Jan
06
2012

Touring Tasmania’s old-style pubs

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Tasmanian pubs offer much more than just cold refreshing beers and hearty meals made with local produce – for the intrepid traveller they are also perfect places to spend the evening becoming acquainted with the local way of life and mingling with friendly patrons and staff.

The old-style pubs found throughout the island state are some of the finest in Australia and at these atmospheric drinking holes you are likely to discover a fascinating world away from the hustle and bustle of city venues.

Amazing pub meals are commonplace in this part of the world, so why not treat yourself to a scrumptious T-bone steak or seafood dish for lunch? Many Pubs are beginning to break away from large brewery distribution alliances and are now serving craft beers and ciders on tap for an even better experience!

Hopping between pubs is an inexpensive and interesting way to experience the best Tasmania has to offer.

You can either plan ahead with a list of top recommendations and an exciting itinerary, or hit the open road with nothing but a quality map and sense of adventure.

It doesn't matter if you are in Cygnet, Scottsdale, Beauty Point or any other Tasmanian town, chances are there will a great little pub for you to pop in at and share a beverage or two with the locals.

(Note: In the book quoted, “In Search of The Holy Grail” one of the sample pubs featured is no longer trading. The historic Hope and Anchor is awaiting redevelopment.)

01_Molly Malones Hotel and Irish Bar Devonport

02_Richmond Arms Hotel Richmond

03_Empire Hotel Queenstown One of Australia's oldest hotels

05_St Marys Hotel, East Coast Tasmania

06_Brisbane Hotel Hobart

07_The Republic Bar Hobart - fomer Empire Hotel, originally The Rose ... fine Art Deco

08_Hamers Hotel Queenstown West Coast Tasmania

09_Weldborough Hotel - a great touring by motorcycle or car stop. They have a great beer garden (as in a GARDEN) and they allow camping!

10_New Sydney Hotel Hobart pie and chips

11_Bush Inn New Norfolk Tasmania

12_New Sydney Hotel Lunch Time Crayfish

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