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195 Mouat Street,
Lyneham ACT

Licensed Cafes & Licensed Informal Restaurants
Top quality pub food with everything made in house
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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 in-house smoking machine for succulent high-grade meats with a smoky flavour. Go for moreish free-range Buffalo wings and spicy chilli or blue cheese dipping sauce, before pairing tender smoked beef short ribs with two contemporary sides like roast spiced cauliflower or Jamaican green apple slaw.

The Old Canberra Inn Menu Sample

Rare pan-fried kangaroo fillet with beetroot jam.


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.

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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The Old Canberra Inn Opening Hours


Seasonal variations may occur.

The Old Canberra Inn Features & Facilities

Seats: 200

  • Customer Carpark
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Live Music
  • Fully Licensed
  • Functions
  • Alfresco dining
  • Vegetarian Options
  • Disabled Access
  • Takeaway
  • Gluten Free Options
  • Bar
  • Wireless Internet
  • Child Friendly
  • Organic Options
  • Pet friendly
  • Vegan Options

Payments Accepted

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • EftPos