Address: 1 Queen Street Harrisville
The Royal Hotel Harrisville began life in 1875 named the Harrisville Inn. The original hotel serviced the local cotton and beef industries and was one of the earliest hotels in the region. In 1878 it was renamed the Royal James Hotel and was then owned and operated by Mr Denis Wholey and his wife until at least 1890.
The original hotel was a house which had been converted and it served the local area for 40 years until June 2nd 1916 when the Courier Mail reported;
“The Royal James Hotel at Harrisville, under the ownership of Mr Sam J Denman, was with its contents, completely destroyed by fire early this morning”.
In 1920 the Hotel was rebuilt on the original site in the colonial style which remains to this day.
In 2002 the Royal Hotel was temporarily transformed into the “Fat Cow Motel” and served as the main location for the production of the television series of the same name.
In 2005 the Hotel was beautifully restored to its original condition and is an outstanding example of a Queenslander country pub. It is an ideal venue for Weddings, Birthdays and special occasions.
The Royal Hotel proprietors Steve and Monika Patrick invite you to relax and enjoy a cold beer and a country-cooked pub meal in the lounge and function room or on the classic verandas while looking up the main street of the town.
The beer garden overlooks a delightful creek with views of the Great Dividing Range and a free camping area for overnight stays.
Just 30 km from Ipswich, the Royal Hotel Harrisville is an ideal country pub for lunch for families or club groups on a day run in the Scenic Rim area. Groups are always welcome and catering is available for all types of functions.
With plenty of parking, the picturesque views from the alfresco areas make the Royal Hotel Harrisville a great meeting place for your next social club event.