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Venture to Five Unique Country Pubs.

If you're in search of a delicious meal, look no further than the charming country pubs of the Lockyer Valley. These havens offer a variety of savoury delights, from sizzling steaks to succulent seafood and of course scrumptious desserts! Get ready to explore a bounty of flavours amidst the verdant landscapes that make up this picturesque valley.

Fairways Tavern, Hatton Vale

Located on Fairway Drive and just off the Warrego Highway, lies a gem that the locals affectionately call "The Tavern." This establishment artfully blends rustic and classic elements to create a dining experience that is sure to delight.

Indulge in an array of nightly specials and Sunday morning brekky favourites that will tantalise your taste buds without breaking the bank. Explore the landscaped grounds, relax in the spacious beer garden, and immerse yourself in the country atmosphere. And, as night falls, let the live entertainment lift your spirits as you gaze to a starry sky. There’s ample parking at the rear.

Porters Plainland Hotel, Plainland

Along the Warrego Highway lies a beacon of country hospitality - a pub known for the grand windmill that spins tales of rustic charm.

For over seven decades the iconic family-owned Porters Plainland Hotel, has been operating in the Lockyer Valley. It boasts a spacious deck, airy dining halls, and versatile function spaces, along with a well-stocked bottle shop and luxurious motel rooms - a sanctuary for all travellers.

The true magic of the Porters Plainland Hotel lies in its culinary excellence – elevating pub dining to new heights with a daily menu crafted with care and precision, with award-winning local produce as the hero. And for those who rise with the dawn, the hotel's breakfast spread beckons with its fresh and healthy tastes of premium local produce.

Live entertainment keeps your toes tapping with great tunes on most weekends and there’s ample parking to ensure you don’t waste precious time looking for a carpark.

Queensland National (QN), Laidley

Behold the majestic QN Hotel. This storied establishment, built in the classic Queenslander style, boasts a vast dining hall, with seating that stretches to the verandah and the nearby beer garden.

Situated on the Cobb & Co trail, the QN is a beloved haunt of the locals, or welcoming respite to travellers seeking good food and warm camaraderie.

The hotel is heralded for its staunch support of local sports clubs, hosting weekly raffles and stirring the spirits of meat-tray fortune. There’s ample parking at the rear for motorists, including electric vehicle drivers - an EV Charging station is accessible through the Exploren App.

Mulgowie Hotel, Mulgowie

Amidst splendid views of Little Liverpool Range, an authentic country pub beckons. The Mulga, located just 20km south of Laidley, is where you’ll experience the fair dinkum lure of refreshing brews, a mouth-watering meal, stunning scenery and the high-flying rodeo action of their bi-annual bull ride event.

Fancy rustic seating overlooking the bull ring, or a cosy indoor hearth to keep warm?

The Mulga welcomes the rumble of car and motorcycle rallies and offers ample parking for those enjoying ‘wheel’ adventures.

Caravanners and campers get to breathe deep and bask in the views of fertile farmland at the neighbouring Mulgowie Recreation Grounds.

The Lockyer Hotel, Forest Hill

Prominently sited on the corner of Victoria and William Streets, the Lockyer Hotel in Forest Hill, commands attention. This heritage-listed hotel is testament to the characteristics of a two-storeyed, early 20th century, single-skin timber hotel in rural Queensland. Now stunningly refurbished, the Lockyer Hotel is a mecca for those seeking culinary magic.

The menu is reflective of Chef’s pleasure in creating wholesome and flavoursome food, sourced from the region. From succulent lamb shanks to sizzling steaks, topped off with Chef Jen’s desserts - a symphony of flavours and a sweet Lockyer embrace! Midori, Malibu and coconut cheesecake anyone?

The welcoming atmosphere, including the beer garden is also perfect for families.

Cheers to the warm glow from a Forest Hill sunset, complemented by the village square’s pretty festoon lighting.

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