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.

Destination NSW

Destination NSW

May 2023 -
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Mudgee Brewing Co. 

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. 

Dining in the brewery while brewing at Mudgee Brewing Co, Mudgee

Mudgee Brewing Co, Mudgee - Credit: Jackson King, Social Focus

Baker Williams Distillery 

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. 

Baker Williams Single Barrel Australian Whisky from Baker Williams Distillery, Mudgee

Baker Williams Distillery, Mudgee - Credit Rob Jeeves

Three Tails Brewery & Smokehouse 

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.  

Group of friends at Three Tails Brewery, Mudgee

Three Tails Brewery, Mudgee - Credit: Mudgee Region Tourism

Small Batch Brewery & Hop Farm 

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 & Mudgee Beer School 

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 Mudgee Beer School.

Beer cans Hop & Clover Brewing Co - Mudgee

Hop & Clover Brewing Co, Mudgee - Credit: Hop & Clover Brewing Co

Charming pubs in Gulgong 

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.  

Gulgong main street at sunset, Gulgong

Gulgong main street at sunset, Gulgong - Credit: Mudgee Region Tourism

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