THE GEORGE TAVERN

There was everyone from tradies with cold beers to women in the latest fashions, fascinators and bottles of fizz at The George Tavern. We sent photographer Max Mason-Hubers along to sample the fun.

 Punters watching the final stretch of the Melbourne Cup. Centre is Shane Walker of East Maitland who had to settle for second.

Punters watching the final stretch of the Melbourne Cup. Centre is Shane Walker of East Maitland who had to settle for second.

Checking the odds before the big race.

Checking the odds before the big race.

Kira Goodchild of Raworth, Jade Rathborne of Aberglasslyn, and Julie Skimmings of Thornton place their bets.

Kira Goodchild of Raworth, Jade Rathborne of Aberglasslyn, and Julie Skimmings of Thornton place their bets.

Til-Leea Balcombe of Rutherford, Suzy Tierney of Ashtonfield, and Bec Museth of Branxton.

Til-Leea Balcombe of Rutherford, Suzy Tierney of Ashtonfield, and Bec Museth of Branxton.

Dressed to thrill at the George Tavern.

Dressed to thrill at the George Tavern.

Interested punters inside and outside, watch the big race.

Interested punters inside and outside, watch the big race.

A punter watches the pre-race parade as she makes up her mind on where to place her bet.

A punter watches the pre-race parade as she makes up her mind on where to place her bet.