Ever since the closure of the Imperial Hotel, it has been a bit of a dry argument for the people of Mount Victoria and also the Hartley folk who used to gather there.
Luckily, all hope is not lost. The Mount Victoria Manor has recently opened a small bar serving a good selection of wines and bottled beers, including local favourites like Dry Ridge Estate and Zig Zag Brewery.
The adjoining dining room has a good selection of food at reasonable prices (comparable to The Imperial), where you can eat in style.
The bar is eclectically decorated, with the bar itself being made from the antique doors of a Chinese temple, complete with door knockers.
Drop in and have a drink with some Hartley locals, who gather after 5:00pm on a Friday. THe Mount Victoria Manor is in Montgomery Street, next to the Fire and Rescue Station.
Disclaimer: Although Mount Victoria Manor have advertised in the new Hartley Business Directory, this is not a paid advertisement.