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Pubs

The great Australian pub. It’s a meeting place. A place to quench your thirst. A place to fill your belly.

Australian country towns revolve around their pub (or pubs), and we know it. Here you’ll find the best pubs around Australia, the yarns contained within, and some other tidbits along the way.

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Pubs

The great Australian pub. It's a meeting place. A place to quench your thirst. A place to fill your belly.

Australian country towns revolve around their pub (or pubs), and we know it. Here you'll find the best pubs around Australia, the yarns contained within, and some other tidbits along the way.

A wide view of the front of the Black Stump Hotel in Merriwagga, New South Wales.
Inside the Iconic Pub With the Tallest Bar in the Southern Hemisphere
The Black Stump Hotel, an unassuming pub in Merriwagga, New South Wales is shrouded in outback mythology and local folklore. There’s the tale of how the pub got its name; a woman named Barbara Blaine who burned alive in 1886 in the area, whose husband reportedly said “looked like a black stump”, or it could be because the surrounding area is known colloquially as “Black…
The Best Pubs on the Yorke Peninsula
The Yorke Peninsula, commonly referred to as ‘Yorkes’ by South Aussies, is another spectacular area of South Australia dominated by 700 kilometres of stunning coastline. Like most coastal regions, Yorkes is famed for its seafood, spectacular beaches and water activities, with tourists flocking to towns such as Wallaroo, Ardrossan, Port Vincent and Marion Bay during…
A wide external view of the Tumby Bay Hotel on South Australia's Eyre Peninsula.
The Best Pubs on the Eyre Peninsula
Named after explorer Edward John Eyre, South Australia’s Eyre Peninsula is a triangle-shaped area best known for its aquatic activities. Home to Australia’s seafood frontier, the coastline produces world-famous oysters and freshly caught fish served straight from the ocean at a multitude of restaurants along the beautiful coast.  With the Spencer Gulf to the east,…
A classic mixed grill on a plate served at a local pub.
In Search of the Mixed Grill
It is completely and utterly naff to start with the dictionary term for the subject you're writing about, but in the case of the mixed grill, it does bring some context. a dish consisting of various items of grilled food, typically bacon, sausages, tomatoes, and mushrooms Dictionary.com When I was a kid, you couldn't walk into…
A wide view of The Grapes Hotel, in Ballarat, Victoria.
The Best Pubs in Ballarat
Ballarat is Victoria's third-largest city, and was the epicentre of the Victoria gold rush of the late 1800s. Today, Ballarat is a bustling regional centre with unbelievable historic buildings to stare at all day long. There are also, a lot of pubs to get a feed and a cold beer at. And for them to…
The best country pubs for sale in Australia
Country Pubs For Sale in Australia Right Now
Many of us have dreamed of owning and tending bar at our very own pub in the country. And that reality could come true sooner rather than later if you buy one of these country pubs for sale right now. Country pubs in Victoria, New South Wales, Tasmania, and the rest of Australia can often…
A view of the Vue Grand Hotel in Queenscliff, one of the best pubs on the Bellarine Peninsula.
The Best Pubs on the Bellarine Peninsula
Nestled along the stunning coastline of Victoria, Australia, the Bellarine Peninsula is a hidden treasure trove of natural beauty and unforgettable experiences. For those who savour the combination of breathtaking landscapes and convivial libations, this charming region is home to an array of exceptional pubs and bars that embody the spirit of Australian hospitality. In…
Exterior view of the newly renovated Healesville Hotel. One of the best pubs in the Yarra Valley.
The Best Pubs in Yarra Valley
Amidst the picturesque landscapes of Victoria's Yarra Valley, a haven of Yarra Valley pubs awaits, each embracing the region's unique blend of history, natural beauty, and culinary excellence. Beyond the renowned vineyards and sweeping vistas, the Yarra Valley boasts an inviting array of pubs, some even dog-friendly. These Yarra Valley pubs are more than mere…
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