One of Brisbane’s most iconic gastro pubs, The Plough Inn was established in 1864 and has functioned under the same name since.

The South Brisbane and more importantly, Stanley Street area was booming in the 1880’s with the proximity to the South Brisbane Wharves ensuring the ongoing popularity. Even to this day, the location of the Plough and proximity to public transport, entertainment precincts and the vibrant Parklands make for one of the more convenient beers you can have in Brisbane. Publican Daniel Costigan added to the building in 1885 resulting in a total of 14 guest rooms, multiple dining areas, a detached single-storey kitchen and an underground cellar. Multiple other renovations have been done since then, with the most notable additions being the renovations in 1987 before World Expo in ‘88 which put South Bank on the world map and the more recent additions to the deck overlooking the wonderful Parklands. The building was placed on the world heritage listing in October 1992 after it was agreed upon that the front of the building is a rare surviving memory of the city’s main commercial thoroughfare from the 19th century.

Nowadays, there’s no guest accommodation, instead the Plough has been transformed into one of Brisbane’s best modern-day pubs. Whether it’s a meal and/or a drink up on our fantastic new deck space overlooking the picturesque parklands, a function in one of our many fully customisable function spaces (including the well-known Arbour Bar), utilising one of our 4 fully functional bars with over 50 beer taps or just settling in to Brisbane’s best beer garden to catch the live sport on the big screen or our live music which plays 7 days a week – there’s something at the Plough for everyone.

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