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Cumberland Arms, Newcastle Upon Tyne

James Place Street
Ouseburn
Newcastle Upon Tyne
NE6 1LD
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Reviews of Cumberland Arms (Average Rating: 9 of 10) Add Review see review guidelines

Brainy Pool left this review about Cumberland Arms

a fantastic ale house up a steep set of steps from the Cluny, or in a back street off the main Byker roundabout. it’s a no frills place with two sides (one with a piano) plus a music venue upstairs. I enjoyed an excellent stout and relaxed as it was quiet of an afternoon- much livelier later I suspect.

On 13th March 2020 - rating: 9
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Aqualung . left this review about Cumberland Arms

I first came to this pub over 35 years ago, probably closer to 40. At the time its rise to being one of the most famous UK ale houses had already begun. It was one of three Newcastle pubs in the original 1974 GBG. Two of these were in the Byker area and one in Gosforth. In those days it was noted for Bass Worthington Bitter straight from the cask but had upgraded to Bass by the time I darkened its door. Today it concentrates on local micros and some of the more crafty options from others.
It really isn't very far from the Cluny and Ship but it does involve climbing a steep stepped path. The two rooms have been well described below.
There were around ten beers available plus a cider and I don't remember seeing anything mainstream. I went for the crafty options of Northern Alchemy Lemon & Vanilla Oatmeal Stout (£4.10), Tiny Rebel Strawberry Milkshake (£4.90) and Salopian Insomnia (£6.00!). These made quite a varied choice and were in good condition.
I'd forgotten about this place but for me it's worth a 10. It's in most editions of the GBG.

On 24th August 2018 - rating: 10
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Quinno _ left this review about Cumberland Arms

A wonderful hidden-away traditional two-room pub high up on the Ouseburn valley, with a commanding view over the city. A well-worn feel inside, the left room was the quieter of the two bars with a mad two counter arrangement, floor to ceiling tongue and groove varnished wood alongside fantastic stained and frosted glass. Hard to tell exactly what was on over the two bars but I think it was nine ales and a few ciders. I ended-up with Yorkshire Heart Dark Heart Mild (very good) and Northern Alchemy Lemongrass (fine). A convivial atmosphere pervades here. Heard music from the next bar so popped in to see what was going on – the room was packed solid whilst a group of Gaelic folk musicians played. I had a smashing time here and felt a twang of pain at having to leave. With its tricky-to-find location and its unusual opening times, you really need to plan to make sure you work this one in as part of your Newcastle experience – possibly the best ‘pub pub’ in the city. Almost a 10 – 9.5

On 26th May 2017 - rating: 9
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by ROB Camra
Manors, 0.98 miles, 18 min walk (show)
Newcastle, 1.49 miles, 28 min walk (show)
Heworth, 3.23 miles, 1 hr 2 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for Cumberland Arms, Newcastle Upon Tyne
7th Jul 2020, 22:26
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7th Jul 2020, 22:26
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  • Accommodation : Yes last updated 26 May 2017 by Quinno _
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 26 May 2017 by Quinno _
  • Beer Festivals : Yes - October - last updated 08 November 2013 by Will Larter
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 26 May 2017 by Quinno _
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 26 May 2017 by Quinno _
  • Car Park : Yes last updated 13 May 2016 by Pub SignMan
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 13 May 2016 by Pub SignMan
  • Darts : No last updated 26 May 2017 by Quinno _
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 26 May 2017 by Quinno _
  • Function Room : Yes last updated 13 May 2016 by Pub SignMan
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 08 November 2013 by Will Larter
  • Karaoke : No last updated 26 May 2017 by Quinno _
  • Live Music : Yes last updated 26 May 2017 by Quinno _
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 26 May 2017 by Quinno _
  • Micropub : No last updated 26 May 2017 by Quinno _
  • Pinball : No last updated 26 May 2017 by Quinno _
  • Pool Table : No last updated 26 May 2017 by Quinno _
  • Quiz Night : Yes - Monday - last updated 13 August 2019 by ROB Camra
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 26 May 2017 by Quinno _
  • Real Cider : Yes last updated 26 May 2017 by Quinno _
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 13 May 2016 by Pub SignMan
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