Hunter's Biggest ‘Schnit Night In’ To Support Local Pubs

Updated: May 13



On Tuesday, 19 May local pubs across Newcastle and the Hunter are asking their communities to order an iconic chicken schnitty for dinner in a bid to create the Hunter’s Biggest ‘Schnit Night In’.

Since the COVID-19 pandemic began earlier this year and pubs were forced to close their doors, one of the most popular take-away meal items has been the chicken schnitzel with some pubs selling out night after night.

“For the past few months our local pubs have been working overtime thinking up new ways to serve customers and stay engaged with their communities,” Australian Hotels Association - Newcastle Hunter President Rolly de With said.

“Take-away, delivery, and drive-through meals have provided one way for venues to operate, but make no mistake, these are unprecedented and challenging times.

“We know people out there want to show their support for local pubs and we also know the most popular take-away meal right now is the good old schnitty, so why not combine the two?”

The Hunter’s Biggest Schnit Night In campaign is a simple initiative that will allow people to support their local pub by joining together on Tuesday, 19 May and ordering a delicious take-away schnitty for dinner. Diners are encouraged to snap a pic and upload it to Instagram with the hashtag #SchnitNightIn.

“We hope people will take the opportunity to be a part of something fun that supports their local pub,” Mr de With said.

“By joining together and using the hashtag across social media our goal is to recreate that community feel people might be missing while we all continue to stay at home.”


Pubs across Newcastle and the Hunter currently serving take-away meals include:


  • Anna Bay Tavern, Anna Bay

  • Bay Hotel Motel, Morisset

  • Belmore Hotel, Maitland

  • Bennett Hotel, Hamilton

  • Beresfield Tavern, Beresfield

  • Blackbutt Hotel, Lambton

  • Boatrowers Hotel, Stockton

  • Bradford Hotel, Rutherford

  • Bull n' Bush Hotel, Medowie

  • Burwood Inn, Merewether

  • Bushrangers Bar & Brasserie, Largs

  • Caledonia Hotel, Cessnock

  • Caves Coastal Bar & Bungalows, Caves Beach

  • Colliery Inn, Wallsend

  • Commercial Hotel, Morpeth

  • Family Hotel, Maitland

  • Farmer's Hotel, Vacy

  • George Tavern, Greehills

  • Grainstore, Newcastle

  • Great Northern Hotel, Newcastle

  • Heddon Greta Hotel, Heddon Greta

  • Hotel Delany, Newcastle

  • Hotel Jesmond, Jesmond

  • Hotel Tudor, Woodberry

  • Imperial Hotel, Maitland

  • Iron Horse Inn, Cardiff

  • Kent Hotel, Hamilton

  • Lake Macquarie Hotel, Morisset

  • Lakeside Village Tavern, Raymond Terrace

  • Lambton Park Hotel, Lambton

  • Lemon Grove Hotel, Wallsend

  • Lochinvar Hotel, Lochinvar

  • Maryland Tavern, Maryland

  • Mayfield Hotel, Mayfield

  • Minmi Hotel, Minmi

  • Nag's Head Hotel, Adamstown

  • Paterson Tavern, Paterson

  • Pippis on the Point, Speers Point

  • Prince of Wales Hotel, Merewether

  • Rutherford Hotel, Rutherford

  • Seabreeze Hotel, Nelson Bay

  • Seven Seas Hotel, Carrington

  • Shortland Hotel, Shortland

  • Spinning Wheel Hotel, Raymond Terrace

  • Swansea Hotel, Swansea

  • Town Hall Hotel, Waratah

  • Victoria Hotel, Hinton

  • Warners Bay Hotel, Warners Bay

  • Wickham Park Hotel, Wickham

  • Windsor Castle Hotel, East Maitland


* NOTE - Not all hotels may be offering take-away on Tuesday, 19 May due to limited hours of trade. Please check with your local pub directly for take-away food hours.


Upper Hunter


  • Albion Hotel, Singleton

  • Belmore Hotel, Scone

  • Caledonian Hotel, Singleton

  • Commercial Hotel, Aberdeen

  • Denman Hotel

  • Durham Hotel, Wingen

  • Horse & Jockey Hotel, Singleton

  • Railway Hotel, Muswellbrook

  • White Hart Hotel, Murrurundi




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