surveyor general inn berrima

Australia’s Oldest Continuously Licensed Inn

The Surveyor General Inn was built in 1834 for James Harper, and licensed a year later - it is Australia’s oldest continuously licensed Inn. Built of local sandstone, rendered sand stock bricks, and shingle roof, it was constructed using convict labour. Berrima was at the time a new village, on the new line of road south surveyed by Thomas Mitchell, Surveyor General of the colony of New South Wales, where the road crossed the Wingecarribee River.
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bistro 1834

hearty Pub food with flair

With seating for up to 160 people, an extensive a la carte menu, and facilities for families and children, Bistro 1834 has become one of the most popular places to eat and to enjoy the company of others in Berrima. Enter the Bistro through the old stone walls and corridors of the Inn, or from the welcoming beer garden or verandah. The wall hangings and display cabinets hold memorabilia of the early days of the inn.
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  • Berrima pub food squid
  • Pub meal
  • Bistro dessert
  • Pub meals premium
  • Schnitzel and chips
  • Pub steak

Trivia Tuesday

Held every Tuesday night from April to October, Trivia Tuesdays in the front bar are a great night to catch up with mates & put your brains to the test!

Monday Song circle

Kicking off from 5pm, our Monday Song Circle is an informal jam session for local musicians of all skill levels. Everyone is welcome!

Sunday on the stone

As soon as Spring hits, our Saturdays & Sundays on the Stone kick off – showcasing the absolute best in live music in the Highlands! Check out our social media for dates!


26 Old Hume Highway Berrima NSW 2577
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Monday to Saturday
Lunch - 12.00pm to 2.30pm
Dinner - 5.30pm to 8.30pm
Lunch - 12.00pm to 3.00pm
Dinner - 5.30pm to 8.30pm