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114 Bussell Hwy,
Margaret River WA

Licensed Cafes & Licensed Informal Restaurants
Pub Food
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Settlers Tavern Overview

Built in 1977, The Settlers Tavern is one of the original Margaret River hubs catering to locals and the surf community and is ever evolving to ensure that international tourists also feel right at home. With a panoramic tree-lined view visible in all directions, the front outdoor dining area is coveted while the rear al fresco area is preferred by those who relish in a little privacy. With framed posters of famous shows and surf events lining its original brick walls, the large interior lounge is a welcoming area for all. Settlers Tavern is always serving beer on tap (not to mention hundreds of bottled varieties), world class wine, pub favourites and an array of internationally influenced dishes like California style chicken tacos with hand cut blue and yellow corn tortilla chips.

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Settlers Tavern has swept up quite a few gongs recently including Gourmet Traveller's Best Australian Pub Restaurant Wine List, the Australian Hotels Association Best Australian Entertainment Venue, and the Chamber of Commerce Business of the Year; not to mention the Tourism Excellence Award.


In September, actor Sam Worthington and the cast and crew of Hollywood film production ‘Drift' wrapped up their shoot in Margaret River. Sam, his family, and friends became regulars at Settlers Tavern during their stay in Margaret River. Worthington, a WA native from the Perth suburb of Rockingham, is best known as the star of ‘Avatar'; he was sporting a shaggy head of hair, a beanie, a beard, and a woolly sweater. You can take the boy out of the country, but...


Settlers Tavern is located in the heart of Margaret River, on the main street Bussell Highway. Driving south through town, it is adjacent to the IGA supermarket. A large beer garden fronts the street, with large white architectural umbrellas. It's the perfect spot to chill out and watch the world go by.

Settlers Tavern has jumped head first into the brewing business starting up the Margaret River Ale Company in early 2011. Now offering a range of four brews, each label is synonymous not only with the Margaret River cultural icons but an extension of the Settlers Tavern experience. Our brews include the Rockin' Pale Ale inspired by America's West Coast, the Great While Ale a twist on the classic Belgian Wit Bier, the Bombora Pilsner with complex flavours but a smooth and creamy finish, last but certainly not least the Day Tr'IPA rich and bold India Pale Ale. Exclusively on tap at Settlers Tavern.


The menu is not a typical pub menu. Whilst there are many pub favourites, the menu spans the globe including international flavours such as authentic Indian curry, Mexican tacos, Malaysian laksa, and true Italian spaghetti Bolognese. The regional tasting plate features Margaret River venison, local cheese, bread, olives and olive oil. We are the place to go for shucked-to-order oysters that will rival the best anywhere. Close attention is given to all food sources for sustainable, organic and local produce wherever possible. Vegetarian and gluten-free foods are highlighted and featured collectively on a separate menu.


The wine list at Settlers Tavern is legendary, having made the Australian Top-Ten list in the Australian Financial Review in 2010. There are over 300 bottle selections and 25 wines by-the-glass sourced from Australia and the world. There is a strong representation of Margaret River's most exciting wines and vignerons and the wine list has won Gourmet Traveller Wine Magazines Best Pub Restaurant Wine List in Australia for three consecutive years, and was also short-listed with Sydney's Glass Restaurant and Aria for the nation's best wines-by-the-glass program.

We LOVE beer. With 16 taps pouring local and International beers & ciders including our very own Margaret River Ale Company brews; the 50-plus bottled beer selections including great microbrews and beers from around the world.


Best Known For

Seafood Light Fry: crispy Western Australian Spanish mackerel, prawn cutlets and calamari, lightly dusted in flour, salt, pepper and chili, served with chips and house-made cocktail and tartare sauces.

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Settlers Tavern Features & Facilities

Seats: 200

  • Customer Carpark
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Live Music
  • Fully Licensed
  • Functions
  • Alfresco dining
  • Vegetarian Options
  • Gluten Free Options
  • Bar
  • Wireless Internet
  • Child Friendly
  • Vegan Options

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