The old-fashioned and generous pub fare at the Meringandan Pub is a showcase of how hospitality used to be. The rump steak is the most popular dish, closely followed by the parmigiana and this pub consistently tops the polls for favourite pub in the region. On a nice day, grab a table in the beer garden next to the paddocks of camels, goats and chickens. Country dining at its finest.
Address: 30 Main Street, Meringandan
Phone: (07) 4696 7146
There are over 50 items on Rudd’s menu, so you’ll be spoiled for choice at this welcoming pub. Named for Steele Rudd, the Australian author born in this region in 1868, Rudd’s Pub offers everything from morning tea through to dinner seven days a week. There’s even free camping for motorhomes and caravans across the road, so you may never leave.
Address: 45 Tooth Street, Nobby
Phone: (07) 4696 3211
The Farmer's Arms
This tavern is the oldest continually licenced pub in all of Queensland. They offer senior discounts and kids meals, so it’s a truly family-friendly time for everyone. Enjoy a pint by the fireplace or out in the beer garden.
Address: 9864 New England Highway, Cabarlah
Phone: (07) 4696 6202
The Bull & Barley has been restored to its 1900s old world grandeur, with two levels of classic Australian country style. Sit out on the open verandah, soak up the atmosphere and enjoy a glass of something cold. They have daily specials, including a Sunday roast, and a generous menu of pub classics.
Address: 61 Eton Street, Cambooya
Phone: (07) 4696 1235