favourite "pub in the scrub"

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yea i know some of youse will pick this as stolen from overlander but I reckon it is a good topic and for whatever reason I cant log on to overlander (no loss with forums like this)
Any way here in the Goldfields there are some beutys including
Broad Arrow- famous for broady burgers, roadys for mineworkers passing by and where else can you write on the walls?
Ora Banda - famous for its shootouts and partys which are a real blast also part of the Golden Quest Discovery trail. Is for sale for those that moved out of the rat race only to discover life was still too fast.
Widgiemooltha pub - famous for a name like that
Kookynie - well known for its proximity to vandalised dams and cool rock formations, yet another example of the town dying and the pub living on
Condingup Tavern - while not in the Goldfields often comes to my rescue coz it saves me driving the 80k to esperance when I run dry while fishing the South East. Fantastic sessions can be had here as the bar is a mix of locals and dutch backpackers up from the Orleans bay caravan park
Wheres your favourite non local?
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Reply By: Member - David 0- Friday, Feb 04, 2005 at 18:25

Friday, Feb 04, 2005 at 18:25
I am partial to the Lappa Pub also known as the Espanol, NO BEER, BYO. That is worth it just to say you've been to a pub with no beer. The character of the place is amazing. Check it out sometime. I am about to write a story on it for a magazine, if it gets published I'll let you all know which mag.
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Reply By: Alan S (WA) - Friday, Feb 04, 2005 at 18:44

Friday, Feb 04, 2005 at 18:44
What about the Agnew Hotel, although old Tom must be dead by now.

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Follow Up By: Member - Davoe (WA) - Friday, Feb 04, 2005 at 18:49

Friday, Feb 04, 2005 at 18:49
when I was at leinster always talked of going there on shift change Coz I was dido and had a vehicle - never did it.
btw how did your Australia day go did you get to have a look around Grenough?
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Follow Up By: Alan S (WA) - Friday, Feb 04, 2005 at 18:55

Friday, Feb 04, 2005 at 18:55
Yep, went out to ellendale pool, wanted to go the walkabout hotel but it didnt open to 2 pm, so sat at the Hampton ARms for a few beers.

Caught some fish, drank some beer all in all a nice weekend.

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Reply By: Member - Jimbo (VIC) - Friday, Feb 04, 2005 at 18:53

Friday, Feb 04, 2005 at 18:53
The Lion's Den just south of Cooktown on the road from the Bloomfield River. A few hundred yards up the road was Wilma's Country Kitchen that made a great burger.

Well that's the way it was ten years ago. Is it still the same?

Swan Reach Pub on the Tambo River in Gippsland, Vic. Tie your hired cruise boat up to the jetty, walk 100 yards to the pub, blow the froth off a few and get stuck into the best $10 steak or $7 roast you'll eat.

Cheers,

Jim.
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Follow Up By: Member - Davoe (WA) - Friday, Feb 04, 2005 at 19:10

Friday, Feb 04, 2005 at 19:10
must be 2 swan reaches the 1 I am thinking of is on the murray and we would fish the other side then jump on the ferry and have a few before catching it back (on foot of course) very quite section of the murray or at least it used to be
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Reply By: D-Jack - Friday, Feb 04, 2005 at 18:58

Friday, Feb 04, 2005 at 18:58
William Creek hotel on the Oodnadatta Track. You can watch the planes landing in the main street right next to you.
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Follow Up By: Wombat - Friday, Feb 04, 2005 at 19:31

Friday, Feb 04, 2005 at 19:31
Yep! If we could have found a reason other than the pub we would have stayed an extra day at William Creek.
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Follow Up By: Member - David 0- Friday, Feb 04, 2005 at 21:42

Friday, Feb 04, 2005 at 21:42
only it seems tey don't land in the street anymore. When I was there they had a seperate strip
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Follow Up By: Footloose - Sunday, Feb 06, 2005 at 20:15

Sunday, Feb 06, 2005 at 20:15
What about Musgrave Station on the Cape ? You actually camp on the airstrip :))
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Reply By: Member - Ivan (ACT) - Friday, Feb 04, 2005 at 19:42

Friday, Feb 04, 2005 at 19:42
Mungerannie - sh1tload of history and character!
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Reply By: Wetty (W.A) - Friday, Feb 04, 2005 at 20:04

Friday, Feb 04, 2005 at 20:04
The beers' always cold at the Marvel Loch pub. . . . . the lights are off a lot of the time, but the beers' cold! The Dargo pub is another good watering hole, as is the Conargo Pub, everybody's been there haven't they?
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Follow Up By: Wetty (W.A) - Friday, Feb 04, 2005 at 20:16

Friday, Feb 04, 2005 at 20:16
I forgot the Bemm River Hotel. . . . .It did burn down once, but I think they re-built it, spent some good mornings in there after prawning all night!
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Reply By: Member - David 0- Friday, Feb 04, 2005 at 20:05

Friday, Feb 04, 2005 at 20:05
Not in the bush but I had to list it, and now gone I believe but the Eimeo pub in Eimeo (Mackay). Pub was a ramshackle joint we called it The Grime but what a location!

Same area...the Eungella Chalet....I want that place!
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Reply By: Wayne (NSW) - Friday, Feb 04, 2005 at 20:08

Friday, Feb 04, 2005 at 20:08
Davoe,

I too would have to go the William Creek Pub.

We uaslly only stay one night at William Creek, but on the last trip the road was closed for 2 days.

You can only walk around town so much, so the pub was the meeting place.

International cricket was played out side with the overseas vistors and when we had a break for drinks play was stopped for the day.

The kids played pool all day while the others just sat around and talked. I even tryed to teach a young German bloke to say G' Day.

The backpakers had a ball , playing all sorts of drinking games, but paid for it the next day.

The pub had plenty of beer and food but was running short of cigarettes, Alpine Lights were the only pack left on the shelf until someone got real desperate.

On the second night at William Creek, Eliza, my 11yo daughter,and I were the last to leave the pub that night and Eliza asked if she could be kicked out of the pub. John the barman was only to happy to do the honours. This was what she told all her friends when she returned to school and to her mother the next time she was on the phone.

William Creek might not be very big but it sure has a great pub.

Wayne
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Follow Up By: Member - David 0- Friday, Feb 04, 2005 at 21:44

Friday, Feb 04, 2005 at 21:44
Yeah it was a good pub when I was there. I liked Curtain Springs as well...just for the people that were there.
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Reply By: Al & Mrs Al (Vic) - Friday, Feb 04, 2005 at 21:06

Friday, Feb 04, 2005 at 21:06
I enjoyed the Daly Waters Pub, esp the Chook Man, the William Creek Pub was great too....

Lyn
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Follow Up By: Member - Sand Man (SA) - Friday, Feb 04, 2005 at 23:08

Friday, Feb 04, 2005 at 23:08
Did you leave a contribution at Daly Waters Lyn?
(They have a great collection of Bras:-))
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Follow Up By: Al & Mrs Al (Vic) - Saturday, Feb 05, 2005 at 07:55

Saturday, Feb 05, 2005 at 07:55
Hiya

yes they have a great collection of bras and knickers...but I didn't leave any of mine...lol...

Lyn :)
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Reply By: Member - bushfix - Friday, Feb 04, 2005 at 22:53

Friday, Feb 04, 2005 at 22:53
G"day Davoe,

dippin' me lid to you for posting this one....

I romaniticise (spelling?) and think of the Gibson Soak, the Wyndham opposite Captn Rob's, the Last Chance in Sth Hedland, those magnificent sessions in the beer garden at the Pier Hotel in Hedland, the Premier in Pinjarra, etc. etc.....
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Reply By: Bob of KAOS - Friday, Feb 04, 2005 at 22:55

Friday, Feb 04, 2005 at 22:55
It may be a bit cliched but the Birdsville Hotel is an icon, and a great place to be. Can't go past the seven course luncheon ;-)
Or the Toompine Hotel, or the pub at Ilfracombe, or the Green Room at the Darwin Hotel (gone now).
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Follow Up By: Wayne (NSW) - Monday, Feb 07, 2005 at 11:26

Monday, Feb 07, 2005 at 11:26
Bob,

Seven course lunch,

Pie and a 6 pack.

I have a few of them.

Wayne
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Reply By: ExplorOz Team - Kerry W (QLD) - Saturday, Feb 05, 2005 at 01:07

Saturday, Feb 05, 2005 at 01:07
Most Unusual Ive seen - Cracow Pub - Cracow is famous as a a real ghost town not far from Isla Gorge in Central Qld- all the buildings and shops except the pub are deserted - a few people still live nearby - great pub heaps of memorabilia - Ted Brophy (The guy who ran the Touring Boxing troupe) got this place up and running by having his shows there, changed hands now though - people now come from miles around.

Amazing atmosphere -
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Follow Up By: Squizzy - Sunday, Feb 06, 2005 at 09:16

Sunday, Feb 06, 2005 at 09:16
Ted Brophy,
now that brings back memories.
I've had a fight or two in his tent.

Geoff.
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Reply By: Wazza (Vic) - Saturday, Feb 05, 2005 at 10:22

Saturday, Feb 05, 2005 at 10:22
Woods Point Hotel. Great place.
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Reply By: ozromer - Saturday, Feb 05, 2005 at 11:58

Saturday, Feb 05, 2005 at 11:58
Agree about Daly Waters, a must see and stay the night if poss. Surprised no one's mentioned the Iron Clad at Marble Bar with its unique structure of tin, curtains over non-existent windows etc and (my experience) being brought a jug of milk when I had in fact asked for the bill for the meal we'd just eaten.
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Follow Up By: Member - Davoe (WA) - Saturday, Feb 05, 2005 at 20:22

Saturday, Feb 05, 2005 at 20:22
stoped off at the daly waters coz I was told you should (stopped at the traffic lights) had 1 beer and went to leave but lights didnt work so ensed up having a big session and stayed the night,. Auto sparky at Tennant creek identified the problem in under 5 minutes and fixed it for 1/2 carton
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Reply By: Member - Rick (S.A.) - Saturday, Feb 05, 2005 at 13:02

Saturday, Feb 05, 2005 at 13:02
Two nominations:

1. Cradock Hotel, a.k.a. Heartbreak Hotel, just south of Hawker in SA. Top tucker & good barman/owner, Dave. Good accomodation off a lovely, old style courtyard., If you need redemption, one of the few other buildings in 'town' is St Gabriels cathedral. The Cradock Hotel is a quieter, less up-beat/hyped version of the famous Prarie Hotel at Parachilna, in the Flinders Ranges. Now a new sealed road runs past to Hawker via Orroroo. For mine, a much better route from south to the Flinders.

2. Leigh Creek Hotel at Copley, Flinders Ranges. Old two storied building, very similar to the Marree Hotel, but with a nice beer garden out the back. Only metres off the 'beaten track' but it has something about it. And you can watch AFL in the front bar- proof of civilisation!
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Reply By: peter in sa - Saturday, Feb 05, 2005 at 14:28

Saturday, Feb 05, 2005 at 14:28
MUNGERANNIE BOTTLO for me' John'os a top bloke been there twice ca'nt bet the pool down by the creek cheer's GREENDOG
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Reply By: Member - Karl - Sunday, Feb 06, 2005 at 11:10

Sunday, Feb 06, 2005 at 11:10
The Jennacubine Tavern between Northam and Goomalling in WA is a top bush pub. Very good food and friendly atmosphere.
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Reply By: Bob Y. - Qld - Sunday, Feb 06, 2005 at 12:50

Sunday, Feb 06, 2005 at 12:50
Davoe,

First off, 2 now departed "souls", Frewena and Barry's Caves Roadhouses, along the Barkly Highway. Both replaced by the "Bark Hut'(Barkly Roadhouse). Had some good times there years ago. And a few hangovers...

Agree with Bob, Birdsville Pub, been there by 'plane, & 4wd. And from one trip there last year, Mungerannie.

Tatts Pub in Winton, a feed and drink out on footpath, and watch the world....well, Winton, go by.

Used to be a place in Elliott NT, where you get a "maggot bag"(meat pie), and a pie 'n sauce was a "haemorrhaging maggot- bag". Don't know whether he sold too many, using that description!

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Reply By: Coops (Ex-Pilbara) - Monday, Feb 07, 2005 at 11:16

Monday, Feb 07, 2005 at 11:16
Whim Creek Hotel - a true oasis in the desert and a North-West icon.

Absolutely crap hospitality and they'll charge you a small fortune for a beer but it's worth it !
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Follow Up By: Member - bushfix - Monday, Feb 07, 2005 at 12:55

Monday, Feb 07, 2005 at 12:55
yep, and don't mind the flies buzzing all over the food, UNDER the glad wrap!
A few years ago I had to make four trips between Karratha (or was it Roebourne) and Hedland in the one day. Whim creek was always 'the wait a while' for a bit of digestive aid.
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