Welcome to the Adelaide Hills historic Inglewood Inn. Perfect for Weddings, Dining, Bistro & Functions

The historic Inglewood Inn has been a favourite since 1857. Since being taken over by new owners 9 years ago, the hotel has undergone major renovations to combine the best of the old, with bigger and better dining and outdoor areas that overlook our amazing view of the Para River and rolling Adelaide hills. The new function room boasts a spectacular view and is available for weddings, engagements, birthdays, parties and functions.

The historic Inglewood Inn has been a favourite since 1857. Since being taken over by new owners 9 years ago, the hotel has undergone major renovations to combine the best of the old, with bigger and better dining and outdoor areas that overlook our amazing view of the Para River and rolling Adelaide hills. The new function room boasts a spectacular view and is available for weddings, engagements, birthdays, parties and functions.

OPENING HOURS

MON-SUN 11AM – LATE

bookings recommended – click here

FOOD SERVICE

LUNCH 12PM – 2PM
DINNER 6PM – 8:00PM
BREAKFAST – Sorry, no longer available

(08) 8380 5325

1931 NORTH EAST RD
INGLEWOOD 5133
SOUTH AUSTRALIA

 

DINING

Come and enjoy fresh regional SA food and wine and even some local Adelaide Hills beers … the way a local hotel should be.

We are open 7 days for lunch and dinner and breakfast Sat – Sun.

Public holidays may incur a 10% surcharge.

The Balcony Restaurant

Our new Balcony Restaurant seating 80 people, sits above the Function Room. As with the Function Room, the original stone walls of this 1857 National Trust building feature as the backdrop. Sliding glass doors the length of the room open onto a 2 m deep verandah taking in the views of the rolling hills, Australian native gum trees and the English oaks and elms surrounding the merging creek and 1,000 sq m lawn. The views over the gardens have created a splendid area to dine away the day and at night the floodlit trees give a romantic feel to the area.

Outside Dining

Leading off the Restaurant is the beer deck with the same views as the restaurant. This is a great area on weekends to dine and relax, out in the fresh air, eating and drinking, with food being a more casual style, including pizzas.

1857 DISTILLERY BAR

What comes to mind when you think of South Australia? Fruchocs? Frog cakes? The big rocking horse? While these things are heaps good, we think that our gins, whiskys, vodkas and liqueurs are heaps better.

So much better that we’ve decided to dedicate our bar to them. Here in the 1857 Distillery Bar you will find the best selection of spirits, all made in South Australia, proudly by South Australian distilleries.

Struggling to decide? Why not try one of our gin paddles featuring 3 SA gins.

Distilleries

Pot & Still Hermitage
Applewood Distillery Gumeracha
Prohibition Gumeracha
Lobo Apple Lobethal
Adelaide Hills Distillery Nairne
Ounce Adelaide
Settlers Spirits McLaren Vale
Kangaroo Island Distillery Kangaroo Island
Twenty Third Street Renmark
36 Short Virginia

CRAFT BEER & CIDER, LOCAL WINES

In Inglewood we are absolutely spoilt for choice with local produce. Being so close to Paracombe (we pretty much claim it as our own) and bordering on the Barossa – we try to feature local wineries, craft breweries and cideries extensively throughout our menu, as well as including the rest of the best that South Australia has to offer.

You won’t find much else on our menu that doesn’t originate from South Australia and we’re proud to keep it that way.

WEDDINGS

Looking for somewhere to hold your wedding? The Inglewood Inn features beautiful garden lawns, perfect for wedding ceremonies, followed by the reception in our function room.

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FUNCTIONS

Function Room

The lower level Function Room boats views overlooking the unique Adelaide Hills landscape with picture perfect views of rolling hills, Australian native gum trees and old English elm and oak trees with 2 creeks merging to frame a large lawned area.

Cocktail
Minimum numbers : 60 guests
Maximum numbers : 150 guests

Sit Down
Minimum numbers : 60 guests
Maximum numbers : 110 guests

Beer Deck

The beer deck is available for small and relaxed cocktail functions and is perfect for birthdays, get togethers, hens & bucks nights and special occasions. Enjoy fresh country air, the sound of native Australian animals surrounded by your closest family and friends.

Cocktail
Minimum numbers : 40 guests
Maximum numbers : 60 guests

Only available for private bookings
12-5pm and 6pm-late

Not available for sit down events

Historic Parlour

Looking for something small and intimate? Our historic parlour is the original restaurant of the hotel and can seat up to 30 people.

With a large open fire place, the historic parlour is perfect for cozy, winter functions.

Sit Down
Minimum numbers : 20 guests
Maximum numbers : 30 guests

Cocktail
Minimum numbers : 30 guests
Maximum numbers : 50 guests

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HISTORY

History of Inglewood Inn – South Australia’s first historic hotel.

The Inglewood Inn was built in 1857 as a resting point for those travelling along North East Rd to Gumeracha – in those days it was a lengthy horse ride, not a quick drive up the road! It is one of Adelaide’s oldest hotels and has been proclaimed Adelaide’s first historic hotel.

After the completion of the hotel, the publican, Firman Deacon, offered his builders five gallons (19 litres) of beer to come up with a name. They decided on Inglewood after a forest in Northern England and by the time the publican arrived the next morning, the name “Inglewood” had been painted on a sign and put above the bar.

From there the small township began to grow and carried on the name of Inglewood, after the hotel. Referred to as a hamlet, this means we are generally smaller than a village and strictly without a church – because of this we’re often referred to as “Evilwood” as many surrounding areas are heavily populated with churches.

It’s current owners, Peter and Polly Howell, have a lifetime of history in the hospitality industry. After purchasing in 2008, plans were set in motion to extend the hotel, as previously the stunning views of the Adelaide Hills and Para River were only visible through the window in the female toilets. This window is now the doorway into our new restaurant, with matching function room below. The stipulation from National Trust for the redevelopment was that it must be modern and new, but in keeping with its heritage and freestanding from the original building.

Along with their daughter Milly, the Howell’s run the hotel as a family business and is their only venue.

CONTACT

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