Best Drop Tavern

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I hadn’t been here for many years – in fact I am sure it was still the Last Drop when I was there – but with a mate from Gooseberry Hill I stopped by for a quick drink this week. The Elizabethan style exterior hasn’t changed but inside it has ...

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Kalamunda Hotel

FishChips

The dining room at the Kalamunda Hotel, with its fire place, dark wood, red patterned carpet is evocative of its history – built in 1902 the original building is now the bottle shop while the adjoining “new” hotel was completed in 1928 – owned, ...

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The Royal on the Waterfront

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Last year on Melbourne Cup day I was reduced to driving Lady FWO to and from an event in South Perth and as I reported at the time “on the way home and for several hours afterwards –until she retired for the night – I was entertained by an, at times, ...

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Homestead Brewery

Rose

Lady FWO, after swanning around Melbourne in the past week was looking for a relaxed change of pace, so on Monday we went out to Mandoon’s Homestead Brewery for a light lunch and drink to take in the sunny, warm weather. As I have probably ...

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Hopscotch Bar Canberra

Puppies

Not having been in and around Braddon for 18 months or so I was very, and pleasantly, surprised last week by the number of restaurants and bars that have sprung up, especially in Lonsdale Street. With a few hours to spare until my flight home on ...

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Bentspoke

Beer

Not having been in and around Braddon for 18 months or so I was very, and pleasantly, surprised last week by the number of restaurants and bars that have sprung up, especially in Lonsdale Street. With a few hours to spare until my flight home on ...

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Bassendean Hotel

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Old Perth Road strip has blossomed since the revamp of the Bassendean Hotel – with some great little coffee shops set up and a small bar in the pipeline; but the hotel remains the focus we reckon – spruced up, airy, light and welcoming inside in the ...

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The Vic

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We went along to the Vic in Hay Street before the WAFL Grand Final this week – although the unfortunate result of the game could have jaundiced my view of the pub, I was in fact quite impressed. The place was pretty full of West Perth and lesser ...

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The Criterion Hotel

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Since 1848 a pub has operated on the site of the Criterion Hotel in Hay Street, making it the oldest continuously licensed premises in the State. The current classic Art Deco style building dates from 1937 but for me its greatest claim to fame ...

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The Woody

EveningExt

We hadn’t been to the Woody for a few months but on a whim decided to drop by on Saturday evening. In East Street, Guildford, a short stroll from our place, it is a Federation era pub, with a beer garden at the front, hosts live music, has a drive in ...

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