Ouseburn original since ’94

Tyne Bar History | Our Story so Far

The Making of a Landmark The Tyne Bar

In its former life, The Tyne Bar was known as The Ship Tavern; a notorious establishment better known for the horizontal refreshment on offer in the rooms upstairs than for the liquid refreshment at the bar.

Since its refurbishment in 1994, however, The Tyne has provided Newcastle with a very civilized blend of wonderful beer, great music and innovative food. Whether you want to sample the very best of locally-brewed real ales, or simply enjoy a coffee in our unique beer garden, the Tyne has something for you.

Pull up a stool at the bar and choose from a wide selection of locally-brewed craft ales, continental lagers, spirits and wines. Our menu features everything from homemade burgers and gourmet hot dogs, to burritos, nachos and healthy salads – as well as daily specials and a different Free Food menu every Tuesday from 7pm-9pm.

Located in the heart of Newcastle’s Ouseburn Valley, the city’s cultural oasis, The Tyne Bar has been a local favourite for more than two decades.

Famous for its laidback atmosphere and an unwavering commitment to FREE live music, The Tyne Bar is the product of more than 30 years’ experience in the Newcastle pub scene…and we think the pedigree shows.

Operated by the same people who brought you the legendary Barley Mow and the Egypt Cottage in its pre-wine bar heyday, the pub boasts a signature FREE jukebox, a waterside location, and a distinctive beer garden framed by the redbrick arch of Glasshouse Bridge.

Newcastle’s Best Kept Secret – Since 1994 The Tyne Bar

Stop the ‘aparthotel’ being built in Ouseburn Valley – protect our live music! Sign the Petition!

We have serious concerns about the impact a proposed ‘aparthotel’ on Maling Street will have on our live music scene, and the unique character of the Ouseburn Valley.

If approved, we have absolutely no doubt that this 18-bed hotel, to be located between two live music venues (The Tyne Bar and The Little Buildings) would inevitably result in noise complaints and have potentially serious consequences for either venue.

1) The new hotel would stand barely 40 yards from our beer garden, which hosts live music in the summer, and 100 yards from Little Buildings venue and rehearsal rooms

2) We are not convinced that noise reduction measures being proposed will realistically be enough to insulate the hotel or its guests from the live music, and that complaints and restrictions against the two venues would follow

3) We have been on Maling Street for almost 25 years during which time the valley has changed beyond all recognition. We are in no way opposed to progress and new developments, so long as those new developments do not pose a threat to the very thing that makes the area so special

4) Inconsiderate property development around small music venues is a huge problem and a threat to the existence of grassroots venues all across the country, and we feel it would be a terrible tragedy if our music venues were to disappear at the expense of ‘swanky’ new developments jumping on to the Ouseburn bandwagon.

5) We call upon the local authority to recognise the social and cultural value of live music and live music venues in the Ouseburn Valley as key sites of artist and audience development, and as cultural and community assets, and to think carefully about the potential impact of any proposed property development that affects our existing live music spaces

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