So a couple of weeks ago I went to Toowoomba for their open house – you can read about the day here. One of the places I visited on the day was the Royal Bulls Head Inn & I loved it so much that I thought I would do a complete post about it.. so here you go:
The Royal Bull’s Head Inn was built around the 1847 by an ex-convict, which to be fair is not hard in these here parts! Handily situated between Moreton Bay on the Queensland coast and Darling Downs, in rural QLD, the inn at Drayton was used for lodging, stables and various community events.
Unfortunately as the nearby town of Toowoomba grew, Drayton became less important in the area and when a local saddler bought the property in 1879, he converted it into a family home. It remained in the Lynch family and used as a family home for nearly 100 years when in 1973, The National Trust took over it. After an extensive reconstruction and conservation effort, the Royal Bull’s Head Inn opened as a museum in 1985.
You can visit the Royal Bull’s Head Inn at Drayton on the first Sunday of every month from 10am – 4pm. A small entry fee applies. The Royal Bull’s Head Inn is located about 15 minutes from central Toowoomba.
I probably wouldn’t have found out about the Royal Bull’s Head Inn if it hadn’t been for the Toowoomba Open House, but I’m glad I did find out about it because it turned out to be my favourite visit of the day.
I fell in love with the setting, the little cottage garden and rusty roof. Inside it has been decorated with furnishings that reflect the period in which the building was built, complete with the loud wallpaper of the day in one of the reception rooms.
The Royal Bull’s Head Inn isn’t large, in fact the inside probably took me all of 10 minutes to go through, but what it is lacking in size the Inn certainly makes up for in charm. It is definitely a place I would like to visit again.