Readers Choice 2018 - Pub Food

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195 Mouat Street,
Lyneham ACT

Licensed Cafes & Licensed Informal Restaurants
Top quality pub food with everything made in house

Readers Choice Awards

The Old Canberra Inn Overview

Enjoy a piece of history in the heart of Lyneham at The Old Canberra Inn, a family friendly pub along Mouat Street, dating back to 1857. Lending old world charm, The Inn radiates warmth with lounges by two cosy fireplaces and decor from recycled railway sleepers, while three beer gardens and two equipped function rooms ensure events are well catered for. Giving pub fare a make-over, The Inn sources MSA grass fed beef, free range chicken and free range ham with ever-changing weekend specials and an inhouse smoking machine for succulent high-grade meat with a smoky flavour. Go for moreish pork belly bites with smoked apple chutney, or zucchini and corn fritters; before pairing rare pan-fried kangaroo fillet and beetroot jam, with two contemporary sides like garlic mash and mixed green salad.

A few words from The Old Canberra Inn

The Old Canberra Inn was built in 1857 and served as a regular stopping place for the Queanbeyan-Yass mail coach. A living piece of Australian history, now a family friendly pub with great live music, fresh food sourced locally and rotating craft beer.


Best Known For

Pan-fried Atlantic salmon, ginger sweet potato mash, bok choy and aromatic coconut and coriander sauce.

The Old Canberra Inn Functions

Caters for up to 120 Guests
  Wedding, Conference, Corporate Function, Product Launch, Cocktail Party, Birthday Party, Christmas Party, Engagement Party
  Finger Food, Canapes, Buffets, Set Menu
The Canberra Inn was built in 1857, with round timber poles and framing, clad with handmade vertical timber slabs. These are building techniques characteristic of the pioneer era, and served it well as a regular stopping place for the Queanbeyan-Yass mail coach. A visitor in 1878 reported that the Inn was “deserving of wide renown for its excellent beer” and described its fare as “first class”.The Inn’s excellent reputation lives on, now with very modern facilities for your next function.

The Old Canberra Inn Chef

Fraser Rowntree

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Opening Hours

Mon11:30 - 22:00
Tues11:30 - 23:00
Wed11:30 - 23:00
Thur11:30 - 23:00
Fri11:30 - 00:00
Sat11:30 - 00:00
Sun11:30 - 22:00

Features & Facilities

Seats: 200

  • Customer Carpark
  • Fireplace
  • Live Music
  • Fully Licensed
  • Functions
  • Alfresco Dining
  • Vegetarian Options
  • Takeaway
  • Gluten Free Options
  • Bar
  • Child Friendly
  • Organic Options
  • Pet Friendly
  • Vegan Options
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Payments Accepted

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • EftPos