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the great western

great night out to have a meal n watch the practice bull riding.meals are plentiful and are priced... read more

Reviewed 18 June 2018
Rockhampton, Australia
Bulls & Beer

I think this is the only pub in Australia that has an indoor arena attached to the back of the pub... read more

Reviewed 14 September 2017
Bruce K
Rockhampton, Australia
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18 Jun 2018
“the great western”
13 Sep 2017
“Bulls & Beer”
Cnr Stanley & Denison Streets | Great Western Hotel, Rockhampton, Queensland 4700, Australia
+61 7 4922 1862
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Reviewed 18 June 2018

great night out to have a meal n watch the practice bull riding.meals are plentiful and are priced ok.

Thank annawilson63
Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

I think this is the only pub in Australia that has an indoor arena attached to the back of the pub. So you can drink and have a meal, while you watch cowboys ride bulls & horses.

1  Thank Bruce K
Reviewed 12 October 2016

Cowboy Pub every wed and fri night sit and have a meal watching live bull riding if the bull doesn't perform he might be on the menu next week . A must see in Rockie.

Thank spook7
Reviewed 21 May 2016 via mobile

Very entertaining. Suitable for singles, young families and the older generation. The open arena is attached to the hotel and had more than adequate. We saw Cowboys aged between 4 and 50 in action and calves, stiers, bucking bulls and horses, not forgetting the roping...More

Thank Margaret L
Reviewed 25 February 2016

We come here everytime on our yearly visit. Everyone is friendly, treat you as friends from way back, not just the staff but the locals a well. Meals are great. And the action in the arena is always entertaining.

Reviewed 16 August 2015

Order a meal, eat inside and come out and join the fun in the grandstand seats and watch an action packed rodeo, fun, exciting, risky, sometimes scary and with great music to match the action. Or reserve a limited ringside seat, for no extra cost,...More

1  Thank MMM M
Reviewed 2 April 2015

We had such a great night sitting out near the arena having a tasty steak dinner while watching the rodeo in action! Put this on your 'to do' list!

1  Thank Tammy R
Reviewed 1 August 2014

Had planned our road trip to Cairns around the Friday night rodeo practise and wasn't disappointed. The steak was great and the rodeo was lots of fun. My kids loved it, especially as we were taken behind the scenes by a lovely chap whose kids...More

4  Thank Kitch0306
Reviewed 9 April 2014

On Sundays they have bull riding schools for the learners. very interesting to see them try to stay on. Mechanical bull for them to practise on.

1  Thank Brian T
Reviewed 30 January 2014

Stumbled on a bull riding event just after Christmas and spent a couple of hours slack jawed at the sight before us. The professionals were just mental, they all deserve the $30,000 on offer, you would not catch me doing that. What was even more...More

1  Thank Navigate809433
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Is there a rodeo this weekend