Iconic inner-city Brisbane pub The Stock Exchange Hotel will cease trading next month. Owners The Riversdale Group announced the news in a statement on the venue’s Facebook page yesterday.

“The Riversdale Group wishes to announce the closure of The Stock Exchange Hotel, with the last trading day being Sunday 13th December,” the statement read.

“The Riversdale Group would like to take this opportunity to thank our valued customers, suppliers and contractors who have supported us over the years. We're especially proud of the experience our dedicated team has always delivered to our guests.

“Finally, a huge thank you to our loyal staff who stayed with us during lockdowns and restrictions — your hard work and dedication is beyond measure and we are truly grateful for all your efforts in keeping The Stock Exchange hotel trading in 2020.”

The Stock Exchange Hotel, along with the Victory, Embassy and Port Office Hotels, has for decades been part of a clutch of venues dotted along Edward Street that caters to the CBD’s heaving post-work and late-night drinking crowd.

The heritage-listed “Stocky” first opened in 1863. Riversdale bought the venue in 2013 and relaunched it after an extensive refurbishment.

No reason was given in the statement for the closure.