The Cambridge, Newcastle West NSW

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The Cambridge, Newcastle West NSW

The Cambridge is a hotel located in Newcastle West, New South Wales. They have a bar and offer accommodation.
They have an average rating of 4 out of 708 reviews, with the latest ratings ranging from 1 to 5.
I had a great time here. The staff was really friendly and the place is nice to hang around in and have a couple of drinks. They also get some really good bands in so I would check out their Facebook page.
789 Hunter St, Newcastle West NSW 2302
This venue is currently open

Opening hours

Thursday: 07:00 PM - 01:30 AM
Friday: 07:00 PM - 03:00 AM
Saturday: 07:00 PM - 03:00 AM
Sunday: 07:00 PM - 12:00 AM
This venue is currently open

Opening hours

Thursday: 07:00 PM - 01:30 AM
Friday: 07:00 PM - 03:00 AM
Saturday: 07:00 PM - 03:00 AM
Sunday: 07:00 PM - 12:00 AM

Latest reviews for The Cambridge, Newcastle West NSW

Faji
05/07/2023
Great night out as usual, It's just about the music don't expect a clean wholesome experience just a raw night out.
Nuclear Engineer
28/06/2023
Historic music venue in Newcastle hosting live music since 1958. Aussie greats like the Rubens, Northeast Party House, Pening Duk, Bliss n Eso, Illy, Seth Sentry, Pez, 360, Grinspoon, all played here.

Unfortunately closing to be redeveloped.
Rich Hibberd
09/05/2023
Last days of The Cambridge are on the horizon!Decent, old school sticky carpet mid sized room that has seen many national and international touring bands and artists grace both its stages. Its metamorphosis into a night club most weekends seems to be popular with the younger crowd based on the queues outside but it's best known and loved for the amazing live music it has hosted over the years!
Benjamin Williams
09/05/2023
I haven't been to The Cambridge for the better part of twenty years. I thought I'd check it out before it closes down. Being a casual heavy metal fan I thought I'd see the Iron Maidens, having great reviews and supposedly praised by Iron Maiden themselves. They had an opening act, a band from Western Sydney called Avalanche. Nothing to do with the staff or the pub itself but I really wasn't impressed with either band. I do Event Work and I've worked at some major concerts over the past year. This reminds me that pub gigs can either be good, or terrible. But you know what, life goes on
Jacob Lloyd
30/04/2023
They are now charging entry. As if drinks weren't overpriced enough we now pay $10... CASH (tax evasion alert) to get in. Absolute scam and will be reported to ACCC
Geraldine Williams
25/04/2023
My all time favourite music venue. So sad to see it go, but the memories will remain.
Theodor Postelnicescu
18/04/2023
The place is fantastic, but the experience is tarnished by some security staff, that need a bit of counselling and a more human attitude towards patrons, particularly when a disoriented one is asking for help. Please aproack wit caution the goons at the door, they may have low blood sugar and low expectation will be the name of the game.
Giuseppe Carlomagno
16/03/2023
I've lasted approximately 5 minutes. The time to understand if the smell of urine was coming from the bathroom or the main room was saturated with a putrid smell.
I can confirm the entire venue stink.
Sylvia Carr
05/03/2023
respectfully, so much fun! The best I love it! however... smells like urine. It's known for it too. Like you guys seriously need to clean those carpets. EVERYONE IN NEWCASTLES THINKS IT SMELLS. PLS CLEAN TJE CARPET OR WHATEVER IT IS AND YOU GUYS WILL BE TOP TIER. DO BETTER. PI S S IS MY LEAst FAVOURITE FRAGANCE. LOVES FROM THE LOCALS XXXXX
Abhishek Mishra
26/11/2022
Best club in New castle. Most crowded and open till 3AM. Can go again and again. Amazing music.
Domi
22/10/2022
Bartender was unfriendly, they looked mad when asked for salt with a tequila shot.
Also the dancefloor is unbearable, it sinks so bad, I hat to leave every 10minutes for a five minute break. Who has a capet floor in a club!?!?!!
Emma Bussell
22/10/2022
Great night out!! Excellent choice in music
Had to wait a fair while at the bar but they had a few staff call in sick on the night which makes it really hard for the ones who showed up.
MERCY RENE
06/08/2022
The best for local and international bands. I love the atmosphere here and will be sad to see it go. I've seen many a band here and loved every experience.
kate "Patto" patterson
04/08/2022
The toilet situation there is still so disgusting even after 20years it hasn't changed .....enjoyed the dancefloor though????'?
kate "Patto" patterson
04/08/2022
The toilet situation there is still so disgusting even after 20years it hasn't changed .....enjoyed the dancefloor though????'?
Tara
20/06/2022
I well set up venue for what the gigs and events they put on, however, it's rank. Walk into the band room and your instantly smacked in the face with the smell of human urine so strong your nose doesn't adjust, it's stinks the time. If the cleaning standards were upped, then I'd say it would be a great venue. I won't be returning to find out though, disgusting ?
Niraaz Thapa
14/05/2021
Normally I wouldn't bother but I just wanted to highlight the unprofessional behaviour of your security and on site staff on Friday 14/05/2021. We entered your venue, at 6.30pm and were advised that we will have to re enter at 7pm for legal reasons to have our IDs scanned in, which is understandable. However what is not is waiting for us to order our beverages and meals and then asking us to leave, wait in line outside then asking us to pay in CASH ONLY to be allowed back in to finish everything we have just ordered otherwise it will all be forfeited. When asking your staff on duty why we weren't advised of this when we entered and then ordered, their response was simply "sorry, I just forgot".

I don't think this is acceptable from a venue and it's staff, specially when a group of patrons (>12) are coming to enjoy their night. This has left a very unpleasant and obviously negative experience of your otherwise very enjoyable night.
Corey Mattinson
01/05/2021
I would give this place no stars but its not an option, and im apparently "drunk". They basically kicked me out for talking to my girlfriend when i was sitting down because im intoxicated. Btw my girlfriend didnt get kicked out and shes unable to walk straight, so basiclly this place likes to cycle through the covid limit and get more people in to buy tickets and buy drinks and then kicked out so like go to this place if u want.
mik tee
23/04/2021
A great venue for local and regional.music. This is a fantastic venue to see live music.
Joshua-Blakeley Smith
18/02/2021
I had a great time here. The staff was really friendly and the place is nice to hang around in and have a couple of drinks. They also get some really good bands in so I would check out their Facebook page.
custom teez
19/12/2020
So!I can't say anything other than the Cambo is merely a pub with good tubes and vibes, but what really makes it a truly magnificent venue to visit is the beautiful Maddie behind the bar! She makes everyone feel welcomed and loved! She is the epitome of a good staff, a legendary bar chick as well as a top notch, down to earth soul!!!Honestly, just give her a raise and everyone wins...Ps. Be there tomorrow, and the day after that too because yeh the Madz!!
Sarah Reimer
06/12/2020
Staff was super friendly and went out of their way to help. Always love coming here for some live music, even during these Covid affected times.
nathan blackett
30/11/2020
Still a dingy pub in Newcastle, if you know you know really.Its a great venue for live music and probably the best venue in Newcastle for variety of live music. Playing Thursday through to Sunday most weeks there's nearly always someone to see live at the Cambridge. Staff are extremely friendly and its location is in a pretty good spot for parking and access, unlike alot of the East End venues.
Sandra Kerr
28/11/2020
This is a genuine pub with sticky floors and a great music scene. Lost boys kebabs are a hidden gem. It is full of tradies and locals.
David Rubie
23/10/2020
Old school pub style live entertainment venue, good choice of beers, seating well spaced out, staff are attentive. Great place to see live music
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