Charming Country Pub For Sale in QLD

by Vanessa Lovie 4th of December, 2019
Charming Country Pub For Sale in QLD
Charming Country Pub For Sale in QLD

For the first time in more than two decades a historic Queensland hotel, on one of the state's busiest highways, is on the market.

Since 1998, The Jondaryan Hotel has been owned by Terry and Jane Cook, who have been serving up sunny smiles, delicious food and a cold beer to tired truck drivers and tourists travelling out west.

Licensed since 1860, it's one of the oldest pubs in Queensland and is known for its country character and charm, and still boasts some of its original features, including the double-sided fireplace. It is one of the most iconic pubs for sale on Bsale at the moment. 

The husband and wife team have also made a significant investment in the building, which sits on a huge half-acre block, and includes a manager's quarter with an ensuite, Keno, four pokie machines, a BottleMart, five accommodation rooms, a projector screen perfect for the big games, and a beer garden.


"We've just refurbished the whole kitchen, putting in a pizza impinger, dish washer and new bench space and grill," Jane says.

The interior has also been renovated recently, with a fresh paint job, new flooring and furniture updated.



Terry says the pub is a solid investment for a wide range of buyers because of its great annual net profit and low running costs. Unlike most country pubs, tucked away in rural towns, the Jondaryan is in prime position on the busy Warrego Highway, about two hours west of Brisbane and just 30-minutes' drive from Australia's second largest inland city, Toowoomba.

The highway is a main arterial used by between 25,000 and 40,000 vehicles a day. Furthermore, the historic township was once home to Queensland's largest sheep shearing station in the mid-1800s. The Jondaryan Woolshed is now a heritage-listed museum and popular wedding venue, which attracts thousands of visitors a year.

Close by is a coal mine, two abattoirs, two animal feed lots, and agricultural farms and businesses, so local patronage keeps the front bar buzzing.

Terry and Jane have decided it's time for them to move on to the next chapter of their lives and hope to find new owners who will give the Jondaryan Hotel the same love they have. “Owning the pub has been the best of both worlds really - you get the country life, but a busy bar because of guaranteed customers pulling in off the highway,’’ Terry says.


“You can’t beat seeing the stars every night and breathing in fresh air.";

Jane: “We’ve loved owning the pub - it’s been a huge part of our lives and has allowed us to provide for our family.’’

“We are sad to hand it over, but we’re excited to give new owners a chance to run the pub and ensure its’ future.’’

Price: Freehold POA or Lease $220,000

Contact: Terry and Jane Cook
Phone: (07) 469 222 02
Mobile: 0411 044 915

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Vanessa Lovie

CEO Bsale Australia

Vanessa is the current manager and CEO of Bsale Australia. Over the past 11 years as a business owner, she understands what it takes to grow a ...

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