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Shipwright's Arms

££ - £££, ,
29 Trumpeter St, Hobart, Tasmania 7004, Australia
+61 3 6223 1846
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  • Excellent31%
  • Very good40%
  • Average13%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible7%
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“seafood chowder” (17 reviews)
“scallops” (15 reviews)
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Bar, Pub, Australian, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
29 Trumpeter St, Hobart, Tasmania 7004, Australia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Prior phone call and confirmed that they offered a "variety of vegetarian options." Simply a lie. Menu offered a single vegetarian entree and zero main courses. Inexperienced waitress looked blank when asked for 'vegetarian options" and kept insisting that carnivorous options were very good. Eventually...More

Thank Graeme C
Reviewed 6 November 2017

We had a wonderful meal here while visiting Hobart for a conference. The ambience of this old pub/hotel matches that of the area in general. The food is wonderful and the serving sizes brilliant and well priced. I had a lovely chowder mixed with a...More

Thank Macca_MJ
Reviewed 31 October 2017

This pub is special. Love it to bits. Duck your head as you walk through the old door, and enter a place in which you will immediately feel comfy in. While not necessarily a 5 star Michelin spot, it's nonetheless the real deal. If you...More

Thank Tastytucker
Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

Everyone in our group enjoyed their meals, wait staff were amazing. Very friendly and helpful customer service.

Thank Jane J
Reviewed 4 October 2017

We were looking for a meal at Battery Point and found this pub what a kittle gem we had a great night and all meals we great as well.

Thank bjbjp62164
Reviewed 15 September 2017 via mobile

How sad that when you to place an order for a Steak sandwich you need to return it to the Kitchen because it is so raw the bread on the bottom is covered in blood! Sadder still is that it was not just one but...More

Thank Fromuponthehill
Reviewed 1 September 2017 via mobile

It's been a couple of years since we've been to Shippies and tonight's outing of 9 family members for dinner was being looked forward to by all. Unfortunately our excitement was short lived when the meals arrived and not only were none of the four...More

Thank grahamc8688
Reviewed 22 July 2017 via mobile

In 25 yrs living in Australia this is the closest I have been to a British pub dinner, really nostalgic. Off the tourist route, even though it's on Battery Point, friendly staff and interesting menu. Roaring fire and lovely atmosphere.

Thank Tina H
Reviewed 19 July 2017

We were able to sneak in last minute mid-week and get a table at 8pm. Had tried to ring before hand to make sure they were still open but no one was answering so we just called in anyway and found them still open. Ordered...More

1  Thank cricketchick26
Reviewed 9 July 2017

Shippies is certainly a Hobart institution. It's a delightful pub full of character and has a very nicely appointed restaurant. We were very well looked after by staff (thank you), and the drinks and food came quickly during our early evening family visit. However, the...More

Thank EHinOz
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$22 - US$88
Bar, Pub, Australian, Gluten Free Options
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:00
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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
  • E-mail
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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