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

Julie M

Aug 2019

Poor Customer Service

Enjoyed a meal with 6 others; long wait for food - over 45 minutes, it was okay but not fantastic. While talking with friends after the meal young bar person came over and swiped up all the glasses... more »

Mike C

Jul 2019

Fantastic Brewery!

We visited on Sunday to take in the Brewery and enjoy some lunch after being recommended by friends. It didn't disappoint the experience was fantastic! It is busy on Sunday so we arrived at opening... more »


Jul 2019

Great place

Have many work functions here. Always a fabulous atmosphere. It’s very busy and popular. Service is good, food is typical bar snacks and very tasty. Can get a bit noisy inside. more »


Jun 2019

Great place to sit and have a drink and a meal

A few of us recently went on an Instameet to historical Ipswich, home to many fabulous old buildings, an art gallery and some trendy cafés. So we headed to the Pumpyard Bar at 4 Hearts Brewery where... more »


Jul 2019

First visit and impressed

We went here to meet up with friends here from South Australia visiting their daughter and grandchildren. We booked a table - NOTE they do NOT open until 12 noon - as I had heard they get busy, there... more »