It’s fair to say the German Arms Hotel is one of South Australia’s most iconic watering holes. We’ve certainly won plenty of plaudits and our fair share of followers over the years.

But while our rustic character and age-old charm haven’t changed, today, we’re recognised as one of the finest contemporary pubs in the state.

We’re proud to offer a selection of award-winning local and German beers, an exceptional wine list and one of the most mouth-watering menus that the beautiful and bountiful Adelaide Hills has to offer. And we warmly welcome locals and tourists alike, with open German Arms.




We might be called the German Arms, but there’s far more to our menu than pretzels and schnitzels (although we do serve delicious, freshly baked pretzels and crunchy golden schnitzels).

Along with signature German dishes, we offer a wide selection of contemporary Australian pub-style classics and daily specials. All our meals are prepared fresh and, wherever possible, made with locally sourced seasonal produce.

Reduced food menu due to COVID-19 restrictions.



Fancy a beer? Well, you’re spoilt for choice. We’re renowned for our range of Bavarian brews. To bring you the best, we went to helles and bock – along with a few pilsners and wheat beers.

Of course, our drinks menu couldn’t be complete without a few locals. We’re pleased to support our regional producers, who operate some of the best boutique breweries, cideries (yes, it is a word) and distilleries in the country.

As for our wine list? We’re in the Adelaide Hills – enough said.



To our loyal Patrons and Guests,

We are so excited to open the German Arms back up to you however, things will be a little different this time. We are working with a 25% venue capacity which means we have limited space, and bookings are essential. Our number one priority is to keep you safe as well as our staff. As a result, food and drink must be consumed while seated only, but indoor dining is allowed. We are introducing seating times so please give us a call on 8388 7013 to book your spot.

We would like to thank all our loyal patrons and local community for your support during this time. Hopefully we will be back to normal soon. Stay safe and well.

Chris, Chev, Noz & Lesley.



What’s on:

At the German Arms, we’re well aware that humankind cannot live by beer alone – much as we’ve tried. So, get your diaries out – here are our upcoming events, occasions, attractions and distractions to look forward to.



Drinking cocktails

Sunday Sounds:

Due to limited capacity, and strict Government Guidelines, (including a ban on singing and dancing)  our popular Sunday Sounds is temporarily ‘on hold’. We look forward to bringing Live Music back to The Arms in the not so distant future!


The German Arms will be taking bookings for seated dining only. We will not be accepting large group bookings for drinks only. All large bookings are bound by our terms and conditions, and are confirmed only when a deposit has been received. Please email

BOOK Your next Function with us

Host your function at The German Arms. We cater for large or small events including business functions, weddings, engagements, 21st Birthdays and more. We can tailor the size and offering to suit your needs.



If you fancy a flutter, the German Arms has a TAB on site. You’re also welcome to complimentary tea and coffee while trying your luck on one of our gaming machines, in the Gaming Lounge alongside the front bar.