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Briars Country Lodge & Inn

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Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

My partner and I popped in after a country drive through Bowral. We got there just before 12pm and we're lucky enough to snag a table (will definitely book next time!). Not only was the premises stunning but the food was delicious too! A must visit for couples or family and friends.

Thank graciehoward
Victoria, Canada
Reviewed 3 March 2017

Four of us had dinner here Thurs evening and it was a really good experience all 'round. Lovely indoor setting - white table clothes and candlelight - suoerb filet mignons, rib eye and roast pork dinner; nice sides. Wonderful-looking desserts and shared a very tasty lemon tart. A relaxing evening with attentive service, Would definitely recommend and will definitely be...

Thank bagwan
Port Elizabeth
Reviewed 26 February 2017

Lovely setting just outside Bowral. Room very acceptable (but with one slight detraction- no ice blocks in the fridge). Staff all very friendly. The inn within walking/crawling distance and the food was top class quality and presentation.

Thank Skytanker01
Burradoo, Australia
Reviewed 25 February 2017

Last year we re-assessed our original critical review of this establishment and gave The Briars another chance. As we live in the area we visit reasonably regularly, but, sadly, the same old problems continue. Lining up for 5-10 minutes to order drinks (there is invariably just one person operating the bar, but three staff in the background near the kitchen...

1Thank Louise D
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

Returning from a south coast holiday we decided to overnight in the Highlands. We arrived at the Briars without a booking and received a warm welcome plus a great mid week deal. Our room was immaculate and well appointed with a comfy kingsize bed. We usually stay at Peppers in Sutton Forest but they were unable to offer us a...

Thank Arnie14
South Australia
Reviewed 30 January 2017

The Briars is well placed when visiting the Southern Highlands. Yes it is in the country, but a short drive to the towns and facilities. The motel rooms are clean. well laid out and all the facilities. They open out to lawns surrounding a lovely lake with ducks etc wandering around. Breakfast was also quite adequate. Nothing this close to...

Thank CraigHW
Canberra, Australia
Reviewed 23 January 2017

This place is truly lovely, from the welcoming service to the nice restaurant to the glorious suite, which contained comfy couches, a substantial bed with great linen, a dining table, truly fabulous bathroom with separate toilet, and a private verandah. It also has all the mod cons (WiFi, TV with Foxtel, fridge, iron, hairdryer, etc). The view of the duck...

Thank Astonished P
Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

We were in the area looking at wedding venues and came here for lunch. We had been following Briars on Instagram and were excited to have this experience. Lunch for two adults and three children was very good. The kids loved the creamed potatoes on the salad bar and the macaroni cheese from the menu. The meals were a good...

Thank Danlover1000
Reviewed 16 January 2017

Stopped in for a drink. Menu has plenty for all and provides a cook your own grill option for fantastic looking steaks. Good atmosphere with plenty of people having lunch. Didnt see the accommodation so not sure what that is like.

Thank BernardWhewell
Reviewed 7 January 2017

One of the best motels I have stayed in. The rooms are quite large with a fantastic outlook over a large pond with lots of ducks. The rooms are clean and well appointed, WiFi works well. If going to the bistro it is advisable to book as staff are not as accommodating as the could be. It is mainly for...

Thank Les F

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  • Restaurant
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  • Free Internet
  • Free Parking
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  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Tennis Court
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free Parking
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service

Additional Information about Briars Country Lodge & Inn

Address: 653 Moss Vale Rd, Bowral, New South Wales 2576, Australia
Region: Australia > New South Wales > Southern Highlands > Bowral
Price Range: $142 - $266 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Briars Country Lodge & Inn 4*
Number of rooms: 31
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“We stayed in a block rooms 20 - 31. All would provide nice look out and are quiet”
dalwood11, 4 Apr 2017 | Read review
“We didn't patronise their Motel”
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“I think all of the rooms offered great country views.”
bobbym50, 7 Mar 2017 | Read review
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