Some call it the Darling Downs Hotel however locals know it as the Sandy Creek Pub. Opened in 1866, it was positioned to capture gold fossickers on the route from Warwick to the Taigai Reef Diggings. It was also home to the British sport of pidgeon shooting in 1869. Pull up at this true-blue historic country hotel just outside Warwick. Have a chat with publicans Kevin and Kayleen Kiley or their daughters who you will see in behind the bar or in the kitchen. Then cue up the balls on the pool table with a cracking shot or try your skills next door on the go-cart track. The pub rocks with live music and monthly pig on a spit. Find your spot to relax on the verandah or in the beer garden. Camp out the back for free.
The annual pig races every March draw huge crowds.
A sunset shot with a classic car parked against the heritage facade.
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