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


Jul 2019

Great atmosphere, great selections of beers

A real gem in Ipswich. Beers brewed on site. Plus the usual garden veriety. But most certainly worth a visit. Enjoy pre dinner drinks and you can also take them into Dovetails next door. more »


Jun 2019

Great Venue

Seating inside and out, this is a relaxing venue with a really nice atmosphere/ ambience. A great way to spend a Spring evening with family/friends. Not cheap eats, and not too many choices in... more »

Shaana W

Sep 2019


The food was amazing. So not what i expected. I thought with the small menu it wouldn't be that good. But it was such a wonderful surprise. The service was so good. The staff were amazing and... more »


Sep 2019

Relax atmosphere in the centre of Ipswich

Relaxed atmosphere good selection of alcoholic drinks and meals. Great place to spend a relaxing Saturday or Sunday afternoon. Have found the blackboard specials to be excellent value. more »

Annette H

Aug 2019

Machinery a plus

This brewery has succeeded in creating a perfect and sincere backdrop for a great day out. International visitors should find this and the surrounding area of a bygone era very pleasant. The... more »