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The Criterion Hotel - Carrington

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Published December 20th 2019
Curb your cravings at The Criterion

Hotel, pub, accommodation, craft beer, dog friendly, family, lunch, specials, wine, entertainment
A historic building (image JW)


Casual and relaxed dining is available on a corner in Carrington at The Criterion Hotel. Licensed on April 7 1892, The Criterion's current owners have stripped it back to its bones to reveal a charming rustic space.

History, hotel, pub, accommodation, decor, Carrington, family
Interesting decor (image JW)


The space is divided into separate rooms with two outdoor areas on the footpath, an indoor/outdoor beer garden, the bar area and the green room. Nine pub style rooms with shared facilities are available upstairs.

Menu, hotel, pub, lunch specials, dog friendly, family
Lunch specials (image JW)


The menu is full of various items including the usual pub classics of burgers, fish and chips and schnitzels. The cauliflower nachos for $14 was very filling and tasty with crunchy corn chips covered by cheesy cauliflower, creamy avocado guacamole and a fresh salsa.

Vegetarian. cauliflower, Nachos, lunch, hotel, pub, Carrington, specials, entertainment
Cauliflower nachos (image JW)


Many dishes are gluten free and/or suitable for a vegetarian diet whilst other dishes can be modified for those following vegan, vegetarian and gluten free diets. The bar focuses on craft beer and regular tap takeovers occur. Weekday happy hours are on 4-6 pm, there are nightly dinner specials, raffles, trivia and live music. Kids meals are $19 and your fur babies are welcome at the outdoor tables.

Craft beer, hotel, pub, accommodation, Carrington, Newcastle, lunch, dinner, history, music, family
The Criterion Hotel (image JW)


Come on into The Criterion for great beer, food, service and atmosphere.
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When: Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday 11:00 - 00:00 11:00 - 00:00 08:00 - 00:00 08:00 - 22:00 CLOSED 11:00 - 00:00 11:00 - 00:00
Phone: 02 4961 5597
Where: 81 Bourke Street Carrington
Cost: $7 -$35, lunch specials $14, children’s meals $10
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