July 2, 2021

Nothing warms like a wood fire

5 minute read.

With Greater Sydney on stay-at-home orders, we thought we would provide some inspiration for your country Winter escape once things are back to normal, and nothing says country escape in the cooler months like sitting back in front of a toasty wood fire.

There are plenty to be found in Bathurst and surrounds, from classic country pubs, to modern restaurants, and local favourite cafes or soak up the ambience in front of your own in cozy self-contained accommodation.

Cafes, Pubs and Restaurants

The George Hotel
201 George Street, Bathurst

Fox Sport, craft beer and your favourite ales on tap, local wine and spirits, and an irresistible bar menu. What more could you want?

The Hub
52 Keppel Street, Bathurst

A local institution, The Hub has a gorgeous wood fire in the front room. Scrumptious cafe food and amazing locally roasted coffee, just look at that latte art!

9inety 2wo
92 Bentinck Street, Bathurst

One of Bathurst’s top restaurants, the intimate dining room has a log fire right in the centre radiating warmth as you enjoy a modern Australian menu perfectly paired with local wines.

The Family Hotel
Cnr Russell & Bentinck Streets, Bathurst

Catch the footy on the big screen by the fire in the front bar. The family Hotel is one of Bathurst’s original pubs with a welcoming atmosphere for everyone.


Brucedale Cottage
Sofala Road, Peel

One of Bathurst’s original homesteads, Brucedale is situated 15 minutes drive from Bathurst. Take in views of the rolling countryside, and visit the grave site of Wiradjuri warrior, Windrayne, on the property.

Cadogan Country House
Cashens Lane, Guyong

A luxury farmstay 20 minutes drive between Bathurst and Orange. Explore the large hedge maze on the expansive 3500 acre picturesque property, then sit back with your friends in front of the fire at night.

The Hayloft, Bathurst Self Contained Accommodation
Robin Hill, Bathurst

Built around the historic structural central pole of a former hay shed, enjoy a cozy rural setting with views over the iconic Mount Panorama Racing Circuit.

232 @ Boonderoo
Rock Forest

A unique earth covered house tucked away 20 minutes’ drive from Bathurst. The design allows for natural heating (along with wood-heater of course) with stylish scandi interiors.

© Bathurst Tourism

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