Located in central Mudgee lies a gem waiting to be discovered by travellers seeking a quintessential Aussie experience. The Woolpack Hotel, an iconic country pub, blends historical charm with contemporary allure. From its budget-friendly boutique accommodation to its lively pub entertainment and Jumbucks’ tantalising Chinese Fusion fare, the Woolpack Hotel promises a good time. Here are six reasons to add the Woolpack to your Mudgee itinerary.

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1. The friendliness

Owners, Gina and Jamie Fitzgerald acquired the Woolpack Hotel in 2017. Their goal was simple: to create a friendly establishment where friends, families and travellers could enjoy life’s simple pleasures – with a splash of camaraderie and fun. Whether savouring a glass of wine produced just a stone’s throw away, singing along to live music or enjoying a warm pub meal by the fire, the Woolpack Hotel has earned its reputation as a quintessential gathering place for unforgettable moments and cherished memories. Gina says, “It's more than just a business; it's a labour of love deeply ingrained in the fabric of the community.”

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2. The Food

This iconic country hotel embodies a quintessential Australian pub – a mid-19th century exterior, historic red brick walls, a lively pub garden, plenty of ales on tap and an Aussie pub menu to match. And then there’s Jumbucks; a kitchen dedicated to delicious Chinese Fusion. Tantalise your tastebuds by biting into the signature honey chicken, sizzling Mongolian Lamb or sticky pork belly. There’s even a whole section for dumplings – from prawn gyozas to steamed dim sum – and laksa.

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3. The Fun

It’s difficult to walk past the Woolpack Hotel on an evening without itching to join in the fun. This friendly bar isn’t just renowned in town for a laugh; people visit from far and wide to let their hair down in this iconic pub. Its secret? The Woolpack team, led by Gina and Jamie, prides itself on catering for everyone. Whether you’re seeking your next bottle of local Mudgee wine, fancy yourself an ale connoisseur or prefer your drinks on the sweeter side of the cocktail list, this bar menu has a tipple for all tastes.

But it’s not just the extensive cool, quirky and traditional drinks that have put the Woolpack Hotel on Mudgee’s watering hole map. There’s never a dull moment here.

Whether it’s a food and drink special, Wednesday bingo, a Friday joker draw or super sports Saturdays, there’s an event every single night of the week. Among them, the hotel’s live music is a standout, with a range of regionally celebrated live musicians playing every Friday and Saturday night. Check out the weekly events and enjoy the good times.

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4. The Functions

Where there’s fun, functions follow. The Woolpack isn’t just a place for great food and entertainment, it’s also the ultimate venue for all kinds of celebrations and events. Whether you're planning a birthday bash, a corporate gathering, or a special get-together, the Woolpack Hotel is a crowd favourite when it comes to Mudgee town centre venues. Get the girls together for a night of live music or cocktails in the Butters Room, relax over drinks and delicious food in the Beer Garden or on those big occasions, why not take over the entire hotel? Forget the walk home!

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5. The Hotel

Located in the centre of Mudgee, you couldn’t ask for a better hotel location to explore the town’s offerings, from quaint shops bursting with local produce to picturesque cellar doors and fascinating gold rush museums. Choose from a range of boutique accommodation options, from newly renovated suites to a self-contained flat with a balcony and kitchenette, budget-friendly rooms with shared bathrooms, or deluxe rooms with ensuites. If you're travelling on a budget or looking for a touch of luxury, the Woolpack has a room to suit your needs.

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6. The History

Last but not least, the Woolpack Hotel is steeped in history. Originally built during the gold rush era in 1855 and originally owned by Mr John W. Foreman, the formerly known Maitland Hotel has evolved into a beloved local haunt over the last 150-plus years. While the building’s rich heritage lives on, the Woolpack remains firmly rooted in the present, offering modern amenities and warm hospitality to all who pass through its doors. Discover the magic of the Woolpack Hotel, self-dubbed “Mudgee’s home of craft beer, delicious food and good times”.

The details

Open

Monday to Wednesday from 9:00 am to 1:00 am

Thursday to Saturday from 9:00 am to 2:00 am

Sunday 9:00 am to 12:00 am

Location

67 Market Street, Mudgee, 2850

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