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


Oct 2021

Atrocious hospitality

I’m done with this place. The hospitality was atrocious and that was just enquiring about a table at the entrance. They seriously need a better representative to greet guests. more »


Oct 2021

Surprisingly on trend

Popped in for a cool beverage on a hot day. Outdoor and indoor dining options are available with the courtyard being a favourite drawcard. The menu was extensive, prices were reasonable, plenty of... more »


Oct 2021

Great gluten free beer!

The bar was out of prosecco so I ordered a gluten free pale ale on tap. LOVED it! Unfortunately very disappointed by the food. I ordered the pork belly bites. The meat was hard to cut and... more »


Sep 2021

Nice atmosphere interesting beers

Good atmosphere although music a little loud for lunch. Enjoyed the designer beers however was hugely let down by the meal. Had the beetroot, pumpkin & bacon salad @ $28 and unfortunately it was... more »


Jul 2021

Fabulous Service, amazing food!

All round fabulous service, especially from Sharnee & Laura. Good, prompt service is hard to find but this place has it. The pizza was absolutely amazing, cooked to perfection with high quality... more »