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A hidden gem

Criterion Hotel

An hour out of Mackay in Pioneer Valley, you’ll find a hidden gem of a pub – the Criterion Hotel. Proclaiming to have “the best food in the Valley”, the pub lives up to its reputation, with reviewers calling it “iconic and awesome’.
“This is the sort of local, regional pub you happily drive for,” one patron wrote. “Huge meals and even super-topped takeaway pizzas. Always a local to chat with at the old bar. They celebrate local artists and regional history, too.”

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Great country pub with great food

There’s beer, wine, spirits, and that laid-back feel of being in an authentic country pub that we’ve all come to love. Then there’s the food, which is a major drawcard for this beloved venue. You’ll find lamb shanks, steak, seafood dishes, a wide array of pastas and speciality gourmet pizzas.

Cocktails and Live Music

Cocktails in the garden bar on a summer afternoon or night sounds pretty good, right? The Criterion Hotel offers all of that and more. There are pizza nights, live acoustic sessions, and meals, drinks and raffle nights with scrumptious meat trays to win.



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