One of Australia’s oldest hotels, The Lake George Hotel

“The Lake George Hotel/The george bar & dining is one of Australia’s oldest continuously licensed hotels, First opened in 1838 as the Harp Hotel. This
was just a year after Bungendore was established in 1837.

only 15 minutes away from queanbeyan and less than 30 minutes from canberra, this is the perfect place to stop, refresh & relax.”

What’s on offer?

The Lake George Hotel has two separate bar areas, a bottleshop, beer garden with childrens playground, accommodation, an à la carte restaurant and The George Bar & Dining.

Our front bar/sports bar opens onto Gibraltar Street and offers everything you would expect from a rural family run pub. It starts with a warm welcome from our friendly staff, plenty of seating and a great range of beers and wines. We have a multitude of TV screens including a video wall which presents all local and international major sporting events with PUB TAB, 2 self-serve terminals; 2SKY race calling; SKY channel; KENO, and all FOX Sports channels. This modern bar ticks all the boxes for the Australian sport lover.

Our local sponsored sports teams also provide the weekly raffles on Friday nights with the draw taking place around 7.00pm.

It’s the back bar where the majority indoor events take place including sporting events on the big screen along with our live entertainment. There’s a well laid out room with plenty of indoor seating as well as bi-fold doors opening on to our outdoor courtyard opened up on sunny days to enjoy the warmer months.

We also do a ‘Happy Hour’ in the front bar from 5pm6pm Monday to Friday. The Hotel offers casual counter meal dining and a full à la carte restaurant. Counter meals are provided 7 days a week.

Tell us a little about The George Bar & Dining:

From the day we opened our restaurant doors on Anzac Day 2012, our philosophy has been about creating a beautiful dining experience showcasing
local food and wine.

Here at the George Bar and Dining we believe that the district we live in produces world quality wines, and as such we have chosen to support our local winemakers, so that all wines on offer are locally sourced.

We believe providence is everything, the best way is to savour where you are!

Our restaurant The George Bar & Dining offers an extensive à la carte menu focusing on a seasonally rotating menu supported by weekly blackboard
chef specials. Along with our hand-picked amazing selection of local Canberra District cool climate wines, we also offer an extensive craft beer selection both on tap and in can plus an artisan range of spirits.

The room is warm and welcoming with seating for 120 set around our feature stone fireplace and plush chesterfield sofas. A stone feature wall and door lintel from the original 1838 building rounds out the space; a seamless blend of old and new.

Additional outdoor dining is available in the beer garden which also houses a children’s play area.

The GB&D team share the passion to provide a great dining experience by going extra mile to provide the  best service with a sense of “nothing is too much trouble” atmosphere.

What are the favourites on the menu?

• Japanese Fried Chicken soy & mirin marinated chicken tenders, braised onions, parmesan
• Thai Beef Salad marinated scotch fillet, medley herbs, pea sprouts, bean sprouts, onion, tomato cucumber, peanuts, chilli lemon dressing (DF)(N)(C)
• Surf ‘n’ Turf 300g Griddled Black Angus Sirloin with prawns, chips, salad and garlic cream sauce
• Crispy Pork Belly Fennel and herb potato, pickled apples, sprout & herb salad and jus (DF) (GF)
• Crushed meringue 18 whipped cream & mint (GF) What entertainment is available? In the pub regular events such as live bands, Karaoke, DJ Bingo & regular DJ visits. We also host weekly meat raffles run by the locally sponsored sporting teams.

What entertainment is available?

In the pub regular events such as live bands, Karaoke, DJ Bingo & regular DJ visits. We also host weekly meat raffles run by the locally sponsored sporting teams. The Lake George Hotel is located in the heart of Bungendore on Gibraltar Street and is just a 15 minutes’ drive from Queanbeyan and less than 30 minutes from Canberra. Bungendore is a great place to stop and refresh when travelling between the coast and the greater Canberra area.

Favourite pairings for food and wine?

• Miang Kham tiger prawns, beetle leaf, coconut, lemongrass, onion, chilli & herbs (C)(N)
Paired with a glass of Lark Hill Regional Riesling 2022. This juice of this wine is fermented cool to retain its pure aromatics and delicacy. Lemons, limes and lavender lead into a refreshing palate with some acidity.

• Lamb Backstrap white onion puree, pomes Anna, Char grilled zucchini, Radish, Jus (C) (GF)
Paired with a glass of Eden Road Sangiovese 2019. Medium bodied with aromas of berries and a hint of mixed spice. This wine is slightly oaky, and it has a very fine tannin.

• Eton Mess medley of seasonal fruits, lemon curd, crushed meringue 18 whipped cream & mint (GF)
Paired with a glass of Lake George Winery Fortified Shiraz 2019. This wine is fortified and aged for 8 months; sweet with dark plum & cherry notes and
lingers on your lips.

What beer and cider are on offer?

We have a wide selection of beer on offer from best selling mainstream brands to more crafty selections such as Capital Brewing, Bentspoke Brewing, Deeds Brewing Co, Mountain Culture and Dainton, just to name a few. We have two designated craft beer taps in the restaurant which rotate through our seasonal picks.

When it comes to cider, we have Orchard Crush on Draught plus a range of Somersby’s and Strongbow. We also feature a delicious Lychee Gold Cider.

The Lake George Hotel
Open from 10am daily
Counter meals: Monday to Friday 12:00pm – 3:00pm | Saturday & Sunday 12:00pm – 9:00pm

General Enquiries: [email protected] | (02) 6238 1260

The George Bar & Dining
Monday & Tuesday CLOSED | Wednesday – Friday 12:00pm – 3:00pm / 17:30pm – 9:00pm | Saturday & Sunday 12:00 – 9:00pm

Restaurant Enquiries & Bookings | [email protected] | (02) 5119 2567