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Nestled in the quiet rural village of Pyengana & licensed since 1880, you’ll find The Pub In The Paddock, the pub is now a Tasmanian Tourism Icon, having looked after many a weary traveller & local for generations.

One of Tasmania’s oldest pubs, you’ll discover rich local history on every wall of the pub, friendly locals who like to share a story or two and owners who make you feel welcome as soon as you walk through the door… & let’s not forget Priscilla the Beer Drinking Pig who continues to draw a huge crowd every weekend!

Pyengana is a village in north-east Tasmania, Australia. Pyengana had a population of around 100 odd people.. Pyengana is tiny. In fact, it is so small you couldn’t even call it a village, let alone a town!

A gentleman by the name of Robert Smyth was deeply concerned with how poorly aboriginals were being treated in Victoria and Tasmania in the 1800s, and he could see that their culture, traditions and language were disappearing fast. In an effort to capture this before it disappeared he recorded a comprehensive dictionary of Tasmanian aboriginal words, and it is here that we find ‘Pyengana’ actually means ‘earth’.

i’ve done 2 trips to tassie on the indian chief .. amazing riding .. but the next one i do i will try a lighter ADV bike perhaps .. i feel the cheif is just a bit too big and cumbersome .. every left bend has gravel and and wed t right bend as a logging truck fully loaded .. .. it can be challenging !! 🙏🏼🙏🏼👌🏾👌🏾❤️❤️ On my Youube channel you can see both tours @barberingbiker

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