The Greatest Fireplace Pubs in Hobart

It’s a simple fact of life that Hobart is pretty awesome. After all, we’ve got a whole lot of cheeseries, breweries, and we’ve got MONA. Do you know what else we have? An awesome array of fireplace pubs that are perfect for those cold winter days…


Customs House Hotel


A heritage-listed building, gorgeous maritime views, roaring fireplace and enough beer to fuel a thousand uni students… Sounds good to us! Customs House Hotel always guarantees a cosily good time, whatever the weather may have in store. In keeping with the seaside theme, we can never look past the fish and chips here. ‘Cascade Beer Battered’ fish and chips, to be precise, prepared with unbeatable local expertise.

“Great place for reasonably priced deliciously fresh local seafood. Good range of beers on tap and a lovely colonial atmosphere. Highly recommended.” – Tony

Image credit: New Sydney Hotel
Image credit: New Sydney Hotel

New Sydney Hotel


A laid-back haven of local flavour, New Sydney Hotel prides itself on being a damn good pub. It’s all fine booze, wholesome atmosphere and hearty food, and the owners are adamant that you’ll never find a telly, jukebox or pokie anywhere inside. There’s numerous craft beers to sample, a crackling fire to curl up beside, and a rather enticing 300g porterhouse steak on the menu. Pure perfection!

“Awesome place to go with friends after work. So-o-o-o warm with the open fire! Drinks are also reasonably priced and they serve excellent meals!! Have been to New Sydney often, staff are always friendly and happy to see you. Great vibe.” – Conceptual

Image credit: Hope and Anchor Tavern
Image credit: Hope and Anchor Tavern

Hope & Anchor Tavern


From the rich carpets and regal portraits to the countless wonderful antiques cluttered about, Hope & Anchor is a place simply brimming with history. Not surprising really, since it’s been on the go since 1807! The fireplace is a lovely old number framed by mounted swords, and the food is proper, feel-good pub fare. A big bowl of fresh Tasmanian mussels in Spanish tomato sauce never goes awry!

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Image credit: Shipwright's Arms Hotel
Image credit: Shipwright’s Arms Hotel

Shipwright’s Arms Hotel

Battery Point

Good old Shippies! Giant portions, warm service and an even warmer fire ensure that this place is beloved by all, from die-hard locals to curious visitors seeking reprieve from the bitter Tasmanian cold. The cute location and old-style, almost timeless feel of this place make it a firm winner in our book, as does the legendary chicken schnitzel!

“Very very yummy foods, a cosy restaurant. Outdoor and indoor seating. Woodfire in winter. We found that we could get a lovely private spot so in peace we could talk together and really enjoyed our evening there.” – Iknow


Monty’s On Montpelier

Battery Point

We’re always thankful for places like Monty’s On Montpelier. The lamb backstrap, for instance, is a glorious explosion of flavour that simply has to be tried, and that’s just one of the enticing goodies available. Find a fireside corner and prepare to be dazzled as you send up a silent prayer to Monty’s for giving us one of the best winter hide-outs around.

“great food in an intersting old house. Beautifully presented” – katiegirl68

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