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River Royal Inn

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Bar, Australian
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97 Swan St, Morpeth, Maitland, New South Wales 2321, Australia
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Maitland, Australia
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206 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

New owners, new paint job, new vibe. A very busy night on Friday as locals returned to the pub that has been closed since the 'Super Storm' in Apr last year. The layout has changed a little - the private room has gone and food orders are now given at the kitchen - not the bar. But what is the... More 

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Maitland, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2016

I had lunch after looking round beautiful Morpeth. The pub is tired and could do with a face lift. A bit like the food! However an enjoyable experience with friends. They have boutique beer on sale which is very good.

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Thank Wendy P
Sydney, Australia
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32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2015

We visited in a Sunday and they had a young guy playing the acoustic guitar, he was pretty good. Food was OK but we found that there was a lack of inviting places to sit and have a drink. The only choice really was either a high bar stool/table or sitting a dinning table off to one side. The front... More 

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Thank Sharon S
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29 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2015 via mobile

This great Hotel is currently closed due to bad Hunter Valley storms. Unsure if it will reopen? It has damage to walls and front. A pity for a historic Hotel.

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1 Thank Gerry J
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22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2015 via mobile

Great pub meals, with a large menu and friendly staff, the place is nice but it was somewhat crouded when my family went there.

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Thank Georgia E
Morpeth, Australia
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68 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 March 2015

In the beautiful village of Morpeth there are two totally different pubs. The Old River Royal is a historic old hotel that has recently had a bit of a facelift yet still maintains all the character of an old country pub. Being locals we often drop in for a quiet drink in the beer garden, a quick lunch or a... More 

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1 Thank antlaw
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2015

Great country pub - no pokies or TAB. Food was superb on such a busy night so close to Christmas! Place was packed and the atmosphere was electric! Musician was playing requests and going along with the banter of the crowd. Bar staff were super friendly and welcoming. Will definitely be back and telling all my friends!

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1 Thank emma_anderson1
East Maitland, Australia
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21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2014 via mobile

I have not had food there for over a year, I do remember it being good pub food, staff and friendly and service is fast. Quite a large pub with outside areas to enjoy yourself, pokies and the pool table. Good place to drop in with visiting friends.

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Thank Robinator1969
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2014 via mobile

Stayed here for 3 weeks while applying for rentals. Tom was amazing - understanding, kind, supportive; went above and beyond - even giving an agent a reference for me and writing a letter to help with school admission. Awesome food by Ben in the kitchen. Good variety and value. Specials available almost every day. Looking for a country-friendly, feels like... More 

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Newcastle, Australia
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16 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2014 via mobile

Was out for a Sunday drive with my teenage daughter & happened upon this nice country pub. Was Fathers Day arrggggh, no booking, but all was well. They accommodated us anyway. Food was nice and service was pretty quick for such a busy day. Prices we're comparable to any pub, so nothing to complain about. Would recommend for a stop... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, Australian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 97 Swan St, Morpeth, Maitland, New South Wales 2321, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Greater Newcastle  >  Maitland  >  Morpeth

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?