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


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 »


Feb 2019

Disappointing Salad

A group of us had lunch at the Pumpyard, three of us order Thai Beef Salad. The salads arrived and instantly we noticed the spines on the lettuce in all three salads were brown. One of the salads had... more »

Peter S

Oct 2018

Relaxing afternoon

A great place to catch up with friends over a few beers. Friendly staff, excellent seating and awesome atmosphere. more »

Nathan H

Feb 2019

Great feed and beer

Had the buffalo wings and a pizza and it was excellent, also many different beers on tap from their brewery, i really rate the red ipa more »