Historic Inn - 02 4868 1734 | Lodge Accommodation - 02 4868 3566
653 Moss Vale Road, Bowral
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Briars Country Lodge and Historic Inn has long been part of the fabric of the Southern Highlands dating back to c.1827 when it began as a Coaching Inn, built by William Bowman. After many changes, it became part of SCEGGS school in 1958 -1974 after which it was then purchased and became an Inn once again. The Inn was then renovated in 1979 to provide additional dining space to accompany the intimate bars and private dining rooms within the original inn building. And in the late 1980s, the new luxury accommodation building, gardens and recreational amenities were added.

Many wonderful families have owned the Briars over its history and today we remain a family focussed and run business, offering a variety of dining options including an open plan restaurant, dining beside open fires, numerous private dining rooms, stylish accommodation, a large covered terrace leading out to an open-air deck and extensive gardens and lawns as its surrounds.

We source seasonal local produce and our menu is plentiful with country portion sizes.

The Inn is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner - seven days a week.

Dinner reservations are recommended, so please call us on 4868 1470.

For accommodation reservations please go to accommodation page for a secure online booking or call 02 4868 3566 directly.

Dear Guests,

We are deeply saddened to advise that due to a recent fire, Briars Historic Inn, including the restaurant and bar, will remain closed until further notice. We are doing everything we can to re-open as soon as possible. Briars Country Lodge is unaffected and continues to operate for accommodation, as normal.

We will continue to host all upcoming weddings and conferences out of our Garden Conservatory, as normal. For further information pertaining to weddings and conferences, please contact Rhonda at 4868 1470 or email at rhonda@briars.com.au .

For general enquiries, please contact Simon at 4868 1734 or email at simon@briars.com.au.

We hope you will join us for Melbourne Cup in our Garden Conservatory! We’ve still gotta have fun on Cup Day! To book your Melbourne Cup tickets, please contact Rhonda at 4868 1470.

Once again, we wish to express our deepest gratitude to our understanding guests, our incredibly supportive suppliers and to the local community for your messages of concern and offers of support. We will see you all again very soon. Watch this space!