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The Cluny

Bar, British, Pub
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36 Lime Street | Ouseburn, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 2PQ, England
+44 191 230 4474
12:00 - 00:00
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Sun 12:00 - 22:30
Mon - Thu 12:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 00:00
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London, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

First impressions were great locations, scruffy but fun and with a glint of great venue appeal... However, after sitting in a sticky chair, being served up cold (most likely pre-prepared) food and having to ask for new glasses twice, the idea of a good night went out the window... The bands on were poor, even though I'd heard they were... More 

Thank LeeMcIntosh
Chester-le-Street, England, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017

We've got tickets for another gig early Feb but it will be the first time in over 12 years that my wife and I wont be having another pre-gig meal here. This used to be honest, real, tasty home cooking. Its now tasteless pre-prepared frozen, deep fried & served up on tiny plates. Prices have gone up too. Big shame.

1 Thank Trevor P
Sunniside, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

Came here with a large group of friends first visit for all , what a awful scruffy place it could be a such a lovely venue . Dark and depressing smelly toilets, no bar in the room had to go up flights of stairs to get your drinks and the prices were absolutely crazy . Definitely wouldn't go back .... More 

2 Thank dornafield
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

Been to The Cluny many times but todays visit was the first in a while, it will be a while before we go back. A fantastic setting, good beers, friendly staff however the place needs a deep clean, overwhelming smell of pee from the toilets, fruit flies abound in the seating area and the food was very disappointing, pizza took... More 

1 Thank 1redguitar2
Hartlepool, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

Has the appearance of a student bar, good location, food was average, has a children's menu but not a great place for kids

1 Thank philipnicholson83
Southampton, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

Looks like a great venue for live music sadly no one playing whilst we were in the area. Young woman behind the bar was really helpful.

Thank Pam W
Co Durham
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86 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

Been to Cluny a number of times to eat/drink. In the past, the food has been great (including great chips, one of my favourite things, a good chip!). As usual, beer and cider were great. Disappointed with our food though, sorry Cluny 😞. Moroccan veg tagine - not nearly enough veggies and hot but lacking flavour. Would have benefitted greatly... More 

1 Thank carolr13
Carlisle, United Kingdom
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233 reviews
173 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

Dropped in for a beer, fantastic place that brings back history of previous years. Well worth a visit if in th Tyne Valley.

Thank Russell B
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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1,216 reviews
749 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 651 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

Was starving and no hints managed to get my friend to order food: still the beer choice was fantastic and (eventually) landed on the Anarchy Blonde Star. The Cluny is a bit of a music institution. Tonight it was a bar with loads of choice and little music.

Thank sleep007
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016

Great bar, great location, great beers and some of the best gigs in the city. Also part of a excellent Ouseburn pub crawl route that is a must do, especially if you want to avoid the Bigg Market

1 Thank stevesasq1

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible
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Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 36 Lime Street | Ouseburn, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 2PQ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Tyne and Wear  >  Newcastle upon Tyne
  • Phone Number: +44 191 230 4474

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?