Just 149 kms from Adelaide, amongst grand brick-red clay ocean side cliffs and picturesque countryside is the very welcoming town of Ardrossan. This region of South Australia is one of the states best grain growing areas and Ardrossan is a major port for the shipping of this golden crop with a large silo complex and wharf. Fishing and boating are major attractions at Ardrossan as is crabbing which makes for a very popular holiday destination.
The Ardrossan Hotel was opened for business in 1881 and is known as the “Top Pub” and is located in the main street of Ardrossan. It’s within walking distance of Town Jetty Beach – great for fishing or catching the renowned Blue Swimmer Crabs – walking trails, shops, museum, playground and sporting facilities. The hotel is family run and is proud of it’s ice cold beer, warm welcome and friendly atmosphere.
A Stay at the Ardrossan
There are 11 motel units at the rear of the hotel. Each has it’s own ensuite bathroom, air conditioning/heating, TV, refridgerator, tea/coffee making facilities and easy parking. Rooms are serviced daily and continental breakfast to the rooms is available at an additional charge. Single rates are from $90 per night and a double from $100 per night. We also have family rooms available which start at $110 per night.
Dining at the Ardrossan
The licensed dining room is open 7 days a week for lunch and dinner. An a la carte menu and daily specials menu including a salad bar everyday and a hot vegetable bar on weekends is available. A fine choice of wines are available as well as a good choice of tap beer and for those of you that do not indulge, freshly brewed tea and coffee is available for purchase all day. We pride ourselves on our excellent service and quality food and there is something for everybody including a children’s menu. Guests have the option to dine in our bistro or alternatively in the alfresco area located at the front of the hotel on the main street while soaking up the sun and breathing in the fresh ocean air while watching the world go by.
Front & Bistro Bar
Ice cold beer really hits the spot after a day on the water, fishing or crabbing and the Ardrossan Hotel has the coldest beer around. Drop in for a chat with the locals, they may even tell you where the fish are biting and the large photo depicting Ardrossan dedicated to one whole wall, will be unlike anything you have seen before and well worth a look. The big screen TV’s, jukebox, arcade games and pool table will keep you entertained while relaxing after a hard day holidaying.
Gaming Room & Bottleshop
The air-conditioned gaming room has 12 machines in total and complimentary tea and coffee available for all gaming patrons. Come and browse over our good selection of wines and spirits in our bottleshop and maybe pick up a carton of beer for a well deserved drink after hopefully a successful day fishing and crabbing.
Other Features and Facilities
The hotel also provides a function room that suits conferences and all types of meetings and there is a function co-ordinator on hand to assist you with your requirements every step of the way. The hotel also has an ATM and Efptos facilities and all major credit cards including Amex and Diners are accepted.
Bar and Bottleshop: Mon-Sat 10am-til late, Sunday 11am-8pm
Bistro: Lunch – 7 days 12-2pm Dinner – 7 days 6-8pm (Bookings are advised)