THE Lake Clifton Tavern is the first fly-through pub in WA.
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.
“We had several planes land and visit for Mother’s Day,” he said.
Pilots bring their passengers (often tourists) to the pub for refreshments, to enjoy some ‘pub grub’ and the friendly hospitality of Deano and Juanita.
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.
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.