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Guidebook for Clare Valley

Carly & Ben
Carly & Ben
Joined in 2017
Carly & Ben

Guidebook for Clare Valley

Food Scene
Hosted by the incredible Craig and Lisa Thompson, guests will be treated to the best wood oven pizza in the Valley in the most beautiful leafy setting. Pair your pizza with one of Stonebridge's beautiful wines, or one of the variety of beers on offer. Pays to book in advance if you can! Without doubt our FAVOURITE place to eat and drink in the Valley.
Stone Bridge Wines Cellar Door
LOT 177 Gillentown Rd
Hosted by the incredible Craig and Lisa Thompson, guests will be treated to the best wood oven pizza in the Valley in the most beautiful leafy setting. Pair your pizza with one of Stonebridge's beautiful wines, or one of the variety of beers on offer. Pays to book in advance if you can! Without doubt our FAVOURITE place to eat and drink in the Valley.
For the best pasta in the Valley...head to Seed Winehouse + Kitchen from Wednesdays through to Sunday nights. They offer an incredible wine selection and have a separate bar where guests can enjoy pre (and post!) dinner drinks. Lovely beer garden out the back. Great atmosphere all round. Book ahead where possible.
11
locals recommend
Seed Winehouse + Kitchen
308 Main N Rd
11
locals recommend
For the best pasta in the Valley...head to Seed Winehouse + Kitchen from Wednesdays through to Sunday nights. They offer an incredible wine selection and have a separate bar where guests can enjoy pre (and post!) dinner drinks. Lovely beer garden out the back. Great atmosphere all round. Book ahead where possible.
Whether dine-in, take away or delivery - Indii Of Clare offers a fantastic authentic Indian menu at a great price. Great service and very fast delivery to Armagh if you don't feel like leaving the Cottage during the colder Clare evenings.
Indii Of Clare
201 Main N Rd
Whether dine-in, take away or delivery - Indii Of Clare offers a fantastic authentic Indian menu at a great price. Great service and very fast delivery to Armagh if you don't feel like leaving the Cottage during the colder Clare evenings.
Apart from having some of the best tasting wines in the Clare Valley, Paulett Wines also offers the Bush Devine Cafe as part of their cellar door. There are no better views than from this restaurant. Enjoy a beautiful main course or their speciality shared tasting platters between two or with a group. Children are well looked after (provided with blankets and colouring materials on arrival), the service is first class and you won't be able to leave without buying a bottle from their cellar door...
7
locals recommend
Paulett Wines
7
locals recommend
Apart from having some of the best tasting wines in the Clare Valley, Paulett Wines also offers the Bush Devine Cafe as part of their cellar door. There are no better views than from this restaurant. Enjoy a beautiful main course or their speciality shared tasting platters between two or with a group. Children are well looked after (provided with blankets and colouring materials on arrival), the service is first class and you won't be able to leave without buying a bottle from their cellar door...
Pancho's has the best takeaway in town - including pizzas, fish or chicken and chips, burgers, pasta, desserts, soft drinks, etc. They have a dine-in section, or you can opt for takeaway or delivery. Saturday nights during footy season is BUSY! Make sure you are prepared for a little wait if you're getting takeaway or delivery.
Pancho's Pizza & Pasta
210 Main N Rd
Pancho's has the best takeaway in town - including pizzas, fish or chicken and chips, burgers, pasta, desserts, soft drinks, etc. They have a dine-in section, or you can opt for takeaway or delivery. Saturday nights during footy season is BUSY! Make sure you are prepared for a little wait if you're getting takeaway or delivery.
If you're after a quality country pub atmosphere, with a more upmarket menu offering one of the BEST steak meals available in the state (in fact, this place has won hospitality awards over several years), then you will love the very cool blend of the Rising Sun Inn at Auburn. Great wine list, great hospitality. Nice romantic spot for couples if you manage to grab a table out the front on a balmy summer's evening. Great jukebox too, dominated by Aussie rock to boot. We love it here for a night out.
Rising Sun Hotel
19 Main North Rd
If you're after a quality country pub atmosphere, with a more upmarket menu offering one of the BEST steak meals available in the state (in fact, this place has won hospitality awards over several years), then you will love the very cool blend of the Rising Sun Inn at Auburn. Great wine list, great hospitality. Nice romantic spot for couples if you manage to grab a table out the front on a balmy summer's evening. Great jukebox too, dominated by Aussie rock to boot. We love it here for a night out.
The Sevenhill Hotel is one of the most frequented pubs in the region. The menu has awesome variety, well priced, the downstairs wine cellar has some brilliant options to choose from - but the beer garden is the clincher! If you're keen to watch a major sporting event in the outdoor area, or just relax with the family in a spot that caters for all seasons - this is a great spot. A very busy spot for weekend lunches, but well worth booking in advance.
10
locals recommend
Sevenhill Hotel
10
locals recommend
The Sevenhill Hotel is one of the most frequented pubs in the region. The menu has awesome variety, well priced, the downstairs wine cellar has some brilliant options to choose from - but the beer garden is the clincher! If you're keen to watch a major sporting event in the outdoor area, or just relax with the family in a spot that caters for all seasons - this is a great spot. A very busy spot for weekend lunches, but well worth booking in advance.
What a hidden gem! Can't believe it took us so long to discover, but the newly renovated Slate Restaurant at Pike's Winery & Brewery is phenomenal. The food, service, atmosphere (not to mention the quality of wine and beer!) is outstanding. Best steak we have had in many years...
SLATE Restaurant
233 Polish Hill Rd
What a hidden gem! Can't believe it took us so long to discover, but the newly renovated Slate Restaurant at Pike's Winery & Brewery is phenomenal. The food, service, atmosphere (not to mention the quality of wine and beer!) is outstanding. Best steak we have had in many years...
Umbria's Italian cuisine is cooked to perfection. Wine list is magnificent and the service is always top notch. The only point we would add is that for couples looking for a romantic evening, the venue is a relatively small one and sometimes can feel like you are packed in... Absolutely worth the experience though - really diverse menu.
UMBRIA Rustic Italian Restaurant
308b Main N Rd
Umbria's Italian cuisine is cooked to perfection. Wine list is magnificent and the service is always top notch. The only point we would add is that for couples looking for a romantic evening, the venue is a relatively small one and sometimes can feel like you are packed in... Absolutely worth the experience though - really diverse menu.
Shopping
The Terrace Gallery Shop at Patly Hill Farm is open every weekend and public holidays, or by appointment at other times. They sell their own award winning extra virgin olive oil and kalamata table olives, plus a wide selection of produce grown and made at Patly Hill, including jams, marmalades, pickles and other preserves. Their famous Roasted Capsicum Sauce is bursting with flavour and you will likely find some in our Cottage for you to enjoy!
Patly Hill Farm
The Terrace Gallery Shop at Patly Hill Farm is open every weekend and public holidays, or by appointment at other times. They sell their own award winning extra virgin olive oil and kalamata table olives, plus a wide selection of produce grown and made at Patly Hill, including jams, marmalades, pickles and other preserves. Their famous Roasted Capsicum Sauce is bursting with flavour and you will likely find some in our Cottage for you to enjoy!
Essentials
Woolies is the best and the biggest of the local supermarkets, in our experience. They have "click and collect" available for online orders, self checkouts and very friendly service otherwise.
Woolworths Clare
47 Old N Rd
Woolies is the best and the biggest of the local supermarkets, in our experience. They have "click and collect" available for online orders, self checkouts and very friendly service otherwise.
Drinks & Nightlife
Jim Barry is one of our most iconic wineries - not only renowned for their beautiful wine, but the cellar door is a magnificent place to visit. Some of their best known labels are the Silly Mid On, Cover Drive, Lodge Hill Shiraz and our personal winter favourite - the McRae Wood Shiraz.
Jim Barry Wines
33 Craig Hill Rd
Jim Barry is one of our most iconic wineries - not only renowned for their beautiful wine, but the cellar door is a magnificent place to visit. Some of their best known labels are the Silly Mid On, Cover Drive, Lodge Hill Shiraz and our personal winter favourite - the McRae Wood Shiraz.
Skillogalee Winery and Vineyard is another special boutique, family-owned Clare Valley classic. Make sure you book well in advance for group lunches, but if you're passing through - don't miss their cellar door. We can particularly attest to their Riesling range (all of them!), Take Two Shiraz, Basket Pressed Shiraz and for a very special, cold Clare winter night - have a go at their Liqueur Muscat. It is DIVINE. (We even trickle it on our desserts for a special treat...).
Skillogalee Winery And Vineyard
45 Trevarrick Rd
Skillogalee Winery and Vineyard is another special boutique, family-owned Clare Valley classic. Make sure you book well in advance for group lunches, but if you're passing through - don't miss their cellar door. We can particularly attest to their Riesling range (all of them!), Take Two Shiraz, Basket Pressed Shiraz and for a very special, cold Clare winter night - have a go at their Liqueur Muscat. It is DIVINE. (We even trickle it on our desserts for a special treat...).
Must-see Clare in Clare Valley
Set amongst the vines of the Clare Valley is the working studio and gallery of award winning artist, Christopher Meadows. You are invited to meet the artist and view his current collection of paintings.
30 Gillentown Rd
30 Gillentown Rd
Set amongst the vines of the Clare Valley is the working studio and gallery of award winning artist, Christopher Meadows. You are invited to meet the artist and view his current collection of paintings.
Sightseeing
5 star rating for this place online! Fantastic reviews from tourists and locals.
Riesling Trail Bike Hire
10 Warenda Rd
5 star rating for this place online! Fantastic reviews from tourists and locals.