The Courthouse Hotel

3.8
147 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 147 People Are Saying
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3.8based on recent ratings
3.6
Food
3.9
Service
4.1
Ambience
3.5
Value
Noise · Energetic
81% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Shell
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
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 4 days ago
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 4 days ago
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 4 days ago
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience3

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

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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.

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LillianD
Brisbane / QLD
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!

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

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

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SteveA
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall3Food1Service2Ambience4

Renovations look great. Staff friendly. Meals very disappointing. $50 beef ribs were approx 80% fat. What little meat there was tasty. The battered fish was also very sub standard. Garlic bread was nice and so were the chips. We did bring the beef to attention of staff. Chef offered one free dessert to compensate but there were only 2 choices, not as shown on menu so we declined. An expensive night out for my birthday. I hope they really lift their game as this was so disappointing.

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JeanetteT
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We will be back. The food was fantastic, service was fantastic.

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ChantelQ
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always beautiful highly recommend. Kaz was amazing looking after us.

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CathB
1 review
Dined on 28 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was fantastic and with lovely friendly staff, we were there for afternoon tea, probably didn’t need the music or the televisions going in the dining area, made it a bit noisy but otherwise everything was great.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience4

We were a little disappointed unfortunately. The renovation looks great but there was only one person behind the bar at lunch time so it was slow to get drinks. They also have removed food items from the menu but haven’t updated their menus both online or in the restaurant and what we wanted to order was no longer available but we didn’t find this out until we went to order. Think they can do better.

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DonnaB
1 review
Dined on 22 October 2020
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience4

The food was lovely but drinks are so expensive. $17 for a glass of wine 😢

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AnthonyC
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely meals in a nice quiet atmosphere.A fantastic job with the renovations here.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2020
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience4

It was wet so we could not sit at the high tables ..we love this spot !
But we we seated inside which was fine ,thanks we had a great meal .

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kellis
London
3 reviews
Dined on 18 October 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

The service and food was great. However it’s really noisy because of bad design on renovation which is a shame, as the place looks great.

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LindsayA
Sydney / NSW
4 reviews
Dined on 18 October 2020
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience5

went for a lunch with husband and 3 adult kids, food was slow to come out and when it did it was cold and not enjoyable. staff were all friendly

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CarolC
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Such a great atmosphere! The food was delicious and the cocktails were incredible. The staff were so lovely they even accommodated for an extra 2 people at our table without any fuss on a busy Friday night!

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CarolH
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Helpful and cheerful staff meal served in good time and very tasty

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RebeccaJ
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great spot for after works drinks. Awesome atmosphere

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JessicaF
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience3

Food was average but come out fast overall the new courthouse was very standard

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StuartO
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

Great range of food to choose from, nice beers and wines on tap and a very nice modern setting. Will be making this a regular for lunch or dinner out in town.

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DonnaCh
1 review
Dined on 15 October 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Lovely meals, you just need to cater for Vegans, I should have checked first I suppose. The hotel was wonderful.

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BenG
1 review
Dined on 14 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The new renovation look fantastic and open the back of the pub up great. It was a fantastic night and the staff went above and beyond to help. All together a great night out

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TomH
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great pub, tasty food, the renovations are amazing.

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AE123
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall4Food3Service3Ambience3

A lovely job on the renovation, venue looks fabulous. It’s so open that noise really carries through the whole venue making it hard to hear and the music was very loud.

No sanitary bins in any of the female toilets nor disabled.

Table service would be preferred but very friendly and helpful staff working at food service area.

Not ideal for an anniversary Dinner as without table service and lengthy waits at the bar and to order food we spent most of our time away from the table ordering food and/or drinks.

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BookaT
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

I enjoyed my meal, staff were good, could be a little bit friendlier and approachable. Drinks a little expensive. Wine menu could do with a few nicer Chardonnay’s, maybe Hunter valley wines!
I will definitely be back

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Rose
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

Thanks for investing into our community and creating a high quality food and beverage establishment that is well worth spending time at and having fun!

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AngelaK
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall3Food1Service4Ambience4

Service and atmosphere absolutely fantastic!
Food not so much :(
I had a simple beef burger, but it had some kind of salsa on it and was extremely spicy.
I couldnt eat it at all.

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DavidW
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Outstanding hotel, great food, great atmosphere, exceptional wine list.

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MarisaN
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

The evening was thoroughly enjoyed by parents and toddler.

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Eclaire
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food, well worth the price. Staff were friendly and helpful. Very busy place with lots of atmosphere

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JessicaB
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great night! Lovely staff and enjoyable dinner. Will be back again!

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JessieS
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food and great service. Love what they have done with the place, very impressive. Will definitely dine here again!

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HenryP
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2020
Overall4Food3Service3Ambience4

My wife's meal was only just Luke warm, and there was no consistency with the service of drinks, short glass first then tall glasses afterward, no straw for my wife's drink was hard to tell which drink was which considering they were both two types of whiskeys with dry ginger ale. Other wise the ambiance was good.

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jaymelay
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

My meal was delicious, I had an average experience last time I came however thoroughly enjoyed Friday nights meal and night!

FAQs

The Courthouse Hotel is rated 3.8 stars by 147 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.