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Country Pubs

Grab your mates or your significant other and head on out to one of the Lockyer Valley’s welcoming country pubs. Here’s a few to get you started.

Plainland
First opened in 1914, Porters Plainland Hotel is an icon on the Warrego Highway. Porters serve lunch and dinner seven days a week and breakfast on the deck Saturday and Sunday mornings. Try everything from gourmet burgers to salads, seafood, pasta or a tender steak from the char grill, all made with the freshest, locally-sourced seasonal produce and ingredients. Be sure to try the Valley’s biggest steak, the 800g Tomahawk rib on the bone. Stay in Porters Plainland B&B and the hotel’s courtesy bus will pick you up and drop you off again when you’re done.

Mulgowie
Home to the Mulga Steakhouse, the Mulgowie Pub is seen by many as the heart of the community. Situated in the picturesque Laidley Valley, find mouth-watering meals, icy cold drinks and farm fresh produce. Relax on the timber deck and enjoy the peaceful country atmosphere. The Mulga is known for regular events, including music festivals, family fun days and the popular twice-yearly Outback Bull Ride. Camping is available at the nearby Mulgowie Hall.

Laidley
In Laidley, the Queensland National Hotel (or QN as it is fondly called) boasts a comfortable country atmosphere along with beds, a restaurant and bottle shop. The restaurant has been refurbished and the meals are huge!
Just up the road the Old Brittannia, a majestic heritage hotel, is the perfect place to unwind, or celebrate a big event. Even better, they have a huge beer garden under the back veranda. The menu has something for everyone.
Laidley’s Exchange Hotel is heritage-listed, offering accommodation, lots of character, friendly staff and cold, cold beer.

Forest Hill
Forest Hill is a town where much of yesteryear still survives by way of two beautiful heritage-listed pubs. The Lockyer Hotel has been a feature of the local landscape for over 100 years and with live music and great food it’s still a feature of the township. The Forest Hill Hotel built in 1898, is also a popular stopping place for tourists travelling on the Cobb & Co route and these days offers Thai cuisine to accompany a cold drink.

Gatton
At the Royal Hotel in downtown Gatton, sit down to some of the best food in the valley, have a punt with your mates and stay a night or two in refurbished accommodation suites. Other Gatton country pubs include the Commercial, good for a cold beer or the Gatton View Hotel/Motel, with its typical pub menu and reasonable prices.

Withcott
Offering a unique country meets city atmosphere, enjoy a meal on the Garden Deck or relax with friends in the expansive grassed Beer Garden at the Withcott Hotel, at the bottom of the Toowoomba Range. Built in 1889, the Withcott Hotel offers great meals for a quick bite on the road or a delicious dinner with family or friends.

Brightview
Dine in air-conditioned comfort or enjoy alfresco dining on the terrace at the Brightview Tavern. A modern pub, offering the latest pokies, Keno, jukebox, pool room, arcade games and children’s playground.

Murphys Creek
Open seven days a week with gorgeous views over the Lockyer Valley, try the Murphys Creek Tavern for a delicious dinner and a cold drink.

Tenthill
Tenthill Pub is a happy haunt, particularly on a Friday and Saturday where you’ll enjoy good food and a cold beer.

Exchange Hotel

Exchange Hotel

Laidley QLD

Grand old pub with plenty of charm! Raffles every Friday night, karaoke and lots of fun, open Juke box, pool table.

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Forest Hill Hotel

Forest Hill Hotel

Forest Hill QLD

Forest Hill Hotel is a heritage-listed hotel at 38 William Street, Forest Hill, Queensland, Australia. It was built from 1898 to 1898. Pub style meals and delicious cold...

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Gatton View Hotel-Motel

Gatton View Hotel-Motel

Gatton QLD

P: 5462 1072 E: gattonviewhotel@liquorlegends.com.au

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Mulgowie Hotel

Mulgowie Hotel

QLD

The Greatest Character in the West

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Porters Plainland Hotel

Porters Plainland Hotel

Plainland QLD

Opening it’s doors over 100 years ago to thirsty commuters of the Warrego highway, this hotel is still serving guests by proud third generation publicans. Stay and enjo...

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Queensland National Hotel

Queensland National Hotel

Laidley QLD

Restored, historic hotel with old Queensland charm.

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Brightview Tavern

Brightview Tavern

Brightview QLD

Dine in air-conditioned comfort overlooking Howard Lake and the beautiful Lockyer Valley and Toowoomba range. We have an a la carte menu for lunch and dinner, 7 days a...

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Tenthill Hotel

Tenthill Hotel

QLD

A Great country pub nestled amongst farmland with dining options available.

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Murphys Creek Tavern

Murphys Creek Tavern

QLD

Murphy's Creek Tavern invites you down for a nice cold drink and delicious dinner! Open 7 days a week and has gorgeous views over the Lockyer Valley. They look forward to...

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Lockyer Hotel Forest Hill

Lockyer Hotel Forest Hill

QLD

Lockyer Hotel is a heritage-listed hotel at Victoria Street, Forest Hill, Queensland, Australia. It was built from 1906 to 1970s. It was added to the Queensland Heritage ...

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Withcott Hotel

Withcott Hotel

Withcott QLD

The Withcott Hotel is a traditional family owned Queensland hotel located on the Warrego Hwy at the bottom of the Toowoomba Range. Built 1889, the Withcott Hotel has ...

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Mulgowie Hall

Mulgowie Hall

QLD

This spot is a large grassed area on the Western side of the entrance track to the Mulgowie Community Hall. All enquiries and bookings can be made via Ph: 0487 077 738 ...

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Visitor Centre

Lake Apex Visitor Information 
Centre (Gatton)

Lockyer Valley Cultural Centre
34 Lake Apex Drive
Gatton 4343

Phone: +61 7 5466 3426

Opening Hours:
Monday to Friday
8.30am - 5.00pm
Saturday and Sunday
8.30am - 4.30pm

We are closed Christmas Day,
Boxing Day and Good Friday.

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