Top breweries, distilleries & pubs in Mudgee
Mudgee may be known for wine, but there are plenty of other great beverages on offer. Read on to discover some of the best breweries, distilleries and pubs in Mudgee.
Beer lovers will appreciate Mudgee Brewing Co., housed in a 100-year-old wool store in the centre of town. The family-owned venue also hosts live music and trivia nights. Try a tasting paddle or a schooner of the signature Mudgee Mud stout – first brewed in 1883.
Don’t miss a visit to the Baker Williams Distillery, a micro distillery producing handcrafted spirits and liqueurs including gin, butterscotch schnapps, lemon myrtle liqueur and orancello. Book a tasting to try some of the signature drops.
Head to Three Tails Brewery to try some of the region’s excellent beers, artisan spirits, cocktails and wine, with 21 craft beers on tap. The welcoming spot is kid and dog friendly, and has a number or indoor and outdoor spaces, including a heritage shed. Come with an appetite and try some of the delicious Texan barbecue from Smokin Bro and their famous meat smoker.
Small Batch Brewery use fresh locally sourced ingredients and sustainable methods such to grow their hops and produce their beers. Visit the brewery Friday – Sunday to enjoy a tasting paddle and to stock up on home brewing supplies or mini beer kegs.
Hop & Clover Brewing make ‘no fuss’ beers, and brews include Mudgee honey ginger beer and Irish red ale. You can’t visit the brewery but can sample and purchase the beers at Mudgee Farmers Markets and at Moothi Estate, Roths Wine Bar and Mudgee Rugby Union Club, as well as other pubs across the country. Head brewer Dave also runs classes on brewing beer at the .
Though there are excellent pubs across the Mudgee region, you can’t beat a trip to the historic gold mining town of Gulgong to visit some of its quaint establishments. The Centennial Hotel or ‘The Cenny’ as it is affectionately known, was established in 1972 and serves cold beer and good old fashioned country pub food. A short stroll down the road and you’ll find the Prince of Wales Hotel, founded in the same year, the quirky pub offers award winning accommodation, food and a courtesy night bus. A minutes' walk will take you to the family run Post Office Hotel, which hosts live music, serves great food and of course, beer.