Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Rudd's Pub, Nobby, Queensland

During the Christmas break, my family visited the famous Rudd's Pub in Nobby, about 35 minutes' drive from Toowoomba.

Rudd's Pub is named after the author Steele Rudd (Arthur Hoey Davis), who apparently used to write his Dad and Dave stories in the corner of the structure, which has been around since 1893.

The pub makes the most of its association with Steele Rudd, as it is crammed with Dad and Dave memorabilia and rural brick a brack:

Nobby was also the town where Sister Elizabeth Kenny grew up.  Sister Kenny developed a revolutionary treatment for polio.  Consequently, there is also a wall dedicated to newspaper articles on Sister Kenny in the pub. 

The pub menu is extensive - there is something for everyone.  The most popular items appeared to be the burgers, but there was plenty of other dishes to choose from. 

My Mum selected the rissoles and gravy ($17.90):

I went for the BBQ-glazed pork ($24.90):

while my brother chose Cranky Jack's Chicken (a chicken schnitzel loaded with bacon and cheese) ($21.90):

With respect to my dish, the pork was cooked well and tasted great with the BBQ glaze (although I was stumped in the end by the two large pork fillets - definitely a man-size serving).  The chips were also crispy and delicious.  However, I could have done without the mash (which seemed unnecessary with the chips), and the carrots and beans could have done with a good dose of seasoning.  That said, if you enjoy generous serves of hearty food at a good price, then the meals at Rudd's Pub could be right up your alley.

The pub was very popular with the punters - we went on a Tuesday lunchtime, admittedly during the holidays, and the place was soon buzzing.  Although we arrived at noon when meal service began and ordered shortly afterwards, it took nearly an hour for our meals to arrive - a factor to bear in mind if you plan to visit Rudd's Pub.

If you are a fan of the Dad and Dave stories, have a yen for looking at rural memorabilia, or just travelling through the Nobby area, Rudd's Pub is a fun, casual place to stop off for a meal.

45 Tooth Street
Nobby  Qld 4360
Ph: (07) 4696 3211


Kari said...

This looks like a classic Queensland pub! I feel almost nostalgic even though I've not spent much time in classic Australian pubs, and even less in Queensland ones :-)

Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella said...

Sounds like a very popular spot for some classic Aussie pub grub :D

Liz Berg said...

Such a fun outing with your family. Looks like you had some yummy dishes. Happy New Year!!!

Kayte said...

Well I didn't know what rissoles were at Rudd's Pub, but I do now! The food looks really good and boy oh boy oh boy were those huge portions...we could split!