Historic Inn - 02 4868 1734 | Lodge Accommodation - 02 4868 3566
653 Moss Vale Road, Bowral
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Briars Country Lodge and Historic Inn has long been part of the fabric of the Southern Highlands dating back to c.1827 when it began as a Coaching Inn, built by William Bowman. After many changes, it became part of SCEGGS school in 1958 -1974 after which it was then purchased and became an Inn once again. The Inn was then renovated in 1979 to provide additional dining space to accompany the intimate bars and private dining rooms within the original inn building. And in the late 1980s, the new luxury accommodation building, gardens and recreational amenities were added.

Many wonderful families have owned the Briars over its history and today we remain a family focussed and run business, offering a variety of dining options including an open plan restaurant, dining beside open fires, numerous private dining rooms, stylish accommodation, a large covered terrace leading out to an open-air deck and extensive gardens and lawns as its surrounds.


The Briars Country Lodge enjoys a very high standard of accommodation including 31 suites and a 3 bedroom apartment facility. Double French Doors open to a view of the private Briars lake and gardens in most suites. We are blessed by many feathered friends who have made the Briars lake their happy home.

All suites are fully reverse cycle air conditioned, offer free WiFi and free platinum Foxtel, contain a king bed and ensuite along with parking directly at your doorstep. Briars Country Lodge is located very centrally between the beautiful towns of Bowral and Moss Vale (five minutes either way), it's only a short drive to some of the best restaurants and antique shopping in the Southern Highlands. There is a meandering walking/bicycle track next door to our property, along with wineries, beautiful parks, the famous Bradman Museum and the unique Empire Cinema, and the modern Moss Vale Indoor Swimming Complex, which are all located within a very short drive.

We source seasonal local produce and our menu is plentiful with country portion sizes.

The Inn is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner - seven days a week.

Dinner reservations are recommended, so please call us on 4868 1470.

For accommodation reservations please go to accommodation page for a secure online booking or call 02 4868 3566 directly.