The Exchange Hotel, at 155 Murray Street Gawler, South Australia was first licensed in 1868 and has been through many transformations to become the hotel it is today. Once originally a single story building with the first licence Mr Theodore Kneese and his family residing below the hotel.

Today, the original facade of The Exchange remains with a fresh and modern hotel on the inside.

Currently proudly owned and operated by Damian McGee

The Exchange in recent years has transformed into a Gawler institution of good times, becoming the centre point of celebrations and events in the town. Our restaurant, Murray’s BBQ and Bar offers a unique dining experience in a modern yet rustic bar and bistro setting, our sports bar is the perfect little spot for casual get togethers and small celebrations and our roofgarden / deck area is our new hero with beautiful open air panoramic surrounds, a completely retractable roof and big screen TV.

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