The Bennett Hotel at Hamilton will be humming with Irish spirit this St Patrick’s Day, with celebrations likely to stretch the duration of the weekend.
Action kicks off with a music from Irish band The Real McCoy at 3pm, rolling into a rollicking evening of modern music with crack local Irish band Shamrock who will take the stage from 7pm.
The festive theme will continue over throughout the weekend with promotions and the weekly traditional Irish music jam session on Sunday afternoon.
“The Bennett Hotel has been a focal point for traditional Irish music scene for over 20 years with our monthly Sunday afternoon sessions,” owner and publican David McCoy said.
“We’ll be bringing that through the entire St Patrick’s Day weekend this year to get people in the mood.
There will be no shortage of Irish beverages available, with the Bennett one of the few pubs in town to have Guinness, Kilkenny and Magner’s Irish Cider on tap, plus Jamesons and Tullamore Dew Irish whiskey available.
“We’ll be running St Patrick’s Day promotions over the entire weekend, so every time you buy one of those products you’ll get a hat or a glass or some paraphenalia,” David said.
Craft and boutique beer drinkers will feel right at home too, with 21 varieties on tap.
Family owned for over 30 years, the Bennett Hotel is located at 146 Denison Street, across the road from Hamilton Public School.
“We’re the oldest licensed pub in Hamilton and a bit of a sleeper I suppose,” David said.
“We’re proud of our history – we’re a laid-back, traditional-style local pub, which is the perfect place to celebrate an institution like St Patrick’s Day.”
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