more than just

craft beer

good times + great food


Beer & Brewer Australia’s Top 15 Regional Craft Beer Venue.

Situated in High Street Maitland, The Exchange Hotel was established in 1866 and operated as a Hotel up until it closed in approximately 1990. In 2013, after many years as an antique shop, two mates decided it was time to take the building back to original use… With a passion for Craft Beer and a desire to reinvigorate Central Maitland, renovations commenced, and The Pourhouse was born.

The Craft Beer industry has flourished over the past decade. The industry has benefited from changing consumer tastes, particularly the move towards premium beer and an emphasis on quality over quantity across the liquor retailing landscape.

Craft Beer's divergence of flavours and styles is seen as one big plus in its growing appeal. The craft beer industry has expanded dramatically to include over 500 breweries across the country, producing a dizzying variety of styles and flavours. 

The Pourhouse, make it your local.