The Brunswick Hotel, Hobart

A winter mini break finale in Hobart is best enjoyed in a historic, cosy pub with a hearty loaded parma; The Brunswick Hotel in downtown Hobart, the second oldest pub in Australia, is the perfect location for transitioning back to mainland life or the UK just as easily. With a cocktail list that features an espresso martini and a parma piled high with mushy peas and yorkshire pudding and an open fire to boot, your evening will be complete once you polish off a deconstructed lemon meringue for dessert.

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Lark Distillery

My Aunt insisted we stop at Lark Distillery on our way back from MONA and it was such a pleasant surprise. With about 40 mins from closing time, we had the bar pretty much to ourselves and we fell into easy conversation with a visitor from Sydney who had been spending some time with the bartender on a taster session. We tried a sweet dram from Lark's range that really hit the spot.

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