Lake Clifton Tavern first fly-through pub in WA

Pilots took advantage of the Lake Clifton Tavern's airstrip on Mother's Day.
Pilots took advantage of the Lake Clifton Tavern's airstrip on Mother's Day.

THE Lake Clifton Tavern is the first fly-through pub in WA.

Looking from the tavern towards the airstrip.

An airstrip behind the tavern on Old Coast Road is becoming increasingly popular with pilots seeking a pit-stop with a difference.

Tavern owner Deano said it was great to see small planes and helicopters making use of the landing strip.

The Lake Clifton Airport backs onto the Lake Clifton Tavern. Google Maps.

“We had several planes land and visit for Mother’s Day,” he said.

Planes parked outside the Lake Clifton Tavern on Mother’s Day.

Pilots bring their passengers (often tourists) to the pub for refreshments, to enjoy some ‘pub grub’ and the friendly hospitality of Deano and Juanita.

Pilots bring tourists to the Lake Clifton Tavern to experience ‘pub grub’ like steak and chips.

Swan River Seaplanes owner Troy Thomas said the tavern was a unique stop-over between his Perth to Margaret River trips.

He said tourists, particularly from Asian countries, appreciated experiencing an Aussie pub.

Sunset Horse Tours stopped for lunch at the tavern.

But patrons don’t just fly-in and fly-out from the Lake Clifton Tavern – customers have arrived on horseback, in classic cars and even by army truck.

Some classic cars in the Lake Clifton Tavern car park.

 

Army trucks descend on the Lake Clifton Tavern.