by Buggybuddys team member Kate
The Pour House is right next to The Bay Village Resort and Spa holiday accommodation in Dunsborough town centre. There is a downstairs bar/restaurant which is bigger than it looks from the outside and an upstairs ‘lawn’ which was not open when we visited as it was winter.
It is a minute from the beach (you can see the ocean if you sit at the bar stools out the front and I guess you can from the upstairs too, although the upstairs was closed when we visited) and just around the corner is the fantastic and relatively new Seymour Park playground so the kiddies can have a play before/after dinner.
The summary from the website states “the house, our ground level bar with low lighting, big communal benches, loungy seats, board games and an open fire. Side up to the bar and you’ll find a vast array of craft beer from Eagle Bay to Norway. Cider and wines are not forgotten as well as a small but perfectly formed spirit list with specialty single malts and rums. Most of what we have is produced by the little guys, if you've seen it advertised on tv we don’t have it.
Food from the house kitchen is rustic fresh and bistro with a combination of rotating mains, italian style crispy pizzas and small plates. Trust us our house is an interesting place to be, come in and lose a few hours with us…”
It is great place for beer lovers and also kids as the opening hours are kiddy friendly (from 4pm Mon – Sat and from 2 on Sundays) and there are a few games such as Jenga and an old style arcade game (unfortunately this wasn’t working at the time of our visit).
There is no specific children’s menu but the pizzas could easily be shared between 2 children and our 4 and 5 year olds shared a tomato, basil and mozzarella pizza for $18. We shared some garlic bread and a smoked ham, fontina cheese, green olive and artichoke pizza. The toppings are lovely and I would definitely recommend the food. My husband is a big fan of the large range of beers.
We couldn’t quite finish all our pizza so we asked for a take away box and they were happy to oblige, even though we only had a couple of slices left.
Overall, a great place to stop in for a quick meal with the kiddies and it would be a nice place to chill out for just adults having a child free evening too.
Note: you can also get take away food and a small selection of take away beer and wine. When we stayed in a house at the Bay Village resort a couple of years ago, we got a take away pizza and a bottle of wine to have in our room the evening we arrived.
The Pour House is located at 26 Dunn Bay
Rd, Dunsborough. Phone: (08) 9759
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