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Explore Like A Local


Where the locals go and what the locals know

This page contains little known things to do around the wine country area that the locals know about and you might want to discover.  It is intended to help find the things that you are most interested in and get the most out of your visit. These things happen on a daily or weekly basis and may require booking ahead.  Each section is organised by locality (Pokolbin, Hermitage, Lovedale, Nulkaba, Mount View, Broke, Wollombi) to help find what is closest to you.

Any monthly, annual or larger events are  published on our facebook page, Handmade in the Hunter Markets, every Monday morning at 6am.

Happy Hours

Goldfish Bar and Grill (POKOLBIN)

  • Happy Hour Every Friday 4-6pm $5 selected drinks
  • website

Harrigans Irish Pub (POKOLBIN)

  • Happy Hour Monday through Friday 4-6pm
  • facebook

Spike Bar & Cafe @The Vintage (POKOLBIN)

  • 1pm -2pm Saturday and Sunday
  • 5pm -6pm Monday thru Friday
  • Applies to Tap Beers and House Wines only
  • website

Matilda Bay Brewhouse @Hunter Valley Resort (HERMITAGE)

  • Daily
  • 10am -10pm
  • Every hour a different beer is featured
  • facebook