Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Pub with beer-drinking pig up for sale

A lot of people dream about owning a pub. But what about a pub, in a paddock in Tasmania's East Coast hinterland complete with its own beer-drinking pig? Pyengana's Pub in the Paddock is on the market, and while owner Anne Free is sad to be moving on she is needed on her family's farm at Glen Huon.

The pub's first beer-drinking pig, Priscilla, has passed on, but her prodigy Pinky is enjoying all the things Australian pub life has to offer. And, of course, she comes with the 1880-built pub.

Visitors buy a specially-prepared stubby of pig beer at the bar and Pinky comes over to bond over "a coldy". "I never thought I would have to compete with a pig but that is what happens here," Mrs Free said.

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"People come to the pub to meet the pig not me." Mrs Free, 65, has owned the pub for nine years. The Pub in the Paddock is on the market for $800,000, and sits on 2.8ha, offering accommodation and trout fishing.


Barbwire said...

I think that's "progeny" instead of "prodigy". Or maybe "protegé.

arbroath said...

Heh heh, I think you're right Barbwire! :)