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the wellshot motel
Not to be missed!

Welcome to the wellshot hotel

The hotel is over 100 years old and is considered one of the most unique and historic pubs in the Outback! It has a main bar, Dining Room, Dining Room Bar, Pool Room, Outdoor Dining, Kiddies area inside so families can also enjoy the dining, Beer Garden, renovated bedrooms and more. Oh.......not to mention the goat, calf and ewe!

dining room side of bar

Tracy and Paul have taken over the ownership of the Wellshot Hotel and are continuing the great menu, with two of the favourites being the Wellshot Burger and the Steak Sandwich.

A wide range of meals are available for dine in or take away.

what's so special about the wellshot?

With a wool-press bar, lounge walls adorned with an assortment of local station wool pack stencils, public bar with a ceiling border of 'hats with character', a ceiling covered with a collection of money from around the world, caricatures depicting the history of Ilfracombe as well as historic photos also lining the walls of this wonderful hotel, the Wellshot Hotel is one place you should not miss!


The hotel was originally from a small railway siding west of Anakie, called 'Withersfield' and was erected in Barcaldine, where it stood for approximately 10 years.

As the railway line moved further west, the forward thinking Paddy Finn thought it a good idea to follow, so he dismantled the pub in Barcaldine, carted it to Ilfracombe by bullock and cart, erected it on its current place and called it the 'Wellshot Hotel'.

The Hotel has been lovingly restored with modern day comforts, yet has managed to retain its warm and friendly atmosphere.lour and more by highlighting part of me and selecting the options from the toolbar.

great food

The staff at the Wellshot can cook pretty much anything and boy do they do it well. There are set menus but they do have a specials board and also have special nights where you can choose from a variety of roasts.


If you want to enjoy a couple of drinks and not drive, why not stay at the Wellshot Hotel as they have a range of comfy accommodation available. Ask at the bar. 

where can you find the wellshot hotel?

Located right in the Main Street of Ilfracombe, opposite the park and start or end of the Machinery Mile.

Call in and say 'gidday' to Tracy and staff or just pull up a stool, grab a 'coldie' and have a chat with one of the locals.

Cold beers and other refreshments are available, along with a range of meals and accommodation, catering for singles, doubles or families.