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THE BEST BARS AND PUBS IN PORT MACQUARIE
Published Australian Traveller - 07 September 2020 . By Eliza Sholly

A bunch of new (and old) drinking dens are spicing things up in Port Macquarie, offering holidaymakers plenty of options for bar-hopping in this coastal town.

From boutique bars serving natural wine, to sunset cocktails in Mediterranean-inspired surrounds to a brewery worth 150 awards, here are eight of the best bars and pubs in Port Macquarie.

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UNHAPPY HOUR
Published Daily Mail Australia - 24 March 2020

Publican serves free beer to 90 of his staff after sacking them as he is forced to close his business due to strict coronavirus social-distancing rules

A pub owner has thrown open his bar to devastated staff he had to lay off and other jobseekers hours before it was forced to close due to the coronavirus lockdown.

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CORONAVIRUS SEES PUB ON THE NSW MID NORTH COAST PUT ON LAST DRINKS FOR THOSE WHO'VE LOST THEIR JOBS
Published ABC Mid North Coast - 23 March 2020

The owner of a number of venues around the coastal town of Port Macquarie on the NSW Mid North Coast took to social media overnight, inviting those who had lost their jobs to come and responsibly drink his kegs dry.

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FINNIAN'S TAVERN, HASTINGS HOTEL AND SETTLERS INN HOTEL VYING FOR AUSTRALIAN HOTELS ASSOCIATION NSW
Published Port News - 1 OCTOBER 2019

Port Macquarie pubs are facing off in a mighty battle of chicken parmigiana, with two establishments competing in the Australian Hotels Association NSW Awards for Excellence.

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SETTLERS INN FINALIST FOR REGIONAL HOTEL OF THE YEAR
By Adam Murray -September 30, 2019

Port Macquarie’s Settlers Inn is regarded as one of the city’s top pubs but it could soon be up there with the state’s best. The pub was nominated alongside a list of others from the region for several big awards.

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FOCUS Men in Business - Alistair Flower

How is your business planning for the future growth of our region? Settlers is in a very fortunate position to sit on 2 acres of land, and we have plenty of plans to completely utilise every inch! Our introduction of the kids’ playground has seen huge upside to our business and sits nicely with the target market of new people who are calling Port Macquarie home.

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Settlers Inn wins 2018 Australian Hotels Association national award
Published Port News - September 17 2018

Port Macquarie’s Settlers Inn has won an industry award for its commitment to community service.

The honour was announced at a gala function on the Gold Coast on September 17 where national stars of Australia’s hospitality and accommodation gathered.

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BARCAPPELLA TO RETURN TO PORT MACQUARIE THIS JULY AT SETTLERS INN RAISING MONEY FOR THE MID NORTH CO
Published Port News - 17 June 2018

Do you love to belt out a tune or are you more of a behind the shower curtain kind of singer? Either way BarCappella in Port Macquarie is for you. BarCappella, pub choirs or pop-up choirs have taken off around the world with people from all walks of life joining together to share their love and passion for music.

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PORT MACQUARIE LOCAL GABBY BAKER RAISED MORE THAN $23,000 FOR CANCER RESEARCH BY SHAVING HER HEAD
Published Port News - 15 June 2018

These days it seems that most people know someone who has been touched with cancer and Gabby Baker is no different. After she lost her friend to the disease in January she wanted to do something to raise money for cancer research. Not necessarily for a particular cancer, but she wanted to raise money so that researchers can continue to look into new treatments, prevention and ultimately a cure.

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KARMA KEG FUNDRAISER FOR STARS OF THE HASTINGS DANCE FOR CANCER
Published Port News - 10 October 2017

THIRTEEN local pubs, clubs and breweries have jumped on board the Cancer Council NSW’s Stars of The Hastings Dance for Cancer event by holding a Karma Keg fundraiser on Friday, October 20 from 5pm.

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PORT MACQUARIE NEWS - ALISTAIR FLOWER WINS 2017 AUSTRALIAN LIQUOR INDUSTRY AWARDS PUBLICAN OF THE YE
by Matt Attard 24/10/2017

LOCAL pub owner, Alistair Flower, has been awarded the prestigious Australian Liquor Industry Publican of the Year for 2017.

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PUBTIC ARTICLE - WHAT MAKES PORT MACQUARIE PUBS TICK: ALISTAIR FLOWER
In Bush Telegraph by Clyde Mooney 18/09/2017

After years of running pubs for large operations such as NLG, Redcape and Public House Management Group, Alistair Flower took the plunge into freehold ownership with the Settlers Tavern in Port Macquarie in late 2015.

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FOCUS MAGAZINE
Published on Jan 27, 2017

Jane Hillsdon from Dragonfly marketing caught up with Publican Alistair Flower about how he came to buying the Settlers Inn

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PROUD TO WIN A BUSINESS AWARD IN THIS YEARS PORT CHAMBER GALA DINNER

Settlers took out the category for best HOTEL / BAR / CLUB in the region 2016