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Welcome to The Imperial Hotel
Home of the Eumundi Brewery

A cornerstone of the hinterland village of Eumundi, the iconic Imperial Hotel has been welcoming locals and tourists since its opening in 1911. Home to the Eumundi Brewery and Eumundi Distillers, this majestic Queenslander hotel is a Sunshine Coast 'must do'.

With its colourful creative décor and murals, sweeping verandahs, sensational beer garden and relaxed vibe, you'll be drawn to the groove that is The Imperial – and indeed, the creative hub that is Eumundi. 

Our dining menu features classic pub favourites along with a selection of contemporary dishes – guaranteed to appeal to all the foodies in your tribe.

When it comes to brews, try our very own Eumundi Brewery, Pale Ale or Ginger Beer + a range of other seasonal beers

The hotel is also a great place to soak up live music, with acoustic sets in The Beer Garden all weekend + some of the best bands in the business playing ticketed shows in our entertainment spaces known as The Bunker and The Brewery.

If you're looking to host a special event, we have diverse function areas with flexible layout options  ideal spaces for everything from cocktail soirées to sit-down dinners, corporate seminars to weddings and special celebrations.



Monday to Friday:

Lunch11.30 – 2.30
Dinner5.30 – 8.30


11.30am – 8.30pm


11.30am – 8pm

Home of Live Music

The Imperial Hotel is dedicated to hosting and supporting live original music.

The hotel now features top-notch performance venues with quality staging, PA systems, and optimal decibel limits. These beautiful spaces are perfect for experiencing performing artists at their best.

Contact Jono on email jono@comiskey.com.au

View more music photos here.

And to see our current line-up of gigs see WHAT'S ON

Happy Customers

The Imperial Story


The establishment was founded by Ransome Jefferies – son of Edgar Jeffries and head of a syndicate who had it rebuilt by a Mr. Bytheway. The Jefferies family were involved with both the Eumundi Hotels, both of which had female licensees.


The Imperial was a meeting place for thirsty jackaroos who drove their bullock teams through the area. Like all outback pubs, it was the focal point of the town for much of the century.

The pub was run by three McIntyre sisters. Anne, one of the sisters was instrumental in setting up the Country Women’s Association.


Fire destroyed the Imperial. Nobody died in the blaze.


Re-built with a new licensee Sydney Malcolm Blackshaw. It was advertised as a newly-built hotel with first class accommodation, garage and stabling where visitors could rely on the best meals on the North Coast.

The Guardian newspaper stated that The Imperial Hotel had a ‘Popular Dining Room. All Liquors true to label. Handy to Station. Phone 10’.

A newly wed couple booked in to Room 6 for their wedding night. By morning they had mysteriously vanished and all that was left in the room was the wedding gown and the groom’s size 10 boots. Ghostly presence has been felt by many throughout the years.


Eumundi Lager was born in 1988 when brewing engineer and developer John Lynch invited people to invest in a brewery in Eumundi. The group purchased the Imperial Hotel, installed a micro-brewery and launched Eumundi Lager in February 1988.


Following a brief public listing, the micro-brewery at the Imperial Hotel was closed and brewing of Eumundi beers was contracted to Yatala Brewery (formerly Powers Brewing then CUB) N.B. Castlemaine Perkins (now Lion) later purchased the Eumundi beer brands from CUB (in 1998) and brewing of the Eumundi brands ceased in 2004.

1992 and 1993

Eumundi Premium was awarded best Australian lager two years running at the national festival of beers.


The Queensland Hoteliers Association awarded The Imperial Hotel the trophy for Most Outstanding Community Service in its Awards for Excellence.

2014 - 2016

Extensive renovations of the hotel complex including performance spaces for live music, dedicated function rooms and a family-friendly beer garden.


Announcement of new partnership with Lion to see the return of the much missed craft beer Eumundi - to again be brewed on site at its spiritual home, the Imperial Hotel in the heart of Eumundi.


The new Eumundi Brewery is officially opened in August, with the launch of the new Eumundi Brewery Lager and Eumundi Brewery Pale Ale. True nature in a brew! Brewery tours launched later in the year.

Kids Play Room

The kids can entertain themselves for hours in our fun and stimulating play room. Equipped with three Playstations, big screen movies, colouring books and pencils, a rubber ball den and comfy cushions you might have trouble getting them to leave. A camera monitor is visible from the Beer Garden - so you can sit back and relax while keeping an eye on the kids.

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