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Eat • Drink • Be Local

It’s not often they name a town after a pub – but that’s exactly how Penola got its name!

Classic Australian hospitality and award-winning dining awaits you at the historic Royal Oak Penola. The hotel is situated on the main street of Penola, in the heart of the Coonawarra wine region.

Visit us for a relaxed dining experience that showcases the very best local produce. Enjoy our seasonal menus, specially prepared by our kitchen team.

Our bottleshop has an extensive range of the best Coonawarra, Limestone Coast and interstate wines.

Matured in Oak Wine Dinner 

Join DiGiorgio Family Wines, Zema Estate and Balnaves Coonawarra for a fun evening of stories, fabulous food, and wine.

Coonawarra wine icons DiGiorgio Family Wines, Balnaves of Coonawarra and Zema Estate have teamed up with the Royal Oak Hotel for a three course wine dinner.

Share their rich history, for an evening of stories steeped in culture, and a passion for winemaking. It’s the perfect way to enjoy July and Coonawarra Cellar Dwellers.

Bookings are essential



Award-winning food and new beer garden

Famous for its seasonal menus, the Royal Oak Penola has won national and state awards for the quality of its food.

Enjoy dining in our Bistro or our newly renovated beer garden. It now has an undercover area with heating, perfect for any weather.

If you’re looking for an authentic South East experience, make your visit to the South East even more memorable by staying at this Penola landmark, with its historic tower.