The Pub that’s all Cheers: Peregian Beach Hotel
Peregian Beach Hotel is much more than a local watering hole with a huge commitment to looking after their community that extends beyond the cool vibes, crafty food and refreshing drinks. Pete Goodlet discovers what makes this hotel so hospitable.
The Peregian Beach hotel is your local hotspot for great food, excellent company, live music and an all-over good feel vibe. The recent renovations have upped the style stakes: it is brighter, sleeker and airier, with just a touch of Hamptons. A rattan ceiling and sweeping ceiling fans draw your eye to the mid-century inspired feature screens; don’t forget to head straight to the bar with its breezeblock façade. This is one very funky, beach pub.
The front courtyard under the shade of the Pandanus is the spot to gather for a after-work beer, wine or one of the bar’s specialist cocktails. Weekends will find locals and visitors alike enjoying drinks, tasty tapas or homemade woodfired pizzas with a sourdough crust. The majestic Coral Sea pizza with buffalo bocconcini, garlic confit, Mooloolaba king prawns, Streaky Bay calamari, shallot, lemon jalapeno and gremolata crumb will knock your seafood craving socks off! The woodfired coconut chilli prawn dumplings with house teriyaki, chilli and sesame should come with a warning! You will not be able to stop at
The dining room has chef Matt Holt at the helm of a team dedicated to providing delicious, healthy food catering to all tastes, including an excellent range of vegan, vegetarian and gluten free options. Seafood is a specialty and the crispy skin Snapper Makhani with a mildly spiced Indian butter sauce on desiree mash, will see you coming back on a regular basis. The Donburi bowls are a sensation with wakami, ginger and wasabi mayo to tantalize your taste buds. Matt sets out to create no fuss, coastal and Asian-inspired dining experience, or as he says ‘surfer food’. Well I’m about as ungainly on a surfboard as a baby giraffe on roller skates, but I think Matt has nailed it! The friendly team on the floor and behind the bar complement the kitchen crew to serve up some fabulous food, fine wines and craft beer. So, sit back, soak in the groovy atmosphere and enjoy. This is cruisy coastal hospitality at its best.
The kitchen and bottle shop often offer delivery so keep your eye out for cool motor scooters zapping around the area delivering scrumptious food and choice booze to some very happy punters!
Family-owned and run by Peregian Beach locals Kylie and Sam; this is a truly local hotel. They are always visible at every fundraising community event and Kylie has been the driving force of many great local events as an active member and secretary of the Peregian Beach Business Association. During Peregian Beach’s brush with bushfires last year Kylie, Sam and their rocking crew got together with local breweries Land and Sea, Boiling Pot and Byron’s Stone and Wood to provide free beer for the firies. The video of the locals in the beer garden offering up a huge cheer for every firetruck and emergency vehicle that passed was truly heartwarming. The February Bushfire Fundraiser event in collaboration with Kelly Elsom and Brett Gadenne raised $4800 for the RFS and the Rescue Collective. The PBH team give out a lot of local love in support of local community, local music, local food and local booze. They are huge supporters of keeping the Peregian Originals rocking and Santa landing safely for the Peregian Beach Annual Christmas Carols.
If you have the urge to party at home or find that perfect wine to compliment your own gourmet delights the PBH bottleshop, Cellarbrations Peregian Beach and the renowned Sunnies Bottleshop in Sunshine Beach have you covered. Focused on local craft beers, spirits and a great range of wines sourced from across the country and across the oceans. I am a little partial to Pete’s Pure range of wines, but that is possibly because the words ‘Pete’, ‘Pure’ and ‘Wine’ have never been used in conjunction before! Tread Softly wines are
a recent tasty addition to their ever-growing range of certified organic, preservative-free and vegan organic wines. Beer-wise you can’t go past their local brands. Land & Sea, Boiling Pot and Heads of Noosa are all well stocked and make the perfect local thirst quenchers.
Peregian Beach Hotel could well be the friendliest pub on the coast. A groovy space, where fine food, great booze, live music and a friendly crew combine to make every visit a memorable occasion.
Peregian Beach Hotel | David Low Way, Peregian Beach