Head to this 1833 coaching inn for one of those counter meals that have been on offer in Australian pubs for decades – garlic prawns, rump steak with mushroom sauce, chicken parmigiana or roast of the day – all at the sort of prices you would have paid years ago. The Carrick Inn is a friendly family hotel serving standard pub fare in a bistro dedicated to Sammy Cox, reputed to be Tasmania’s first European settler. The folklore tells that young Sam was stranded on the Tasmanian coast in 1789 and lived with Aboriginal people for 25 years before turning up in Carrick and living to be 117 years old. In reality he was a fugitive with an unsavoury past and his life story was just an imaginative fabrication.
46 Meander Valley Hwy, Carrick; (03) 6393 6143; open daily for lunch and dinnercomments powered by Disqus