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We are OPEN!


To our valued customers,
We are OPEN and continue to work with current restrictions.
We are happy to announce standing consumption is now permitted inside and outside of the venue! Happy days.


It is now a legal requirement under the new SA government COVID safe guidelines to Check-In when you visit us. QR code’s are visible at every entry point of the hotel aswell as being located around the hotel. Scan using the ‘mySA GOV’ app or opening your camera on your mobile phone. Don’t own a phone? We will have a pen and paper ready for you.

Social distancing remains, 1 in 2 square metre density requirement. This means seating is still limited in each area.


We appreciate your continued support.
 Our dedicated staff and customers health & safety remain our number one priority moving forward.
With limited seating, we highly recommend booking online via to avoid disappointment. 
The Barker Team ❤️


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The Barker Hotel has recently been redeveloped and maintains a warm and welcoming environment from the moment you step inside. Located on Mount Barker’s historical Gawler Street in the heart of Mount Barker, The Barker is just a short 15 minutes up the freeway in the Adelaide Hills. Originally named the Scotch Thistle in 1840, this modernized and elegant hotel has retained many of its heritage features including much of the original stonework.


The Barker Hotel offers dining, beverage and gaming facilities as well as a variety of free and live entertainment every week. Our 8 dynamic spaces feature high ceilings, cosy fireplaces, the Nightlife music system and 13 flat screen TVs fully equipped with Fox Sports. Whether you are looking for your next function space or just a place to catch up with friends, The Barker Hotel is the venue for you. Check out our ‘What’s On’ page to see what we are up to!

Recent winners of the Best Draught Beer Quality at both the 2019 South Australian + National,  Australian Hotels Association Awards of Excellence.

Come in and ‘judge for yourself’.

The Barker Hotel

The Barker Hotel offers dining, beverage & gaming facilities as well as a variety of free & live entertainment every week.

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