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Eastview Estate - Winery, Brewery and Distillery Logo and Images

Eastview Estate - Winery, Brewery and Distillery

298 Kentucky Road, Kentucky NSW 2354
Located 15 kilometres south of Uralla, Eastview Estate can be found a short drive from the New England Highway along the winding approach to the village of Kentucky. The cellar door, which is open for tastings Wednesdays to Sundays, is also home to Restaurant Pinot, a stylish, sophisticated and relaxed dining experience featuring the very best of local produce. A recent addition at Eastview Estate is Pudgy McDucks Real Ale Bar which features an array of distinctive ales brewed on site, hand pumped off the wood in the authentic English way and served in English pub glasses. Enjoy a game of darts, or just relax on the sumptuous leather lounge in the panelled club-like atmosphere.
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Thunderbolts Rock

New England Highway, Kentucky NSW 2354
Thunderbolt's Rock is a time-worn cluster of granite boulders located six kilometres south of Uralla on the New England Highway. Originally known as Split Rock, the boulders afforded 'gentleman bushranger' Frederick Wordsworth Ward, better known as Captain Thunderbolt, the perfect vantage point for monitoring the approach of unwary mail coaches. He first visited the site in 1863 when, after a daring escape from Sydney's notorious Cockatoo Island prison, he and fellow escapee, Fred Britten, used the rock as a hideout. They were surprised by passing troopers while lying in wait at the rock to bail up an approaching mailman. Thunderbolt was shot in the knee during the fiery exchange of gunshots that ensued. Visible in the distance to the west is a line of trees marking the course of Kentucky Creek where Thunderbolt was shot and killed by Constable Alexander Walker on 25th May, 1870.