Eat & Drink

The Mighty Hunter

One of the Hunter Valley's most iconic venues has had a revamp.

Potters Hotel has long been an institution for locals and visitors to the Hunter Valley, but the iconic wine country destination is about to get a mighty lot of love and a brand new name. October will mark 18 years of the venue entertaining the Hunter Valley, and this coming of age brings with it a new name –The Mighty Hunter.

Founders First, a Melbourne based craft beverage company (known in the industry as Mighty Craft) recently acquired the significant site and have brought with them to the Hunter Valley their love of bringing together people over craft drinks in stunning locations.

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In keeping with the mighty tag, the site has been gifted with a mighty big refurbishment, taking the bistro, bar and function facilities to a whole new level of goodness. With works looking to be completed by the end of October, The Mighty Hunter will be ready for a mighty good summer.

Chef Sean Townsend
Chef Sean Townsend

And that’s not all. Local chef Sean Townsend, formerly of hatted Muse Restaurant, Muse Kitchen and more recently The Prince of Merewether is heading up the kitchen and has most certainly upped the ante in terms of casual, family friendly, fresh local produce driven dining.

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“my approach for The Mighty is to produce clever but uncomplicated and approachable fare using only the best local ingredients.”

Space abounds in this newly revamped location at the heart of the Hunter Valley Wine Country. It’s not just a beer lover’s paradise, but a venue ideal for couples, groups, weddings, business, and family, a memorable spot that every local and visitor will be proud to visit and certainly make a return to.

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Speaking with Founders First CEO Mark Haysman he explained, “we fell in love with Potter’s when we first visited and instantly knew it was the perfect place for us to build a community and share our products. We hope over time The Mighty becomes a must-visit destination for anyone coming to the Hunter Valley.”

Over the coming months, The Mighty will be open to visitors to come and experience the brands, taste their products, hear their stories, catch some entertainment or just spend the afternoon relaxing on the lawn.

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If you want to check out the Mighty for yourself join the team for - 

A Mighty Weekend – Family Launch Party & Wedding Open Day

Saturday 10 October
On the official opening expect;
- All the Mighty Craft Partners providing tastings on the lawn
- Kids activities including a magician and a petting zoo
- Live music on the lawn throughout the afternoon into the evening
- They'll also be the Craft Tipi running spotlight sessions and masterclasses
Bookings for all the daily sessions are essential and can be made on the day at the bookings tent.

Sunday 11 October
- Live music on the lawn from 12-4.30pm
- The petting zoo returns allowing 5 kids every 20 mins to feed and learn about baby animals.

Sunday will also see the inaugural Wedding Open Day with couples invited to experience a real-life wedding set up between 11:00 am and 2:00 pm and taste some of the beer and wine on offer as part of their wedding packages. If you book your wedding on the day you'll go in the draw to WIN a major prize!

For more information on opening weekend activities and upcoming events visit The Mighty Hunter.

The Mighty Hunter

Wine Country Drive, Nulkaba NSW 2325

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