307. The first pub crawl of the year…

I will let the photos talk for themselves.

This iconic old pub in the Yandina Valley on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, is only a hop step and a stagger from the Yandina Ginger Factory which probably sees more customers 99.99% of whom are sober.

This iconic old pub in the Yandina Valley on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, is only a hop step and a stagger from the Yandina Ginger Factory which probably sees more customers, 99.99% of whom are sober.

This old pub, built in 1914 at Gunning, NSW, was once the busiest business in the town. Now with no work in the district, most people moved away, empty houses and the highway diverted it relies on tourists who have lost their way.

This old pub, built in 1914 at Gunning, NSW, was once the busiest business in the town. Now, with no work in the district, most people moved away, empty houses and the highway diverted it relies on tourists who have lost their way.

Rutherglen in Victoria boasts a street of old pubs built at the turn of the century. On a main tourist route and a tourist destination in its own right, Rutherglen pubs have found a new life especially providing fancy meals to the travelling public.

Rutherglen in Victoria boasts a street of old pubs built at the turn of the century. On a main tourist route and a tourist destination in its own right, Rutherglen pubs have found a new life especially providing fancy meals to the travelling public. The Victoria Hotel, Rutherglen, Victoia is no exception.

The old and badly in need of maintenance Railway Hotel at Gympie, Queensland, is across the street from...the Gympie Railway Station. The main north coast railway no ,longer passes through Gympie. The old hotel once provided refreshment, meals and accomodation to the travelling public. Those days are gone and the hotel struggles to remain viable.

The old and badly in need of maintenance Railway Hotel at Gympie, Queensland, is across the street from…the Gympie Railway Station. The main north coast railway line no longer passes through Gympie. The old hotel once provided refreshment, meals and accommodation to the travelling public. Those days are gone and the hotel struggles to remain viable.

The Round Hill Hotel is located in the small southern NSW town of Morven near Culcairn. It remains a focal point for the locals, a place to have a meal, sporting club supporter, meeting place and basis for directions local houses and farms. The pace of life is slow, friendly and laid back.

The Round Hill Hotel is located in the small southern NSW town of Morven near Culcairn. It remains a focal point for the locals, a place to have a meal, sporting club supporter, meeting place and basis for directions to local houses and farms. The pace of life is slow, friendly and laid back.

Another of the old Rutherglen, Victoria, Pubs surviving on tourism is the Rutherglen Hotel with the alternate name of Poachers Paradise. Hmmm! It is listed in just about every Travel, Food and Accomodation Guidebook for Victoria.

Another of the old Rutherglen, Victoria, Pubs surviving on tourism is the Rutherglen Hotel with the alternate name of Poachers Paradise. Hmmm! It is listed in just about every Travel, Food and Accommodation Guidebook for Victoria.

The Rainbow Beach Hotel, Queensland is a relative newcomer to the pub scene but the style of archticture and upmarket accommodation, beer garden and dining room attracts many customers. Being close to the beach is another plus feature. Yes that is a parachute glider above the roofline. The take off point for hang gliders and parachutists is on a hill 500 metres behind the hotel

The Rainbow Beach Hotel, Queensland is a relative newcomer to the pub scene but the style of archticture and upmarket accommodation, beer garden and dining room attracts many customers. Being close to the beach is another plus feature. Yes that is a parachute glider above the roofline. The take off point for hang gliders and parachutists is on a hill 500 metres behind the hotel

This still very popular eating and drinking hotel is located at Shellharbour, NSW and sits on a hill overlooking the harbour and rock pool. The dining room often requires bookings in advance.

This still very popular eating and drinking hotel is located at Shellharbour, NSW and sits on a hill overlooking the harbour and rock pool. The dining room often requires bookings in advance. Built in 1929 and added to over the years it is now a respectable local identity compared to its once less than respectable past identity.

The Pomona Pub located on the Sunshine Coast Queensland was once very busy. The area and pub and town fell into a period of decline especially when the highway was diverted. The area is now going through a period of being a chic place to live. Good meals and centrally located in the town has kept this pub alive and cooking.

The Pomona Pub located on the Sunshine Coast Queensland was once very busy. The area and pub and town fell into a period of decline especially when the highway was diverted. The area is now going through a period of being a chic place to live. Good meals and centrally located in the town has kept this pub alive and cooking.

The Pub With No Beer is located in the hinterland  at Taylors Arm (not Taylors Arms) behind the town of Kempsey NSW. Especially popular as a tourist destination and providing a good menu and dining room for locals and visitors. It is a central focus point for all local activities.

The Pub With No Beer is located in the hinterland at Taylors Arm (not Taylors Arms) behind the town of Kempsey NSW. Especially popular as a tourist destination and providing a good menu and dining room for locals and visitors. It is a central focus point for all local activities.

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2 Responses to “307. The first pub crawl of the year…”

  1. kathy b Says:

    The railway hotel gympie has been refurbished inside and provides great good quality pub meals – your blog is very misleading.kb

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    • frankeeg Says:

      Hello Kathy, thanks for your comments. Please keep reading and perhaps look at some of the older posts as well. Sorry if you feel my post was misleading. In my defence I must mention that the information I provide is not only from a personal visit as well as talking with local people and often, research via Wikipedia and other sources from Google. I do sometimes make spelling errors and sometimes name a location incorrectly but there is never any intent to mislead. I always welcome comments including constructive critiscism. In the case of the Railway Hotel, Gympie the photo was taken on 30/1/2011 and at that time the pub was looking particularly run down especially on the outside. It may very well have been refurbished on the inside since my visit and they may now provide excellent meals. Although the post was titled “The First Pub Crawl of the Year” there is no way I could have visited all those diverse pubs in three states in such a short period of time. Thanks for your input and perhaps if you are familiar with other pubs keep looking for my next post on pubs but please bear in mind the photos and comments could have been made any time in the last seven years. Cheers

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