They say you can’t polish a turd, but apparently you can give one an aubergine render. The Worst of Perth editor was disappointed to hear that the Penninsular Tavern on Railway road Maylands had undergone a facelift – but fear not. Instead of the salmon brick monstrosity of the 80’s, it’s now rendered for the 21st century. The interior is if anything worse. Also nice to see the ugliest, water guzzling, non-shade giving tree, the Cocos Palm is being used to further crappify The Penn.
There are several drinking holes in Perth that may be able to claim equal ugliness (send us your worst), but seldom do you have ordure so well and truly rubbed in your face as at The Penn, because it stands next door to a superb old building I believe was the original drinking hole for this spot, a lovely 2 storey verandah classic. Perhaps it would have been better to demolish it. Just too sad to see just how good things could have been.
The Penninsular Tavern
223 Railway Pde
Maylands, WA 6051, Australia
+61 8 9271 1147