|Georgian Colonial Inn|
The Surveyor General Inn was built in 1834 for James Harper, using convict labour, and licensed as an inn in the following year.
Remaining in the Harper family for almost one hundred years, The Surveyor General is the oldest continuously licensed inn in Australia.
The main building, constructed of local convict-hewn sandstone and sandstock bricks, has served as both a pub and accommodation for over a century and a half.
|From Cobb & Co. to Today|
Countless travellers have passed through its doors (although today, the taller may have to stoop to enter the low lintels!) - from the Cobb & Co. passengers of last century, to the motor car travellers on the main Hume Highway south from Sydney this century, and the many visitors travelling to see the sights of historic Berrima today.
There were originally four inns at Berrima (the other original buildings still stand), but only the Surveyor General has survived as an hotel.
It was, as you can imagine, the favoured "watering hole" for locals - and remains so today.
|A.H.A. Award for Excellence|
The original building had fallen into disrepair by the middle of this century, and efforts were made to preserve it.
The current owners, The Durney family, have recently extensively restored and redeveloped the inn.
Their work has been recognised by the Australian Hotel Association's Award for Excellence - Best Redeveloped Hotel - Country, 1997. In 2007 they won the AHA Award for Excellence - Best Heritage Hotel.
The Surveyor General now offers travellers a unique place to visit, refresh themselves, and enjoy the historic feel of one of Australia's greatest pubs.
|Fully Licensed Hotel|
The original taproom is still the main bar, with stone walls, timber and pressed metal ceilings, open fireplace for cool evenings, and 80 year old carved cedar bar.
There are 6 beers on tap (including Guiness), spirits and wines, counter lunches and snacks, and espresso coffee.
On weekends especially the bar is a hive of activity, and customers can be found enjoying their drinks at tables on the verandah.
Or you might like to relax in the beer garden ( a real beer garden, on the lawn, under the trees!), where a band can often be found playing on Sundays.
|Entertainment and Bistro|
There is also a band most Friday and Saturday evenings from 8.00 p.m. to midnight, when the Surveyor General becomes the favourite place to wind down at the end of the week.
The most important addition made by the current owners to this famous hotel is the new extension housing the Bushranger Bistro.
This beautiful building, blending sympathetically with the historic inn, houses the traditional barbecue area, a new Bistro with a la carte menu, and seating for up to 160 people in a family environment.
|The Bushranger Bistro is open 7 days a week for lunch and dinner. Cook your own steaks at the barbecue, or select from the chef's menu: children's meals also available.|
A visit to Berrima is not complete without a visit to the Surveyor General Inn.
Enjoy the hospitality of our friendly staff, and take home with you the memory of one of Australia's most famous inns.
|The Hotel is open 7 days:|
Monday to Saturday - 10.00 a.m. until midnight
Sunday - 11.00 a.m. to 10.00 p.m.
|Surveyor General Inn|
Old Hume Highway, Berrima, NSW 2577
Ph: (02) 4877 1226 - Fax: (02) 4877 1159