News Archive

05 June 2015

Settlers Tavern now an Accredited Tourism Business

Settlers Tavern recently completed the Australian Tourism Accreditation Program (ATAP) - Trust the tick! providing visitors with an assurance that the tourism business has a proven commitment to the highest quality of service and business procedures.

25 May 2015

Settlers Tavern Finalist WA's Best Steak Sandwich Competition 2015

Settlers Tavern's own Chef Rick Houston was a finalist for WA's Best Steak Sandwich Competition 2015 at Australian Hotels Association 2015 Hospitality Expo Western Australia

02 March 2015

Settlers Tavern Charity Fundraising to Black Dog Ride

Settlers Tavern holds a raffle each week, where all proceeds go to Charity of choice, Black Dog Ride raising awareness of depression and suicide prevention received a cheque for $2625.00 a fantastic result.

27 January 2015

Comedy@Settlers exclusive Cocktail

Comedy@Settlers presents exclusive Cocktail 'Twilight Beach' made with 'All Good' Blood Orange organic sparkling 27th January 2015

16 November 2014

AHA 2014 Settlers Tavern

2014 AHA Awards Gala at Crown Casino in Perth November Mon 10th Settlers Tavern take away three awards. WA's Best Regional Hospitality Venue, Community Service Award and Best Live Entertainment Venue

09 November 2014

Top 100 Sunday Times Magazine Bars|Restaurants|Cafes

The Sunday Times Magazine Food Issue The Top 100 Bars Restaurants Cafes STM's list of the best places to eat & drink 9th November 2014 Settlers Tavern Oh Margaret River, how did you get so lucky?

28 October 2014

I'm U.G.L.Y. - I need help!!

Bartender Dave Penrose braves jokes for a good cause! Raising funds & awareness for the Leukaemia Foundation

17 October 2014

Charity Fundraiser goes to the Margaret River Soup Kitchen

Weekly Meat Raffle Charity Fundraiser goes to the Margaret River Soup Kitchen

03 October 2014

Ball Park Music 300th Show

Ball Park Music on tour 300th show at Settlers Tavern. Heard them chatting on the Breakfast Show with Matt & Alex Triple J celebrating 10 years of Like a Version

12 June 2014

The food Buzz feature

It’s hard to believe Settlers Tavern is in its 37th consecutive year of business. Time flies when your having fun!
Back in 2003, Karen and I had the opportunity to take on this venerable Margaret River institution, along with its extended local family.

24 May 2014

80s Night at the Tav

80s Night at the Tav, hosted Saturday 24th May. People funked out with impressive costumes & groovy dance moves, you could say the 80s were reborn

23 May 2014

Settlers Yoder Smokers Frontiersman Competition Smoker

Settlers Tavern has set the Margaret River's main street food scene on fire with its Yoder Smokers - Frontiersman Competition Smoker. This superman of the (American) BBQ world is the only one of its kind in Australia and its succulent menu offerings are now exclusive to the famous Settlers Tavern. Come on we know you want to try! Click here for action shots. American BBQ is sweeping through Australia and we are ready for it.

27 April 2014

Corona Blues, Brews & BBQ Surf Promotions

Corona Blues, Brews & BBQ Surf Promotion winners.
Over the course of the ASP Margaret River Pro Surf competition, the Settlers Tavern and Corona ran two promotions where you had the chance to win 1 of 5 surfboards and an awesome Corona bar fridge.

19 March 2014


Margaret River Pro 2014, Settlers Tavern is the entertainment hub in town for this years event with 13 days of live acoustic vibes in our Blues, Brews & BBQ Sessions presented daily from 3-6pm by Corona. The surfers local since 1977, The Tav is the perfect spot to chill out to tunes, enjoy a cold brew and tuck into some authentic American style BBQ beef brisket rolls and pulled pork sandwiches exclusive to our menu.

28 February 2014

south west beer festival 2014

Margaret River Ale Company owner Rob Gough is always at the ready for a beer loving festival affair and the South West Craft Beer Festival at Old Broadwater Farm, Busselton was no exception.

20 February 2014

Settlers Tavern ALE STARS - Emergence Creative Festival

Settlers Tavern ALE STARS, a satellite event of the Emergence Creative Festival rocked the house on Thu 20 February, 2014.

20 December 2013

Meat Raffle fundraiser

Over $1500 raised for the soup kitchen, Dave Seger said "the money will provide temporary housing for those less fortunate in Margaret River."

27 November 2013

MRPS Battle of the Bands

Settlers Tavern sponsors Margaret River Primary School Fundraiser in the Battle of the Bands.
Margaret Rivers hottest young talent rock out at WA Best Entertainment Venue fundraising for the 2014 music program. Owners Rob and Karen Gough, match all funds raised dollar for dollar.

21 November 2013

fireys fundraiser

Yeastie Boys fly in exclusively from Yarra Valley to help fundraise at the Fireys Fundraiser event. William Downie's band rocks The Tav old style as the Margaret River Fire and Rescue Volunteer Services reconnected with men, women and families in a community spirit to raise much needed funds for ongoing volunteer services.

11 November 2013

Australian Hotels Association awards 2013

Settlers Tavern picks up 4 awards at Australian Hotels Association 2013