The Courthouse Hotel

3.9
176 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 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 both lunch from 12pm & 3pm; dinner from 5pm.

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 176 People Are Saying
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3.9based on recent ratings
3.7
Food
4.0
Service
4.2
Ambience
3.6
Value
Noise · Energetic
82% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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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.

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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 / VIC
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 !

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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
2 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.

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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!

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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.

MY
MargaretY
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2020
Overall3Food1Service3Ambience3

It took 2 people at the register to take the order. The salad was old and limp & inedible. Small amount of fish inside a huge fatty batter. The 2 beers and a lemon & lime bitters at $28 was outlandish!

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Shell
1 review
Dined on 28 November 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

I love the atmosphere. Food good. The only thing is when you had the front and back door left open. We were covered in flies. Its ashame when you eat inside

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Cookies67
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 28 November 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

What a pleasant surprise with the renovations. Well done.
Food was lovely but Hubby's meal was underdone. They happily fixed the issue

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Sharon
1 review
Dined on 28 November 2020
Overall1Food3Service1Ambience1

Unfortunately we had multiple issues with our table not ready (despite booking), then when they asked where we would like to sit we were told that area wasn't available. A meal on the menu was not available to order that day. One meal was forgotten also. The restaurant was rather noisy and doors were open letting a lot of flies and heat in. Not a very good overall experience.

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CarolH
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 27 November 2020
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience3

good vibe, presentation good with helpful staff.
food was delicious and served quickly once ordered

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CherylB
1 review
Dined on 27 November 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience2

We found it very noisy and it was difficult to have a conversation with others at the table. We have been both Friday & Saturday nights when there were maximum numbers.

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KelT
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2020
Overall4Food2Service4Ambience4

We had heard bad reviews about the food here but as foodies wanted to give it a go for ourselves. We requested a table outside and were seated at a low table, but due to partners bad back requested a high top and was accommodated immediately. The menu had some good options but because of the bad reviews I was hesitant to order something I wanted to try so just stuck with a steak sandwich (cant mess up a steak sandwich) with chips and diane sauce (which was amazing - well done). My partner on the other hand wasn't very impressed with his ribeye (meat wasn't quite the right cut for a ribeye and was quite fatty). The baked kale on it looked terrible on the plate - presentation for this dish was poor and lacked any thought - it was dark and dull and incredibly overpriced for what was served. The new outdoor area looks fantastic and it was a really nice vibe. Would definitely come back with a group of friends, great time outdoors during summer - maybe some outdoor mister sprays to be considered as it was quite warm and lots of bugs/mozzies - we do live in Australia though right.

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Jule
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Everything was wonderful.
Just an issue with flies. We sat indoors, and had to constantly swipe flies out of our food.
Hopefully they get it sorted somehow.

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Megsy
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had a lovely meal. Good size, good service and very pleasant ambiance. So nice to have such a venue in Tamworth.

LD
LillianD
Brisbane
1 review
Dined on 12 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing service from all staff.
Staff was wonderful and friendly.
Meals were to die for, they were amazing.

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Battered
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Nice atmosphere and staff accommodating but food was pricey. Fish and chips were certainly battered.

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NatyB
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food and friendly service. We sat outside and the atmosphere was great!

KG
KatrinaG
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great location and terrific food and service. Enjoyed our lunch.

FAQs

The Courthouse Hotel is rated 3.9 stars by 176 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.