I ate here in January 2013, had the Mezze plate as an entree. It was huge (A$10) had 4 dips, olives, marinated fetta & loads of freshly cooked turkish bread. Vert tasty. For main had their specialty for past 17 years (according to the menu) the chicken supreme (I think), about $22 with potatoes & veg. Absolutely huge, i could not finish it.
The beer (although not a great range on tap) was icy cold and delicious. Cosy little rooms everywhere and a nice deck out the back with glimpses of the Hunter River. Although I only rated it 3, if in town again, this is where I would be heading. Oh and it's spotlessly clean, even the bathrooms.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Shenanigans at The Imperial is a family operated, Irish themed Pub with 14 non ensuite, non smoking rooms over 2 floors, a 7 day a week bar and bistro on the ground floor,and is located in the lower Hunter Valley of NSW, Australia. Special discounted rates for two or more nights are available, including a weekly rate of AUD350.00 for a single person and AUD470 for two people sharing. The pub has a great bistro serving local produce for lunch and dinner, 7 days a week, including lunch and dinner specials from around AUD10. The rooms are extremely clean and comfortable, all with reverse cycle air conditioning and flat screen television, and the setting is quiet and comfortable. Management does not permit smoking, the consumption of alcohol or the use of illicit drugs on the two accommodation levels. A self serve light breakfast of tea/coffee, toast, cereal and orange juice is included in the tariff. A laundry service is offered at competitive rates. The first pub on the current site The Birmingham House, dates back to 1851. The City of Maitland is historically significant, being first settled in the very early 1800's and provides the perfect base for day trips to the arts and crafts village of Morpeth, the vineyards of the Hunter Valley, and the mountains of the Barringtons. Maitland is also just 30 minutes from the best beaches Australia's east coast has to offer and only 2 hours from the bright lights of Sydney. The Irish decor of Shenanigans is a perfect example of Dublin-designed Guinness theme pubs, and well worth the visit alone. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Shenanigans At The Imperial Maitland, Greater Newcastle