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The Barker Hotel


COVID Update

The state borders may have opened on Tuesday, 23rd November, but it’s business as usual with a few extra safety measures as recommended by SA Health.
You can be assured that the health and safety of our staff and patrons remains our top priority at The Barker Hotel.


Things to remember when visiting our venue:
– Please 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.

– 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)

– Practice 1.5m physical distancing

– Practice good hygiene habits. Sanitiser can be found at entry points and throughout the hotel

– Seated consumption of all food and beverage (indoors only).

– Food and beverage may be purchased at the bar. Table service is not required.

– No dancing and singing.

– Functions permitted subject to the 3 in 4 density requirements.

– We ask that if you are feeling unwell, experiencing any cold or flu symptoms, suspect exposure to Covid-19 or you’re awaiting Covid-19 test results, that you please stay home.
You can contact us on 8391 1003 to cancel any bookings.


*If you have any concerns about an upcoming function booking, please don’t hesitate to contact our Functions Manager, Kahla at


Whilst we continue to work with a limited capacity, we highly recommend booking online to avoid disappointment.
> book here <


Thank you to all our customers and local community for your continued support.

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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