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The Courthouse Hotel, Tamworth, AU-NSW

The Courthouse Hotel

4.5
4.5
359 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 facade is a prominent feature on the main street.

The renovated Courthouse boasts coal fired grilled 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.

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $41 to $100
  • Cuisines
    Australian, Bistro, Pub
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Daily 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (02) 6766 1517
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Executive chef
    John Maslen
  • Neighborhood
    Tamworth
  • Parking details
    On street parking
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Smoking Area, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 359 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseEnergetic

359 Reviews
  1. Tish

    New South Wales

    7 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 4, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    Long time loyal customers. When we arrived we were told our booking was outside in the pouring rain. We had booked a table in the bar area that we had done for the last 18 months. So we were given a booth in the children's area. Six adults... no children was not ideal. The food was very ordinary and no care factor in the table we were given. Slowly this establishment has gone downhill, so much so as locals who have come here every week for the past few years we have decided to take our group and go elsewhere.

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  2. HilaryS

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The most beautiful meals. Great service - I’m a Coeliac and they catered to this wonderfully! We loved our night out at the Courthouse.

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  3. kima

    New South Wales

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 28, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    A very busy night, so should have perhaps waited for a less energetc atmosphere. I had the barramundi, which was lovely, served on a bed of mashed sweet potato - which was cold. The asparagus was cold. So it bought down the whole tone of the plate.

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  4. JodyS

    New South Wales

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was great and the music bingo was even better. So much fun.
    The Courthouse HotelResponded on October 3, 2023
    Thank you, Jody! It's wonderful that you enjoyed the food and had a blast at our music bingo night. We appreciate your positive feedback and hope to see you again soon!

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    New South Wales

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It is always a great experience and friendly staff and the food is superb

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  6. SandraO

    New South Wales

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    The pork should bring more crispy. For father’s day I was expecting live music
    The Courthouse HotelResponded on September 4, 2023
    Hi Sandra, thank you for your feedback. We appreciate your input regarding the pork and we apologise not that we didn't meet your expectations on Father's Day. We'll strive to improve our offerings for future events.

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  7. ChrisF

    New South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic venue, Great staff, Great location, Great value for money
    The Courthouse HotelResponded on September 4, 2023
    Thank you so much, Chris! We're thrilled to hear that you had a fantastic experience at our venue. Our team appreciate your kind words and we hope to welcome you back soon !

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  8. JNorman

    New South Wales

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a great night and a great venue, well done guys
    The Courthouse HotelResponded on August 3, 2023
    Thanks so much, JNorman. We hope to see you again soon!

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  9. Aunty

    New South Wales

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    We all enjoyed our meals. Parents who have children in the indoor play area should be make to sit near the area and supervise their children. The parents sat outside and the children were very loud and screaming this has never happened in the past. So it was hard to talk to friends and relax.
    The Courthouse HotelResponded on July 26, 2023
    Hey Aunty, thanks for taking the time to provide us with feedback. We will pass your comments onto management. We hope you'll dine with us again soon!

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  10. ELizBB

    New South Wales

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 7, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Great atmosphere but way too noisy. Need to sort out acoustics. Not good to enjoy a meal with a group
    The Courthouse HotelResponded on July 26, 2023
    Hey ELizBB, we're sorry to hear your experience wasn't the best it could be. We'll pass your feedback onto management. Thanks for taking the time!

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  11. SarahQ

    New South Wales

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 20, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Usually a fan of the food but not the roast chicken that was added to my salad. Could not even eat it.

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  12. NathanialT

    New South Wales

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The menu had variety and the food was delicious and good value for money. The chips are especially addictive The lamb on the spit was a highlight ad were the arancini Reasonable ambience and the noise levels are much lower at lunch than dinner

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  13. GavinU

    New South Wales

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent service and free pizzas and cocktail for registering to play trivia. how good is that.
    The Courthouse HotelResponded on May 17, 2023
    Thanks so much GavinU. Hope to see you to Trivia next week!

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  14. Bryce

    New South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and great service. Wasn’t too busy and able to get food quickly.
    The Courthouse HotelResponded on May 17, 2023
    Hey Bryce, we're so pleased you had a good time. Hope to see you at The Courty again soon!

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  15. TroyO

    New South Wales

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was great, music not too bad, although my friend described him as more a Sunday artist who would play at quieter venues as opposed to someone who would play to big crowds on a Friday or Saturday night. Hung around for a while after the dj began, something i've never done before.
    The Courthouse HotelResponded on May 14, 2023
    Hey TroyO, thanks for taking the time to provide us with feedback. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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  16. AmandaC

    New South Wales

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 29, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    The waitress couldn’t tell me what was in one of the specials, when I received it, it was wrong then it had dressing which I had asked to be excluded. We booked the general area then got out in the bar also.
    The Courthouse HotelResponded on April 30, 2023
    AmandaC, thank you for the feedback. We're very sorry to hear about this and can ensure you we will address this with the team. We hope you'll give us another opportunity to provide an improved experience.

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Very modern pub, food was sensational. Great selection of beers on tap.
    The Courthouse HotelResponded on April 30, 2023
    Thanks for the review. Hope to see you again soon!

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  18. Tish

    New South Wales

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Tried the new menu all the food was great. Love the changes
    The Courthouse HotelResponded on April 30, 2023
    We're very happy to hear you like the new menu. Thanks for the feedback, Tish. Have a great day!

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  19. TroyO

    New South Wales

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service, music, food and drinks staff were friendly and helpful would recommend the venue to others for all functions.
    The Courthouse HotelResponded on April 17, 2023
    Thanks so much, TroyO. Hope to see you soon!

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  20. LindyG

    New South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 7, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Been there 3 times in the last 4 months and have never had an issue with the staff or food, great service, great food and a pleasant atmosphere … can be a little noisy but when we went on Good Friday there was far less people there and noise was ok, we didn’t have to yell at each other
    The Courthouse HotelResponded on April 17, 2023
    Hey LindyG, thanks so much for your kind words. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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  21. RobynH

    New South Wales

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great local pub with friendly staff. Beautifully renovated. Food is amazing but well overdue for a new menu.
    The Courthouse HotelResponded on April 17, 2023
    Hi Robyn, we appreciate you taking the time to provide feedback. We are currently working on a new menu. Have a wonderful day!

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  22. Tish

    New South Wales

    7 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Promised a new menu... still the same. Ordered lamb shank, was tough mash cold very ordinary.. asked for sauce on the side didn't happen. We used to love the Courthouse I think they need to step up. Was the best pub in Tamworth... slowly slipping
    The Courthouse HotelResponded on April 17, 2023
    Hey Tish, we're so sorry to disappoint. We really appreciate you taking the time to provide this feedback to us and we will address it with the staff. We are currently trialing a new menu at the moment, we hope you'll dine with us again soon and let us know what you think!

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  23. RobA

    New South Wales

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Booked table and when arrived didn’t have it ready for us. Gave us a table @6:15 but demanded we must be left by 7:30 as table was reserved for 7:30. Food was ok little pricey tho, schooners way over priced
    The Courthouse HotelResponded on March 20, 2023
    Hey RobA, we're really sorry to hear we didn't meet expectations and the error with your booking. We'll be addressing this with management. Thank you for bringing this to our attention!

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  24. WayneF

    New South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great hotel with friendly staff. Food was excellent and the beers super cold. Big television was great to watch the football. Will be back next time we are up that way.
    The Courthouse HotelResponded on March 20, 2023
    Thanks so much for the kind words, WayneF. We look forward to serving you again!

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  25. TroyO

    New South Wales

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I enjoyed my meal but my friend didn't enjoy hers all that much over all the great night out the music was great
    The Courthouse HotelResponded on March 16, 2023
    Hey TroyO, thanks so much for the review. We're really sorry to hear your friend didn't enjoy their meal. Would you care to share any details on this, we love the chance to make improvements.

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    New South Wales

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love The Courthouse ❤️
    The Courthouse HotelResponded on March 16, 2023
    We love you too. Hope to serve you again soon!

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  27. RobynH

    New South Wales

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great vibe, amazing staff and good food. Only negative is the menu hasn’t been changed in ages!
    The Courthouse HotelResponded on February 14, 2023
    Hey RobynH, thanks for taking the time to review. We really appreciate the feedback. We're currently working on a new menu. Hope to see you again soon!

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  28. AshB

    New South Wales

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    I think the carpet at the bar needs to go, it was a tad smelly and my shoes kept sticking to it. Although the food is delicious it would be nice to have a slightly different menu for some variety. Overall though it was a very welcoming environment and we will return.

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  29. SimonW

    New South Wales

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a great meal, atmosphere and service

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  30. VickiG

    New South Wales

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Bit noisy but it was Friday evening and we were in the family area Great food good value

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  31. Tish

    New South Wales

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We love the Courthouse, the food are service are good. If I had one suggestion, it would be could you Please change the menu. As a regular patron it would be great to have new selections to choose from. A vegetable option not just salad with the mains.
    The Courthouse HotelResponded on January 3, 2023
    Hi Tish, thanks for taking the time to leave a review. We really appreciate the feedback and we'll take it on as we refresh out bistro menu. Look forward to serving you again soon!

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  32. TroyO

    New South Wales

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was nice reasonable priced the music was great I really enjoyed it I usually go home about 9:30 but stayed an extra hour last night went home about 10:30 with my mate will definitely go there again
    The Courthouse HotelResponded on December 18, 2022
    Hi TroyO, great to hear mate. Thanks so much for leaving us a review and we look forward to seeing you again soon!

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  33. TroyO

    New South Wales

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good value for money easy to navigate around wasn't too crowded the music was a lot of fun to listen to will go there again a venue highly recommended to other people.
    The Courthouse HotelResponded on December 13, 2022
    Hey TroyO, we're so pleased to hear you enjoyed with experience at The Courthouse. Look forward to serving you again soon!

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  34. GavinU

    New South Wales

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 5, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    We dine at the courthouse every Monday night for trivia. The meals and service are excellent, but I must complain about the small square tables. They are so rickety that if some leans on one ,the drinks are likely to spill. We've tried swapping tables, but the majority are the same. someone needs to adjust the legs. Thank you for listening. Gavin Urquhart
    The Courthouse HotelResponded on December 12, 2022
    Hi GavinU, thank you so much for the review. Really appreciate you taking the time to provide us with feedback. We'll pass it on to management.

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    New South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 30, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service and great food, easy access and staff very helpful and friendly. Only suggestion I would put forward would be to have veggie option for meal side rather than only salad.
    The Courthouse HotelResponded on December 4, 2022
    Thanks so much for the review. We really appreciate you taking the time to provide us with feedback!

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  36. TroyO

    New South Wales

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and great choice of entertainment.
    The Courthouse HotelResponded on November 27, 2022
    Hey TroyO, really appreciate the kind words. Have a great day!

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  37. GavinU

    New South Wales

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    At our table we a margarita pizza, squid and a steak. all were excellent.
    The Courthouse HotelResponded on November 27, 2022
    GavinU, thanks so much for the review. Hope to see you again soon!

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  38. TroyO

    New South Wales

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was great at a great price range. Music was great and enjoyable. Staff were friendly. Will definitely visit again and highly recommend to others.
    The Courthouse HotelResponded on November 20, 2022
    Hey TroyO, thank you so much for the review. We will share this with the team!

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  39. StuartH

    New South Wales

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Regularly the music is far to loud for having a normal conversation with friends , the place has great service and food , just very hard to chat over loud music on speakers without yelling at each other
    The Courthouse HotelResponded on November 27, 2022
    Hey StuartH, thanks a lot for taking the time to leave us feedback. We'll pass your feedback onto management.

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  40. Jeff

    New South Wales

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Pre show dinner with friends, service was super quick, meals were excellent, and plenty of time to get to the show after dinner. Music playing in courtyard just a bit too loud for dinner but still a very good experience.

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240 Peel St, Tamworth, AU-NSW 2340

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Tamworth
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Daily 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $41 to $100
  • Cuisines
    Australian, Bistro, Pub
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    On street parking
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    John Maslen
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Smoking Area, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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