631 days ago
80 /100
Cluny (Bar)
36 LIME STREET
“Large bar that does some fantastic, if simple, food and has a great range of beers. As a result is busy both lunchtime and evening despite its out of the way location. Sits aside 'Cluny 2' which has a great live music reputation. On the whole - worth going out of your way for.“
DnAuK 3121 days ago
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