Aireys Pub

Features

pub
bar food
live music
outdoor area

Everyone in Aireys Inlet knows about Aireys Pub. Current owners Tim Wood and Phil Johnson rounded up some friends, who pitched in to save the pub from becoming a housing estate in 2011. It would have been a local tragedy.

From the road, Aireys looks like a normal-sized pub. But walk inside and you’ll find three huge dining spaces (which do 1100 covers a day in summer); a beer garden; a stage (which hosts live music and the annual Comedy Roadshow), and their own Rogue Wave Brewing. Stop for a gourmet pub meal after a surf, then grab a tasting paddle of the house beers.

The in-house microbrewery was installed when the duo discovered that nearly all of our best-known Australian breweries are now owned by foreign companies. Peer through the window in the back dining room to see where the preservative-free Salt lager, Moby pale ale and Cranky Missus double IPA are produced, alongside more seasonal beers. You can still get a Carlton Draught here, but you might choose otherwise.

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