Published on April 4, 2018 | by Alastair Gilmour0
Where has that year gone?
There has been only one overwhelming response to a comment from Julian Ive. “It’s exactly a year since we bought The Cluny,” he says. The response is always: “Never, I don’t believe it, where’s that year gone?”
It was March 27 2016 that Julian and business partner Steve Parkin took over the pub from Camerons Brewery after simply asking the question: “Do you fancy selling it?”
Julian had been involved with the Ouseburn, Newcastle, ale, art and music pub for 11 years previously so he knew what he was getting into. He beefed a few things up and put more emphasis on The Cluny Kitchen, inspired the 25 staff (who already had a bit of get-up-and go), reintroduced the art gallery space, scrutinised the beer list, and away it went.
“It’s been a fantastic 12 months,” says Julian. “It’s exactly a year, you know.”