Which pub are you at and why?

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The air is cooling as you stand outside your favourite Pub, your chosen beverage quenching your thirst…

The sun is sliding towards a western horizon, perhaps casting a golden hue over a parched and barren landscape. Or maybe there are palm trees swaying to the rhythm of the ocean’s rise and fall – and as you tip your hat to another day of travel through the best country in the world, Australia…

Which pub are you at and why?

Good weekend to all, Baz – The Landy (Cheers)

Ps: Feel free to drink whatever takes your fancy, but given it is Friday, I'll have a Schooner of whatever is cold - and this is where I'm having mine, it has always been a friendly place to quench your thirst...!




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Reply By: Allan B (Member, SunCoast) - Friday, Sep 23, 2016 at 16:13

Friday, Sep 23, 2016 at 16:13
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Hey Baz, have you tried riding the bike at that pub?
If you can ride it to the other side of the road, I'll buy your beers for the rest of the night! lol
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Follow Up By: Baz - The Landy - Friday, Sep 23, 2016 at 21:59

Friday, Sep 23, 2016 at 21:59
Mrs. Landy is saying I'd love to see that,

Cheers Baz
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Reply By: vk1dx - Friday, Sep 23, 2016 at 19:07

Friday, Sep 23, 2016 at 19:07
We don't frequent any pubs as we are not really drinkers. Lost the habit when we couldn't afford it for the first 18 years of our married life. That's right and some people complain about the cost of living today. HAH!!

But I will say that I enjoyed the night at Daly Waters Pub. And we had a few squashes. The company was great and the Aussies won the test!!!

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Follow Up By: MUZBRY- Life member(Vic) - Friday, Sep 23, 2016 at 20:36

Friday, Sep 23, 2016 at 20:36
Gday Phil
Back in the old days on Saturday night, the Daily Waters policeman would take the young fellas out the back for a hair cut.
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Follow Up By: Baz - The Landy - Friday, Sep 23, 2016 at 21:57

Friday, Sep 23, 2016 at 21:57
Nothing wrong with that Phil, you don't need to drink alcohol to have fun!

Cheer, Baz
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Follow Up By: Sigmund - Saturday, Sep 24, 2016 at 11:27

Saturday, Sep 24, 2016 at 11:27
I've given pubs a fair try. Helps to have grog inside you to find anything attractive about the average one, its decor, food or conversation. As I don't drink anymore (health, not principles) I don't bother with pubs.
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Follow Up By: Member - Blue M - Saturday, Sep 24, 2016 at 19:17

Saturday, Sep 24, 2016 at 19:17
Phil, I would have to agree with you on this one.
I don't drink either after about 20 years of trying to drown myself in the stuff, but the most enjoyable night I think I ever had was chewing a great steak, sipping a coke and listening to the comedy at the Daly Waters pub.

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Follow Up By: mynance - Wednesday, Sep 28, 2016 at 18:21

Wednesday, Sep 28, 2016 at 18:21
I was always told to have one at 11 and don't eat on an empty stomach

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Reply By: Member - Boobook - Friday, Sep 23, 2016 at 19:13

Friday, Sep 23, 2016 at 19:13
Well I would like to be back at the Kingoonya pub. Muzza serving beers and lots to do in town.

-Fill up with Diesel
-cross the road and camp with provided firewood.
-Watch those massive trains go by.
-watch the sunset
-Think about Tarcoola and one of the best drives in Australia - due west for a few hundred km.
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Follow Up By: Baz - The Landy - Friday, Sep 23, 2016 at 22:03

Friday, Sep 23, 2016 at 22:03
Hi Boobook

I'm hearing you, we passed through early in the morning and had a coffee. Great spot...

Cheers, Baz

...

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Reply By: Gramps - Friday, Sep 23, 2016 at 19:46

Friday, Sep 23, 2016 at 19:46
Fine Baz, rub it in. Some of us are working not gallivanting around the countryside :)

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Follow Up By: Baz - The Landy - Friday, Sep 23, 2016 at 21:54

Friday, Sep 23, 2016 at 21:54
Hey Gramps...

Written from my desk wishing I was somewhere else!

Too much work, no fun...

But let me shout you a drink at the Nindigully Pub...




Cheers, Baz
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Reply By: MUZBRY- Life member(Vic) - Saturday, Sep 24, 2016 at 08:13

Saturday, Sep 24, 2016 at 08:13
Gday Baz
Did you ever have a drink at "Barry's Caves" I spent an evening there in 1968 , damn hard to ride the bike west the next morning. I do have photoes , but they are all slides.
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Follow Up By: Baz - The Landy - Saturday, Sep 24, 2016 at 19:48

Saturday, Sep 24, 2016 at 19:48
Hey Muzbry

Have to say no, and I'll need o look it up and check it out...

Cheers, Baz
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Follow Up By: Bob Y. - Qld - Sunday, Sep 25, 2016 at 07:55

Sunday, Sep 25, 2016 at 07:55
Baz,

Barry Caves Roadhouse was about 95kms east of where the Barkly Homestead is now. Was run by a character called Fred, can't recall his surname, who had a wooden leg and was a bit of a raconteur.

He, along with his establishment, gained some fame, or notoriety(depending how you like dogs) when he put in a plea for emergency food, during the 1974 floods. He claimed to the media, that they would have to eat their dogs to survive. Whether they did or not is open to conjecture?

Barry Caves, along with Frewena Roadhouse, were closed down when Barkly Homestead was opened. All that remains at both these sites is a parking bay. The one at Barry Caves is usually full of water, after the recent rains we've had.

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Follow Up By: Baz - The Landy - Monday, Sep 26, 2016 at 10:47

Monday, Sep 26, 2016 at 10:47
Thanks Bob

Always like to learn some history!

Chees, Baz
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Follow Up By: Member - Mark C (QLD) - Saturday, Oct 01, 2016 at 18:27

Saturday, Oct 01, 2016 at 18:27
We had breaky at Barry Caves on the way to Darwin from Mt Isa in 1982. Best mixed grill ever. Also had lunch at Freweena on the same day. Sadly both these were replaced by the Barkly roadhouse some years later.
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Reply By: Member - Robyn R4 - Saturday, Sep 24, 2016 at 13:01

Saturday, Sep 24, 2016 at 13:01
I'm another one for Nindigully!
A coldie on the verandah.
And the one on the corner in Winton (Tattersal's?)

You don't have to drink!
Pop in and have a meal. Share your travellers' dollars around. Learn from the locals. Join them watching a footy game on the big screen in front of an open fire. Look at the paraphernalia on the walls or the historical photos. Marvel at the skills of the chef in remote places where groceries aren't sourced from the local Woolworths around the corner (eg Birdsville!) Contribute to the local charity tins on the counter. Buy some raffle tickets. Run into an old friend (who hasn't run into an old friend (or friend of a friend!) in a remote pub?!)

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Follow Up By: rumpig - Saturday, Sep 24, 2016 at 13:36

Saturday, Sep 24, 2016 at 13:36
Been to Nindigully a few times over the years, always been a great pub I thought up until our last visit there. The food was very ordinary, and the staff were barely interested in serving us, they seemed more interested in socialising with other staff and friends that were there.
I believe the misses mentioned to me a week or so ago that ithe pub is currently up for sale...hopefully it'll return to being a great pub to visit again, because going on our last visit I'm in no hurry to head back there.
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Follow Up By: Baz - The Landy - Saturday, Sep 24, 2016 at 19:49

Saturday, Sep 24, 2016 at 19:49
Hi Robyn

Must say I've had one of my best steaks ever at the Tatts in Winton...

Cheers, Baz
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Follow Up By: Member. Rob M (QLD) - Saturday, Sep 24, 2016 at 20:44

Saturday, Sep 24, 2016 at 20:44
Have to agree with the Tatts in Winton, great food and atmosphere.
Nindigully is very hit and miss, a bit like Birdsville.
Good food as long as you don't order a steak.
Both have great atmosphere, if only they could get & keep good staff.
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Reply By: Member - Trevor_H - Saturday, Sep 24, 2016 at 21:14

Saturday, Sep 24, 2016 at 21:14
For character, the Prairie Pub, between Hughenden and Torrens Creek in QLD is well worth a check. Also Fred Brophy's at Cracow.
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Follow Up By: 9900Eagle - Sunday, Sep 25, 2016 at 08:25

Sunday, Sep 25, 2016 at 08:25
About 15 years ago I pulled up at the Prairie hotel and the publican was in full flight. He was pissed as, and playing cowboys with a water pistol. Gave all of us a laugh.
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Reply By: Member - Robyn R4 - Sunday, Sep 25, 2016 at 19:04

Sunday, Sep 25, 2016 at 19:04
Fred Brophy?
As in "the" Fred Brophy of boxing tent fame?

Limped into Prairie after almost getting stuck in the wet black soil on the Muttaburra/Prairie Rd a few years ago. We love going through Hughendon for the FJ Holden cafe's burgers so we'll try the Prairie Pub too if we can. The publican sounds like the entertainment specialty!!

We had good meals at the pub in Windorah too...like Birdsville, another pub where you admire the quality of meals considering their "nearest" supermarket.

:) Robyn



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Follow Up By: Member - Trevor_H - Sunday, Sep 25, 2016 at 19:39

Sunday, Sep 25, 2016 at 19:39
That is the one....full of his memorabilia...including "the drum".
Great free camp.
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Reply By: Member - Michael O (NSW) - Sunday, Sep 25, 2016 at 19:59

Sunday, Sep 25, 2016 at 19:59
Just had a few Guinness' at the Pig and Whistle, a great little English alehouse near Arthur's Seat on the Mornington peninsular in Victoria.

Why? Because it has far more atmosphere than the freshly renovated and a bit ritzy Flinders Hotel...
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Reply By: Been-Everywhereman - Monday, Sep 26, 2016 at 08:34

Monday, Sep 26, 2016 at 08:34
Burketown Hotel before and after it burnt down because of the openness of it and again for the same reason The Animal Bar at Karumba.
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Follow Up By: Baz - The Landy - Monday, Sep 26, 2016 at 10:48

Monday, Sep 26, 2016 at 10:48
I had one of my best feeds of Barra ever at the old Burketown Pub!

Cheers, Baz
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Reply By: Alloy c/t - Tuesday, Sep 27, 2016 at 13:14

Tuesday, Sep 27, 2016 at 13:14
The Exchange Hotel in Muttaburra on a Friday night is good for a decent feed and a few amber liquids , be aware of the 'karaoke' if Phil & Shona fire it up especially if Fiona & Winky start to sing ……..
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Reply By: Ozrover - Tuesday, Sep 27, 2016 at 16:15

Tuesday, Sep 27, 2016 at 16:15
Have a guess which one I drink at Baz... Lol...
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Follow Up By: Baz - The Landy - Tuesday, Sep 27, 2016 at 16:35

Tuesday, Sep 27, 2016 at 16:35
Well, of course!

And I look forward to buying you one there in the future...!

Cheers, Baz
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Reply By: Kevin S - Life Member (QLD) - Sunday, Oct 02, 2016 at 15:28

Sunday, Oct 02, 2016 at 15:28
I am not a pub person either but a drink in the bar and a meal at the Middleton pub was an interesting experience. We shared a table with a couple on their way to Camooweal to help prepare for the Drovers Festival. Lisencee Lester Cain entertained us all evening with tales of horses, droving and the old days.

Did similar at Kingoonya a bit later in the trip. Interesting experiences that add to the joys of travel.

Cheers, Kevin
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Reply By: Member - bks - Monday, Oct 03, 2016 at 18:05

Monday, Oct 03, 2016 at 18:05
Another vote for the tatts in winton. What about the pub at duchess or the eurandangi pub (re named the dangi bush resort). The pinnacle hotel with the best pies or the Yaraka pub for me best hospitality and the bus to the top of the hill each new get to watch the sunset.
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