Country pubs near Brisbane l 2015 - Visit Brisbane


10 country pubs near Brisbane

There’s no better way to experience the warmth and charm of Queensland’s regions than visiting a country pub. Often the heart of the town, these watering holes range from tiny shacks to stately hotels. Grab a cold Aussie-brewed beer and soak up the atmosphere.


Murphy’s Town Pub, Ipswich

Originally known as the Commonwealth, this pub was built in 1910. With its wrought-iron balcony and impressive façade, Murphy’s Town Pub is an Ipswich icon perfect for afternoon steak and beer.

The Marburg Hotel, Marburg

The Marburg Hotel, a distinctive Queensland pub which is now listed by the National Trust, was completed in 1881. The charming pub is the most significant building in town; sit on the verandah and watch the town pass by.

The Ulster Hotel, Ipswich

Four generations have loved and run this pub for 80 years. Originally built in 1910, this heritage building has survived two floods and undergone significant renovation inside. Enjoy the craft beer and great food.


Sundowner Saloon, Haigslea

Sundowner Saloon

The Sundowner Saloon offers the rustic flavour and charm of a traditional saloon in a family-friendly environment. Located 45-minutes' drive west of Brisbane, the venue includes a bottleshop, gaming area, and restaurant serving reasonably priced lunch and dinner.

Porters Plainland Hotel, Plainland

Once a simple bar and family home originally built in 1914, the Plainland Hotel is now a familiar landmark along the Warrego Highway.  Run by the Porter family for 60 years, expect casual atmosphere, friendly locals and cold beer. Look out for the windmill!


The Royal Hotel, Harrisville

Just outside Ipswich, this marvellous old pub features a beautiful maroon corrugated iron roof and wrap-around verandah. Perfect for the whole family, the kids can even take a short walk to the creek to feed the ducks.

Dugandan Hotel, Boonah

The Dugandan Hotel, or "The Dugie" as it is affectionately known, is the quintessential country pub. Grab a beer and enjoy picturesque views of the Scenic Rim from the deck or sit in the public bar and have a yarn.


Fernvale Hotel, Fernvale

Keep your eye out for the golden walls of the Fernvale Hotel and you know you’re in the right spot. This favourite among locals offers an open-air patio and relaxed bar. If you’re feeling hungry, just next door is a fantastic Aussie pie shop.


The Grand View Hotel, Cleveland

Built in 1851, the Grand View proudly claims the title of Queensland's oldest licensed hotel. The pub has fantastic views over the bay and overlooks North Stradbroke Island. Grab a beer and unwind in the tropical beer garden.


The Logan Village Hotel, Logan

Offering everything a good Aussie pub should the hotel has plenty of cold beer, great home-style food at unbeatable prices, friendly staff, gaming machines, TAB and a lovely outdoor area perfect for mingling with friends and family.

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