About Us

Where? They asked. What, a Pub? They asked. Yes, that’s right we bought a Pub at Ilfracombe! Where else would you want to be? – nowhere else, but in a small rural community, in a unique iconic Pub spending time yarning to straight talking locals and visitors from all walks of life - from destinations unheard of.

Drinks & Dining

Drinks & Dining

We offer a wide range of beers, wines, scotch, whiskey, rum, non-alcoholic beverages and country style meals every day…
Lunch: 12 - 2pm
Dinner: 6pm - 8.30pm.
Come and join us for a cold beer and a meal in a great atmosphere.



The pub found its permanent home in Ilfracombe in 1890, after being relocated several times by bullock and cart along the railway line to where it stands today and being named the "Wellshot Hotel".
Have a look at the early photographs and many other fascinating artifacts like the unique old-time timber wool press. Learn also about the hat collection and the money on the roof. Why it’s there and how it gets up there? Come in and try it yourself.



The Wellshot Hotel offers seven budget accommodation rooms. King, Twin Share, Single and Family.
7 Air-conditioned rooms
Shared Facilities
Guest laundry
King, Twin Share or Single
Lunch and dinner available every day
Prices start at $65– Contact us now


Click here to view our Lunch Menu
Click here to view our Dinner Menu


Great pub, well worth the visit
This is one of those great outback pubs, full of character and interesting characters as well. Visited on a hot afternoon for a refreshing drink and went back for tea... Right next door to the Ilfracombe caravan park, so you can park and walk which is a bonus. Friendly staff and locals keen to have a chat with outback travellers. Too good to miss!
- Tripadvisor
01 Feb 2017

Friendly outback charm
Why stay in Longreach when you can soak up the charm of a real outback hotel and a bargain to boot? The rooms are basic, but very comfortable and the beds send you to sleep almost immediately. A steal at the price, but what makes the stay worthwhile is the atmosphere and the friendly and attentive owners: not to mention some of the characters that swing by the pub! Meals were great, too. The balcony is a very restful place to relax just outside your room. Will be staying there again!
- Tripadvisor
14 Dec 2016

Wellshot Hotel
This was a most interesting Hotel that we visited on our Outback Tour trip, it is amazingly full of wonderful history of our days gone by. Very friendly staff who put on a great Morning Tea for us, thank you. Highly recommended for a visit, drink or cuppa with the locals.
- Tripadvisor
14 Sep 2016

Contact Us

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Wellshot Hotel

20 Main Ave, Ilfracombe QLD

Call (07) 4658 2106