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The Barker Hotel


We are thrilled to announce we will be reopening our doors tomorrow, Wednesday the 27th July with the following updated restrictions.


– 1 in 4 density requirement. 25% Capacity.
– Both indoor & outdoor dining is permitted. 
– Seated consumption of all food and beverage.
– Food and beverage may be purchased at the bar. Table service is not required.
– Masks MUST be worn by both public facing staff and all patrons unless under 12 or have a medical exemption. They may only be removed to eat or drink.
– No dancing and singing.
– Functions permitted subject to the 1 in 4 density requirement.
*Please bare with us while we find our feet. If you have any questions about an upcoming function booking please don’t hesitate to contact our Functions Manager, Kahla at


Our Bistro & Bar will be open for Dinner Service ONLY tomorrow from 5:30pm – 8:30pm with a reduced menu.
(From Thursday the 29th July onwards, we will resume Lunch and Dinner service hours as normal).


Our Gaming Room will be trading with updated restrictions from tomorrow and OPEN normal trading hours (8am – late).


It is still a requirement to Covid Safe Check-in at arrival, posters are visible at all entry points. Don’t own a phone? Not a problem, we will have a pen and paper ready for you. Please ensure that you use the sanitiser and continue to social distance when visiting the venue. We ask that if you are feeling unwell, please stay home.


Whilst we continue to work with a limited capacity, we highly recommend booking online to avoid dissapointment.


Thank you to all of our lovely customers and local community for all of your support.
We are looking forward to welcoming you all back to The Barker over the next few days. 
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, 2020 following on from our previous wins 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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