Well-known Newcastle pub, The Kent Hotel is celebrating its upcoming 99th birthday celebration on 22 July.
Located on Beaumont Street, The Kent Hotel has been an integral part of the Hamilton community since its establishment in 1924.
To celebrate the milestone, the beloved venue is hosting an evening of festivities, including live music entertainment, and the opportunity to reflect on nearly a century of memories.
Managing Director of Hunt Hospitality, Stephen Hunt, said he is thrilled to reach this milestone and celebrate with the community.
“99 years of operation is both a testament to the venue’s walls and to the entire Hamilton community,” Stephen said.
“This milestone could not be made without the residents and businesses of Beaumont Street.
“If you’ve visited the venue recently, you’ll notice we have construction going on renovations and changes.
“From expanding our stage to give local musicians plenty of space to entertain, to upgrading our Sports Bar to give wriggle room for local Knight’s fans and punters, the venue upgrades pay homage to the distinctive and classic elements of Australian pub culture.
“Accessibility has been a high priority for our team on-site upon developing plans for The Kent’s renovation and introduction of the Deco Lounge.
“The whole team is really excited about the new elevator that has been built into the venue, allowing for access to upstairs areas.”
Local musician, Sam Russell is set to provide live music from 5:00 pm, there will also be complimentary sparkling wine, free canapes, and performance artists throughout the night.
Stephen explained that the celebration is a way to express gratitude to the local patrons and celebrate years of cherished memories.
“We invite everyone to join us as we raise a glass and celebrate The Kent Hotel’s vibrant spirit,” Stephen said.
Tickets for the event are priced at $15 per person and can be purchased in advance, or on the day – subject to availability.
Hunt Hospitality is owned and operated by Stephen Hunt, a third generation publican who, along with his family, has been a part of the hospitality industry since the 1940s.