The Family Hotel, Newcastle NSW

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The Family Hotel, Newcastle NSW

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The Family Hotel is a hotel located in Newcastle, New South Wales. They have a bar and great food and drink options. They also have a great dine-in restaurant - you may be able to download their menu on their website.
They have an average rating of 4.3 out of 545 reviews, with the latest ratings ranging from 1 to 5.
A place that has a groovy, quirky and down right cool bar. This place also sells the most delicious plant based food while always allowing dogs come in. What a place ! Highly recommend for a hangout place
635 Hunter St, Newcastle NSW 2300
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Opening hours

Monday: 05:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Wednesday: 05:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Thursday: 05:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Friday: 12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Saturday: 12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
This venue may be temporarily closed

Opening hours

Monday: 05:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Wednesday: 05:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Thursday: 05:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Friday: 12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Saturday: 12:00 PM - 12:00 AM

Latest reviews for The Family Hotel, Newcastle NSW

Ron McGregor
18/11/2023
Bring your dog to trivia and enjoy the vegan menu in a hotel that displays the signs of many a good night. Brilliant fun and great beer selection
Ryan Mcloughlin
30/10/2023
hope this finds you in good spirits and with a high tolerance for eccentric customers like myself. I regret to inform you that I find myself compelled to register a most unusual complaint, which involves a peculiar series of events during a recent stay at your delightful establishment.

You see, tonight my trusty comrade-in-dancing-crimes and I were enjoying our night at family hotel like any normal guests. Little did we know that our superior dancing skills, paired with the Nu-metal collection of timeless tunes from two decades ago, would cause such a ruckus.

Picture this, if you will: a beautifully choreographed display of youthful exuberance, unleashing our inner Mick Jagger and Justin Timberlake, captivating the gaze of all onlookers. Yes, our passion for dance took center stage, as it tends to do.

However, to our deep dismay, we were unfairly accused of "dominating" the dance floor and making the ladies weak at the knees - so much so that they were allegedly rendered "wet." Oh, the horror! We had no idea our smooth moves had such a drastic effect on the physiological state of our fellow guests.

That fateful night, after our incredible performance, we were approached by a grim-faced hotel staff member, who promptly demanded we leave the premises. Astonished, we assumed they wanted to offer us a consultancy job in the art of dance or perhaps present us with a golden trophy for our undeniable prowess. Alas, we were mistaken.

The staff member's explanation for our expulsion was nothing short of baffling. Apparently, the music selection we had been joyfully vogue-ing to - hits from two decades ago - was more appropriate for a "nostalgia-themed music festival" than a family-friendly hotel. And here we were, innocently assuming that a hotel would have known to update its playlist since the turn of the millennium.

Furthermore, let me stress that the allegations regarding soaked ladies were nothing but outrageous and unfounded. It seems highly unlikely that our routine was so spectacular that it caused accidental water damage or triggered a spontaneous monsoon indoors. We regret to inform you that we are not, in fact, magical rainmakers.

In light of these regrettable misunderstandings, we kindly request an apology and a reimbursement. As fellow aficionados of ancient melodies and accidental waterworks, we trust in your understanding of our fiasco and hope that such extraordinary situations can be handled with grace and a sprinkle of humor
Sandra Bourke
01/08/2023
Burger was completely vegan which was unexpected, not advertised clearly enough for this country girl.
Mike Moore
29/07/2023
Chilled out very cool atmosphere. Bar staff were very welcoming and friendly. Drinks were not overpriced, and cocktail were mixed really nicely. Will definitely go back next time I'm in Newy.
Pranit Anand
10/06/2023
Friendly staff, great food, great atmosphere. Highly recommended. We took our dog with us and it felt as we we're completely at home, loved it
Scarlet Finch
10/06/2023
A place that has a groovy, quirky and down right cool bar.
This place also sells the most delicious plant based food while always allowing dogs come in.
What a place !
Highly recommend for a hangout place
B C
29/04/2023
Great bar for after dinner, drinks, great vibe
i LAN
28/03/2023
Great old school pub with pool comp, great beers, good food.. garlic rosemary gravy is awesome!! Friendly staff and plenty of room.. recommended
Graham Rodda
09/03/2023
A fun and vibrant pub. Pub food is fresh and tasty. Some independent craft beers but no locals. Music bingo on Wednesday nights very entertaining.
Ragul Deep
03/02/2023
Great ambience, lovely staff!
Max Ventura
24/10/2022
Moonie is such a good bartender. He is literally the shining star of The Family. I've never been so impressed by a bartender. Great pub. 10 out of 10. Don't miss it if you're in Newcastle.
Ben Hewitt
03/10/2022
An iconic venue in Newcastle. Would definitly reccomend going here, especially if there is live music on, the moshes are just next level
wendigoslaughter
10/08/2022
Love the vibe of this place, friendly staff and delicious food. Southerner Tacos are a must in my opinion.
wendigo
10/08/2022
Love the vibe of this place, friendly staff and delicious food. Southerner Tacos are a must in my opinion.
Dylan
10/08/2022
Love the vibe of this place, friendly staff and delicious food. Southerner Tacos are a must in my opinion.
David Wnek
13/07/2022
A local establishment, The Family Hotel serves reliable, decent food and a bewildering array of alcohols in more combinations than you can shake a stick at.
The atmosphere does trend heavily towards being for students, but it's a lively place with positive energy, though the tables seem to be perpetually sticky.
David Carpenter
26/06/2022
One of the best and friendliest pubs in Australia. Dog friendly too. Great night last night, super nice staff. Fun times in Newy
joel Joelito
06/07/2021
Awesome place! I have been attending this venue quite often over the last 2 months, I love the food options. Great vibe/ good beers on tap, all staff were super friendly and nice. The one man behind the bar Mathew stood out, very inviting and makes great cocktails! Thanks Mathew oh and cannot forget it's dog friendly
Jasmine Budd
26/06/2021
Nicest staff ever!, adorable dog inside honestly made my night! Such a great experience here for me and my friends. I recommend going here for a chill night for good drinks and to pat a beautiful border collie!
Rosie van der Borgh
25/06/2021
Vibez could be described as a marriage between hipsters and goths... It's a cool place. Good beer on tap and nice food - totally vegan which is pretty unique for a pub. Overall good night out!
Caddie Frichickenisha
27/05/2021
Came here on a Saturday night. Had a mushroom burger and some tater tots. Was absolutely scrumptious! Atmosphere was wonderful, felt like I was in an 80's romcom. Service was awesome too, cheers for the beers. :) Only caution, one of the stalls in the girls bathroom had a broken lock, but eh. Would come back. :)
Jim Baldwin
25/01/2021
This place is amazing.
Went for an early dinner with the kids. Really great service and everyone was great with the kids even though we were the only group with kids when we were there. Staff went above and beyond for us. It was really nice.
We had a bunch of the "not bun" options to share and the vegan cheeseburger.
All really awesome but the stand outs were the cauliflower buffalo wings which were cooked to perfection and stayed crunchy. I also really liked the cheeseburger spring rolls, so tasty.
This is now my favourite place in Newcastle.
Wil Davies
30/03/2018
A great little hotel for something different!!!

Good beer selection of well known brews to obscure imports, plus a fabulous menu which caters for all.

There's no pokies anywhere to be seen, so having a conversation with man's best friend is in order, because you can bring your dog along...what's crazier...playing pokies or talking to your dog?!?!

Variety of specials racked up daily from the kitchen and bar, plus a weekly dose of trivia and special music nights to entertain.

Well worth the visit if you're in the area.
A wonderful place to relax with a brew and your pooch.
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