Northern Star Hotel

Welcome to the Northern Star Hotel, your authentic Irish pub in the heart of Hamilton, Newcastle, NSW. We’re proudly family-owned and operated, bringing you the best in food, beverages, accommodation and entertainment. Relax in our comfortable bar, check out the food in our restaurant, or enjoy an alfresco experience in our new beer garden before taking home a selection from our Bottle-O.

Drop in and say hi today. Oh, and pints of Guinness are just the best!

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NOrthern Star Hotel Guinness pint


For the best food in Newcastle, drop in and try our extensive new menu at Finn Macool’s Restaurant. We’ve kept your old favourites, such as the beef and Guinness pies and slow cooked lamb shanks, and added a host of delicious new dishes to tempt you with. With gluten free, vegan and vegetarian options to choose from too, you’ll find something to suit every tastebud. And check out our events menu for the perfect occasion.

With limited capacity, we prefer bookings for meals. View our opening hours and menu here.

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Plan your next event at your favourite Irish bar, with an extensive range of options to choose from. Whether it’s a family event, work function, friendly get together, or anything else, we’ve got the team to make it a perfect occasion. Check out our events here

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Your favourite Irish pub has one of the most extensive selections of beverages available anywhere in Newcastle. Our whiskey choices offer the best in Irish, Scotch, American and Japanese, and we have more than 20 beers on tap to choose from. Or if it’s wine, spirits and cocktails you’re after, check out our extensive beverages menu here.

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Enjoy the finest accommodation available in Hamilton in any of our 15 newly-refurbished rooms. Stylishly appointed and just minutes from the heart of Newcastle’s entertainment precinct, our rooms are ideal for romantic getaways, work stays, or sports weekends.

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Open til midnight (11pm Sundays) and with an extensive range of drinks to choose from, our Bottle-O is the perfect stop on the way home or to a party. Check out our selection of craft beers, Hunter Valley wines, spirits, mixers and more. There’s something for everyone.

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