Port Stephens pubs named finalists in People’s Choice awards

The Bull n Bush and the Lakeside Village Tavern have been named finalists in the Australian Hotel Association’s (AHA) People’s Choice award for best local pub.

THE Hunter region has long been known for its outstanding quality when it comes to pubs, but in 2023 the stakes have well and truly been raised.

Medowie’s Bull n Bush Hotel and Raymond Terrace’s Lakeside Village Tavern have just been named as finalists in the Australian Hotel Association’s (AHA) People’s Choice award for best local pub.

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“We know how important pubs are to their local communities right across NSW, so to have two pubs from the same region as finalists in the People’s Choice category is a testament to the strong pub culture in the Hunter,” said AHA NSW Director Liquor and Policing, John Green.

“Whilst being nominated as a finalist due to the support of the local community is special, the bragging rights as forever being known as the winner of the AHA NSW 2023 People’s Choice Award is priceless.

“I’m sure the award will sit proudly on display,” said John.

Since a change of ownership just eight weeks ago, the Bull n Bush has undergone a few changes.

“We have done little bits of renovation, with lots to come,” Licensee and owner Nathan Trotter said.

“We have put on a new Chef with a new menu, some fresh paint and now we are focusing on the beer garden.”

Live entertainment is now offered once a week, with plans to make it a more regular feature.

“We just want to make it a nice, family friendly pub,” said Nathan

Taking over ownership of the Lakeside Village Tavern back in 2019, pub shareholder Helinka Adamson said the focus was on building a family-friendly pub environment for locals.

“This sort of thing is great for Raymond Terrace with a bit of recognition.

“A lot of people didn’t even know we existed here in little Lakeside,” Helinka said.

Live music is offered on Friday and Saturday nights.

Lunch time entertainment is also offered on a Sunday, accompanied by a diverse menu and quality wine list.

Voting for this award closes on September 29 at 11:59PM.

Vote at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/XFQV2QN

The winner will be announced on Tuesday, 31 October.


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