PO Box 31, Red Hill, Q 4059

BRISBANE CATHOLIC BUSHWALKING CLUB

FRIDAY 19 JULY,THE PINEAPPLE HOTEL, SOCIAL
Leader: Jan 0401 030 137
Where: 706 Main St, Kangaroo Point
Time: 4.30pm onwards
Cost: Meals from $21

The Pineapple Hotel has proven to be a popular venue in the
past, as it is not noisy so conversing is easy and the meals are
tasty and very reasonably priced. It is only a 700m walk from
the Woolloongabba Bus Station.
The interesting history of the hotel is given in the below excerpt
from the Pineapple Hotel website:
“The Pineapple Hotel is one of Queensland’s great treasures.
Established in 1864, only five years after Queensland became
a state, The Pineapple Hotel is the fifth oldest pub in
Queensland. Its name stems from the pineapple plantations
that dotted the Kangaroo Point area in the mid 1900s. Its
unique name and long and colourful history make ‘The Piney’
not only one of Queensland’s oldest pubs but also one of its
favourites.
The hotel has had an interesting array of owners and many
changes to suit the times, but also managed to retain its
individuality. Pat Palmer was one of its more colourful owners.
Rumour has it that after a lucky strike in the gold fields, Pat
rode his bicycle all the way from Charters Towers, placed a bag
of gold on the bar and bought the hotel in 1923. He then
renamed it ‘Palmers Hotel.’ Grazier Sid Guthrie bought the
hotel in the early 1950s, immediately restoring the original
name ‘The Pineapple Hotel.’ The Guthries eventually sold the
hotel to Bob and Heather Singleton in 1989.