• Suggested Time: 6 hours
  • Gulgong to Mudgee

Nothing says country quite like a pub trail! Grab your mates, breathe in the fresh country air and let's get cracking!

Join us on a journey through the Mudgee Region, where you can find a pub on (nearly) every corner. Here, we present five crackin' local pubs, each offering a fantastic experience that will leave you with a warm full belly and new local friends.

Starting in the historic town of Gulgong, nothing says 'country pub trail' quite like the oldest pub in our famous little gold-mining town, the Centennial Hotel. Built in 1872, this pub continues to welcome locals and travellers from afar, promising hearty meals, cold beer and a sunny beer garden.

Back in the car with a full belly, it's time to take the short and scenic drive back to Mudgee for an afternoon beverage. Next stop - the Courthouse Hotel. This is one of those good old fashioned pubs, where you get no fuss beers, perfectly hot crunchy chips and a seat in the sun to sip the afternoon away. Want to get to know the locals? This is the place to start!

Time to head on foot with your new friends to our next venue - The Paragon Hotel. This is where the music picks up with live local artists and the beer gets a little craftier. Weekly food specials, extensive beer & wine list and weekly live music makes this a favourite amongst both locals and visitors. Tap your toes to the music and settle in for a while.

Just a couple of blocks over and we are trying to choose from the delicious menu at The Oriental Hotel. Pizza, juicy steaks and curry specials await to soak up those couple of beers you've had. Live acoustic music keeps the groove going, as does their gin bar where you choose the gin, mixer and garnish. But don't worry, an extensive beer & wine list is on offer too so you can enjoy your meal with a complimentary beverage.

Time to shake off all the food & drinks with live rockin' tunes just across the road! Our final stop - Kelly's Irish Pub. Downstairs, be treated to local rock & roll, karaoke and soulful acoustics, or head upstairs to boogie to live DJ's and finish the perfect pub trail with a cheeky cocktail or two.

To quote Henry Lawson, 'beer makes you feel the way you ought to feel without beer.' Have fun!

Pro Tip: Please drink responsibly and remember all pubs in Mudgee CBD are within walking distance.

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