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Rural Tassie roadhouse a popular stop for truckies

Numerous truckies who travel the east coast of Tasmania have praised the Shell Buckland Roadhouse which is located about 25km from Triabunna along the Tasman Highway.

The town of Buckland oozes history and the oldest remaining house dates from 1826. The Buckland Inn was built in 1841 from local hand cut sandstone.

The Inn was the first overnight stop for the original horse-drawn coach service from Hobart to the coast during the 1800s.

Just across from the roadhouse is the historic Church of St John the Baptist which was built in 1846, and near there are many tombstones of deceased residents.

Strategically placed about an hour from Hobart and around 150 minutes from Launceston, the Buckland Roadhouse is a popular café and serves takeaway food.

Spy phoned the roadhouse and spoke to a lovely worker named Helen who said about 20 trucks a day stopped there.

Helen said drivers’ favourite food was chicken or cheese hamburgers as well as egg and bacon rolls with their coffee.

“We give truck drivers a discount for their food and some of them even buy grocery items and the range has been expanded since new owners took over last  December,” Helen added.

Buckland may have a small population of 130 however the Buckland Inn was busy when Spy phoned there.

I could hardly hear the worker there was such noise coming from inside.

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