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The Hop Factory

Darby Street's very own craft beer restaurant

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With over 30 years experience in the hospitality industry, you need to check out The Hop Factory for a foodie experience you're sure not to forget!
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The Hop Factory is a locally owned family business located on our ever so popular Darby Street. Owners Michael and Vicki, are using their 30+ years experience in the hospitality industry to create a genuine craft beer and burger restaurant. Passionate about bringing second to none choice to Newcastle when it comes to micro brewed beer paired with great food and a superb atmosphere.


The fresh light-filled space is perfect for quaffing down some quality craft flavours and features such brews as 4 Pines Brewing Company, Batlow Cider Company, Ekim Brewing Co., Hunter Beer Co., Riverside Brewing Company, Big Shed Brewing Concern and Balter Brewing Company; just to name a few.


On top of their extensive range of craft beers, The Hop Factory also has a strong portfolio of Hunter Valley Wines, cocktails, spirits, ciders and ginger beers as well as a constantly changing range of bottled beers. So, for those of you who haven’t been swept away with the craft beer craze, never fear! The Hop Factory has got you sorted.

One of the owners, Michael, says “The focus is not just on the beer – quality beer needs to be suitably paired with appropriate food, whether that be a burger, a traditional meal or a delicious chocolate pudding to name a few of the choices on offer”.


Michael has previously had a broad experience in Newcastle and Sydney and now continues his talents right on our doorstep at The Hop Factory.

The Hop Factory is also the place to hold your next function; either casual or formal. For something different book in one of the Hop Factory’s Beer Experiences and sample a range of beers matched with a tasty dinner.

If you haven’t yet embraced the craft beer revolution, what’s holding you back? It’s about time that you started, and there’s no better place to get acquainted than at The Hop Factory.


102 Darby Street
Cooks Hill 2300
(02) 4929 4854
Mon Closed
Tue 5pm - Late
Wed 12pm - Late
Thu 12pm - Late
Fri 12pm - Late
Sat 12pm - Late
Sun 12pm - Late
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