The Courthouse Hotel

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211 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 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 211 People Are Saying
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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.0based on recent ratings
3.8
Food
4.0
Service
4.1
Ambience
3.7
Value
Noise · Energetic
85% of people would recommend it to a friend
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NatalieG
1 review
Dined on 3 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Amazing food, fantastic wine selection. Our new regular place to dine out.

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KateK
1 review
Dined on 29 May 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Great night with great food! Kids meals are a big serve. Very loud in there by the end of the night! Kids enjoyed the kids play area . Will definitely be back

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Robyn
2 reviews
Dined on 29 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Everything was good - missing Jenna for her bubbly personality - just not the same without her 🥲

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NathanialT
5 reviews
Dined on 15 May 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Good pub menu and very reasonable prices. The atmosphere is good, with a decent wine list - though a bit limited by the glass and at
The pricier end when buying by the glass
Happy to return

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Adrian
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Food was awesome. Good atmosphere. Service was great

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LisaF
1 review
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Food was very nice and cooked to my specifications.

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TimG
1 review
Dined on 2 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service was excellent all night. One meal was not cooked correctly but was offered an alternative to replace it. Would highly recommend taking a visit to The Courthouse you won’t be disappointed.

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KirstyM
1 review
Dined on 1 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Good vibes, beautiful steak, excellent. and my favourite craft beer is on tap

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BB67
2 reviews
Dined on 30 April 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

I enjoyed a delicious medium steak cooked perfectly. Great for group dining too.

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RhondaW
5 reviews
Dined on 29 April 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience3

An enjoyable experience for friends.
A little noisy, and a bit cool.
Also, unable to use vouchers.

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SharonM
1 review
Dined on 25 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great food every time. Service is quick as well. A bit noisy at times but overall a great place to eat

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LynnH
1 review
Dined on 20 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Went for work lunch and was happy with service and the new look of venue.

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PeterR
1 review
Dined on 17 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My friend and I had lunch in the standard seating area. Whilst the place was crowded the atmosphere of the noise was pleasing. Kids had the opportunity to have their face painted, a nice touch. The service and food was outstanding. I had flat head and chips which were both plentiful and cooked very well. All in all for a wet Saturday afternoon we had a very pleasant time.

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SuziQ
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Delicious food a good wine list coupled with a lovely ambience & good service. The kids menu is excellent value.

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LisaR
2 reviews
Dined on 3 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Exceptionally fast service, extremely attentive & food was spot on!

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Robyn
3 reviews
Dined on 3 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Has to be the number 1 place in Tamworth to catch up with friends to socialize and have a bite to eat - steak was cooked to perfection, very generous sized meals with great presentation, clean and tidy, fast efficient and extremely friendly service and the atmosphere was amazing ! Love The Courthouse !!

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LettieO
1 review
Dined on 28 March 2021
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience4

Good food - generous portions. Nice atmosphere if a touch loud (but maybe I'm old!). Thoroughly enjoyed the evening and will be back.

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Lisa
1 review
Dined on 28 March 2021
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

Food was great, nice location made for a good evening

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HollyB
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2021
Overall1Food3Service4Ambience4

Got there 10 mins before our booking time, only 3 of the 20 of our booking could come in as it was at capacity, then walked in to find we did not have a table, other patrons took it! This has happened twice to me now and I know it’s happened to others, really need to be more strict with bookings as it’s not fair others take our booking before we arrive. Was there for a birthday and everyone left after lining up for an hour as we couldn’t get our booking anyway

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YMarch
2 reviews
Dined on 13 March 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

Great spot - great kids area however quite loud near kids area. Also had a lot of flies in our corner of the room.
But service was outstanding and food was great.

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LeeC
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Amazing renovations creating a wonderful ambience.
Staff very friendly & helpful.
Food great & reasonably priced!
For wine drinkers I found the prices a little on the higher side.
Great experience overall!

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JamesI
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The atmosphere and service was amazing, we were made to feel truly at home in their restaurant and town. Thank you

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BRIN
1 review
Dined on 26 February 2021
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 on 25 February 2021
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
1 review
Dined on 25 February 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

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

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Stuarth
1 review
Dined on 25 February 2021
Overall4Food4Service1Ambience2

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

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OutnAbout
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
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
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.

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NicoleC
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.

FAQs

The Courthouse Hotel is rated 4 stars by 211 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.