Hunter Valley drinking and nightlife

Pub in Hunter Valley

Wollombi Tavern

This iconic pub at the road junction in Wollombi is the home of Dr Jurd’s Jungle Juice, a dangerous brew of port, brandy and wine. Sitting out here on the wraparound verandah is the main pleasure. On weekends, the t…
Bar in Hunter Valley

Goldfish Bar & Kitchen

All wined out? Try a classic cocktail on the spacious terrace or in the lounge of this popular bar, a great place to hang out. There's an impressive spirit selection and it also does a decent line in food. There's l…
Microbrewery in Hunter Valley

Tinshed Brewery

This craft brewery is run by an enthusiastic young local and features 44-gallon-drum tables and a series of delicious beers; let the staff talk you through what's on tap. Good sharing platters of cold meats are avai…
Pub in Hunter Valley


A comfortable Irish pub with beef-and-Guinness pies on the menu, a sprawling beer garden and live bands most weekends. Sitting on the deck here is a convivial Hunter Valley pleasure.