88 Limestone Street‚ Ipswich City

Beer and gourmet food lovers travel from near and far to Pumpyard Bar and Brewery in the eclectic Top of Town area of the Ipswich Central Business District. Situated in the historic former Technical College, which opened in 1901, Pumpyard has won an enviable reputation as the place to go for top quality, locally brewed beer and plenty of atmosphere.

Known as Pumpyard because of the site's original use as the water source for the City of Ipswich, it now supplies its happy customers with liquid of the amber kind from its brand, Four Hearts Brewing. It's been selected in the Top 50 beer venues in Australia by Beer and Brewer Magazine, and was listed in the Top 100 food destinations in Queensland by The Courier Mail's Queensland Taste food guide. With their gourmet burgers, pizzas, share plates, a kids' menu and sweet treats such as House Made Beer Ice Cream, you can see why.

Pumpyard's décor is funky industrial with huge shiny vats housing the craft beer produced onsite. There's also a function space, and an outdoor area with a shaded garden to enjoy a cold one, with chilled-out acoustic live music on Sundays.

  • Alfresco/Outdoor Dining
  • Bar
  • Carpark
  • Live Music
  • Private Dining Area
  • Suitable for Functions
  • Takeaway Available

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Recent Reviews


May 2019

A beer and food experience

We enjoyed dinner at the Pumpyard, we started with 7 Spice Calamari and the Pork Ribs with bourbon barbecue sauce - both were very yummy! Our mains were the whole Baby Barramundi (it was excellent... more »


May 2019

Great pub-like vibe

I was pleasantly surprised by the food and atmosphere in this upmarket pub-like eatery. The service was a little slow but we had an enjoyable evening. more »


May 2019

Top brewery, great food

We dropped in for lunch and beer (of course!) mid-week and left wishing we were locals so we could come back again! We chose the pork belly bao burger and chorizo pizza for lunch and both came out... more »


Feb 2019

Wonderful Sunday lunch in a rustic brewery bar.

The Pumpyard Brewery Bar is housed in one of a cluster of red brick buildings called 88 Limestone. Gleaming brewery tanks with bar stools and tables line the beer hall with a service counter on one... more »


Mar 2019

Mixed lunch

Lamb salad was brilliant. Barra was very ordinary. The only plus was the whole barra had very few bones but was very bland. Not an ounce of seasoning which made it worse. It wasn’t the freshest... more »