Every Hour is a Happy Hour

The Carrington Roadhouse Bar is the Inn’s venue for relaxed socialising.  It is a place for people to meet, celebrate, drink and eat.

The Venue: The tavern is comprised of the indoor bar, sheltered outdoor courtyard, and the private Tom Wills Room.   The roadhouse’s Mahogany Bar is from Bath England, where in 1830 the first drink crossed its counter.  Since being imported more than three decades ago to the Inn, it has been the location where people have come to celebrate friendships, achievements, special occasions, and just let their hair down.

Our Tom Wills Room is available for social gatherings, work celebrations, or business presentations. The name of the room is drawn from Thomas Wentworth Wills, 19th century cricket and rugby sporting icon, hailed as founder of Australian Rules Football.  Tom was born in 1836 just up the road from the Inn near the property Foxlow, then owned by his uncle, soldier and settler, Henry Colden Antill. While Tom tragically passed away in 1880 before the Inn was built, his life’s story is as rich with meaning for people of the 21st century as it was for those of the past.

The tavern decor draws inspiration from the Victorian era of the building, and takes pleasure in incorporating late 19th century innovations of textured walls, coffered ceilings, and chesterfield leather seating.

Its use of deep blue, red and green tartan wall colours and pure copper ceiling, wraps the space around a visitor like a comfortable coat.  Its uncurtained small pane glass windows, simple slate fireplace, and natural wooden floors are recognisable notes of colonial civilisation, arousing and innate sense of roots and arrival.

The courtyard is open to the sky above and the Elm Park Garden to the west.  There, guests share a sense of the original spaciousness of the yard.

The Food & Beverages:  The bar menu provides a variety of gastropub fare to peck at or munch down.   All items are prepared with wholefood ingredients.

The roadhouse’s specific bar food offerings are made to be shared.  Its treats make munching and drinking with friends fun.  Guests wishing to have a full meal in our hall or courtyard can order from the full roadhouse grill menu.  Our service is not rushed, giving you time to socialise.

Our drink selection includes craft and popular draft beers, mid-to-top shelve spirits, and a regional and international wine selection of recognised estates and good character. The selection is aspirational and rewarding.

The tavern’s heated veranda provides a dry and warm space to take in food, drink and fresh air for much of the year. Live music is generally performed  Sunday afternoons in the courtyard, just as the Gallagher Family did a century ago.

The Carrington Roadhouse Bar Menu

  • Warm Olives & Crudites
    A small terrine we combine marinated green olives, bright vegetable crudites, garlic and olive oil.  (GF/V/VEG)
  • Popcorn Fish
    A cone of deep fried beer-battered fish cubes. Great finger food prepared fresh on-site.  It’s complimented by lemon mayo dipping sauce.
  • 2 Cheese Board
    A duo of soft and hard cheeses with fresh berries, and water crackers. (GF/V)

Bar Opening Times
Wed – Fri: 4:00p – 10:00p
Sat: 12:00a – 10:00p+
Sun: 9:00a – 5:00p

Menus Selections Change Seasonally.

Prices include GST.
A 10% surcharge will apply to Sundays and Public Holidays
The Carrington Inn avoids GMO Ingredients whenever possible.