Pubs and clubs

Iconic pubs serve up some old-fashioned country hospitality

Criterion Hotel

The Criterion is an iconic symbol in the history of Hotels in Australia. Its famous cousin the ‘Breakky Creek’ Brisbane was built in same year 1889 with very similar architechture, the Criterion having one extra floor.  The Bush Inn Bar & Grill Steak House is part of this wonderful old family-owned hotel, serving good honest straight forward food at very reasonable prices. It is naturally strong on steak, and its varied dishes are of high quality, well prepared and well presented. There’s a sensible wine list, including some Queensland wines. Cheerful efficient service in a pleasant atmosphere makes this dining experience a real pleasure.  

The Heritage hotel

Overlooking the majestic Fitzroy River since 1898. The Heritage Hotel is a stunningly renovated venue that is both modern and chic yet proudly displays her beautiful Federation era heritage. Centrally located on the corner of Quay and William Streets, the hotel is walking distance to the shopping of East Street and walking distance via the Riverside Walk to the Pilbeam Theatre and Art Gallery. The hotel features modern bars and a rooftop beer garden for a casual drink with friends. The bistro restaurant features good quality food options for a fine dining experience. A wide variety of events can also be hosted in one of our function rooms.

The Allenstown Hotel

The Allenstown Hotel Graziers Steakhouse offers informal friendly dining, a favourite for locals and visitors alike. Catch up with family and friends, have lunch with colleagues or just relax over coffee and cake with a friend. Our customers can choose from the quality steaks cooked on the char-grill or make a selection from our range of dishes for those who want something a little different at affordable prices. 

Red Lion Hotel

The Red Lion Hotel is one of Rockhampton's most iconic hotels. Newly renovated, it has now one of Rockhampton's most popular hotels. The hotel caters for everyone from 18 - 80 with plenty of dining and/or drinking options.

Frenchville Sports Club

The Frenchville Sports Club is one of Central Queensland’s largest and well known multi-sports clubs, with a long, extensive and proud history of community involvement and contributions. Whether you are looking to join one of their 13 sports; for a great place to share a meal with friends in our Flavours Bistro; evening drinks and live entertainment in the Arena Lounge; or to barrack for your favourite sporting team in the Champions Sports Bar, the Frenchville Sports Club offers all of this and more.

Ascot Hotel Stone Grill Restaurant

The Ascot Stonegrill is one of Rockhampton's highest-rated restaurants on TripAdvisor. Stonegrill™ is recognised as being one of the healthiest methods of cooking, and is now featured in hundreds of restaurants world-wide. The Ascot offer Stonegrill meals with a guaranteed standard of quality that diners have come to expect.

Regional pubs

Kabra Hotel

Kabra’s original timber pub was located closer to town but as the story goes after a couple of ‘unfortunate’ fires, insurance was paid out but on the proviso that the new pub was to be constructed of concrete block with a cement floor. But beyond the bunker style façade is a welcoming retreat to the ‘best grub in the scrub’, cold beer and one-of-the-family type camaraderie. Only 16 minutes drive from Rocky, the Kabra Hotel is an easily accessible option for doing like the locals do and immersing yourself in some friendly country atmosphere.

Westwood Hotel

Westwood was the first town to be gazetted by the newly established Queensland Government on 23 May 1860 and during its hay day as a rail terminus supported no less than three blacksmiths, two butchers, two saddleries, a boat-making shop, a chemist and multiple general stores. While this sort of frantic activity has ceased, the Westwood Hotel is still flying the flag as a hub of community activity. The Westie is renowned for its resident swaggie, creative signage and Sunday-sesh pool parties, as well as classic country pub grub including side-salads served with beetroot and a slice of tinned pineapple – totally Oz!

Grand Hotel Motel Mount Morgan

The Grand Hotel is a historically significant heritage listed beauty in the heart of Mount Morgan. Occupying a prime corner-block position, the Grand is an imposing two-storey brick hotel with a striking octagonal corner projection. Built in 1901, at the time of its construction the Grand was reputed as being a first-class hotel for families, visitors, tourists and commercial gentlemen. Today the spirit of yesteryear lingers on and the Grand’s reputation for providing a first-rate feed and a friendly consider-yourself-at-home style welcome remain, so why not head for the hills next time you are out and about and treat yourself to the Mountain’s finest!

Railway Hotel Mount Morgan

The Railway Hotel in Mount Morgan is the perfect location to have lunch, a cold one and listen to the stories of the locals.  

Leichhardt Hotel Mount Morgan

The Leichhardt Hotel is situated in the centre in Mount Morgan and houses a traditional Queensland veranda, a big brick chimney and 1930’s murals in the main bar. The Leichhardt Hotel provides meals seven days a week with good old fashion home cooked pub meals.  

The Gracemere Hotel

The Gracie is a local institution with an enviable reputation when it comes to providing family friendly facilities, contemporary conveniences and solid service, all nicely wrapped up in a thoroughly modern makeover. The Gracemere Hotel hasn’t forgotten its roots and is staunchly proud of its 133-year history. So while originally station workers and travellers to and froing from the Archer’s Gracemere homestead spurred on the building of the first establishment, today the traffic is driven by The Gracemere Hotel’s well-earned name for providing an enticing menu of well-priced, high-quality meals in generous sizes. Or perhaps make a beeline for the pub’s Ultimate Sunday Sesh on the last Sunday of the month for five buck pig on a spit and live music.