Maryborough historic Engineer’s Arms is up for sale following an extensive restoration by former local Councillor Anne Nioa.
Maryborough is just south of Hervey Bay, and home to the ‘World’s Greatest Pub Crawl’, attracting thousands of locals and visitors to make the pilgrimage around its dozen watering holes.
The Engineer’s Arms was purchased by a previous Fraser Coast Councillor, Anne Nioa, who was tempted by Council to take on the historic pub in mid-2013. She spent months restoring the 1889 building and used it as a launch pad for her Liqurious business, selling dozens of different liqueurs.
Nioa has now put it up for sale, with First National Real Estate marketing it as both a unique residence they describe as a “work of art” with a view of the Mary River, and a freehold vacant possession.
First National’s Karen Maxwell told PubTIC the hotel’s license is intact and ready for a new owner.
“Almost the entire building has recently had an extensive overhaul and renovation,” says Maxwell.
“The apartment on the upper floor is all about the sophistication and style of inner city living, from the timber floors & fireplaces to the exposed brick. Living here is like living in a historic work of art, with both modern and period features everywhere you look.”
The local mayor has lent support to finding a new owner for the pub, suggesting a pub brewery could be well suited to the “niche” tourism of the area.
“I believe a micro-brewery would add a unique attraction to our region. Accordingly, it would offer opportunities to diversify the tourism experience available to visitors of the Fraser Coast.
The Engineer’s Arms occupies 802 m² overlooking the Maryborough’s main thoroughfare, Kent Street. It is being sold via Offers of Interest.