If like me, you are a bit of a history nut and appreciate a side of history with your Sunday roast, we have some great historic pubs, taverns, and hotels in Perth, York, Margaret River and surrounding areas, all with some tall old tales to tell. From city haunts to country town pubs and taverns, read on to find out more.
The historic Parkerville Tavern is over 100 years old and can be found in the Perth Hills. It is one of the oldest pubs in Perth and has a bit of a coloured past and rebuilt in the 1920’s.
It changed hands numerous times over the years but has recently undergone extensive renovations, and is now enjoying renewed popularity with live music on weekends, and good, unpretentious food served 7 days a week, with a family friendly atmosphere.
6 Owen Road, Parkerville, WA
Mundaring Hotel is set in the Perth Hills and was established in 1899 right opposite the old Mundaring Rail Station. Located in the heart of Mundaring opposite the Sculpture Park and recently refurbished with a lounge, bar, restaurant, outdoor patio and beer garden.
Corner Nichol & Jacoby Street, Mundaring, 6073, WA.
Mundaring Weir Hotel
A turn of the century establishment, and less than 1 hour from the heart of Perth, this hotel has something for everyone. On weekends, grab a bite in the downstairs coffee shop, the historic Duke and Duchess dining room, or in the Tree-Tops restaurant overlooking the amphitheatre (featuring fantastic summer concerts) .
Mundaring Weir Rd & Hall Rd, Mundaring WA 6073
Premier Mill Hotel
The historic Katanning Flour Mill has been revamped and preserved and transformed into the luxurious Premier Mill Hotel. Downstairs in the below floor level the in the Mill’s old machine-room, is The Cordial Bar – a wine bar which has fast become a favourite with locals and visitors alike. A stunning range of wines and craft beers from the Great Southern region work well with the share-plate menu.
Cnr of Clive Street & Austral Terrace, Katanning, WA 6317
Castle Hotel, York
The Castle Hotel, York was established in 1853 and can be found nestled in the Avon Valley, WA. This hotel is one of the oldest existing inland hotels in Western Australia, and all the charm of the exterior have been retained.
The hotel offers hotel accommodation and a great Bistro area offering foods ranging from wood-fired pizza to garlic prawns and meals for the kids.
95-97 Avon Terrace York
Western Australia 6302
The City of Perth & Surrounding Areas
The Albion Hotel
The Albion has existed since 1890 and is the reason the suburb of Cottesloe exists. Originally a stopover point on the long horse ride from the port city of Fremantle to the business center of Perth, the Albion boasts many historical features.
Some of these features include beautiful ceiling fans from New Orleans, Tiffany chandeliers, a luxuriously preserved boardroom with original furnishings and old documents and photos adorning the walls. With its 10 fireplaces, the Albion is the perfect cosy winter spot and can cater for any type of private function in one of the three rooms upstairs.
If it’s sports that you’re into, catch all the live action on our screens whilst enjoying an ice cold beverage. Don’t forget the live music and sports bar activities and our convenient bottle shop.
Durty Nelly’s, in the heart of the City of Perth, was designed and constructed in Ireland by Irish architects, using genuine Irish materials. It was then disassembled, transported to Shafto Lane in the heart of Perth Western Australia and reassembled. In this sense, it is safe to say that Durty Nelly’s is Perth’s first and only genuine Irish pub.
Shafto Lane, 397 Murray St, Perth, WA 6000
St George’s House was built in 1892 by the Anglican Church, and is a splendid example of terrace style buildings developed along St George’s Terrace at the latter part of the 19th century. For the following 100 years, the building was expanded and used as a boarding house, for offices and has now been restored to its former glory so we can once again enjoy its splendour.
The Building features an elegant hotel with 15 rooms and suites plus garden terrace dining , bar and wine vault. The hotel offers a variety of dining options from breakfast to dinner, and quick lunch specials.
237 St Georges Terrace,
Perth WA 6000
Como The Treasury
The State Buildings are comprised of three different buildings, bounded by St Georges Terrace and Barrack Street. The first was built more than 140 years ago and over the years the buildings have had many incarnations, including being used as a post office, police court, Treasury and other government department offices.
Having been recently revamped, the three buildings have been turned into a dining and accommodation space. The new hotel is a luxurious contemporary space with 48 rooms and suites. The historic complex also features two restaurants, a bar and world renowned COMO Shambhala wellness therapies. For modern fine dining, visit the Wildflower where the food is vibrant and the wine list is impossible to fault. The Post Restaurant (original franking room of the Perth General Post Office) offers breakfast to the hotel guests as well as providing breakfasts, lunch and dinner options with fresh healthy food. The Como Treasury Lounge Bar features couches, gas fires are decorative artwork on the walls. The Petition outlets have more an industrial feel with a wine bar and merchant with the Petition Beer Corner offers craft beers. Petition Kitchen offers rustic, colourful and tasty food. Finally Telegarm Coffee can be found in a tiny old restored sea container.
1 Cathedral Avenue
Margaret River Region
Caves House Hotel
The 105-year-old art deco hotel, built by the State Government to help attract tourists to visit the nearby Yallingup caves, complete with heritage-listed gardens. The hotel offers breakfast, lunch and dinner and woodfired pizzas, long bar and beer garden.
18 Yallingup Beach Road, Yallingup
Western Australia 6282 Australia
Margaret River Hotel
Built in 1936, the Margaret River Hotel was the first public house in the heart of the picturesque town of Margaret River. There is a bistro on offer with a beer garden and proves popular with locals and tourists alike.
125 Bussell Highway, Margaret River
Western Australia 6285