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


Mar 2021

Pumpyard brewery

Average burger with well above average price. Double smoked bacon was charcoal in places.Served in plastic trays a bit shabby. more »


Nov 2020

VERY VERY disappointed....

VERY VERY disappointed.... Booked in for my daughters birthday lunch. Friday 20th November 2020 Waited for over hour for our food that ended up being very ordinary. I had to ask when it was coming... more »

Lynn W

Nov 2020

Very very disappointing.

I had the crispy barra on a bread roll. Not the best. My husband had the barramundi and he was even more disappointed. Drinks have increased in price significantly too. Won't be going back for a... more »


Jul 2020

Chilled vibes alleyway seating

Afternoon chilled vibes listening to live music and enjoy great beer. Ambience is everything you would want with alleyway seating live music and great lighting. I ordered the beer tasting paddle and... more »


Oct 2020

Great place to wait hours for food

Went for a childless dinner with friends. Am somewhat local and was always seeing "rave" reviews. I'd like to know when these reviewers go for dinner! We order a little before 7 then a bit before 8... more »