Take a trip to Hunter Farm, there's something for everyone
Born out of a post-surf chat at Manly between father and son the casual chat turned into 500 litre microbrewery in Manly, where the first pint was poured in the very early days of the craft beer revolution, back in 2008.
Now nearing their 5,000th brew and with 17 sites across the country, the 4 Pines team have brought their ale concept to the Hunter Valley.
Working together with long time hospitality operators - Helé family, and conveniently located on Hermitage Road, 4 Pines at The Farm, the new 600 square metre tap room, bistro and cellar door, and full farm-life experience. Whether busting to beer with your mates, or have a Semillon in the sun with your gals, and looking for a family escape, there is something for everyone at Hunter Farm.
In the taproom expect twelve 4 Pines beers including the famed Pale Ale, Extra Refreshing Ale, Pacific Ale, In Season IPA and a rotating small batch limited edition Keller Door – plus Brookvale Union Ginger Beer.
There is of course Hunter Valley wines on the menu and a selection of cocktails. When it comes to the food 4 Pines at the Farm’s chef has created a menu to match the brews and the views. There’s something for everyone from burgers, to pizza to Aussie pub classics. Sit back and take in all in, open 7 days a week for breakfast, lunch and dinner. A rare offering in the Hunter Valley.
Hospitality Manager, Adam Dearing, said the Hunter Valley is the perfect place for 4 Pines to open their second venue in the region, with the Charlestown location having developed a strong local following in the past 2 years.
“The Hunter has been crying out for something other than a wine and food offering, and with the Hele’s rich hospitality history and strong local connection, we’ve created a new offering for both the local community and thriving tourism market which will uniquely operate 7 days a week.” he adds.
With a capacity of 300 over vast indoor and outdoor spaces, 4 Pines at the Farm has retained the aesthetic and feel of their existing hospitality venues. Think recycled timber and a weathered façade, plus a bespoke mural painted alongside the bar.
Set amidst their fifty-five-year-old Helé Family vineyards on the ridge where Hermitage Road and Mistletoe Lane intersect, the 30 hectare property will become a wonderland for locals and visitors alike. In a Hunter Valley first, Hunter Farm is a venue which offers something to everyone with a tap bar and bistro, 4 star accommodation, farm animals, horse riding, carriage rides, Segway rides, workshops, wine tastings, beer school and so much more can be enjoyed.
Down on the farm, just a moments meander from the brews you’ll find Hunter Farm + Adventure Centre where adults and kids can be entertained for hours with an interactive farm walk and tractor ride. They can get amongst the action with pony rides, trail rides, tractor rides, hay bale ride, horse & carriage rides, Segway tours, educational adventures and more. Kids can feed the animals and learn about the different breeds, they’ll learn about harvesting, planting and watering crops.
There’s a roping station where kids can sit on a manmade wooden horse and learn to rope a bus head. Of if whip cracking is your thing, we’ll teach the appropriate and safe way in which to get cracking!
The venue will be available for walk-ins but on weekends and during peak season, bookings are recommended. The venue can also accommodate private group bookings across a selection of spaces within the venue including private dining room for up to 20 seated guests.