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.

Meal Deals

Goldfish Bar and Kitchen

  • Locals night - last Tuesday night of every month
  • 6pm-11pm
  • 2 for 1 pizzas & 30% off house drinks
  • website

Harrigans Irish Pub (POKOLBIN)

  • Ribs and Wings Wednesdays – every Wednesday; Lunch 12-3pm Dinner 5:30-9:00pm - website
  • Pizza & Pint Thursdays – Every Thursday; Lunch 12-3pm  dinner 5:30pm – 9pm - website
  • Switch Off Sundays Live music, $20; XXXX Summer Buckets and Seafood specials - website

Nanna Kerr’s Kitchen (POKOLBIN)

  • Nan's Neighbours Feast
  • Locals Night Last Friday of the month
  • facebook

Hunters Quarters (POKOLBIN)

  • Locals night on Mondays
  • BYO with no corkage fee
  • 2 courses for $60 or 3 courses for $75
  • 4998 7776

Villa du Pays

  • Locals Night 1st Friday of the Month
  • $59/pp
  • BYO plus 30% off Leogate Wines purchased on the night
  • 4998-7499
  • facebook

Glandore Estate Wines (POKOLBIN)

  • Pizza and wine
  • Saturday and Sunday 12-4pm
  • facebook

Brokenback Bar (HERMITAGE)

  • Wednesdays Rump Special
  • $20 with wine or beer
  • 4998-7288

Emersons (LOVEDALE)

  • Locals night Thursday, Friday night and Sunday night where you can BYO
  • Sunday night is a 3 course set menu for $65 
  • website

Mount Broke Wines (BROKE)

  • Tapas Locals Night Every Friday night
  • facebook

Nightingales Restaurant (BROKE)

  • Sunday Breakfast 
  • Family Sunday Roast Night – Sunday 5:30-7:30pm 
  • website