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The Exchange Hotel, Hamilton

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Published April 27th 2021
Join the crowd to watch footy live and loud

Hotel, pub, Hamilton, beer, food, wine, entertainment, lunch, dinner, music
The Exchange (image JW)


Recently redeveloped, The Exchange Hotel has long been a Newcastle institution. Built and operating in 1880 as the Miners Exchange, it reopened on September 26 2020 after extensive and expensive renovations. The dining area and cocktail bar are upstairs and is decorated in a manner that pays homage to the history of the building.

Pizza, bread, entree, dips, food, dinner, beer, pub, family
A trio of dips (image JW)


The menu has a strong Italian influence as well as the usual pub classics of chicken schnitzel, parmigiana and fish & chips. This is supplemented with a daily specials board. They claim to have the best wood fired pizzas in Newcastle and the pasta is made in house. Some of the menu items are suitable for people on modified diets such as gluten or dairy-free, vegetarian or vegan.

Dinner, food, pub, chicken, Newcastle, Hamilton, hotel, nightlife
A tasty slow roasted chicken dish (image JW)


There is a warm welcoming atmosphere in The Kitchen, which is suitable for family meals. Children's meals are $12 with ice cream $5. Children are not permitted after 10pm when the venue becomes an adult cocktail bar and entertainment area.

Hotel, pub, decor, history, entertainment, family, Hamilton, Newcastle
A great place for entertainment (image JW)


The Exchange has a full entertainment calendar, including a massive screen for watching sports and Live at the X a state of the art purpose built live music venue.
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Why? Food, drinks and entertainment in one venue
When: Monday-Saturday 10am-3am, Sunday 10am to midnight
Phone: (02) 4961 1985
Where: 125 Denison Street Hamilton
Cost: Entrees from $9, classics $18-$37, desserts $12
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