The Pineapple Hotel is one of Queensland’s great treasures.
Established in 1864, only five years after Queensland became a state, The Pineapple is the fifth oldest pub in Queensland. Its name stems from the pineapple plantations that dotted the Kangaroo Point area in the early 1900s. Its unique name and long colourful history make ‘The Pineapple’ not only one of Queensland’s oldest pubs but also one of its favourites.
The hotel has had an interesting array of owners, and many changes to suit the times but it has always managed to maintain its individuality. Pat Palmer was one of the more colourful owners. Rumour has it after a lucky strike in the gold fields; Pat rode his bike all the way from Charters Towers, placed a block of gold on the bar and bought the hotel. He then renamed it Palmers Hotel. Grazier Sid Guthrie bought the hotel in the early 1950?s and immediately restored the original name ‘The Pineapple Hotel’. The Guthrie’s then sold the hotel to Bob & Heather Singleton in 1989.
Over the past 20 years The Singletons have lovingly restored, renovated and restyled the heritage listed hotel into the award winning contemporary hotel that it is today. Verandas an original feature in the early 1900s has been reinstalled to the exterior of the hotel to restore its sense of history. In 2006 the old drive thru Bottleshop was removed, and the hotel now features a premium wine store, new bars and dining areas, sophisticated function rooms, glasshouse beergarden, and childrens playground all overlooking ‘Pineapple Park’.
The Pineapple Hotel one of the few remaining family owned and operated pubs in Queensland proudly continues under the care of the Singleton family whose hope is that the old girl remains in their family for generations to come.