Top ChoicePub Food in Guildford

Rose & Crown

WA's oldest still-operating pub (1841) has a rambling beer garden and quirky heritage corners to explore inside. Have a beer in the enticingly dim cellar bar, where there's a convict-built well, and check out the...

Top ChoicePub Food in Guildford

Guildford Hotel

The ornate Guildford Hotel reopened in 2016 after a 2008 fire, and the flash makeover is still looking great. Smart design choices have retained many historic features, but the vibe is entirely contemporary....

Top ChoiceCraft Beer in Swan Valley

Homestead Brewery

Located in the grounds of the award-winning Mandoon Estate winery (aren't they all award-winning?), progressive Homestead's standout brews include Kaiser's Choice, a zingy Bavarian wheat beer, and Thunderbird, an...

Top ChoiceCraft Beer in Swan Valley

Feral Brewing Company

The regularly lauded, always-interesting craft beers at Feral include a Hop Hog pale ale and barrel-aged and sour brews that pair nicely with a robust pub-grub menu (mains $22 to $36). Try the fruity Karma Citra...

Park in Swan Valley

Whiteman Park

Located in Caversham in West Swan, at 26 sq km this is Perth's heftiest park – a marvellous grassy reserve with over 30km of walkways and bike paths, a free kids' water park, sports ovals and dozens of picnic and...

Museum in Swan Valley

Revolutions Transport Museum

The main museum in Whiteman Park, Revolutions has interactive exhibits on the history of land transport across WA: horse-drawn wagons, camel trains, locomotives, trams, bicycles and road vehicles. The highlight...

Winery in Swan Valley

Sandalford Wines

Sandalford is one of the oldest Swan Valley wineries (1840) and hosts high-society weddings and major concerts (Sting, Tom Jones, Lionel Richie) on its expansive lawns. Sip some semillon at the cellar door, take...

Bistro in Guildford

Padbury's

A wall of WA wine, chunky heritage floorboards, brick arches and broad flagstone pavers greet you at Padbury's, an upmarket cafe-restaurant at the base of the 1869 Padbury Colonial Store building. It's the...

Cafe in Guildford

Little Guildford

Pram-pushers of all persuasions favour Little Guildford – there are plenty of highchairs on hand, and room to pram-park on the shady street-side terrace. Cute staff (of all persuasions) add to the appeal,...

Craft Beer in Swan Valley

Mash Brewing

This dude-filled Americana beer bunker at the northern end of the valley showcases craft lager, ales, wheat beer and cider. Breeze through a few Freo Doctor lagers, and contemplate the limited-edition Barley Wine...

Zoo in Swan Valley

Caversham Wildlife Park

Part of the vast Whiteman Park estate, this wildlife park features cassowaries, echidnas, kangaroos, koalas, potoroos, quokkas and native birds – if you're not from Australia, it's a great introduction to the...

Cafe in Guildford

Cafe Poste

Guildford's faded old post office is an Italianate 1897 edifice, reborn as a garden cafe. Horticulture and interior design are the main thrust here – the interior is decorated with antiques and heirloom artefacts...

Brewery in Swan Valley

Funk Cider

Keeping it real and raw, Funk's 28 funky ciders are 100% unpasteurised and are preservative- and sulphite-free – the aim of the exercise being to create a hangover-free booze experience. See if they've succeeded...

Bistro in Swan Valley

RiverBank Estate

The pick of the region's winery restaurants, rustic RiverBank delivers excellent Mod Oz cuisine on its wrap-around verandah (or inside if it's hot). It's a little better dressed than the competition (hot tip: you...

Winery in Swan Valley

Houghton

The Swan's oldest and best-known winery is surrounded by stroll-worthy grounds, including a jacaranda grove (check out the insanely purple blooms from late spring to early summer). There's a gallery in the cellar...

Cheese in Swan Valley

Cheese Barrel

Rope together some travelling amigos for a high-end cheeseboard and wine flight from the adjacent Olive Farm Wines, then stock up on cheeses for on-the-road appetite attacks. Sign up for an enjoyable cheesemaking...

Tapas in Swan Valley

Lamont's

Look forward to lazy tastings and heaving plates of tapas (shaved pastrami with black-olive salsa, coconut crumbed prawns) under the wide WA sky. The wine's top-notch too, much of it grown at Lamont's Margaret...

Museum in Swan Valley

Motor Museum of Western Australia

Fronted by an intimidating-looking army tank, the Motor Museum of WA in Whiteman Park celebrates all things motorised, petrol-powered and hub-capped. There are 200 vehicles on show here, including a 1931 Cadillac...

Italian in Swan Valley

Pinelli Estate Wines

Low-key and old school, Pinelli plates up authentic Italian risottos, platters, pastas and meaty mains. Order a bottle of its summer-fresh chenin blanc and a plate of lamb-and-mushroom tortellini with pumpkin and...

Historic Building in Guildford

Guildford Gaol

This interesting red-brick heritage building is next door to the old Guildford Courthouse – both are part of the Guildford Heritage Precinct. The jail operated from 1841 until 1969, when the adjunct courthouse...