The (don’t arf) Penn

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.

Maylands Craphole

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

About The Lazy Aussie

Commended Haiku writer. A lover of The West's Worst. Perth stand-up comedian, photographer and writer.
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6 Responses to The (don’t arf) Penn

  1. lazyaussie says:

    Someone has told me the beautiful former pub next door was the Alcoholics Anonymous headquarters for a while. You’d be spewin’.


  2. lazyaussie says:

    …and you may have noticed that the appalling Cocos Palm features in numerous architectural crimes in Perth.


  3. Grrr says:

    Ah, dodgy taverns and Cocos palms…. salad days for TWOP.

    I think the carpark has been re-surfaced since.

    But I still haven’t been lured in for a drink.


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  5. magus says:

    I come from a long line of alcoholics (and preachers) and there was a saying in our family – we lived three doors from the wonderful Peninsular Hotel – that we’d bought many a brick in that building. However, when the Peninsular Tavern was built (on a vacant block where a travelling circus used to set up its tent in the 1950s) we were filled with fear and loathing, and as far as I know none of us have ever set foot in the place.


  6. WAtching says:

    What a superb photo TLA.
    Did you get the guy on sickness benefits to pose for you, or was it just a fluke?


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