The Courthouse Hotel

3.9
189 reviews
$41 to $100
Australian

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Casual
The Courthouse Hotel is one of Tamworth's oldest pubs. It has recently undergone an award winning transformation and now its heritage faciade is a prominet feature on the main street.

The renovated Courthouse boasts coal fired cooked 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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 189 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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3.9based on recent ratings
3.7
Food
4.0
Service
4.1
Ambience
3.6
Value
Noise · Energetic
82% of people would recommend it to a friend
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BRIN
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience1

Great venue & seating. Most of the staff very friendly and helpful. Great chicken wings.
However:
The music is far too loud for enjoyable conversation. After 9, crank it up, before then, keep it understated.
The bar was dirty and sticky which is a turn off. Especially in Covid times.
No one picked up our glasses, which meant we eneded up with quite a collection as we were a large party.
The usual confusion with meals & a few wrong / forgotten meal orders. Please remind your staff to stay cool & not be rude when there is an issue (of your making).
Lots of potential since the reno, just need to get your act together, good service is rewarded - poor service is no longer tolerated as there are plenty of options.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

When we arrived they were struggling to keep up with the customers but that died down within 1/2 and hour. It was a little noisy but it was busy. Overall a very good experience and we will be back.

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Lana
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

The perfect place for a long overdue catch up with the girls!

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Stuarth
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4Food4Service1Ambience2

Drinks are overpriced , only one person on the bar took 10-15 minutes to get a drink 🥃

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OutnAbout
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2021
Overall2Food1Service3Ambience3

After a few visits I really want to like the Courthouse but due to disappointment of meals ordered I think I'll go elsewhere to dine.
Good for a casual drink but that's probably it and not wine on tap.

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DeniseS
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 10 February 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

A girls' lunch, most enjoyable, I had the nachos and was very yum, good selection of beverages, can recommend the Young Henry's Motorcycle Oil dark beer, service was friendly, with good atmosphere. I like the Open house book in too.

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WarrenB
1 review
Dined on 6 February 2021
Overall2Food3Service1Ambience2

When we arrived there was a lineup of about 30 people standing in the rain...no signs to say if you have a booking proceed straight to the entrance. Bar service was appallinigly slow and when we were finally served it took the very young and inexperienced barman about 5 minutes to find the bottle of red wine we ordered. I was then chargerd 89.32 for a $56.00 bottle of wine. It took a further 15 minutes to arrange the refund of the difference by which time my entree had been delivered to the table and was cold. Despite there being a bottle price on the drinks menu for the white wine we ordered we were informed that they dont sell that wine by the bottle. The food was good but about half way through our meal, someone decided that the background music had to be turned up to full blown disco level. It was impossible to even speak. every busines is asking for contactless payment yet you are penalising the customer for this by adding a surcharge to every transaction. Not a pleasant experience.

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Tash
1 review
Dined on 26 January 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience3

Australia Day family and I had lunch we all enjoyed it we wher told it wasn't good so glad we tried it the up grade of the pub looks and feels great well done guys we will be back

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RobynL
1 review
Dined on 24 January 2021
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience3

Nice food but the fly’s constantly buzzing around while we were eating was annoying and we were eating inside.

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Dlync
1 review
Dined on 22 January 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Noise level of music went up significantly around 9-9.30pm making it difficult to chat with our small group of three. Most dinners had already left, with a few remaining in the front section...maybe it was to get rid of us to set up for the 11pm crowd?

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Visitor
1 review
Dined on 22 January 2021
Overall2Food4Service1Ambience1

Good food! However, although we ate inside, we were very much bothered by flies and spent our mealtime fending them off; the waiter told us promptly & cheerfully that this was what should expect in Australia, so I take it that this is the normal attitude for the courthouse bistro. I can't say I've ever met with that attitude in Australia, or anywhere, before.

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nnnhh
1 review
Dined on 22 January 2021
Overall2Food1Service2Ambience3

poor food and beer price to expensive compared to same drink at other venues even in Sydney

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Michelle
1 review
Dined on 21 January 2021
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience3

All meals were good except for my salmon which was inedible. I couldn’t eat any more salmon after one bite - it had a bad taste and was clearly not fresh. Also the risotto was a bit like mush.

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OpenTable Diner
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 17 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic! We love the Courthouse hotel ,it’s always a pleasure to go there ,the atmosphere and food, service outstanding.

NC
NicoleC
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on 14 January 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Food and service was great. Was a bit noisy but we were near the kids playgeound

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Thomas
1 review
Dined on 10 January 2021
Overall2Food4Service2Ambience4

Sticky floor
Dirty tables
Sticky drink menu

Beautiful venue, great ambience and great food but need to improve on the customer service aspects; venue felt dirty and staff didn't appear to be in-tune to the customers.

MD
MartinaD
1 review
Dined on 9 January 2021
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

We booked a table for 14 got there on time half tables and chairs were taken bye other people
Then not everyone there as we just got there and had menus pushed in our faces told to hurry up order as we only have one hour to eat drink and leave few of the mums didn’t finish there meals and we where told to leave as our time it now completely up staff was rude very dissatisfied

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Emma
1 review
Dined on 8 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Have been here a few times since it’s reopened & have been impressed every time. The pork belly & rump are the best you’ll find anywhere. Couldn’t be more accommodating of my celiac partner. Highly recommend.

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Matt
1 review
Dined on 8 January 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

Great, well priced and efficient happy staff. Noise could be a factor for an intimate meal but overall will absolutely be back.

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RebeccaW
1 review
Dined on 7 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was our first time dinning at the court house and we had an outstanding experience. Our waitress went above and beyond unfortunately did not get her name but she was a young blonde lady who's attention to detail was out standing. The food was amazing complements to the chief. It was very busy but you could still move around and there was enough room so no one was breaching the covid plan.

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RebeccaR
Melbourne
1 review
Dined on 7 January 2021
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience4

We had a great lunch at the Courthouse. The recent renovations of this pub have resulted in s a great atmosphere. The bistro space is spacious and perfect for families. You don’t feel cramped in the space with nice round tables for groups as well as booths and tables for couples and smaller groups.
Food is fresh and well presented. Great choice. Generous meals and great choices for kids too.
Staff are friendly and helpful.
The only downside the day was that my menu choice was not available and we’d not been told this when welcomed and handed our menus. It meant that when I went to order (orders are taken at a central counter) I was caught off guard and then felt pressured by the maître d to choose something quickly and as though I was holding up the line. This meant I ordered the first familiar thing my eyes fell to - fish and chips - but with more time or a suggestion similar to what I had initially picked I think I would have chosen something different. I just was made to feel awkward by that particular staff member. She just seemed to be very busy and not wanting to be held up by me and my order.
Most other staff however were very friendly and made us feel very welcome.

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RhondaW
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on 6 January 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Great Food, well priced and good serving size.
Drinks pricey.

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GroupParents
1 review
Dined on 6 January 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Staff were very friendly and easily accommodated changes in our booking at short notice. Food was great. Steaks melted in mouth.

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Robyn
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Exceptional service, very friendly staff, great atmosphere - the place looks and feels very inviting .. well done guys !

LM
LizM
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Everything was perfect except for the young waitress. She was obrupt on more than one occasion. There is a way to speak to people and her approach was not appreciated.

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JessicaS
1 review
Dined on 2 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The menu was wide in range and was appropriately priced, staff were friendly and knowledgeable and the barstaff made a delightful Passionfruit Mojito. Will definitely be back!

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Nathan
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely fantastic food and drink. Helpful staff and very vibes atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner
Sydney / NSW
4 reviews
Dined on 30 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

First time ... wonderful lunch ... you had me at Pimms on tap... we will return very soon

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food!

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TANYAW
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My second time there for lunch and find it very enjoyable.

RK
RachelK
1 review
Dined on 27 December 2020
Overall3Food2Service2Ambience4

Please view email complaint sent through earlier. Tabouleh is not Quinoa!

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TamworthRaised
1 review
Dined on 27 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

All aspects of the experience were very pleasant. Courteous and helpful staff, generous and tasty meals at reasonable prices. Would definitely return on our trip to Tamworth again.

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RAU13
1 review
Dined on 27 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A great atmosphere. Great food, staff is extremely lovely, lots of space.

LR
LisaR
1 review
Dined on 27 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Awesome food & waitress was extremely friendly :)

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LynneS
1 review
Dined on 23 December 2020
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience2

Great atmosphere and surrounds. Food is yummy. Too noisy making it difficult to talk and long wait for drinks.

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OpenTable Diner
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 23 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

My partner and I went out for our first date night since having our first baby. The food was delicious and the atmosphere was beautiful. Will definitely visit again!

DH
DavidH
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Had a great meal and the staff were friendly and helpful

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

I love the ease of booking online & being able to easily manage changes to the booking myself. The service today was outstanding! I couldn't praise our server enough. She was fantastic at anticipating our needs & so cheery & delightful. The meals were very nice all round & drinks were mixed perfectly! We had a very enjoyable lunch. Thank you.

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Anonymous
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall2Food1Service2Ambience3

Food definitely has not improved! One person in my group asked for well done steak and it came out blue! And the prawn pizza has 5 prawns, was tasteless and the base rock hard. Not enjoyable at all!

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DonnaY
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely food, nice staff!!! The atmosphere is fantastic.

FAQs

The Courthouse Hotel is rated 3.9 stars by 189 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.