Welcome to the Criterion Tavern Gawler

We are an old style pub

We have cold beers

Satisfying pub food

Great hospitality, live music, happy hours and more.

Welcome to The Criterion Tavern Gawler

You will always find a refreshingly cold beer, great food and a friendly smile backed by good old fashioned hospitality.

The Cri (as our loyal locals call us) has been here in Gawler since 1858 offering a comforting spot to rest, relax and enjoy cold beers, good food and great hospitality.

160 years and still going strong.

Pop in, join us for an ale and say hello real soon.


The Criterion Tavern Gawler - fish chips and wineHave a relaxed meal in our Dining Room, Front Bar, Lounge Bar or Gaming Room.

What’s On

Join us for happy hours, live music, food and wine dinners plus more.

Bottle Shop

Drive Thru Bottle Shop Sip’n’Save drive through Bottle Shop offering a large selection of beers, wines & spirits.