Great country/outback pubs

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We got to visit a few new ones on the latest trip. Each one different but all with that warm friendly feel.(oh and cold beer too :) ) i really liked the pubs at Cameron Corner,Hungerford and Tilpa. What pubs do fellow forumites recommend as must stop and have a beer pubs??????? (country pubs that is)
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Reply By: D-Jack - Sunday, Apr 24, 2005 at 20:19

Sunday, Apr 24, 2005 at 20:19
Brewski

I've said it before, but William Creek Pub is one of the most unique pubs in Australia. Where else can you look out the front door of the pub and see a light plane landing on the main street right in front of you!

D-Jack

p.s. when you hit the outback isn't every pub a must stop and have a beer pub seeing it is so far between drinks?
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Follow Up By: Brew69(SA) - Sunday, Apr 24, 2005 at 20:24

Sunday, Apr 24, 2005 at 20:24
Actually there was a plane parked at the Noccundra pub. Another one i forgot to mention is the Silverton.
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Reply By: muzzgit (WA) - Monday, Apr 25, 2005 at 00:10

Monday, Apr 25, 2005 at 00:10
The Whim Creek pub (on the way to Port Hedland) was a memorable one!
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Reply By: Member - Mungo Explorer (NSW) - Monday, Apr 25, 2005 at 00:42

Monday, Apr 25, 2005 at 00:42
Cameron Corner and Hungerford are great. Spent some time at Tilpa too but my feeling was that you need to to be treated in a friednly fashion, seems to take a lot longer to "break the ice" there. The Family Hotel in Tibooburra is a must, as is the Milparinka pub. The Royal Hotel at Mount Hope is good too.
Not a pub but VERY highly recommended: the Cafe Melaleuca at Euabalong, near Lake Cargelligo. Only open during weekends and holidays but the food and hospitality are superb.
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Reply By: kesh - Monday, Apr 25, 2005 at 07:55

Monday, Apr 25, 2005 at 07:55
My mate has the Royal Hotel at Eromanga. Apart from being a top little waterhole, it has the distinction of being the furthest from the sea in any direction (well, the sign says anyway!!)
Copious amounts of cold beer and a great Barbie supporting the RFDS every Sat...Ahhhh... good, eh?
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Reply By: GOB & denny vic member - Monday, Apr 25, 2005 at 08:57

Monday, Apr 25, 2005 at 08:57
goodday brew
i see you mention silverton pub i reckon its not bad but did you get to see the special video they keep there (might be worn out by now ) costs a donation to rfds to watch and i think you have to ask to see it
it has a lot of movie and add shorts on it that are made in the area and the many different faces of the pup

steve
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Reply By: Member - Peter R (QLD) - Monday, Apr 25, 2005 at 10:13

Monday, Apr 25, 2005 at 10:13
Back in the 60's had some memorable trips to Urandangie (down from Mt Isa) for the races.
The Pub was on a corner and the planes would land in the main street and taxi down to the race course and park in the middle.

The start of one race was delayed while a plane landed and the pilot and passengers were given time to reach the bookies ring and place their bets.
Course announcer gave them the odds and the horse owners names while they were getting to the ring.
When they signalled to the announder that their bets were on, the race started.

It was a great little pub then, and might be worth a visit.

Pedro
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Reply By: Member - Anni M (SA) - Monday, Apr 25, 2005 at 11:07

Monday, Apr 25, 2005 at 11:07
Well my favourite country pub is at Toompine in QLD. It is between Quilpie and Thargomindah. The town sign says Toompine in big letters, and someone has added another sign that says "The pub without a town". Its a great couontry pub with cold beer etc, and THE BEST steak sandwiches (from their own cattle).

This could be a fun collection of must visit pubs.
Cheers
Anni
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Follow Up By: niikki - Tuesday, Apr 26, 2005 at 08:48

Tuesday, Apr 26, 2005 at 08:48
I must agree Toompine Pub is one of the best.... Hungerford is another on my list... BUT by far the greatest pub i've been to is in Cape York called the Lions Den at Helensvale near Cooktown historically facinating catering to most needs of the weary traveller...
Peace...
Niikky
PS, going back up in June/July 2005
CAN'T WAIT.....
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Reply By: peter in sa - Monday, Apr 25, 2005 at 20:25

Monday, Apr 25, 2005 at 20:25
BREW weve just came back from the flinder's after camping in the Parachlina gorge i must say the most UNFRIENDLINESS PUB i have been to is the PRAIRIE HOTEL i'm not going to go in to detail but lets just say the cats got there tongues. now the best pub is JONO'S BOTTLO MUNGERANNIE cheer's GREENDOG
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Reply By: Member - Duncs - Tuesday, Apr 26, 2005 at 10:23

Tuesday, Apr 26, 2005 at 10:23
Well I'm not much of a drinker but I still stop at the country pubs.

I'll second the vote for the Lion's Den and add a vote for Shindy's Inn at Louth.

Duncs
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Reply By: Sand Man (SA) - Tuesday, Apr 26, 2005 at 20:44

Tuesday, Apr 26, 2005 at 20:44
Decisions, decisions......

Can't make my mind up.
Loved the "funnel trick" the girls play on you at Silverton.
Like the "cosiness" of the William Creek Hotel.
Good atmosphere at the Mungerannie Hotel. (has anyone waited for the traffic light out on the "Track" to turn green? :-)))

OK.. Just made my mind up.... The Innamincka Hotel has loads of atmosphere, sociable Bar staff AND they sell Coopers Pale Ale correctly rolled along the bar counter before serving. Yum!
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Follow Up By: peter in sa - Tuesday, Apr 26, 2005 at 23:21

Tuesday, Apr 26, 2005 at 23:21
Sandman when was you in the Innamincka pub as we were there last Augast and the shella behond the bar was RUDE as any think and as for the big kiwi well he was''nt very sociable at all cheer's GREENDOG
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Follow Up By: Member - Bernie. (Vic) - Tuesday, Apr 26, 2005 at 23:25

Tuesday, Apr 26, 2005 at 23:25
Sandman, Innamincka pub on the bottom of my pub list gotta agree with you Peter.

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Follow Up By: Sand Man (SA) - Wednesday, Apr 27, 2005 at 22:36

Wednesday, Apr 27, 2005 at 22:36
Well bad luck Guys,

The "big kiwi" is the Hotel Manager AFAIK.

I thought he was quite amiable, but then again I find most Kiwi's that way.

What did you Guys do to rub them up the wrong way?

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Follow Up By: Sand Man (SA) - Wednesday, Apr 27, 2005 at 22:43

Wednesday, Apr 27, 2005 at 22:43
Sorry peter,
Didn't answer your question.

We were there last October. Families in 2 Jackaroos and a Rodeo.
Camped at Cullyamurra waterhole but "had" to drive the 14 K's to the Pub on consecutive days.

First visit, the boys went "to get some petrol":-))
Second visit, took the girls along for a Pub meal cause they deserved it.

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