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George IV
Home of Scharer's brewery
(4.133)


180 Old Hume Hwy,
Picton

(02) 4677 1415
(02) 4677 2466




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paul from sydney
top pub great food ,shame about the gloomy barmaids though
4 Feb 2004

Geoff Scharer from Picton
I came to this pub in 1968 to do something different, make a quick killing and to sell, of 'course! Back then introducing the 1st spa pool, waterbeds and a very good French restaurant with French chefs. A pub with a difference! Well thirty five years later it still is a pub with a difference. Being the 1st to apply for a brew licence and since 1987 brewing and selling only my own beer (choice of three) and recently celebrating our 1000th brew (bottled only 7.77). In this pub you'll get great beer, food and inexpensive accommodation. (more details www.stonequarry.com.au) It's a pub with atmosphere, a meeting place for locals and a great day out for tourists and beer enthusiasts. It's one of very few pubs that has survived without pokies, you won't find any in this pub. If you like a hit of golf, we've got you covered there. Newly installed is the only Simulated Golf Game (with different famous courses) in a hotel atmosphere. Bring your own clubs or use ours and for a few dollars you can enjoy a round of golf where every hole is a 19th (six meters to the bar) Great sport and fun with a few friends rather than a room full of pokies. Much more sociable. So play with us and save your balls! An all weather pub, open fires, sunny courtyard seating, indoor and outdoor dining where you can enjoy great beer and food. Also catering for the none beer drinkers. The Great Hall catering for private functions and groups over 70 people. Well worth a visit, a good honest Aussie pub. So as a pu
15 Aug 2003

joe denny from thirlmere
A german style beer brewed on the premises by a german brewer in an old country style pub - what more could you want! of the three beers on tap i prefer the Bavarian style lager at 5%. Mine host geoffrey is a likeable bloke who runs his pub to his own satisfaction- no pokies, no pool tables, no juke-boxes - suits me! I hope he doesnt die before me because i dont want to go back to drinking beer brewed by industrial chemists
14 Aug 2003

Zank Phillips from Bondi Junction, Sydney
A great trip down from Sydney to the lovely George IV Inn, a famous historical pub south-west of the city. Reputed to be the OLDEST PUBLIC HOUSE in Australia. Used to be a stopover for police officers on their way from Goulburn Gaol to Sydney in the 19th century. The lagering cellars were used for holding unruly prisoners while the officers sunk the home brewed ale upstairs! Geoff Scharer is the eccentric publican who was given Australia's first brewpub licence in the 1970s. The 'Scharer's Lager' and 'Burragorang Bock', brewed on the premises in an old copper kettle that sits just behind the charming wooden bar, are regarded by many as Aussie microbrewed classic beers. The beer garden, with shade provided by grape vines, is surrounded by 10 or so guestrooms. Weary and full guests are accomodated in rooms that are in virtually the same state that they were in the 19th century, but the atmosphere is fantastic. Great pub food is served mostly with a Swiss/German flavour and large portions. Well worth a visit, whether it be for a sunny afternoon or overnight.
8 Aug 2003

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