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Eat & Drink in Kempsey & the Macleay Valley Hinterland

Gladstone is coined the ‘cultural heart of the Macleay’ and with that comes some great cafes, a heritage pub and some amazing variety at the local markets on the third Sunday of every month. 


Kempsey Macleay RSL Club

Dine at the Kempsey Macleay RSL Club overlooking the Macleay River. The club also supports many producers who grow food along the river, serving up delicious locally caught fish, microgreens and whatever else is in season.

Follow them – @kmrsl_club

Great Northern Hotel Kempsey

Relax and unwind at the Great Northern as you sip on a cold beverage, enjoy a bite to eat at their bistro and catch all the sport action on their beer gardens big screen.

Follow them – @gr8northernhotel 

Bucket Brewery

Bucket Brewery is a locally made and produced micro brewery located at an old bus depot in Kempsey. Its the perfect spot to taste a paddle of beers and learn about the brewing process. They also have a smoked meats food van some weekend afternoons. 

Follow them – @bucket.brewery

West Kempsey Hotel

The West Kempsey Hotel or as it is affectionately known ‘The Top Pub’ is a classic Heritage Hotel with a comfortable, relaxing and friendly atmosphere.

Follow them – @westkempseyhotel

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Bellbrook Pub

Enjoy lunch at the heritage-listed Bellbrook Pub overlooking the magnificent Macleay River. 

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Willawarrin pub

A country hotel in country surroundings. The Willawarrin Pub’s dining offers ocally sourced, home-style pub meals & nightly specials.

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