Spotted Cow Blog

120 Years at the Spotted Cow Celebration

Phil Coorey - Tuesday, July 10, 2012


Even though their own sign on their very own door says "The Spotted Cow Licensed 1892", the Coorey family almost missed their very own 120th anniversary.


Luckily (or unluckily) for them 12 months ago, their beloved Souths had squandered yet another two points which sent the pub's patriarch Michael Coorey rummaging through some drawers for an aspirin, upon which he stumbled on some paperwork.


The original license, dated 1892.


So when Michael asked Dianne and Phil: "Hey, did you guys realise we're 120 next year?!” it got the ball rolling for what promises to be one hell of a celebration at the Spotted Cow.


The licence at the Cow has serviced Toowoomba proudly for 120 years and will continue to do so for another 120.


Will the Coorey family still be here then? Phil thinks “I’ll be lucky if I am here another 20!”


To celebrate in style they are hosting a black tie cocktail gala evening on Friday July 20, which promises to raise the roof in true Spotted Cow style.


“We are getting RSVPs from everywhere, people who met at the Cow and have since started families are coming back, people who studied in town and have moved away can’t wait to celebrate at their old watering hole from 10- 15 years ago , and of course all our loyal regulars have marked their diaries."


Tickets are $99 and are an all-exclusive premium savories and alcohol package for 4 hours. Contact Phillip for details on 0409 349 889 or email phil@spottedcow.com.au. Tickets are also available online on oztix as well.