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Pubs in NSW

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The pub has been ingrained into the Australian culture since colonial times. As the heart of a township, the charm of pubs across Regional NSW is showcased in their historic architecture, open courtyards, fresh beer and quality pub meals.

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Enjoy a pint in NSW’s pubs

Beer at the Conargo Hotel Deniliquin.

The Hunter Valley’s Willow Tree Inn was named the Best Country Pub in the Sydney Morning Herald’s Pub Food Guide 2014 and serves great locally-produced beef. The Clarendon Hotel in Newcastle retains its original art deco features and serves a great selection of craft beers.

On the South Coast, the Great Southern Inn in Eden offers impressive pub fare and spectacular views overlooking Two Fold Bay. Wollongong’s locals enjoy the Scarborough Hotel thanks to its huge outdoor lawn area and beer garden. The Mount Kembla Village Hotel, established in 1898, offers a great range of beers and specialises in local grass-fed Angus beef.

On the North Coast, the Eltham Hotel in Lismore serves an extensive range of draught beer and specialty ales. Beautiful water views can be enjoyed from the Pacific Hotel in the small fishing town of Yamba. In Port Macquarie, the Town Green Inn overlooks the Hastings River. The Beach Hotel in Byron Bay is directly across the road from Main Beach, and the Lennox Hotel in Lennox Head also overlooks the waves with its beachfront location on 7 Mile Beach. 

In Country NSW, the Jack Duggans Irish Pub in Bathurst is named after the legendary Irish-born Australian bushranger Jack Duggan. The Palace Hotel in Broken Hill was originally built as a coffee palace in 1889 before becoming a licensed venue in 1892. In Millthorpe, Gerry’s @ Commercial Hotel has become renowned for their gourmet take on the pub burger. At the Royal Hotel Moree, diners have a choice between the à la carte Royal on Heber, or the more casual Royal Hotel Bistro.

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