Cooktown Hotel

The Cooktown Hotel

The Top Pub

This beautiful old weatherboard two storey pub was originally established in 1874. It is now a popular watering hole with the locals and tourists and affectionately known as the Top Pub or The Toppie. The Cooktown Hotel has great food, entertainment and accommodation. Everybody is always welcome.

Meet our Awesome Staff !

At the Cooktown Hotel we are here to greet you with a smile and the best service we can possibly provide.


Opened by Andrew Threadgold in 1874 as The White Horse Hotel
Taken over by James Bowden in 1875/77.
Then in August by Langeschwerdt 1877/79.
Tinn Jansen 1879/84.
John Keating took over, rebuilt the Hotel and renamed it The Commercial Hotel in 1885.
Today it is owned and operated by Michael Wilson as The Cooktown Hotel, also known as The Top Pub.




Enquire about our accommodation. Rooms start at $60.
– Clean spacious rooms
– Newly renovated bathrooms
– Kitchen Facilities
– Sit back and relax on our spacious balconies

The Top Bar

The Cooktown Hotel offers:
– Pool Comps
– Live Entertainment
– Raffles

 And lots more…..

Weekly Raffles

Buy some tickets for your chance to win an Amazing Meat Tray!

Cooktown Hotel

Always Welcome

Come and enjoy a cold beverage or one of our amazing meals