Home of the famous Red Heifer Bistro


From November 1st we are doing weekend session seatings - they will be from 5.30pm to 7.00pm, 7.00pm to 8.30pm then 8.30pm to close. These are for Friday Saturday and Sunday nights only.

(Bookings for 20 people and functions are excluded).

We have also created a new takeaway menu to keep up with popular demand... with all of our pub favourites.

Welcome to the Lawson Park Hotel, Mudgee.

Home of the Award Winning famous Red Heifer Bistro and

A Classic Aussie Pub, with Charming Country Hospitality and Service…

Since the 1860’s 

The Red Heifer Bistro

Australian Pub
Winning Steaks
In the
Heart of Mudgee

Our Story Begins in 1860

AUSTRALIA would not be Australia without our pubs! That's the place to go after a hard day’s work to enjoy a cold beer with mates. It's also a place where you can hook up with new friends, dance, play pool, listen to the juke-box or live bands and grab a bite to eat or chef prepared gourmet meal, watch all the great sporting events, have a flutter on the races or just relax in front of the fire.

And as they say in the” Classics” “Happiness is a warm Pub!”


The Lawson Park Hotel has been trading since the mid 1860’s, it was originally known as the Tattersalls Hotel but had a name change in the 1970’s to The Lawson Park Hotel, due to its proximity to Lawson Park.

Interestingly Lawson Park was not named after Mudgee’s mast famous resident, the great poet Henry Lawson but after the famous explorer Lieutenant William Lawson of Blaxland, Lawson and Wentworth fame , the first explorers to cross the Blue Mountains.

Mudgee's oldest pub The Lawson Park proudly and unashamedly boasts receiving accolades such as The Australian Hotels Association "Awards of Excellence - Country Bistro of the Year & recently Country Chef Of The Year".


The Lawson Park restores faith in the future of the authentic Aussie pub. A real country pub with loads of good old fashioned timeless charm dating back to the 1860's.


 The warmth of wood panelling, crackling fires along with our great bar and The Red Heifer Bistro deliver irresistible appeal. It's the "classic country pub".

Steak Perfection Takes Time

Proud Winner of the AHA NSW Awards for Excellence Country Chef of the Year 2018!


From Bondi to the bush....Our tree change chef is none other than acclaimed Stefano Brulando who honed his trade at Bondi's famous Iceberg Restaurant!


Chef Stefano is passionate about provenance. Savour culinary delights of the region and if you're serious about beef, our steaks are incomparable. From our 300grm Pasture fed Rump or 350grm 120 day grain fed Scotch Fillet not forgetting a Classic 500grm T- Bone or superb 350grm New York Cut, you can’t go wrong!

Or if you think you’re a great chef grab a schooner or glass of red and cook your own steaks on our indoor char grill.


Our bistro menu choice is "second to none" with classics such as Crispy Skin Pork Belly,  16 Hour slow roast Lamb Shoulder with all the trimmings, perfectly cooked Tasmanian Salmon with Beetroot Risotto, Sticky BBQ Pork Ribs with homemade slaw, diversified daily specials from fresh local produce and ocean fresh seafood or a feast of superb Italian dishes. 


If you leave room and you’re into "naughtiness" Chef Stefano knocks up a mean "Jenny Craig Special" Rich Chocolate and Guinness Mouse with Vanilla Gelato....Yum!


If you're in casual mode the Lawson also serves all the old Pub Classics, Mudgee’s best Burgers, Chicken Breast Schnitzel, Fish and Chips and lots of others.


Weekday lunch specials are great value from $15, and nightly specials are just as good including our famous Monday two for one cook your own steak night!!

Extensive Wine List


Our wine list proudly presents over 40 great Mudgee wines we have 18 top beers on tap!


There's one rule at our place...Eat, drink and be jolly!

We are proud to be part of  The Epic Country Pub Crawl by Qantas Travel Insider...


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Our Bistro kitchen hours are 12-2.30pm and 5.30pm-9.00pm

We do have weekend table seating sessions: 

5.30pm to 7.00pm, 7.00pm to 8.30pm then 8.30pm to close. These are for Friday Saturday and Sunday nights only. (Bookings for 20 people and functions are excluded).

The pub is open from 10am - late 

Patrons are limited to 200 under current restrictions so we do advise booking ahead still.


Please respect the 1.5m social distancing rules & use the supplied hand sanitiser on arrival.

If you are unwell we do ask that you stay home, including fever, cough, sore throat etc.

Drinking without a meal purchase is ok however you must be seated.

Children must be seated at table all times with parents or guardians.

Thank You for your continued support.

1 Church Street, Mudgee NSW

Bookings Call (02) 6372 2183

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