Rustic Regional Pubs

by Rhiannon Priestly
If you want a foodie experience full of flavour, history and a lot of character, our regional country pubs are for you!

Farmers Arms Tavern, Cabarlah

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Farmers Arms Tavern

Located in Cabarlah, 20kms north of Toowoomba you will find the Farmers Arms Tavern, situated right on the New England Highway so you can’t miss it! With a claim to fame, being one of the longest continually licensed pubs in Queensland since 1863, this is definitely a pub you want to check off your list.

The mixed grill is often recommended by locals to have a crack at on the menu, try it for yourself and see if you can finish it all. While you are at Cabarlah, be sure to visit the Black Forest Hill Cuckoo Clock Centre across the road, where you’ll find an impressive collection of cuckoo and grandfather clocks.

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Rudd’s Pub, Nobby

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Rudd's Pub

Established in 1893, Rudd’s Pub is in the township of Nobby, the heart of Dad ‘n’ Dave country. Rudd’s Pub was built in 1893 and was originally called the Davenporter hotel. The name was changed to Rudd’s Pub in the 1980’s in recognition of the author Steele Rudd (real name Arthur Hoey Davis) who lived in Nobby for a while. According to locals, Davis wrote some of his famous ‘Dad & Dave’ stories in the Heritage Room at the pub.

The pub walls are adorned with an extensive display of historic memorabilia and photographs of the area’s pioneering past. You definitely will not be short of things to marvel at when enjoying a beverage or one of their hearty meals. A short stroll from the pub is a memorial to Sister Kenny, a tenacious one- time resident of Nobby known for her revolutionary treatment of Polio. Just out of town, on the Gatton-Clifton Road is Darling Downs Zoo, home to animals all over, with the white lions and meerkats the most popular residents.

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The Bull & Barley Inn, Cambooya

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The Bull & Barley Inn

The Bull & Barley Inn is located in the heart of Cambooya, a quaint country town nestled on the city outskirts south of Toowoomba, just off the New England Highway. The Bull & Barley Inn has been restored to reflect its original 1900s old world atmosphere. You will find memorabilia and photographs adorning the walls, with all beverages requiring cooling being chilled in the Inn’s original cedar chiller box.

There restaurant is open 7 days for lunch and dinner and offers a friendly and relaxed atmosphere only found in small country towns. It’s an ideal pit stop with a delicious country style menu including gourmet pizzas with a wide selection of wines and beers on tap.

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