The Grand Difference

8 Beers on Tap

The nectar flows at the Grand.

We have 8 beers on tap, chilled to perfection, ready for your enjoyment:

  • VB
  • XXXX Gold
  • Great Northern Super Crisp
  • Great Northern Original
  • Iron Jack 3.5
  • Guinness
  • Furphy
  • Grand Lager

Gaming Lounge

Your chance to win starts here!

With our gaming lounge cooled with reverse cycle air-conditioning, you can always play the latest and greatest online jackpot poker machines in comfort, such as Lightning Link, Dragon Cash and more!

Beer Garden

Watch a game or play a game!

Our tropical, spacious undercover beer garden includes 2 big-screen TVs and a pool table. Keep out of the sun while sitting under the Heritage-listed Poinciana tree. Dogs are welcome on a leash.

The Grand History

From humble beginnings…

In the early 1800s, Childers looked a lot different than it does now. There were 91 people in the whole town and not much happened aside from agriculture. Jump forward to the 1890s and Childers was establishing itself as a booming sugar town. With a new railroad linking it to Cordalba and a growing population of over 4000, the need for entertainment became apparent.

So the Grand Hotel was built in 1892 based on German-born architect Anton Hettrich’s designs. It stood out for its elegant look and as the only brick building on the block at the time. When its timber-framed neighbours were gutted by fire in 1902, it provided a design template for the new structures built in their place.

The sugar industry continued to pump new life into Childers over time. The town added more buildings and people and the Grand Hotel evolved to meet their needs. As the mills started closing, some of the town’s other hotels closed their doors for good but the Grand Hotel stayed open. It remains to this day a place where anyone in the neighbourhood can enjoy great food and great times.

Located in Childers, QLD

Queensland’s friendliest town!

The region in which Childers was established in 1885 was traditionally the home of the Dundaburra group. Named for Hugh Childers, Victoria’s Auditor- General at the time, Childers contains quite a few heritage-listed buildings (including the Grand Hotel) and has come to be known as one of Queensland’s friendliest towns!

Grand Uniqueness

Heritage of over a century.

The Grand Hotel was listed on the Queensland Heritage Register on 21 October 1992. The Grand Hotel demonstrates the evolution of Queensland’s history both architecturally and culturally. Providing food, accommodation and entertainment, this hotel is an example of the towns prosperity during the early 1900’s. The Grand is the earliest surviving hotel in Childers, and illustrates the unprecedented economic growth in the Isis region, due to the substantial sugar-growing efforts by local farmers.

Patrons Proof

I really like the atmosphere, the people, places and character of the GH. Great service by staff and management. The room and amenities are really good. It’s good to be back where I started from. Thumbs up

G. Jennings

It was good to stay there. The room was very comfortable and the bedding was as fresh as any 5-star hotel I’ve stayed in anywhere in the world. It’s unusual to find air-conditioning in an old hotel, and a refrigerator in the room. All added to the comfort of the stay. It was good to sit on the balcony for an after-dinner drink. I really do recommend the Grand Hotel in Childers to all.

Margaret Simmons

Great Aussie pub feed! Full support to the team during these tough times, job well done!
Risto Haataja

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