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Bar, Pub, Australian
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Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 25 September 2023

I was in two minds to write this review but in the end decided to give the business the opportunity to improve. Staff and service were acceptable but food was way below par. My husband's Philly cheese steak burger had hardly any cheese on it,...was extremely dry and tough to eat. My chicken Parma was totally burnt on top and also very dry. Both of us could not finish our meals which was disappointing.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 8 November 2022 via mobile

Do yourself a favour and get in here. Great service, tasty tucker and some great beers. This is a very cool little spot that’s kinda out of the way

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 2 July 2022

If you are in the area, drop in to this super little spot Good food, great service and couple of super brews including a Hazy IPA to die for. Some great tucker too.

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 9 December 2021 via mobile

The restaurant was understaffed, so I don’t blame the girl who was serving us but service was slow and poor. However the main reason for the low review is because of the acoustics and very loud music. Even though I’m in my 50’s, I don’t...mind music in restaurants but tonight it was ridiculously loud. We just couldn’t hear each other at the table which was a real shame considering we hadn’t got together in a long time. We asked twice if they could turn the music down and each time they would for a minute or two and then turn it back up. The demographic of clientele were all of similar age so I’m sure everyone was struggling with this. But the staff didn’t seem to care and were in a rush to see everyone leave. Won’t be back here unfortunately.More

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed 9 May 2021 via mobile

Today I visited The Public Brewery with my family to celebrate Mother's Day. We had a lovely day, delicious food with great service, thank you Jack. There was also a complimentary glass of sparkling for the Mums. The food is imaginative and plentiful. We will...definitely be returning.More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed 2 May 2021 via mobile

Was nice to go the lunch was small but tasty good beer and wine etc I think a little over priced but good atmosphere wiith music going on

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed 20 December 2020

Looking for a brewery out in the Eastern Suburbs and found this. Really enjoyed the atmosphere, the wait staff, the food AND the beer! Was disappointed and surprised that the tasting paddle wasn't available - surely that's what breweries do? Any how...still worth it.

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed 19 December 2020

Great beer, great food. The Public Brewery have created a wonderful social dining experience that is a must. Love this place.

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed 30 March 2020

Yesterday we purchased 2 meals from The Public Brewery. They were Pappardelle Pasta with Lamb Ragu and Chicken Parmagana with Chips and Vegies. Both of the meals were absolutely delicious and reasonably priced! We recommend you visit the Brewery to support a local business.

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed 12 February 2020

Just popped in for a drink after the movie and loved it. Very friendly staff and great atmosphere. Found even a quiet space for our chat.

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed 4 November 2019 via mobile

Great atmosphere and a huge selection of drinks. Could do with some air conditioning, but hey, isn’t that the reason you went there for a drink? Now the bad part. The food was sub standard. Cheese fries are fries with Parmesan cheesecake sprinkled on top....honestly,...don’t bother. Tried the calamari to compensate but found it undercooked. Won’t be eating there again, but drinks, yes.More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed 31 August 2019

We were taken there for dinner on a sat night to catch up with the family. Not much catching up could be done unless you could read lips or use sign language. The noise was incredible and very disappointing, the food not much better.

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed 27 August 2019 via mobile

Cool micro brewery where you can brew your own beer and bottle once ready. Turned out amazing and produced 4 slabs. Nice crisp pale ale that everyone has enjoyed. The staff were friendly and informative throughout the experience. Highly recommend the Mac and cheese croquettes...for a snack ....Best ever!! Thanks again guysMore

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed 22 July 2019 via mobile

The Public Brewery Croydon is a nice hidden treasure, located amongst the industrial area of Croydon. This is a micro-Brewery that offers, drinks, food, dining options in door and out, a beer garden, brewery experience and a bottle shop. We have enjoyed some meals and...drinks here recently whilst visiting family in the area. If you are sharing some bits rather than a main, we would recommend you try the Mac and Cheese Croquettes, they have a nice hint of jalapeño and The Southern Fried Chicken is crunch on the outside and nice a juicy inside. One things we would like to highlight, the menu on website (not sure about in the restaurant) and bottle shop suggests/offers ‘corkage’ for “ANY” beer and wine from there bottle shop, however the is false, at lest on beer, two staff members stated this wasn’t an option, even though there is advertising in there bottle shop and on the website. Luckily we had no issues by from the bar.More

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed 11 May 2019

Absolutely awesome. Great place for a drink, really friendly staff, and a huge selection of really nice birthdays. A magnificent place to kill and afternoon.

Date of visit: January 2019
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Kerry M
2 February 2016|
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Response from chill185 | Reviewed this property |
I didn't don't eat anything - but their menu isn't one I'd like. Trying to be too different. Still think ni it's a great pace to have a drink - in Croydon or Eastland.
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968Chris
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Response from judy61Melbourne | Reviewed this property |
Depends if you go to the Croydon one or the new Ringwood one. Assuming you are visiting ringwood there is a restaurant that serves lovely meal or a providor that does sandwich etc. Croydon is fancy bar food ie mini pulled... More
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The Public Brewery is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 5