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The Ship Inn south bank

People drinking on top front veranda inside the Ship Inn  pub in Brisbane.

Built in 1874 as a private residence, the Ship Inn was been operating on and off as a hotel since 1879 when it was a hangout for drunken sailors. Its renaissance occurred when it was acquired, in a derelict state for Expo ’88 and at such time was extended and renovated.

Today it thrives as a lively gastro pub with an executive chef in the kitchen and an outlook on a bougainvillea arbour.

Not only is it a great spot for people watching with a chilled beer of glass of wine, it’s a decent reasonably priced dining option too. Featuring a lamb centric menu (Corish, sourced from Goondiwindi) there are also options for vegetarians and seafood lovers and traditional pub grub for under twenty dollars such as steak sandwich or bangers and mash.

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