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


🐎 Option to join an Exclusive VIP Party or book a Beer Garden Cabana

🐎 Fashions on the Field with prizes for best dressed lady and gentleman

🐎 Prize for Best Fascinator

🐎 Sweeps of $2, $5, $10, $50

🐎 Live entertainment

🐎 Book on: (02) 4958 1060



Bar Petite, Newcastle

🐎 After Party starting from 4pm

🐎 Live music with Gerda & Marchy from 5pm

🐎 Drinks specials

🐎 $15 tapas options



Beach Hotel, Merewether


🐎 2-course Luncheon with drinks package- $120pp

🐎 Fashion parades

🐎 TAB

🐎 Sweeps

🐎 Live TV broadcast

🐎 Live music from 5pm

🐎 Bookings on: (02) 4963 1574



Belmore Hotel, Maitland


🐎 Watch the race live on Maitland's biggest TV

🐎 Newly renovated Bistro and Covered Beer Garden

🐎 Full TAB facilities

🐎 Live music from 4pm

🐎 4-course lunch - $50 p/person

🐎 Bookings essential on (02) 49336351



Chelmsford Hotel, Kurri Kurri


🐎 Live Music with Karen O'Shea from 11am

🐎 Grazing lunches and menu available

🐎 Sweeps

🐎 Best Dressed prizes



Colliery Inn, Wallsend


🐎 Fun day

🐎 Food menu

🐎 Drinks

🐎 Watch the race live



Commercial Hotel, Morpeth


🐎 Champagne upon arrival

🐎 Best Dressed Competitions

🐎 Shared Canapes for the table

🐎 Shared desert platter

🐎 Mystery Trifecta

🐎 Tickets $65 p/person via: (02) 4934 5316


Commonwealth Hotel, Newcastle


🐎 Full TAB facilities

🐎 Great food

🐎 Full restaurant menu from 12pm



Criterion Hotel, Carrington


🐎 Seafood platters

🐎 fresh oysters

🐎 Slider boards

🐎 Drinks specials

🐎 Book your table or just show up



Crown & Anchor Hotel, Newcastle


🐎 3-course lunch

🐎 Glass of bubbles on arrival

🐎 Best Dresses prizes

🐎 Tickets $60 p/person via (02) 4927 1138



Customs House, Newcastle


🐎 3-course lunch and 3-hour beverage package including tap beers and house wines

🐎 Fashion Prizes

🐎 Sweeps

🐎 Live Feed of the day's races in every room

🐎 Tickets $130 p/person

🐎 Book via: https://tinyurl.com/y3g3nb6n

🐎 Please note Customs House Hotel does not have TAB facilities on site


Family Hotel, Maitland


🐎 Drink Packages and Finger Food Platters available

🐎 Prizes for Best Dressed

🐎 Race live on Big Screens

🐎 Live Music

🐎 Free Entry

🐎 Open from 11am



General Roberts Hotel, New Lambton


🐎 Complimentary glass of champagne for diners

🐎 Lucky Door prizes

🐎 Best Dressed prizes

🐎 Sweeps



George Tavern, Greenhills


🐎 3-course lunch

🐎 Glass of bubble son arrival

🐎 Mystery trifecta ticket

🐎 Lucky Door prize

🐎 Race on the big screen

🐎 Tickets $60 p/person

🐎 Bookings essential via: (02) 4933 3222



Grain Store, Newcastle

🐎Casual Cup Day event

🐎 Free entry and bookings welcome 🐎 Live Music with JJ King

🐎 Race on the big screen with sound 🐎 Sweeps


Great Northern Hotel, Newcastle


🐎 Art Deco Sports Bar has the only on-site TAB facility in Newcastle East

🐎 VIP Lunch with 3-course meal, free Aperol Spitz on arrival, 3.5 hour beverage package

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

🐎 In-house sweepstakes

🐎 The Audio Collective performing their DJ, drums and saxophone performance after the race

🐎 DJs from 7pm - late



Greenroof Hotel, Hamilton


🐎 Outdoor area with bar

🐎 Cocktails and drinks specials

🐎 Free entry

🐎 TAB area

🐎 Live music with Howard from 2pm

🐎 Sweeps and Lucky Door prizes

🐎 Races on all TVs including Beer Garden and Courtyard


Holmesville Hotel, Holmesville


🐎 Fashions on the Field

🐎 3-course meal

🐎 Beer, wine or champagne on arrival

🐎 Sweeps

🐎 Prizes

🐎 Watch the race

🐎 $55 a ticket via: (02) 4953 2905



Hotel Delany, Newcastle


🐎 Melbourne Cup Lunch for 2

🐎 Schooner of any tap beer, cider, glass of sparkling, glass of house wine or glass of soft drin

🐎 $49 p/person via: (02) 4929 1627



Hotel Jesmond, Jesmond


🐎 Prizes for Best Dressed

🐎 $5 bubbly 12pm-3pm

🐎 TAB facilities

🐎 Race showing on two mega screens inside and out with surround sound

🐎 Bistro open all day

🐎 Bookings via: https://bit.ly/2odmUcR



Harrigan's, Pokolbin


🐎 Newly refurbished Sports bar and TAB

🐎 2-course menu and cocktail on arrival

🐎 Sweepstakes

🐎 Prizes for Best Dressed

🐎 Tickets $79 p/person

🐎 Bookings are essential on: (02) 4998 4084



Hunter River Hotel, East Maitland


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


Imperial Hotel, Maitland


🐎 Delectable menu

🐎 Drinks package

🐎 Live Music

🐎 Sweeps

🐎 Prizes for Best Dressed.

🐎 Tickets $80 p/person via: (02) 49336566



Iron Horse Inn, Cardiff


🐎 2-course luncheon

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

🐎 Book for 6 or more people and receive a free finger food platter

🐎 Live music with Tim Harding

🐎 Book on: (02) 4954 0994


Jewells Tavern, Jewells


🐎 Lawn Party

🐎 3-hour drinks and canape package

🐎 TAB

🐎 Prizes for Best Hat and Best Dressed

🐎 Lucky Door prizes

🐎 Sweeps

🐎 Live music with Phonic Trio from 3.30pm

🐎 Tickets $55 p/person

🐎 Book on: (02) 4948 9100



Junction Hotel, Junction


🐎 Event partners Moet and Chandon

🐎 Bespoke menu

🐎 Fashion

🐎 Prizes

🐎 Cocktails

🐎 Book via: https://tinyurl.com/y5x38slk



Junction Inn, Raymond Terrace


🐎 Sweeps

🐎 Drinks specials



Kent Hotel, Hamilton


🐎 Melbourne Cup Say After Party

🐎'Live music from 6pm till late with Matt McLaren band

🐎 Open until 3am



Lambton Park Hotel, Lambton


🐎 8 varieties of roaming canapés from 12pm-3pm

🐎 Glass of bubbles on arrival

🐎 Premium TAB facilities to place your bets

🐎 Live music following the race

🐎 Sweeps

🐎 Prizes for Best Dressed male and female, Most Photogenic Group

🐎 Lucky Door prizes

🐎 Cheese and fruit platters served post-race

🐎 Complimentary bottle of Mumm for every table booked with 4 or more people

🐎 Tickets $60 p/person

🐎 Bookings essential on: (02) 4956 1376


Lochinvar Hotel, Lochinvar


🐎 3-course menu

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

🐎 Live music with Steven Werren 🐎 Tickets $40 p/person

🐎 Starts from 10.30am


Lucky Hotel, Newcastle


🐎 Cocktail Party including Rose Spritz on arrival, Substantial canapés + pails, 4-hour beverage package, exclusive access to The Courtyard, fondue fountain

🐎 Live Music with Soda

🐎 Prizes for Best Dressed

🐎 Sweepstakes

🐎 Watch the race live

🐎 Tickets $135 p/person

🐎 Book at: https://tinyurl.com/y2neupbc



Mary Ellen Hotel, Merewether


🐎 2-course Meal ($55 p/peson)

🐎 Raffles

🐎 Sweeps

🐎 Prizes to be won

🐎 Bookings recommended on (02) 4963 1100



Maryland Tavern, Maryland


🐎 3-course lunch

🐎 Sweeps

🐎 Best Dressed prizes

🐎 Lucky Door prizes

🐎 Trivia

🐎 Syndicates

🐎 Tickets $50 p/person via: (02) 4955 0588


Mattara Hotel, Charlestown


🐎 Garden Party

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

🐎 The Rattles Trio playing from 12pm

🐎 Fashions on the Field with prizes for Best Dressed

🐎 Sweeps

🐎 Tickets $45 p/person

🐎 Corporate packages available

🐎 Book on: (02) 4943 3911



Nags Head Hotel, Adamstown


🐎 Designer Fashion Show at 1pm presented by Sevar - Fabulous Stylish Stuff

🐎 Sweeps throughout the event

🐎 Fashions on the Field prizes

🐎 Live music by Mick Jones after the race

🐎 Full TAB facilities and plenty of help to put your bets

🐎 Race on the big screen

🐎 3-course lunch and complimentary bubbles on arrival by Peterson House - $$65 p/person

🐎 Book on: (02) 4952 5743

🐎 Canapes and 3 hour drinks package - SOLD OUT



Neath Hotel, Neath


🐎 Cup Day specials on the menu including 1/2 Lobster Mornay

🐎 Courtesy Bus

🐎 Sweeps

🐎 TAB

🐎 Ribs & Wings special

🐎 Drinks specials



Northern Star Hotel, Hamilton


🐎 Melbourne Cup After Party

🐎 Live music with Phoenix Pritchard

🐎 Starts at 4pm



Northumberland Hotel, Lambton


🐎 Best Dressed prizes

🐎 Lucky Door prizes

🐎 Sweeps

🐎 Full TAB

🐎 Drinks specials

🐎 Live music with Tim Usher from 3.30pm



Paterson Tavern, Paterson


🐎 TAB

🐎 Sweeps

🐎 Bistro Specials

🐎 Bubbles and drinks specials

🐎 Fascinator Competition



Pippi's at the Point, Speers Point


🐎 Open from 9am 🐎 Full TAB 🐎 Sweeps 🐎 Lunch specials from 12pm 🐎 Live music with Dean Kyrwood from 1pm



Prince of Wales Hotel, Merewether


🐎 Balcony Package - $120 p/person Package includes exclusive access to newly renovated Balcony Bar level, Champagne cocktail on arrival, grazing menu of roving canapés, 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

🐎 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.

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



Royal Crown Hotel, Dudley


🐎 Green Room tables available for reservation

🐎 New televisions and projector screens

🐎 Champagne specials

🐎 Sweeps and prizes

🐎 Punters Club Triple



Royal Federal Hotel, Branxton


🐎 Sweeps

🐎 Race up on the big screen

🐎 Bistro open



Royal Inn, Waratah


🐎 Everyone dressed up receives complimentary bottle of bubble son arrival

🐎 TAB

🐎 Seafood specials

🐎 Best Dressed prizes

🐎 Sweeps

🐎 Drinks specials

🐎 Bistro open all day



Salamander Tavern, Salamander Bay


🐎 Special Melbourne Cup platters

🐎 Calcutta with a $10 entry fee which will be drawn on the Monday before Melbourne Cup

🐎 Watch the race live on the big screen

🐎 State-of-the-Art TAB facilities

🐎 Melbourne Cup Photo Booth

🐎 Prizes

🐎 Book a table inside or book a cabana on: (02) 4982 0550



Seabreeze Hotel, Nelson Bay


🐎 Pub opens at 8am for early bets

🐎 Cocktails

🐎 Prizes for Best Dressed and Best Facinator

🐎 Free grazing board from 10am

🐎 3-course lunch option



Shaft Tavern, Elemore Vale


🐎 Raffles

🐎 Sweeps

🐎 Drinks specials



Shoal Bay Country Club, Shoal Bay


🐎 Fashions on the Field with prizes for Best Dressed male and female

🐎 Live music straight after the race

🐎 Prizes and giveaways all day

🐎 Race day games

🐎 Sweeps

🐎 Lunch bookings in The Kitchen and Patio are essential on: (02) 4981 1555



Shortland Hotel, Shortland


🐎3-course lunch served at 1.30pm 🐎 Drink on arrival 🐎 Sweeps 🐎Prizes

🐎 Tickets $35 p/person via: (02) 4951 1844



Spinning Wheel Hotel, Raymond Terrace


🐎 $35 seafood buffet

🐎 TAB

🐎 Complimentary glass of champagne or beer

🐎 Race on the big screen


Sunnyside Tavern, Georgetown


🐎 Antipasto platters on arrival

🐎 2-course set meal and 3-hour beverage package

🐎 Watch the race on the big screens

🐎 Live music

🐎 Sweeps

🐎 Fashion on the Field

🐎 Tickets $85 p/person

🐎 Make a booking of 10 for $750

🐎 Book via: https://www.trybooking.com/BFTXX

🐎 $10 from every ticket donated to "Got Your Back Sister"



Swansea Hotel, Swansea


🐎 Free glass of bubbles with meal purchase 🐎 3-course lunch 🐎 Sweeps 🐎 Prizes for Best Hat and Best Dressed



Tattersalls Hotel, Greta


🐎 $22 two-course lunch with pint or champagne

🐎 Prizes for Best Dressed

🐎 Open from 7am

🐎 Drinks specials

🐎 Snail races



Tea Gardens Hotel, Tea Gardens


🐎 3-course alternate drop lunch - $55 p/person

🐎 Complimentary glass of champagne on arrival 🐎 Hampers to be won for Best Dressed 🐎 Race all TVs 🐎 Bookings essential via: (02) 4997 0203


Toronto Hotel, Toronto


🐎 Melbourne Cup in the Mulberry Room

🐎 Champagne on arrival 🐎 Canapes from 12pm to 2pm 🐎 Petite Postre (desserts) 2pm to 3pm 🐎 Sweeps

🐎 Raffles

🐎 Lucky Door Prizes

🐎 Race on the big screen

🐎 Tickets $50 p/person via: (02) 4959 1033.



Town Hall Hotel, Waratah


🐎 Open from 10am

🐎 TAB

🐎 Live music with Robbie T from 4pm


Victoria Hotel, Hinton


🐎 2-course lunch

🐎 3-hour drinks package

🐎 Prizes

🐎 Give-aways

🐎 Sweeps

🐎 Best Dressed prizes

🐎 LiveMusic from 3pm



Warners at the Bay, Warners Bay


🐎 2-course lunch with complimentary drink

🐎 Live music with Troy Kemp from 3pm

🐎 Race live on the big screen

🐎 Tickets $45 p/person via: (02) 4956 6066

Warners Bay Hotel, Warners Bay


🐎 $30 Carvery and Seafood Buffet. 🐎 Lucky Draw prizes

🐎 TAB

🐎 Bookings essential via: (02)4948 9055



Wickham Park Hotel, Wickham


🐎 Prizes

🐎 Give-aways

🐎 Live music with Greg Bryce

🐎 Live music with The Cassettes

🐎 Drinks specials



Windsor Castle Hotel, East Maitland


🐎 Open from 8am 🐎 Tempus Two bubbles on arrival 🐎 Best Dressed prizes

🐎 Lucky Door prizes 🐎 Courtesy Bus available all day 🐎 Free Jukebox 🐎 Sweeps 🐎Option to order Platters from Function Menu

🐎 Full menu available



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