From ice cream to weekend karaoke, 4 reasons you gotta eat here!

Ride on over to The Hitchin’ Post for delicious food, in the family restaurant area or their 19+ lounge.

The Hitchin’ Post has been a local staple since it opened in 2017 but the family-owned business continues to expand with new events and offerings the whole family can enjoy.

Here are four reasons you need to check out The Hitchin’ Post.

1. The new Waterin’ Hole

The Waterin’ Hole is the newest area within The Hitchin’ Post and a great place to cool off as the weather starts to warm up.

Not only does The Waterin’ Hole offer more than 20 flavours of ice cream from Foothills Creamery to enjoy in a cone or waffle bowl but they have all kinds of refreshments, including slushies, iced coffee drinks, milk shakes, Italian soda, and over 80 loose teas.

It has its own separate bar and seating area but all the menu items are available throughout the restaurant. “You can come in for a burger and have ice cream from The Waterin’ Hole for dessert,” says owner Vicki Geddes.

2. The local flavour

The Hitchin’ Post is owned by husband-and-wife team Vicki and Dave Geddes and staffed by the whole family, including two daughters, their son and granddaughter.

The Geddes make it a point to source as much food as possible locally. They get the meat from Ponoka Family Meats, honey from Camrose, vegetables from Alix, and eggs from Castor.

“We’re proud to serve several beers including draft from Siding 14 Brewing Company right here in Ponoka,” says Vicki.

They also sell coffee from Black Rifle Coffee, a veteran-owned company that provides funding for programs that support police and veterans in need as well as abused children.

3. The Ponoka history

The Hitchin’ Post is decked out with a 19th-century Western theme that pays tribute to Ponoka’s farming history. They have plenty of antiques on display like old wagon wheels. There’s even a bridle that was reportedly given as a gift from Queen Elizabeth to a high-ranking officer of the RCMP.

“It’s about the little things,” says Vicki. “Like the 100-year-old barn wood that lines the hand-painted walls.”

And at The Hitchin’ Post, being western goes beyond the decor. They have an actual hitching post out front so you can stop in on your next ride!

4. The community feel

“The Hitchin’ Post is a place for families to go,” says Vicki. “It’s a great atmosphere on the weekends if you want entertainment.”

They can accommodate almost any group in either their family restaurant area or their 19+ lounge. They offer 10 per cent off for bookings of large groups and kids under four eat for free.

“We get lots of teams coming in after a game,” says Vicki. “Hockey, rugby, soccer, you name it.”

And if you’d rather watch the sports than play them, the lounge features 120-inch big screen for sporting events and karaoke.

Learn more at hitchinpostponoka.webs.com and follow them on Facebook.

 

The Hitchin’ Post’s Waterin’ Hole offers more than 20 flavours of ice cream from Foothills Creamery, including slushies, iced coffee drinks, milk shakes, Italian soda and over 80 loose teas.

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