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Here's how to spend Melbourne Cup day having a blast at Your Local...

Updated: Nov 1, 2019



It's the race that stops a nation and where better to spend a great afternoon than at Your Local?

Here's just some of what's on offer across Newcastle and the Hunter this Melbourne Cup Day...



Argenton Hotel, Argenton


๐ŸŽ Option to join an Exclusive VIP Party or book a Beer Garden Cabana

๐ŸŽ Fashions on the Field with prizes for best dressed lady and gentleman

๐ŸŽ Prize for Best Fascinator

๐ŸŽ Sweeps of $2, $5, $10, $50

๐ŸŽ Live entertainment

๐ŸŽ Book on: (02) 4958 1060



Bar Petite, Newcastle

๐ŸŽ After Party starting from 4pm

๐ŸŽ Live music with Gerda & Marchy from 5pm

๐ŸŽ Drinks specials

๐ŸŽ $15 tapas options



Beach Hotel, Merewether


๐ŸŽ 2-course Luncheon with drinks package- $120pp

๐ŸŽ Fashion parades

๐ŸŽ TAB

๐ŸŽ Sweeps

๐ŸŽ Live TV broadcast

๐ŸŽ Live music from 5pm

๐ŸŽ Bookings on: (02) 4963 1574



Belmore Hotel, Maitland


๐ŸŽ Watch the race live on Maitland's biggest TV

๐ŸŽ Newly renovated Bistro and Covered Beer Garden

๐ŸŽ Full TAB facilities

๐ŸŽ Live music from 4pm

๐ŸŽ 4-course lunch - $50 p/person

๐ŸŽ Bookings essential on (02) 49336351



Chelmsford Hotel, Kurri Kurri


๐ŸŽ Live Music with Karen O'Shea from 11am

๐ŸŽ Grazing lunches and menu available

๐ŸŽ Sweeps

๐ŸŽ Best Dressed prizes



Colliery Inn, Wallsend


๐ŸŽ Fun day

๐ŸŽ Food menu

๐ŸŽ Drinks

๐ŸŽ Watch the race live



Commercial Hotel, Morpeth


๐ŸŽ Champagne upon arrival

๐ŸŽ Best Dressed Competitions

๐ŸŽ Shared Canapes for the table

๐ŸŽ Shared desert platter

๐ŸŽ Mystery Trifecta

๐ŸŽ Tickets $65 p/person via: (02) 4934 5316


Commonwealth Hotel, Newcastle


๐ŸŽ Full TAB facilities

๐ŸŽ Great food

๐ŸŽ Full restaurant menu from 12pm



Criterion Hotel, Carrington


๐ŸŽ Seafood platters

๐ŸŽ fresh oysters

๐ŸŽ Slider boards

๐ŸŽ Drinks specials

๐ŸŽ Book your table or just show up



Crown & Anchor Hotel, Newcastle


๐ŸŽ 3-course lunch

๐ŸŽ Glass of bubbles on arrival

๐ŸŽ Best Dresses prizes

๐ŸŽ Tickets $60 p/person via (02) 4927 1138



Customs House, Newcastle


๐ŸŽ 3-course lunch and 3-hour beverage package including tap beers and house wines

๐ŸŽ Fashion Prizes

๐ŸŽ Sweeps

๐ŸŽ Live Feed of the day's races in every room

๐ŸŽ Tickets $130 p/person

๐ŸŽ Book via: https://tinyurl.com/y3g3nb6n

๐ŸŽ Please note Customs House Hotel does not have TAB facilities on site


Family Hotel, Maitland


๐ŸŽ Drink Packages and Finger Food Platters available

๐ŸŽ Prizes for Best Dressed

๐ŸŽ Race live on Big Screens

๐ŸŽ Live Music

๐ŸŽ Free Entry

๐ŸŽ Open from 11am



General Roberts Hotel, New Lambton


๐ŸŽ Complimentary glass of champagne for diners

๐ŸŽ Lucky Door prizes

๐ŸŽ Best Dressed prizes

๐ŸŽ Sweeps



George Tavern, Greenhills


๐ŸŽ 3-course lunch

๐ŸŽ Glass of bubble son arrival

๐ŸŽ Mystery trifecta ticket

๐ŸŽ Lucky Door prize

๐ŸŽ Race on the big screen

๐ŸŽ Tickets $60 p/person

๐ŸŽ Bookings essential via: (02) 4933 3222



Grain Store, Newcastle

๐ŸŽCasual Cup Day event

๐ŸŽ Free entry and bookings welcome ๐ŸŽ Live Music with JJ King

๐ŸŽ Race on the big screen with sound ๐ŸŽ Sweeps


Great Northern Hotel, Newcastle


๐ŸŽ Art Deco Sports Bar has the only on-site TAB facility in Newcastle East

๐ŸŽ VIP Lunch with 3-course meal, free Aperol Spitz on arrival, 3.5 hour beverage package

๐ŸŽ The race will be shown on two big screens in the Main Bar and Sports Bar alongside 5+ screens throughout the venue

๐ŸŽ In-house sweepstakes

๐ŸŽ The Audio Collective performing their DJ, drums and saxophone performance after the race

๐ŸŽ DJs from 7pm - late



Greenroof Hotel, Hamilton


๐ŸŽ Outdoor area with bar

๐ŸŽ Cocktails and drinks specials

๐ŸŽ Free entry

๐ŸŽ TAB area

๐ŸŽ Live music with Howard from 2pm

๐ŸŽ Sweeps and Lucky Door prizes

๐ŸŽ Races on all TVs including Beer Garden and Courtyard


Holmesville Hotel, Holmesville


๐ŸŽ Fashions on the Field

๐ŸŽ 3-course meal

๐ŸŽ Beer, wine or champagne on arrival

๐ŸŽ Sweeps

๐ŸŽ Prizes

๐ŸŽ Watch the race

๐ŸŽ $55 a ticket via: (02) 4953 2905



Hotel Delany, Newcastle


๐ŸŽ Melbourne Cup Lunch for 2

๐ŸŽ Schooner of any tap beer, cider, glass of sparkling, glass of house wine or glass of soft drin

๐ŸŽ $49 p/person via: (02) 4929 1627



Hotel Jesmond, Jesmond


๐ŸŽ Prizes for Best Dressed

๐ŸŽ $5 bubbly 12pm-3pm

๐ŸŽ TAB facilities

๐ŸŽ Race showing on two mega screens inside and out with surround sound

๐ŸŽ Bistro open all day

๐ŸŽ Bookings via: https://bit.ly/2odmUcR



Harrigan's, Pokolbin


๐ŸŽ Newly refurbished Sports bar and TAB

๐ŸŽ 2-course menu and cocktail on arrival

๐ŸŽ Sweepstakes

๐ŸŽ Prizes for Best Dressed

๐ŸŽ Tickets $79 p/person

๐ŸŽ Bookings are essential on: (02) 4998 4084



Hunter River Hotel, East Maitland


๐ŸŽ Bistro open with full lunch and dinner menu, plus special $35 3-course Melbourne Cup option with three choices for Entree / Mains / Dessert ๐ŸŽ Live entertainment featuring Jackson Halliday from 2pm ๐ŸŽ Bistro Specials and cocktails ๐ŸŽ Best Dressed male / female / couple ๐ŸŽ Full TAB facilities ๐ŸŽ Loads of prizes to be won, including Melbourne Cup sweepstakes from 11am ๐ŸŽ Open from 8am ๐ŸŽ Book a table by calling (02) 4933 7244


Imperial Hotel, Maitland


๐ŸŽ Delectable menu

๐ŸŽ Drinks package

๐ŸŽ Live Music

๐ŸŽ Sweeps

๐ŸŽ Prizes for Best Dressed.

๐ŸŽ Tickets $80 p/person via: (02) 49336566



Iron Horse Inn, Cardiff


๐ŸŽ 2-course luncheon

๐ŸŽ Drinks package $25 p/person for 2 hours - includes house wines, house beer, tea, coffee, and soft drinks

๐ŸŽ Book for 6 or more people and receive a free finger food platter

๐ŸŽ Live music with Tim Harding

๐ŸŽ Book on: (02) 4954 0994


Jewells Tavern, Jewells


๐ŸŽ Lawn Party

๐ŸŽ 3-hour drinks and canape package

๐ŸŽ TAB

๐ŸŽ Prizes for Best Hat and Best Dressed

๐ŸŽ Lucky Door prizes

๐ŸŽ Sweeps

๐ŸŽ Live music with Phonic Trio from 3.30pm

๐ŸŽ Tickets $55 p/person

๐ŸŽ Book on: (02) 4948 9100



Junction Hotel, Junction


๐ŸŽ Event partners Moet and Chandon

๐ŸŽ Bespoke menu

๐ŸŽ Fashion

๐ŸŽ Prizes

๐ŸŽ Cocktails

๐ŸŽ Book via: https://tinyurl.com/y5x38slk



Junction Inn, Raymond Terrace


๐ŸŽ Sweeps

๐ŸŽ Drinks specials



Kent Hotel, Hamilton


๐ŸŽ Melbourne Cup Say After Party

๐ŸŽ'Live music from 6pm till late with Matt McLaren band

๐ŸŽ Open until 3am



Lambton Park Hotel, Lambton


๐ŸŽ 8 varieties of roaming canapรฉs from 12pm-3pm

๐ŸŽ Glass of bubbles on arrival

๐ŸŽ Premium TAB facilities to place your bets

๐ŸŽ Live music following the race

๐ŸŽ Sweeps

๐ŸŽ Prizes for Best Dressed male and female, Most Photogenic Group

๐ŸŽ Lucky Door prizes

๐ŸŽ Cheese and fruit platters served post-race

๐ŸŽ Complimentary bottle of Mumm for every table booked with 4 or more people

๐ŸŽ Tickets $60 p/person

๐ŸŽ Bookings essential on: (02) 4956 1376


Lochinvar Hotel, Lochinvar


๐ŸŽ 3-course menu

๐ŸŽ Complimentary glass of bubbles on arrival ๐ŸŽ Live coverage of the race ๐ŸŽ Sweeps ๐ŸŽ Prizes for Best Hat / Fascinater, Best Dressed Lady and Gentleman ๐ŸŽ Prizes for Losing Ticket ๐ŸŽ Lucky Door prize ๐ŸŽ Punters Challange

๐ŸŽ Live music with Steven Werren ๐ŸŽ Tickets $40 p/person

๐ŸŽ Starts from 10.30am


Lucky Hotel, Newcastle


๐ŸŽ Cocktail Party including Rose Spritz on arrival, Substantial canapรฉs + pails, 4-hour beverage package, exclusive access to The Courtyard, fondue fountain

๐ŸŽ Live Music with Soda

๐ŸŽ Prizes for Best Dressed

๐ŸŽ Sweepstakes

๐ŸŽ Watch the race live

๐ŸŽ Tickets $135 p/person

๐ŸŽ Book at: https://tinyurl.com/y2neupbc



Mary Ellen Hotel, Merewether


๐ŸŽ 2-course Meal ($55 p/peson)

๐ŸŽ Raffles

๐ŸŽ Sweeps

๐ŸŽ Prizes to be won

๐ŸŽ Bookings recommended on (02) 4963 1100



Maryland Tavern, Maryland


๐ŸŽ 3-course lunch

๐ŸŽ Sweeps

๐ŸŽ Best Dressed prizes

๐ŸŽ Lucky Door prizes

๐ŸŽ Trivia

๐ŸŽ Syndicates

๐ŸŽ Tickets $50 p/person via: (02) 4955 0588


Mattara Hotel, Charlestown


๐ŸŽ Garden Party

๐ŸŽ Access to VIP areas, a house beer or cocktail on arrival, canapes and grazing table, access to exclusive Chambord Garden Bar

๐ŸŽ The Rattles Trio playing from 12pm

๐ŸŽ Fashions on the Field with prizes for Best Dressed

๐ŸŽ Sweeps

๐ŸŽ Tickets $45 p/person

๐ŸŽ Corporate packages available

๐ŸŽ Book on: (02) 4943 3911



Nags Head Hotel, Adamstown


๐ŸŽ Designer Fashion Show at 1pm presented by Sevar - Fabulous Stylish Stuff

๐ŸŽ Sweeps throughout the event

๐ŸŽ Fashions on the Field prizes

๐ŸŽ Live music by Mick Jones after the race

๐ŸŽ Full TAB facilities and plenty of help to put your bets

๐ŸŽ Race on the big screen

๐ŸŽ 3-course lunch and complimentary bubbles on arrival by Peterson House - $$65 p/person

๐ŸŽ Book on: (02) 4952 5743

๐ŸŽ Canapes and 3 hour drinks package - SOLD OUT



Neath Hotel, Neath


๐ŸŽ Cup Day specials on the menu including 1/2 Lobster Mornay

๐ŸŽ Courtesy Bus

๐ŸŽ Sweeps

๐ŸŽ TAB

๐ŸŽ Ribs & Wings special

๐ŸŽ Drinks specials



Northern Star Hotel, Hamilton


๐ŸŽ Melbourne Cup After Party

๐ŸŽ Live music with Phoenix Pritchard

๐ŸŽ Starts at 4pm



Northumberland Hotel, Lambton


๐ŸŽ Best Dressed prizes

๐ŸŽ Lucky Door prizes

๐ŸŽ Sweeps

๐ŸŽ Full TAB

๐ŸŽ Drinks specials

๐ŸŽ Live music with Tim Usher from 3.30pm



Paterson Tavern, Paterson


๐ŸŽ TAB

๐ŸŽ Sweeps

๐ŸŽ Bistro Specials

๐ŸŽ Bubbles and drinks specials

๐ŸŽ Fascinator Competition



Pippi's at the Point, Speers Point


๐ŸŽ Open from 9am ๐ŸŽ Full TAB ๐ŸŽ Sweeps ๐ŸŽ Lunch specials from 12pm ๐ŸŽ Live music with Dean Kyrwood from 1pm



Prince of Wales Hotel, Merewether


๐ŸŽ Balcony Package - $120 p/person Package includes exclusive access to newly renovated Balcony Bar level, Champagne cocktail on arrival, grazing menu of roving canapรฉs, charcuterie and dessert stations, 3.5 hour drink package including beer, wine, sparkling and soft drink up to the race, Live entertainment by Bleu Collective, big screens, sweeps, prizes and access to full TAB facilities in the Sports Bar

๐ŸŽ Bistro Package - $79 p/person Reserved table seating in the brand new bistro dining space with 3-course lunch, Champagne on arrival sweeps, prizes and access to full TAB facilities in the Sports Bar.

๐ŸŽ Horse Around in the Public Bar - Free No set packages, no reservations, pub menu available, full TAB facilities, big screens.



Royal Crown Hotel, Dudley


๐ŸŽ Green Room tables available for reservation

๐ŸŽ New televisions