While in summer, expansive lawns and garden areas nestle into the surrounding forest and provide plenty of outdoor dining spots, on a blustery winter day the cosy rooms inside make for an ideal haven.
While the metropolitan area has spread out to include the Perth Hills, the Parky as it's affectionately known, very much retains the vibe of a country pub, helped along on the day we were there by blazing log fires.
It has an intimate feel with drinking and eating spots spread across several rooms.
The Parkerville might be just a 20-minute drive away from our home in Guildford, but the hotel set in a valley of the Jarrah woodland that played an important part as a logging town in its early years, feels like another world.
To add to the country vibe it's worth taking a slight diversion up through the jarrah wooded hills of John Forrest National Park.
The tavern is cosy with friendly staff buzzing around delivering meals and throwing an occasional log on the fire, keeping guests happy.
The Parkerville Tavern's menu features flavoursome home-cooked, locally sourced produce. Picture supplied.
It was the perfect day for Steak and Guinness Pie, steaming hot in an individual ceramic pot with a crispy pastry top. The sauce was rich and flavoursome, providing a home for big chunks of tender beef.
My wife had a Trio of Warm Bao Buns with Peking Duck, homemade hoisin sauce, spring onions and coriander with perfectly cooked duck and fluffy buns.
The homemade dishes are part of a vast array of pub-style meals including the likes of Moroccan Lamb Skewers, Tempura Prawns, Home-made Black Angus Meatballs, Chicken Parmigiana, Lemon Pepper Squid and Sticky BBQ Pork Ribs.
Burgers and steaks come in a range of styles with a variety of sauces and a board in the main bar area features a host of homemade daily specials.
Throughout the cooler months, Sundays feature a fabulous roast each week and the wood-fired pizza oven operates all day Saturday and Sunday from noon to 8pm.
The restaurant focuses on local ingredients and offers a solid range of vegetarian dishes, along with some tempting homemade desserts.
Kids aren't forgotten with their own Parky Poppets menu featuring dishes like Mini Fish, Chips & Salad, Chicken Nuggets, Mini Homemade Burgers with lots of sweet treats and gluten free options.
Expansive lawns provide plenty of safe space for children to play. Picture supplied.