Harrigan’s Irish Pub is a pivotal landmark on a Hunter Valley tour.

Set in the picturesque folds of Pokolbin, the watering hole is surrounded by award-winning wineries and the lush expanse of the Hunter Valley Gardens.

The team provide a traditional Irish experience, taking inspiration from Irish settlers that travelled to the region more than a century ago. Today, patrons can tuck into hearty dished inspired by the Emerald Isle and stay overnight in the plush on-site accommodation.

The Harrigan’s Bistro

Set on the banks of the pretty Manning River, Harrigan’s bistro boasts a menu packed full of mouth-watering dishes – we’re talking things like a traditional Beef and Guinness pie that keeps the hotspot’s Irish roots in full swing.

You can kick back and relax next to the cosy open fireplace in the winter months or enjoy the beautiful outdoor terrace and deck when the weather is warmer. Every day brings diners a new treat, too – tuck into ribs and wings on Wednesdays and enjoy a pie with Pinot on Thursdays, for example.

Harrigan’s Sports Bar

As well as an award-winning dining experience, guests can also enjoy the many offerings in the Harrigan’s sports bar. Decorated in a warm, rustic style with authentic Irish décor to keep a tight grip on the pub’s heritage, the sports bar is the perfect place to grab a refreshing drink when passing through the Hunter Valley.

As well as a selection of craft beers, the bar serves Guinness, ciders, and a range of the valley’s best-loved wine. You can always enjoy a drink or two while trying out the gaming room next door that comes complete with a Jukebox and pool tables.

Accommodation at Harrigan’s

When the night is over, it’s time to get your head down, and there’s no better option than grabbing a bed at Harrigan’s Irish Pub. The inn provides a range of accommodation that suits all types of travellers, from romantic rooms to family apartments.

Many of the on-site rooms have their own balconies or courtyards for a relaxing experience and stunning views out across the Hunter Valley. They also all come equipped with kitchens, while some have sofa beds, ensuite bathrooms, and spa baths.

The Hunter Valley is a popular destination for culture lovers exploring Australia, and Harrigan’s Irish Pub is a great place to base yourself while discovering the unique selection of wineries and local farms shops in the vicinity.

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Cameron Ward
Cameron Ward
Managing Director at Sightseeing Tours Australia

Cameron Ward began with a passion for travel and turned it into a thriving tourism business. He co-founded Sightseeing Tours Australia after starting out as a tour guide in Melbourne. Cameron delights in helping visitors get the most from their trip to Australia. Whether he's leading tours or writing about his favourite places, Cameron loves sharing his local insight with fellow travellers.

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