Going for a Road Trip to the Perth Hills? Drop into the Mundaring Weir Hotel Pub for its scenic location and old Victorian-country style charm.
Mundaring Weir Hotel is a great pub to visit when doing a trip up to Perth Hills, especially if you are exploring the Mundaring attractions, such as the Mundaring Weir Dam.
The Hotel is named after the nearby Mundaring Weir dam which supplies water to the Goldfields and other regions of WA through a 557km steel pipeline. This pipeline is clearly visable as you drive along Mundaring Weir Road. You can read about my Mundaring Weir Dam experience here.
It was my first time here, and it was a positive experience. I instantly warmed to the old charm of the pub and its character. It is very welcoming and warm; a rustic-style hotel that still holds onto its old Victorian-style charm. The location is also sublime; it is surrounded by natural beauty of bushland and the sounds of bird calls. The setting here is really gorgeous, with easy access to views over the nearby weir and pipeline.
ABOUT MUNDARING WEIR HOTEL:
“The Hotel was built in 1898 to accommodate visitors viewing the construction of the Weir, men working on the Weir. Sly grog had been found on the site and the three-man police force stationed on the Weir were keen to get alcohol sales under control. The Jacoby brothers built a single storey building called the Reservoir Hotel. The Building was situated adjacent to the railway line on the first piece of freehold next to the weir easement. In 1906, Fred Jacoby constructed a two-storey building as part of the Hotel and renamed it the Goldfields Weir Hotel.
A railway was initially constructed from Mundaring to the Weir for goods transport only, so the Licensee would pick visitors up from Mundaring Station by horse and buggy. Later, there were two weekly trains from Perth. The last stop before the Weir, opposite the hall, was called Karda Mordo. The beer kegs for the Hotel would be unloaded here and rolled down the hill to the hotel. The invoice from the Swan Brewery are still addressed to Mundaring Weir Hotel, Karda Mordo. The railway line closed in 1952.
During the Second World War, the Weir was considered an enemy target and guards were posted. The roof of the Hotel was painted dark and part of the cellar was made into a bomb shelter with access from the ballroom above. The shelter is now the kitchen for the down stairs café. The current owner/operator, Jens Jorgensen, bought the hotel in 1984.”
I checked out the inside of the place and was delighted to find that it still holds many original Victorian features and decor. That, and its spooky as hell. Its interior design gives off great haunted vibes. Who doesn’t like a bit of eerie old fashioned ghost vibes in their interior designing!?
You will find traditional bar food here and more.
Traditional Lamb Spit Roast on Sunday’s
On Sunday’s, they have the traditional lamp split roast. Through winter, the lamb is cooked over the traditional log fire and during summer, they cook in a gas spit (when fire restrictions are in force). Carving and serving is about 3pm and served til 4pm. No bookings taken and its cash only. Lamb is carved and served in a roll with a choice of two salads and condiments. Live music starts from 2pm til 5pm, with ample indoor and undercover areas for enjoyment in all weather conditions.
The Food we Ordered:
Bruschetta – Garlic turkish bread with grilled chorizo & feta – $14. Flavoursome, very enjoyable.
300g Charred porterhouse steak, served with either garlic mash & peas, or beer battered chips & salad. You can choose a sauce of either red wine, garlic mushroom or pepper. Cooked well, no complaints.
Steak, Guinness and root vegetable pie, salad garnish, buttered peas with beer battered chips (FYI: I switched the beer battered chips for the sweet potato chips, a more healthier alternative). Sweet potato chips were awesome. First time having a steak, Guinness and root vegetable pie and I was not dissapointed. My favourite.
Close up of the Steak, Guinness and root vegetable pie. Mmmm. Delicious.
Kids are welcome at the Mundaring Weir Hotel with a childrens playground rear of the main stage (well within eyesight of the parents), as well as a basketball court and balls for the kids to occupy themselves with. The Kids menu includes a colouring page and they even supply the crayons.
Summer Concerts & Other Events at the Mundaring Weir Amphitheater
Mundaring Weir Hotel is famous for their Summer Concert Series in their terraced amphitheater at the rear of the hotel. Outdoor concerts here have been happening at the hotel since the summer of 1985 when David Helfgott performed his first outdoor recital at the hotel (which was a success) and since then, summer concerts at the hotel have continued. They start in November or December each year and run through to March. Full seating is provided with food and beverage stations set up around the vicinity to allow for easy access and minimum queues. The restaurant serves wood fired pizzas. Ticket holders are allowed to bring a picnic or nibbles (but no, it’s not BYO alcohol).
Check their Events Page regularly.
Weddings & Functions
They also offer a choice of locations within the venue for weddings, all being wheelchair accessible with free parking and chalet style accommodation. You can go for different themes, be it formal, casual vintage or even medieval in their ‘Duke and Duchess Dining Room’, ‘Tree Tops Balcony’ and ‘The Pergola’ to choose from. They can also host your workshop, seminar, conference, team-building, or any other corporate occasion, with conference rooms that can be configured to suit requirements for up to 60 people.
Located in the Perth hills, 45km from the city, and just 35 minutes from the airport.
Lot 502 Hall Rd, cnr Mundaring Weir Road, Mundaring WA 6073