Let us introduce you to the Cardiff Brewery; a small batch craft brewery adding a unique twist to Wests Cardiff now open for members and guests.
Each element of the facility brings not only the history of Cardiff to life but also a cool modern vibe for locals to hang out. With a wide open space of tables and booths, games room with arcade games, pool tables and darts plus an outdoor area and custom built fermentation vessels room, the Cardiff Brewery is certainly built to impress.
The Cardiff Brewery menu caters to small or large gatherings from pizzas to wings perfect for an afternoon snack or dinner with mates. Take a bite out of the Mexican Beef pizza topped with Mexican spiced brisket, red kidney beans, red onion, capsicum, cheese, tomato salsa and tomato & herb sauce or try a little bit of everything with the Cardiff Brewery Platter stacked with vegetable curry samosas, chicken goujons, jalapeno bites and chilli squid!
Behind the brews at Cardiff Brewery is Pete Merrington; a genuine beer-loving mastermind who has been busy behind the scenes concocting a range of craft beers onsite. With a passion to experiment, Merrington brings a variety of flavours to your glass and will be working with the team to bring taste testing events to the 2023 calendar.
Enter through the archways, follow the copper pipes and settle in for a tasty craft brew and big screen entertainment (7.2m wide by 2m high BIG).
Cardiff Brewery History
Cardiff Brewery's logo pays tribute to the past with incorporating Cardiff’s history in each element including the Tickhole Tunnel and Winding Creek.
• Tickhole Tunnel
The heritage listed Tickhole Railway Tunnel, also known as the Kotara Railway Tunnel, is a diversion over Tickhole Creek. Still in operation today, beneath the Newcastle Inner City Bypass, the tunnel is located between Cardiff and Kotara stations. The original track opened in 1887 and formed part of the Great Northern Railway which connected Newcastle with Sydney.
• Winding Creek
Cardiff’s first railway station, known as Winding Creek, opened in 1888. The township on the fringe of Newcastle was then called Winding Creek, and later briefly known as Lymington, before it was eventually renamed Cardiff in February 1889. Winding Creek took its name from a creek which had its source in the Cardiff Valley near the Tickhole Railway Tunnel.
Early Cardiff, or as it was then known - Winding Creek, was noted for its plentiful fruit orchards, and Mr Peattie was known for the citrus he farmed on his land which bordered the Great Northern Railway Line. His name carried on even after it was acquired in 1913 by the Walsh family who planted stone fruit, mainly peaches and plums.
02 4979 1900
Open 7 days. +18 venue
Bar Service Open Hours:
Fri 4:00pm - late
Sat 12:00pm - late
Sun 12.00pm - 6pm
Note: All Cardiff Brews are available from the Wests Cardiff main bar 7 days a week, 10am - late.