If these walls could talk! There are many historical hotels in Perth, with stories of bushrangers, ghosts and important figures from Perth’s past. Some of these old watering holes are said to be haunted, and all are filled with character and charm. Head to one of these hotels, for good pub food, and a good old fashioned welcome. Here’s our list of just some of the many historic pubs in Perth…
North of the River
The Subiaco hotel is one of Perth’s most iconic drinking spots. On the corner of Hay Street and Rokeby Road, it was built in 1897. Affectionately known as “The Subi” the hotel has seen a lot of changes both to the suburb and in its own buildings, and the bistro style menu is delicious. Read more in the Seniorocity review.
Find The Subiaco Hotel at 465 Hay Street, Subiaco.
The Stables Bar, Perth CBD
While The Stables is a relatively new venue, it‘s full of character. The Stables were actually horse stables over 100 years ago. Found down a cobbled alleyway. Walk down past the iron gates, down the lane which opens out to a large, inviting space. Sit outside in the courtyard or in the two story bar. Read more in the Seniorocity review.
Find The Stables at 888 Hay Street, Perth.
South of the River
Rose and Crown, Guildford
WA’s oldest pub is a lovely spot for hearty food by the fireplace, enjoying the dappled sunshine in the big beer garden or tucking into a meal in one of their heritage dining rooms. For a drink with a difference, head below ground to their convict bar, found in the cellar. You may even bump into the ghost of Charlie the bullock driver! Read the Seniorocity review here.
Find The Rose & Crown at 105 Swan Street, Guildford.
The Windsor Hotel, South Perth
This grand old Victorian-era pub is still a firm favourite. Its modern menu also features traditional pub style dishes. The garden bar is a popular spot for a lazy lunch too. Read more in the Seniorocity review.
Find The Windsor Hotel at 122 Mill Point Road, South Perth
Guildford Hotel, Guildford
The Guildford Hotel has been sitting proudly on James Street with its commanding Belvedere tower for many years. It was gutted by fire in 2008, sitting derelict and decaying until 2016, when the doors finally reopened. A stunning restoration is both modern and sympathetic to the old building’s features and character. Read more in the Seniorocity review.
Find the Guildford Hotel at 159 James Street, Guildford.
Mount Helena Tavern
The Mount Helena Tavern is full of rustic Aussie charm and character. There’s cosy lounge areas, dining rooms and open fireplaces to enjoy tasty pub grub on a chilly hills day. Or bask in the sunshine in the grassy beer garden. Read the Seniorocity review here.
Find The Mount Helena Tavern at 900 Keane Street, Mount Helena.
The Parky was first known as “The Railway Hotel” and was re-named The Parkerville Tavern in the 1970s. The huge beer garden is perfect for lunch on a sunny day (be sure to take advantage of their senior specials!). The historic pub, also has a lovely dining area with open fireplace. Read the Seniorocity review here.
Find the Parkerville Tavern at 6 Owen Road, Parkerville.
The Last Drop, Bedfordale
This Tudor style pub, found at the Elizabethan Village, is not as old as is seems. The village was built in the 1970s with replicas of buildings from Stratford upon Avon in England, including William Shakespeare’s birthplace and Anne Hathaway’s cottage. The cosy pub is full of old world charm. Read the Seniorocity review here.
Find the Last Drop Armadale at25 Cannes Road, Bedfordale.
Found in the hills south of Byford, the Jarrahdale Tavern was established in 1886, for the Jarrah Mill workers. The pub is a popular weekend spot, with a beer garden with outdoor fire pit and wood fired pizza oven. Read the Seniorocity review here.
Find the Jarrahdale Tavern at 640 Jarrahdale Road, Jarrahdale.
Mundaring Weir Hotel
The Mundaring Weir Hotel, right by the goldfields pipeline, is perfect for stopping for a drink if you’re sightseeing in the area. If you’re visiting on a Sunday, you’ll be able to smell the delicious aromas from their famous lamb spit roast, which is served in the afternoon. The ghost of Paddy, who was killed while working on the weir, is said to haunt the hotel. Read the Seniorocity review here.
Find the Mundaring Weir Hotel at Hall Rd, cnr Mundaring Weir Road, Mundaring.
The Mundaring Hotel is found in the old heart of the Perth Hills town – Jacoby Street. This was the main street in Mundaring at the time of its construction in the late 1800s. The recently refurbished pub is full of character inside, while there’s also a large grassy beer garden and terrace to enjoy. Read more in the Seniorocity review.
Find the Mundaring Hotel at the corner of Nichol & Jacoby Street, Mundaring.
These are just a few of Perth’s many historic pubs and hotels. What’s your favourite historic pub in Perth? Let us know in the comments below.
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