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Shipwright's Arms

$$ - $$$
Bar, Pub, Australian
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29 Trumpeter St, Hobart, Tasmania 7004, Australia
+61 3 6223 1846
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 20:00
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 20:00
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Randwick, Australia
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17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Found this pub by accident walking to Battery Point. Decided to call in and have a drink then discovered the restaurant tucked away at the back of the pub. We opted for an outside table which was a good choice as it was a warm night.

Thank janis1246
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We're just enjoying a fabulous meal at the Shipwright's Arms Hotel. Both my partner and I chose fish - one swordfish and one blue eye trevalla. Both were beautifully good and presented. The staff were very attentive and knowledgeable. Our waiter recommended an excellent local wine which was stunning (Derwent Bridge 2016. Pinot Gris). Highly recommend!

Thank Carol1963344
Canberra, Australia
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32 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Not fancy but pleasant with friendly service. Food was good and the place was not too busy and noisy for dinner.

Thank 963Erichu
Canberra, Australia
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017

Living in the Nation's Capital, my visits these days to Hobart are, sadly, all too infrequent. I have always had excellent meals at the Shipwright's Arms, and this was no exception. The atmosphere and service were great, but the food was absolutely delightful. The Seafood Selection (I think it was called) was probably even better than the wonderful seafood platters... More 

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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

Good honest pub fare. We ordered from the bistro and ate in the characterful bar (bar menu looked great value if you were after a cheap eat). Nice steaks, good selection of sauces, handy wine list, and enough beers on tap to keep everyone happy. Friendly banter from bar staff.

Thank LL-EGE
Perth, Australia
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20 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

Stopped of here while doing the historic walk of Battery Point. A great pub in a fantastic location. Hadn't tasted a lot of the beers they had on offer and they gave me samples to try. I had the bar menu for lunch but you could also opt to eat in the restaurant which had a bigger choice. The Flathead... More 

Thank MABonAUS
Melbourne, Australia
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2017 via mobile

Dined here on a Monday evening and overall, the entire meal was a good, honest pub offering but there were a few highlights – we received table service that was friendly, attentive and quick, the tables were spaced out enough to provide some privacy, and as a result, the atmosphere was more like that of a restaurant than that of... More 

Thank DiscerningDoyenne
Hobart, Australia
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21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2017

Last meal before we left this beautiful city . I had the steak , which was cooked to perfection. The sticky date pudding was generous and divine . Would go back in a heartbeat .

Thank Bianca C
Waukesha, Wisconsin
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304 reviews
195 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2017 via mobile

Our Globus tour guide gave us three options to select from at the airport for dinner; and, our meals were ready to be served upon arrival! Order ahead is the way to go for a group of 28! Generous portions! You should see the schnitzel over chips! My fish and chips were very good. We also received a drink and... More 

Thank 262DianeV2014
Mount Juliet, Tennessee
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244 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017

My group of travel companions and I went to this restaurant upon arrival in Hobart, Tasmania. We were very pleased with both the food and the service. They started with a very good potato soup. We had a choice of fried white fish and chips or steak with fries (chips). Both were excellent. For dessert, which we did not need... More 

Thank jtbeknott

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$22 - US$88
Bar, Pub, Australian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 29 Trumpeter St, Hobart, Tasmania 7004, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Tasmania  >  Greater Hobart  >  Hobart
  • Phone Number: +61 3 6223 1846
Shipwrights Arms Hotel was established in 1846. Situated in the heart of historic Battery Point, Shippies (as it is known by the locals) has unique collection of Tasmanian and maritime memorabilia. Browse around the bar for the maritime memories including a 7 metre photomural showing every Sydney to Hobart yacht race line honours winner. The English style bar (built by a shipwright) features Tasmanian timbers and the log fires keep it cosy during winter. In summer you can relax in the ambient beer garden.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?