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Published June 18th 2014
Armidale is known as the city of churches, but could easily be called the city of pubs, with a place to eat on every corner guests will never go hungry. While travelling through Armidale, it was determined which were the best pubs to eat at and this was decided by which pubs had the cheapest lunch specials.
1) The St Kilda Hotel Located at 102-104 Rusden Street its the cheapest pub meal around. Famous for their $7 everyday from 12pm-2:30. It is an old style pub offering traditional pub meals such as Schnitzel, bangers and mash and fish and chips.
2) The Royal Hotel Located on Marsh Street offers meals starting at $11. Their menu offers a selection of burgers, steak with various sauces and schnitzel. Built in 1880 this pub was previously called 'The Advance Hotel'. This hotel has a family friendly environment and a large dining facility.
3) The Witlow Hotel Built in 1852 its located on the corner of Dumaresq and Marsh St. Originally named 'The Armidale Hotel' its the oldest licensed establishment in the New England Region. The pub offers a good selection on its menu and is remembered for its gluten free chips.
4) The Whitebull Located at 117 Marsh Street. It was constructed in 1876 it was originally called 'The Robert Burns Hotel' until 1889 when it was renamed 'The Club Hotel'. It was named 'The Whitebull in 2006. This pub is a bit more expensive because it offers fine dining, but is well worth the extra money. Lunch specials up to $18.
5) The Imperial Hotel
Located on the corner of Beardy Street and Faukner Street, this pub offers great priced meals up to $25 and large portion sizes. This old pub built in 1890 is known to the locals as 'Impies'.
Armidale offers many places to eat and these are just a few of the pubs in the New England Region, but these are worth checking out. They will give guests a good feed and not cost an arm and a leg to do it.