Monday, November 18, 2019


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Hi Mike.
Just wanted to say thank you for your hospitality. We enjoyed our stay at your pub. Comfortable bed, cold beer and a good bistro. What more could weary cyclists want.
Thanks also for finding "@#$%&*" for me. We had a really good conversation.
Allan Veness.
Date of Posting: 07 October 2017
Posted By: Kevin Veness
Cycling visitor
“If you want the true Aussie country town experience in a fantastic location, the Boorowa Hotel is the place to be. You are welcomed warmly by Michael and his lovely wife who also happens to be the chef at the restaurant. The pub is historic with sweeping verandahs and old style rooms, with comfortable beds and electric banquets. It is a pub so it is a shared bathroom, but clean and comfortable. And you stay here for the atmosphere, the interaction with the locals and the food - not for your Marriott points. Mike will make you feel like an old friend - sit by the crackling fire in the pub having a beer and talking footy with the local farmers and Mike himself, before heading into the restaurant and having a gourmet-prepared steak or rack of lamb. Boorowa is a beautiful place in the heart of the best Merino sheep farming country in Australia and the scenery is beautiful. This is a great destination and a wonderful place to stay. We will be back!!! Cheers Mike!”
Date of Posting: 01 September 2017
Posted By: David Harding
Australian living in Texas for 12 years!
Our stay at the hotel was terrific, it was a quaint, terrific building, in a nice little country town. The rooms were cosy, and great value for money, there was well priced and delicious food in the restaurant and Michael the manager was really nice and a great character. Well worth a stay.
Adam Bishop Airbnb
Date of Posting: 04 December 2016
Posted By: Adam Bishop
“Lovely welcoming staff and Michael made us feel at home. Room was clean and tidy with plenty of space. Shared bathroom and kitchen was surprisingly neat and clean, considering they were fully booked the night we stayed. Good value for money. An added benefit was being able to have dinner on the premises, with a good selection on the menu. The food was tasty and well prepared.”
4th December 2016 Juanita. Airbnb
Date of Posting: 04 December 2016
Posted By: Juanita Nicholson
Congratulations to Mike and his wonderful team (and the friendly locals as well) for making us so welcome in Boorowa. Delicious dinner. It was a "plate-licker" (ie so delicious you want to pick up your plate and lick it clean). I resisted. Enjoyed my first ever Guinness (on recommendation from Anthony at the local chemist). Rooms were comfy and clean; and wide verandas perfect for post-ride relaxing. Thanks Ian and Marea
Date of Posting: 02 January 2016
Posted By: Marea and Ian
Cycle Tour Xmas 2015, Canberra
Dear Mike & Young,
Me and my parents really enjoyed our vacation in great Boorowa hotel.
W e will never forget kind hospitality, amazing food and lovely Boorowa place.
Hopefully we can catch up very soon and please give us chance we also would like to take care of you when you guys visit Korea.
Good luck and be happy!
Date of Posting: 30 July 2015
Posted By: Jin Hong
Allblack supporter, Dhaka, Bangladesh
Great hotel, great food, the accommodation was great and the staff very good. Will be back soon!
Date of Posting: 18 May 2015
Posted By: Greg Buttle
Tootgarook Victoria
My stay at the Boorowa Hotel was perfect. Mike and Young went over-and-above as hosts, which made my stay super enjoyable. I was travelling for business, Mike hooked me up with all the contacts I needed. The restaurant staff make great breakfasts, a super long black, and the choice for dinner was superb. Yum. My room was quaint & homely, clean. I stayed on the iconic verandah, and watched the pink and orange sky melt away at sunset, from an old leather couch on old wooden boards. It blew me away. There were ample facilities for a quick get-away breakfast, places to hide away and write, and the Shamrock cafe inside for lunch. The people I met at the bar were warm and friendly. Boorowa itself is beautiful, historic and nuanced. The locals gave me directions to some true historic sites, and even drove me around the old town! The Guinness was (too) good. The football was on. I would — and will — stay at the Boorowa Hotel again in a heartbeat.
Thanks, and see you again.
Date of Posting: 20 March 2015
Posted By: Bec Butterworth
Journalist, Melbourne
Mike, you've done it again!
Thanks so much for your genuine country hospitality. You're a credit to the hotel industry and a lot of other hotels across the state can learn from you..
A big thankyou from the members of NSW Riders, and will see you and your wonderful staff, again soon.
Hope you enjoy our little write up of your hotel on our blog.

Till the next visit
Charlie n Cathy
Date of Posting: 18 March 2015
Posted By: Charlie and Cathy
Western Sydney
The Shamrock Cafe at Boorowa Hotel offers the best hospitality in New South Wales. Thanks Mike and Young. G & R 01/06/2014
Date of Posting: 29 June 2014
Posted By: R & G
Goulburn, NSW
A big shout out to Mike and the team at The Boorowa Hotel. Thank you for making our stay over the Picnic Races weekend so memorable. Mike and his staff went above and beyond to make us all feel at home and nothing was too much trouble. The accommodation was clean and comfortable, the food delicious and the atmosphere in the pub electric. We especially enjoyed the top notch Guinness and live Irish music. Thank you again for a fantastic weekend and your generous hospitality! Can't wait till next year! xx
Date of Posting: 27 May 2014
Posted By: Rebecca
Just about the best pint of Guinness in 'Stralia. Made all the better for the hospitable treatment the owner Mike and his team provide for his patrons. Have stayed a number of years now at this stage for 'the Races' and I must say the past 2 years since Mike and his team have come in have been unparalleled making the 'the Top Pub' every bit, dare I say, an absolute top pub. Roll on next year- calendar marked off already!!! Although I'll find an excuse to get there sooner than that for a pint of the black stuff
Date of Posting: 27 May 2014
Posted By: Paul
A group of friends and I have stayed at this hotel for many years over the Boorowa Picnic Races Weekend....Our experience this year was made even more amazing thanks to Mike and his team. They are so hospitable and friendly it really makes for an enjoyable stay. Thank you so much to all the staff for a great weekend...looking forward to next year !!!
Date of Posting: 09 May 2014
Posted By: Tori
25 April 2014

Boorowa Hotel
c/o Michael Ward
37 Marsden St
Boorowa, NSW 2586

Dear Michael,

What a success the 2014 Young Dressage IGA Championships was! And this was largely due to the generosity of the event sponsorship as provided by the likes of Boorowa Hotel.

On behalf of myself and students of Forward Coaching, I want to extend a heartfelt thank you for your commitment to making this event so successful. Your generous contribution helped make the three-day Easter event a fantastic one for all riders and participants.

Please know that partnerships with our sponsors are vital to the success of this event. You are truly appreciated. Thanks again.


Jacqui van Montfrans
Date of Posting: 04 May 2014
Posted By: me
Awesome country pub. Great publican, staff and very cold beer. What more do you want apart from Elvis in the building? The Boorowa Hotel is rockin'!
Date of Posting: 01 May 2014
Posted By: Andrew Leonard
Elvis and Johnny Cash Tribute Artist, Canberra
My Grandma and I finished off our road trip with a night at the Boorowa Hotel last Saturday night. It was the first time I have ever stayed above a pub and it was really good fun!

The bar and restaurant were buzzing with a great atmosphere, the food was good and the accommodation was very clean and comfortable.

We really enjoyed several memorable moments, including sitting upstairs on the big veranda in the cool quiet of the morning with a cup of tea, looking out at the main street.

Thankyou Mike & Young for such a lovely experience.
Date of Posting: 11 February 2014
Posted By: Felicity
A big thank you for a great stay with the NSW Riders last night. Fantastic venue, terrific atmosphere and your generous hospitality made it an enjoyable and truly memorable occasion. The polo shirt will provide a constant reminder until my next visit.
Shaun (room 2)
Date of Posting: 30 January 2014
Posted By: Shaun Marsden
NSW Riders
The Cattle Council of Australia secretariat certainly enjoyed our time at the Boorowa Hotel (Pub) and we thank you and your staff for your warm hospitality, making the café available to us all day and all the yummy meals! Greatly appreciated.

We will certainly keep you in mind for future planning days and staff events.

Thank you again and kindest regards

Debbie Frater
Office Manager
Cattle Council of Australia
Date of Posting: 30 January 2014
Posted By: Debbie Frater
We (my wife & her mother) stayed 3 nights at the pub early in the new year and had a great, unique, Aussiie town experience. The accommodation was clean, comfortable and great value (and even included breakfast). The wide verandah is an ideal space to take it easy and for watching stunning sunsets.

The restaurant meals were surprisingly good and very well priced.

Boorowa is well located for exploring the surrounding area and the town itself has plenty of surprises, for instance its well preserved heritage and interesting walking trails.

The staff were friendly and courteous. Plenty of characters in the pub. And the beer was cold and while there are only good ones and better ones the beers I enjoyed certainly tasted like the better ones.

Highly recommend.
Date of Posting: 21 January 2014
Posted By: Peter Kauter
My family had the pleasure of staying at this lovely old pub when we gathered for a family wedding. Wonderfully warm hosts, great food and wonderful old accommodation. would recommend to anyone looking for that rustic stay. Make sure you have a drink upstairs on the old verandah.
Date of Posting: 05 January 2014
Posted By: Carol Tucker
Had the pleasure of staying the night with a bunch of motorcycling friends (NSW Riders). Had a great time not only because of the company but also thanks to Mike's wonderful attitude!!

Hope to be back soon (for another kiss on the cheek) :)
Date of Posting: 01 December 2013
Posted By: George the gyno
On behalf of NSW Riders, Cathy and I would like to send a huge thank you to Mike and all of his staff for making our weekend stay a great one. The accommodation was clean and comfortable and the beer, nice and cold. The meals well well above average and the service was excellent,

Mike, you're a good man and a real pleasure to have met you.
We will definitely be back. Until the next time, thank you.

Cathy and Charlie
Date of Posting: 01 December 2013
Posted By: Charlie and Cathy
NSW Riders members, Western Sydney
My entire family had the absolute pleasure of staying at The Boorowa Hotel a few weeks ago. Knowing that we had gathered together to spread Dad's ashes, and that of his beloved dog Katie at Whealgrace in Rye Park, which is where we lived for many years, I have to say that our hosts were nothing short of amazing! We'll be back, sooner than you think! Thank you so much Mike :)
Date of Posting: 25 August 2013
Posted By: Stella Heap
For our end of financial year we took our staff and their partners to the Booroowa Pub. We had a private dining room set up in the cafe and were given a great selection of meals. Within the confines of the private dining, we had the opportunity for a few speeches and toasts. We then stayed the night at the pub to avoid anyone having to be the designated driver. This allowed everyone the opportunity to let their hair down, resulting in some very bad billiards playing.

Between the raging fire, the billiards table, the flowing amber ale and the juke box, the evening was very memorable.

Compared to our normal EOFY dinner, where we would simply go to a Canberra restaurant, this was a great change. Everyone commented on how good the food and accommodation was and what a pleasant change it was to get out of town for the night. I highly recommend the option to other Canberra Businesses. Michael and his staff are great hosts.
Date of Posting: 25 July 2013
Posted By: Stephen Barnett
Company Director, Barnett Lilley & Associates Pty Ltd, Canberra
Great Pub for a drink, to take the family out for dinner, or both
Date of Posting: 02 July 2013
Posted By: Rob
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Today's Poll

Most favoured Boorowa Hotel entertainment!

Rotary raffles on Friday nights - 0%
Live DJ hits - 0%
Dancing on the bar - 0%
Breaky on a Seedy Sunday morning! - 0%
Cold Draught Beer! - 66.7%
Sumptuous lunch & dinner specials - 0%
Goldies "Home of Boorowa Rugby!" - 33.3%
Beer Garden and Cubby - 0%
"Shamrock" Birthday drink! - 0%

Total votes: 3
The voting for this poll has ended on: 31 Jul 2019 - 00:00