Earp Distilling Co.

4.5
48 reviews
$41 to $100
Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
Earp Distilling Co. is an ultra-modern distillery and bar located in harbour-side Carrington, Newcastle. Our distillery tasting bar offers our locally crafted spirits, cocktails, wine and beer with a seasonal food menu featuring local produce. Explore our distillery on a guided tour, experience our unique spirits flavours with a guided tasting or learn to distill your very own gin in our Spirit School class. Special events and function packages are available by request.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 48 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.3
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4.2
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4.5
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4.3
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Louis
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, great atmosphere, fabulous gin 👌🏼

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AntonC
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A greatly welcome and more refined addition to Newcastles's social scene. Highly recommended!

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NAaaaT
1 review
Dined on 16 January 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great location, excellent selection, great staff. Venue is awesome

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Markl
1 review
Dined on 9 January 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience5

The drinks were lovely
However despite our best efforts we could only get 3 drinks in 2 hours the service was really bad.
We ordered a 3 rd round but the ordered was forgotten so we left and went to the Cri around the corner.
Shame the drinks were good.

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ClareB
1 review
Dined on 9 January 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ally was THE BEST bar staff. She was SO chirpy and engaged with every one of our party of 5. She was knowledgeable and fun. 10 / 10 ! Thanks for the DELICIOUS cocktails.

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AllyS
1 review
Dined on 9 January 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience3

The service was really slow. Disappointing. We could of had more drinks if it didn’t take so long! Doing the business a disservice by taking so long.

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Disappointed
1 review
Dined on 6 January 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Service was disappointing and they clearly had an agenda to sell specific Gin.
We were missing food from our share platter.
Overall a disappointing experience.

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RomanaC
1 review
Dined on 30 December 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had a great night tasting the delicious gins whilst enjoying a cheese platter. The bar staff had great knowledge of the drinks and we're helpful with their suggestions. A great place to bring visitors from out of town. We will be returning more frequently, the ambience is fantastic!

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Kalman
Canberra
2 reviews
Dined on 27 December 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good range of gins and spirits, including the Earp collection of ‘home made’ gins and limoncello.

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HannahFJ
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Staff were extremely helpful and friendly! Loved the cocktails and cheeseplate! Would (and have) definitely recommend a few sneaky drinks here!

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KarenM
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic atmosphere, service was amazing! The cocktails were all very delicious, I think they have the best espresso martini in Newcastle!

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NatalieS
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Drinks were lovely but staff not so much. Felt like we were not wanted and even spoken to rudely at times. Was my second visit and probably won't be back unfortunately.

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LeilaU
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Wonderful experience! A must place to go! The Gin alone is worth it! Great food just not a lot of options. Try the Rhi-barbie cocktail

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DawnK
1 review
Dined on 29 November 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

A really enjoyable afternoon spoilt only by the waitress who was a little rude, unfriendly and appeared to not want to be at work. Hope she is ok

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ChristineG
1 review
Dined on 28 November 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience5

2nd visit here. 1st visit 5 stars.
This time arrived 10 minutes early and had to wait over 30 min in the corner before being seated on the lounge which was not comfy.
Then waited another 30 minutes plus before our first drink.
Was disappointed.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 28 November 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

A really beautiful space with excellent Gin, Cocktails and Food. Extremely friendly, accommodating staff - nothing was too hard to make happen. Overall, fabulous experience.

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NewcastleFoodies
1 review
Dined on 27 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Earp gets the trifecta with great service, great gin, great food!!

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JamesM
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on 25 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the latest must visit bar in Newcastle. Clever decor that feels inviting. The staff are exceptional. Nicely done

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Pedro
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience. We had a host who looked after us incredibly from beginning to end.

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Adamh
London
2 reviews
Dined on 20 November 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience3

Great fun. Early afternoon staff (Taylor) were awesome. Unfortunately the evening shift had clearly had a tough week and were slow, surly and aggressive. Great fun, great food, better trained staff and this place is a winner. No.8 Gin + Mediterranean Tonic the highlight.

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Mathilda
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and drinks and affordable. Great value

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Jacquie
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a very enjoyable night catching up with friends. The staff were very friendly and ensured everything was going well by checking in on us.

Will definitely be back.

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Annie
1 review
Dined on 11 November 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Enjoyed sitting at the bar and watching cocktails being prepared.Bar staff very knowledgeable and delivered excellent service.Would be happy to come back and recommend it to friends

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Wren
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2020
Overall5food2service5ambience4

It’s always cold inside.
Luckily we warm up quick with cocktails. The male staff are super friendly and knowledgeable which is awesome.

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PetaD
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 28 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was lovely, even though the food menu is very small. We shared a fabulous cheese and fruit platter, delicious warm olives and a barley risotto. Of course the reason to go are the wonderful cocktails and gin - both of which were superb. We went on a Wednesday night and there was only one other group so it was fairly quiet and easy to hear each other.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome addition to the Newcastle relaxed bar scene.

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TimA
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Food is excellent. We loved everything on the menu

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Sheri
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The gins are so beautifully and individually crafted. We enjoyed the flight presentation. The food was delicious with the burrata being sensational. Very helpful, friendly staff. The night was memorable for many good reasons.

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CindyK
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always a pleasure to visit Earp... the limoncello never fails to please!

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JodeanG
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really great atmosphere, staff were friendly and knowledgable of their product and service, will definitely be back!!

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DeborahD
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere. Food, drinks and staff are very knowledgeable and friendly

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FionaG
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff friendly and professional. Food delicious and the lemoncillo yum

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AnnetteM
1 review
Dined on 1 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our was delivered quickly and was delicious. Waiters were attentive and the drinks generous in size. Loved the atmosphere of the distillery on show.

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Jake
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The bar manager was excellent, knew so much about all of the products he was serving and had personally been involved in the process of making some of his own. The tasting flight was great and being talked through the different options and flavours topped it off perfectly. Little hidden gem at the back of carrington, will absolutely be going back again.

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PamelaW
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful time tasting the gin. The place was awesome

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DebbieB
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Great gin Lovely atmosphere & good food the perfect combo

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WendyG
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great time at Earp Distillery celebrating my birthday with friends.
Our server gave excellent recommendations & invented a delicious cocktail for my friend, ‘The Llama Surprise’. He was very patient & accomodating, even when we were indecisive and offered us a larger table when one became available.
I love the relaxed vibe at Earp & how the place transforms as the sun sets.
The mushroom barley risotto is one of my favourite dishes anywhere!

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Anon
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Would help if staff let us know when kitchen was closing. Also how much food to order as a guide. We were starving and ended up having to order bread at 9 pm. Also staff left the plates on the table and needed prompting to take. The girls was v friendly however.

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Roger
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This is a good quality addition to casual drink/informal dining experiences in inner Newcastle. The design is done well and the choice of some small plates to accompany great drink choices is good. The choice of music and playlist to add a bit more ambience would be useful.

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NotKarenToday
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience3

Such a tricky review- great venue, great food and great cocktails. But freezing cold and poor service and no specials / very small menu. Not cheap. I’m blaming Covid but one of our guests got plates for everyone because no-one else did....that’s not Covid. Not rude....just got the feeling we were a bit annoying, ordering food n all. Maybe a bit less focus on being cool and a bit more focus on hospitality? Sad as last visit was a solid 9. Plan on giving them the benefit of the doubt and visiting again.

FAQs

Earp Distilling Co. is rated 4.5 stars by 48 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.