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The Courthouse Hotel, Tamworth, AU-NSW

The Courthouse Hotel

4.4
4.4
294 Reviews
$41 to $100
Australian
The Courthouse Hotel is one of Tamworth's oldest pubs. It has recently undergone an award winning transformation and now its heritage facade is a prominent feature on the main street.

The renovated Courthouse boasts coal fired grilled steaks, a large outdoor courtyard, intimate public bar and family friendly bistro. It has a proud history of bringing locals and strangers together. As it goes without saying: There are no strangers here at The Courthouse Hotel, only friends you have not met. We strive every day to ensure that this doesn't change!

We like to keep things pretty simple at the The Courthouse Hotel, with our ethos being "simple things, done well." Our service style will set us apart from other offerings in town with our staff being energetic, friendly, well presented and customer focused. Our food offering follows on the same lines; simple, fresh and cooked with care.

Our kitchen is open 7 days a week for lunch from 12pm to 3pm and dinner from 5pm to 9pm.

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2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 13 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Australian, Bistro, Pub

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch Daily 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (02) 6766 1517

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Business Casual

  • Executive Chef

    John Maslen

  • Area

    Tamworth

  • Parking Details

    On street parking

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Smoking Area, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 294 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseEnergetic

Loved For

  • New South Wales

    Child Friendly

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  1. BL

    BenLomond

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall2food2service3ambience2
    Unfortunately not as good as normal. Steak was not cooked, everything appeared to be very rushed and the quality of the meal just was not what it normally is :-(

    The Courthouse HotelResponded 1 day agoHi BenLomond, thank you taking the time to leave us a review and we're sorry to hear that your experience wasn't up to our usual standard. We pride ourselves on being able to deliver efficient, high quality meals and service, so appreciate your constructive feedback. We will pass this on to our team and hope to see you again at The Courthouse for another chance!

  2. AM

    AlliM

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall2food2service3ambience1
    Very noisy would not rate the meals. Won’t be rushing back sadly.

    The Courthouse HotelResponded 2 days agoAlliM, we are very sorry we did not meet your expectations. We will pass along your feedback to management.

  3. KM

    KaseyM

    New South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food2service5ambience5
    Love this place, Its my go to....was a little disappointed last night that I ordered 2x cheesy garlic bread and got regular. And I ordered a meat deluxe pizza takeaway only to get home and find it was vegetarian. :(

    The Courthouse HotelResponded 1 day agoHey KaseyM, thanks for taking the time to provide us with your feedback. We're sorry to hear your experience was not the best it could be. We pride ourselves on consistently delivering great food and service so this feedback is really important to us. We would like the opportunity to make it up to you. Please can you touch base with me - georgia@harvesthotels.c om.au so we can organise this for you. Thanks again and hope to hear from you soon!

  4. KM

    KirstyM

    New South Wales

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We always love the Courthouse, nice food and a good selection of drinks.

    The Courthouse HotelResponded 2 days agoThanks so much for the kind words. Hope to see you again soon!

  5. TO

    TroyO

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Services great enjoy the atmosphere I recommend the courthouse hotel to other people

    The Courthouse HotelResponded on 1 August 2022So great to hear! Thanks so much TroyO, look forward to serving you soon!

  6. KM

    KatieM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is always amazing, and we love the little play centre for the kids, it keeps them entertained so we can have a nice meal out.

    The Courthouse HotelResponded on 1 August 2022Thanks so much for the lovely review, KatieM. We hope you'll pay us a visit again soon!

  7. s

    spaceagesoup

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 July 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    That microphone / PA gain situation needs to be fixed. It's really difficult to participate in trivia with the ongoing microphone debacle. I've been to trivia there about 6 times now, over the course of over two months - and still no one does anything about the MOST IMPORTANT TOOL THE EMCEE USES. It's really silly, and also ableist. Also, the meal sizes are exorbitant, this is a good thing for some., but serving up unreasonably huge amounts of food at significant prices, doesn't suit everyone. As a result, I only even purchase chips. If there were main meals that were HALF the size and TWO-THIRDS the price, the margins would be higher, and I wouldn't get more food than I can eat. Just seems a bit counterintuitive in this day and age for such drastic portions to be dished up. Not a complaint, just feedback. I Light-eaters beware, or be prepared for a doggie bag. I don't like taking meal accompaniments home with me (such as chips and salad that might come with a main portion) as they don't store well. So bottom line - some people would purchase more frequently if the portion sizes weren't just catering for the "fat of the land".

    The Courthouse HotelResponded on 1 August 2022Hey spaceagesoup, We’re sorry your experience wasn’t the best it could be but we really appreciate the feedback. We are looking into making repairs/replacing the PA system. Thank you for this suggestion, we try to cater to a wide audience. We're more than happy to accommodate in providing smaller portions upon request

  8. E

    Emily

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 July 2022

    overall2food4service2ambience2
    I booked online for dinner for 7 adults with no children and selected the general area. I went into the Courthouse at 2 pm to ask if I could leave some balloons for the table. The service man was very accommodating. He showed me the table we’d been given which had lunchtime patrons sitting there, and instructed me to leave the balloons on a side table until they table was cleared and they would place them on the reserved table before we arrived. When we arrived I noticed the balloons were still sitting on the side table. I tried to move them to the table and noticed that the table I had been shown at lunchtime was given to another party and we had been moved to the family area. I moved the balloons; no longer a surprise. Although I support families with young children being catered for, the noise of children playing was too loud for one friend who left without ordering food. The food and service from that point was on point. This honest review is for people booking online - just because you nominate an area and secure the booking this can be changed without consultation and for those taking party items etc, it’s probably best to travel separate to your party and arrive early to set up yourselves.

    The Courthouse HotelResponded on 1 August 2022Hey Emily, Thanks for taking the time to leave a review. We're sorry to hear of your recent experience. Your feedback is important to us, and we have passed this onto management to make improvements. We hope you'll give us another chance to provide a better dining experience.

  9. E

    Edwinaw52

    Sydney

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 July 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Food was great, good value and came quickly. Will be back

    The Courthouse HotelResponded on 14 July 2022Thanks so much for the great review, Edwinaw52. Look forward to serving you again soon!

  10. TG

    TonyG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It’s a great venue, Service is outstanding and the food never disappoints but is a noisy atmosphere. But I’ll be back next week !!

    The Courthouse HotelResponded on 8 July 2022Hey TonyG, that’s wonderful to hear. Thanks so much for leaving us a review. See you next week!

  11. DW

    DarrylW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food is great our booking was for 7pm close to the band which would of been very loud for our aging mum but without to much fuss the staff were able to place us in another area that came available and made our night perfect ..thanks courthouse staff

    The Courthouse HotelResponded on 4 July 2022We're so glad to enjoyed you experience, DarrylW! We hope to see you at The Courty again soon.

  12. KM

    KirstyM

    New South Wales

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 29 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always nice to visit this local. Good food, nice atmosphere

    The Courthouse HotelResponded on 4 July 2022We really appreciate the kind words, Thanks KristyM. Look forward to serving you again soon!

  13. R

    Ringadingding

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 June 2022

    overall3food4service5ambience3
    Fix the wobbly table in the bistro next to brick wall 👍

    The Courthouse HotelResponded on 4 July 2022Thank you, we appreciate you notifying us of this issue. We will get onto fixing the wobbly table! We hope you'll join us for a meal again soon.

  14. CW

    ChloeW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very fast friendly service, meals were great value for money

    The Courthouse HotelResponded on 28 June 2022Thanks so much for the kind words ChloeW. We look forward to serving you again soon!

  15. RW

    RichardW

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a fabulous night out with family. Great meals. Rustic charm.

    The Courthouse HotelResponded on 20 June 2022We're so glad to hear you enjoyed your experience. Look forward to serving you again soon!

  16. KK

    KateK

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 June 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience3
    Burger was an unpalatable texture. Tacos were delicious. However I was annoyed by the misleading advertising of "Taco Tuesday, kids eat free. " This is only if you are a member and the kids can't have a taco as their meal. We only went because of this advertising and had intended to go every Tuesday after an extracurricular activity. I will not be going back as I feel I was deceived. The advertising should have read "become a member and receive etc, "
  17. L

    Libby

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, friendly staff, quick service. Would have chosen a round table for a large group.

    The Courthouse HotelResponded on 6 June 2022Hey Libby, we're really glad to hear you enjoy your experience. We will pass your feedback on to the team. Hope to see you again soon!

  18. M

    Michelle

    New South Wales

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 June 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience5
    The app did not allow me to adjust the number of attendees over 12 and it would not let me leave a note. I tried calling by telephone a number times to no answer and as I could not update via app, needed to go into the Courthouse in person. Otherwise food was great and atmosphere was great.

    The Courthouse HotelResponded on 7 June 2022Hey Michelle, we're really sorry to hear that you had difficultly getting in contact with us, we have been experiencing technical difficulties with our lines. We are happy to hear you did enjoy the rest your experience at The Courthouse, we hope you serve you again soon Michelle! Cheers.

  19. A

    Amanda74

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a lovely meal to celebrate our daughter’s 16th here. Great tasting meals and a warm, inviting atmosphere. Thank you

    The Courthouse HotelResponded on 6 June 2022Thanks so much for the review, Amanda74. Hope to see you at the Courthouse again soon!

  20. SP

    SteveP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food & menu Plenty of room & good atmosphere

    The Courthouse HotelResponded on 1 June 2022Hey SteveP, thank you so much for the review. Hope to see you at The Courthouse again soon!

  21. G

    Gaynee

    New South Wales

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 22 May 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Good choice of food. Booth area is located near kid’s playground so be aware - called Family Zone. Food was great and friendly service staff.

    The Courthouse HotelResponded on 24 May 2022Hey Gaynee, we're glad to hear you enjoyed your meal. Hope to see you at The Courthouse soon!

  22. NB

    NatyB

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The staff were friendly and helpful, the food was amazing and the cocktails were just what we needed! Will be back.

    The Courthouse HotelResponded on 23 May 2022Great to hear! Look forward to seeing you again soon!

  23. MC

    MCM6

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The only issue we had was noise, but it wasn't a massive problem and I don't know how it could be improved.

    The Courthouse HotelResponded on 23 May 2022Thanks for leaving a review. We will pass your feedback on to the team and look to improve on this, cheers!

  24. JB

    JadeB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 April 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Would of been nice to of been greeted and showed to our booked table instead of having to walk around looking to find it. Everything else was very good.
  25. NN

    NicoleN

    New South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Generous meal sizes, very tasty, good variety, fantastic service. Great place to go!

    The Courthouse HotelResponded on 20 April 2022NicoleN, we’re so happy to hear you had a good experience, look forward to seeing you again soon!

  26. L

    Lorraine

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It is always a good experience at the hotel and my friend and I always meet for dinner and drinks on Wednesday nights. Thank you for the good experience and great food. I have a priviledge card and that has been a good card to have.
  27. TB

    TyraB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 April 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Great service and food the food was very quick it was very noise but other than that it was really good

    The Courthouse HotelResponded on 20 April 2022Thanks for the review Tyra - glad to hear you had a great meal and appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback. Have a great day!

  28. k

    kate

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 April 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience3
    Very disappointed in the meal I ordered. I ordered 2x lamb cutlets and swapped out mash for veg (you only offered slaw or salad- no veg), so I got slaw. I literally received a plate with 2 cutlets and a small bowl of slaw for $26. I looked at my friend's salmon meal (a complete meal with meat and salad and grains) and nachos (a massive bowl) and they got so much more value for money! I was so disappointed. Sad that the only options were slaw or salad, no veg. Will not be going back for a while. The lamb cutlets weren't even amazing for $26.
  29. KC

    KerrieC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 March 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Wonderful staff taking meal orders & the servers outstanding In particular the gentleman who does table service. Have come across him several times & he never changes What an asset you have in employing him
  30. MT

    MirandaT

    New South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place, never had a bad meal there! Lovely place to relax with a drink and friends

    The Courthouse HotelResponded on 1 April 2022Really glad you to hear you've had great experiences at The Courthouse, Miranda. Thanks for taking the time to review. Have a great day and we look forward to seeing you again soon!

  31. G

    Gaynee

    New South Wales

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 19 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The pear and chicken salad was superb, and would recommend it. As a great lunch meal.

    The Courthouse HotelResponded on 27 March 2022Gaynee, thanks for taking time out of your day to review us. Hope to see you again soon!

  32. M

    Megsy

    New South Wales

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 13 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As usual great food and service in a top quality venue. Love the ambience as well.

    The Courthouse HotelResponded on 27 March 2022So glad you had a great experience, Megsy - thanks for taking the time to review. Have a wonderful day!

  33. S

    Steph

    New South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love the food here. Best cooked steak in town! Staff are always friendly and welcome you as you walk in. Love the vibe on a Saturday night. Super kid friendly also.

    The Courthouse HotelResponded on 27 March 2022Hi Steph, great to hear your feedback on The Courty and we're so glad you love the place as much as we love having you! Thanks so much for leaving us a review and we look forward to seeing you again soon!

  34. PM

    PatriciaM

    New South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good food good service salmon great highly recommend. Staff attentive
  35. KM

    KirstyM

    New South Wales

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 9 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love the Courthouse, awesome selection of meals and drinks and the revamped look is so inviting. The staff are all friendly and smiles on their faces. So nice to see
  36. GM

    GavinM

    New South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As usual Keegan & the gang organised a top night, great entertainment great service topped off with a great meal & drinks Keep up the great work & add some specials to the menu

    The Courthouse HotelResponded on 27 March 2022Thanks for the review GavinM - glad to hear you had a great time and appreciate the feedback, we'll pass it on. Look forward to seeing you again soon. Cheers!

  37. NB

    NatashaB

    New South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice pub, good food and service. Good outdoor area
  38. S

    Shan

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food, great atmosphere and helpful staff.
  39. B

    Blindman

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 February 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    We had a great meal with friends. The restaurant was very loud and the catch up dinner with friends was very hard to talk and hear each other. This did not take away from a very nice meal and food. Overall would give a 4.5/5
  40. NN

    NicoleN

    New South Wales

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 February 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Friendly atmosphere

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated
    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

The Courthouse Hotel is rated 4.4 stars by 294 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 13 times today
Google Map for The Courthouse Hotel

240 Peel St, Tamworth, AU-NSW 2340

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Area

    Tamworth

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch Daily 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Australian, Bistro, Pub

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Business Casual

  • Parking Details

    On street parking

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    John Maslen

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Smoking Area, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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