The Bridge joins together two buildings with an intertwined history and great importance in the local area.
The rear building, known as Granny Cooper’s cottage, was constructed in 1862. At the front, Sutton’s Corner Store was built by Granny Cooper’s daughter and began trading in late 1929.
Granny Cooper had established the area’s first form of schooling, educating local children in her cottage from the late 1860s. Her daughter, Violet Sutton lived and worked on Sutton’s farm with her husband George Sutton. After his death in 1928 and her mother’s death in 1929, Violet was no longer able to maintain the farm and look after her seven children, so she moved back to her mother’s cottage, borrowed some money off her cousin, Charlie Wearne, constructed the front building and created Sutton’s Corner Store.
It was the second oldest business in Mandurah, with a central role in the social and commercial life of the area.
In 1974 new owners transformed the buildings into a licensed cafe known as the Crab & Anchor. In 1994 it was purchased by the Brown family and it became Cafe Pronto.
Now in 2017 we are excited about creating a comfortable tavern environment in this amazing location, putting a modern stamp on the history of a place where people have gathered and built community for generations.
WELCOME TO MANDURAH’S PREMIER BOUTIQUE TAVERN AND GARDEN BAR
Featuring an extensive range of quality refreshments, from boutique beers to the finest French Champagne, the bar at The Bridge is the talk of the town. Our friendly staff are the local cocktail experts – and can also offer great advice on pairing your drinks with flavours from our amazing menu.
The Bridge’s “Street Eats” menu offers a fantastic range of flavours to enjoy. From classic diner style burgers, sliders and pizza to exotic tapas inspired share plates – we have fused stunning international flair with the freshest local ingredients. Bon Apetit!
FRIDAY 16 MAR PATRICK 6:00 – 9:00
SUNDAY 18 MAR FRANK LONGO 4:00 – 7:00
FRIDAY 23 MAR GLEN RIDGEWELL 6:00 – 9:00
SUN 25 MAR TANDEM 4:00 – 7:00
Mon-Thurs: 11:00am – 10:00pm
Fri-Sat: 11:00am – 11:00pm
Sun: 11:00am – 10:00 pm
THE HOME OF GOOD FOOD, GOOD WINE + GOOD TIMES
The Bridge Garden Bar is the venue that Mandurah has been waiting for! Under new management, our experienced local team has being working tirelessly to provide not only the very best in atmosphere and service, but a stellar range of the finest beers, wines and cocktails. Add to this our superb “Street Eats” menu and you have the perfect place to call home – right here on the foreshore. Enjoy TGIF drinks, lazy Sunday afternoons in our sunny garden bar or listen to the latest tunes and sip cocktails in our fully air-conditioned cocktail bar… it’s all right here at The Bridge!
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