[AusMap] Australian Hotels: A Brief Guide


Australian hotels (almost always called "pubs") are based on the English-style pub. However, the history of the country as a convict and then pioneer colony has meant that rather than having a lounge-room ambience, they often have more of a hose-down, swill-from-the-trough feel. This was certainly true for most of this century, although recent times have seen a renaissance (most would say "yuppification") of the pub towards the English style, but often coupled with exceptionally good food.

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