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“Typical pub fare”
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The Bush Inn
Ranked #7 of 12 New Norfolk B&B and Inns
Reviewed May 18, 2014

Heritage hotel as said by all below. We had lamb shank with veg and chips but really dark heavy gravy, meat was tender. Fisher mans plate was also usual not too fatty with chips. Chocolate pudding with ice cream really nice and apple cake with ice cream also nice.
Service was good, it was a cold autumn night, but warm in hotel.
Great ancient photos of the area.

  • Stayed: May 2014, traveled as a couple
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Thank elinas
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Reviewed May 16, 2014

The delightful town of New Norfolk, all surrounded by acres of beautiful southern hemisphere hop gardens, has an appropriately wonderful boozer in the Bush Inn. Fabulous woody interior and I recall the beer was pretty good which made a welcome change. Although Australia is still blessed with dozens of magnificent pubs it was hard to find anything to drink that wasn't sweet, gassy and deep frozen but they tell me that has changed. Anyway, top class bar and a brilliant place to stay in a beautiful part of Australia's most beautiful state.

  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled with friends
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Thank 13samuelw
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Reviewed April 18, 2013

This restaurant was recommended to us when we asked for suggestions of somewhere nice to eat, they couldn't have been more wrong! The garlic bread was an unsliced loaf of white bread which was microwaved until warm and soggy then put on a plate with a side of butter with raw garlic in it. The mains arrived no more than six minutes after we ordered which was a bit worrying and suggested that everything has already been cooked and is just thrown back in the deep fryer to reheat once an order comes in, and by the taste of the food this must be the case! All in all it was really terrible food and I think it's unfair that they advertise that they "use fresh, local ingredients where possible" as there was nothing fresh about the meal and I hope it doesn't represent the local produce.

  • Stayed: April 2013
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3  Thank Lubfood
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Reviewed February 19, 2013

when i first went there i thought it would be just the same as all the other hotels. But i was proven wrong, there is so much history at that place and the service, food and staff are all wonderful. so lovely to talk to. i recommend The Bush Inn Hotel to everyone. Thank you for the meal, it was fabulous!!!!!

Room Tip: all the rooms are good!
  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled with friends
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4  Thank Ashlee W
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Reviewed June 22, 2012

Our welcome by Peter,Jill & Don was fantastic, we were made to feel like locals & Family almost immediately, while the hotel is Historic it is very clean, extremely warm ( great log fires ) the home cooked style meals were fantastic & value for money. The tap beer was exceptional & the service was very, very good & always with that welcome smile. Well done to all at the BUSH, ( The Oldest Continuously Licened Pub In Australia ) I would recommend this pub to any traveller & tell them CHUCKA sent you.

Room Tip: Always ring ahead & speak to Don or Jill they will look after you with the best they offer
  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled with family
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4  Thank Micheal G
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Reviewed March 7, 2012

We were chatting with caravan park manager about New Norfolk of { yesteryear,} He said " head for the Bush Inn" We booked for dining and drinks. The new cooks were still finding their way around the kitchen, but the dinners still arrived on time.Then we departed to the lounge bar with the roaring open fire, the owner /manager was barman, He quickly introduced himself to us and the conversation started. This man was a wealth of information, we talked for over 2 hours, locals also joined in pointing out snippets of local history....

Verdict = Wonderful welcoming atmosphere. Good food at pub price.
Checkout the various rooms around the bar, the floor ,doors some furniture original.

Recommendation = Absolutely

PS buy some Trout lures for $2.50 each it helps a good cause { Tassie devils } types.
and they catch Trout and Redfin on the mainland...
The oldest continual licensed pub in Australia {I believe}

Room Tip: Unknown, dining drinks only
  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank fishofred
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Reviewed October 2, 2011

We were pleasantly surprised when we turned up at the oldest continuously licensed hotel in Australia and found a hidden treasure of history and artifacts, good food and wonderful generous hospitality by the new owners. Tom was the perfect host and all staff made us feel at home in this beautiful setting. The deck overlooking the stunning Derwent River provides a great spot to spend an afternoon. If you love history you will love this place. Although we didn't stay here other people said it was good, basic but clean.

  • Stayed: October 2011
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Thank Lanie65
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Address: 49 - 51 Montagu Street, New Norfolk, Tasmania 7140, Australia
Location: Australia > Tasmania > New Norfolk
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Restaurant
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Ranked #7 of 12 B&Bs / Inns in New Norfolk
Number of rooms: 20
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