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The Cumberland Arms

James Place Street | Off Byker Bank, Ouseburn, Newcastle upon Tyne NE6 1LD, England
+44 191 265 1725
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Great beers and people

Great selection of beers, in my opinion this and the nearby Free Trade Inn are the best pubs in... read more

Reviewed August 25, 2017
Benjamin C
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
via mobile
Great place to stay off the beaten track

I stayed at The Cumberland Arms as I was up in Newcastle seeing my mates band at the nearby venue... read more

Reviewed July 16, 2017
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The Cumberland Arms is a fantastic Real Ale pub offering up to seven real ale hand pulls and a great bottle and keg selection that rotates exceptional beer from breweries spanning the British Isles and beyond and continually looks for new and exciting beers to bring home to share with their customers. It also boasts a fantastic cider selection that customers can savour, having won Camra Regional Cider Pub of The Year four consecutive years.There is an exciting mix of live music all year round with anything from indie gigs to the traditional folk and a generous splash of spoken word nights, theatre, weekly quiz and Ping Pong! Plus there is comedy once a month from The Suggestibles. The back room gives way to a host of traditional sessions most nights of the week, some with a heritage going back over twenty years, feel free to join in or just sit back and listen! The simple but quality bar menu includes up to 6 varieties of sausage and mash with home-made gravy, nachos, twice cooked chips and scampi plus a twist on the traditional Sunday Dinner plus other specials and when it’s sunny the BBQ comes out. Sit on the beer terrace overlooking the Ouseburn Valley and enjoy the views of the city or when it’s cold huddle next to the open fires. We also have a gem of a B&B if you fancy staying with us!The Cumberland Arms really is a great place to settle in and relax all year round.
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James Place Street | Off Byker Bank, Ouseburn, Newcastle upon Tyne NE6 1LD, England
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Reviewed August 25, 2017 via mobile

Great selection of beers, in my opinion this and the nearby Free Trade Inn are the best pubs in newcastle. The staff and customers are all nice and there are regular acoustic sessions and similar events. Bit of a hike up some steps to reach...More

Thank Benjamin C
Reviewed July 16, 2017

I stayed at The Cumberland Arms as I was up in Newcastle seeing my mates band at the nearby venue The Cluny. For what I paid I was very impressed. Huge room and excellent breakfast which was brought up to the room on each morning....More

Thank markbeattie62
Reviewed May 19, 2017

Tucked away, this place is fabulous. Excellent rates for rooms, love music, spacious rooms and attentive staff. Breakfast brought to the room, which sets you up for the day. Busy little gem :)

Thank TillyTraveler22
Reviewed May 8, 2017 via mobile

Having stayed here before, we couldn't wait to come back. Definitely our preferred place to stay in Newcastle; its quirky and very comfortable. Being upstairs from the pub it's convenient and the staff are lovely and welcoming. The rooms are lovely and spacious, with beautiful...More

Thank Sam B
Reviewed April 22, 2017 via mobile

This is a very old pub and seems to pride itself on that. Fine. Personally I'd prefer if to be a bit more up to date and MUCH less toiletty smelly. And have reasonable seats etc etc. The romance is lost on me along with...More

Thank pepsimaxrock
Reviewed April 16, 2017 via mobile

I visit Newcastle once every two or three years and found this gem of a pub a few years back. I really hope it never changes. It's as if entering a post war time zone. Michael Caine as Carter could enter and scan the bar...More

Thank David G
Reviewed April 14, 2017

Visited Cumberland Arms last night for the first time. Ordered a couple of glasses of different red wines and was really disappointed at how awful they both were. The beers are good. Why can't wine drinkers have some decent red wine? Please!

Thank Joanne G
Reviewed October 29, 2016

I stayed in a top floor double room on 20/21st October 2016. I picked the pub as I like it for the atmosphere and eat ale etc but also because I was seeing a band one night at The Cluny a few yards away. On...More

Thank Mark B
Reviewed October 10, 2016 via mobile

Hidden away on the edge of Byker, The Cumbernauld Arms is a gem. We were attending a gig at the Sage and stayed here for 1 night. On approaching the building, you think to yourself, what I have I let myself in for. It looks...More

Thank Andy H
Reviewed October 3, 2016

Nice pub that is a bit of a climb up through the wooded park area beneath it. Good outside seating area, which is also an entertainment area. Nice views down the valley

Thank Russell J
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