Pub dining favourites

Hearty meal: Enjoy warm food and a cold beer during the colder months at some of the best 'locals' around.
Hearty meal: Enjoy warm food and a cold beer during the colder months at some of the best 'locals' around.

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A hearty meal in a cosy pub is hard to beat in winter.

Check out these local favourites:

The Welder’s Dog Craft Beer Bar

The Welder's Dog Craft Beer Bar originated in Armidale in 2014, with their second bar opening in Tamworth in 2017.

You’ll love the BYO food option which allows you to bring any food item. May we suggest pizza goes down great with a fresh cold beer!

There is also a ‘build your own platter’ fridge where you can select from fresh, locally sourced meats, cheeses and antipasto options.

The business believes in supporting independent brewers and local wineries and you'll find an ever changing list of Australian producers on tap and in the fridge.  

The two bars are located at 120 Marsh Street, Armidale and 37 Dowe Street, Tamworth.


Enjoy Colly Creek award winning steaks at Graze Restaurant and Bistro at Willow Tree Inn. The inn is located on the New England Highway exactly half way between Scone and Tamworth.

All the beef and lamb used is pasture fed and grain finished and comes directly from Colly Creek Pastoral Company located just down the road at Willow Tree.

Only the best steers are selected for the in-house dry aging room, which has a viewing window so you can see this specialised process. 

Graze Restaurant and Bistro at the Willow Tree Inn is located on the New England Highway Willow Tree. Phone 6747 7711

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Tamworth's first ever gourmet burger bar Williamsburg, is located inside Tamworth’s historic Mechanic’s Institute on Brisbane Street.

Williamsburg is a culinary vision that was three years in the planning by Tamworth locals, the Fielding family.

You’ll find a range of delicious options for all tastes. Burger options for beef, bird, vego and spicy. Meals to share and pizza’s for the whole family. There’s also some mini burger options for the kids as well as ‘make a mess dessert.’

Find them at 87-93 Brisbane Street, Tamworth. Phone 6766 3845

Imperial Hotel Gunnedah

Families are welcome at the Imperial Hotel Gunnedah for some great value lunches six days a week and dinner Thursday to Saturday. Good for a more traditional pub experience complete with pool table and a juke box.

The menu has all the pub dining favourites including beer battered fish, chicken schnitzel and a range of steaks and sauces. Daily specials include seafood basket and prawn cutlets.

Find them at 16 Chandos Street, Gunnedah. Phone 6742 0176.