Wig & Pen Tavern & Brewery

Wig & Pen Tavern & Brewery

Please note, while restrictions put in place to respond to COVID-19 are easing, there may be some changes to business-as-usual to keep workers and visitors safe. Please contact the business for the most up to date information, including opening times and social distancing measures.

The Wig & Pen is Canberra's oldest craft brewery, and one of the trailblazers of Australia's booming craft beer industry. Indisputably featuring some of Canberra's best beer (including four hand-pumped real ales), the Wig is a tucked-away treasure just waiting for you to discover its warming, serene atmosphere.

If you appreciate venues that have kept touch with their authentic roots while embracing the ever-changing realities of today's brewing industry, do not miss out on the opportunity to wander into this taste of England - right in the middle of Canberra!

  • Green wall with the Wig's name and description in the background, red lights in the foreground
    The facade from the Wig's first location protects the signatures of famous performers at the ANU
  • Lights, people sitting at tables and on couches, jazz band in background
    Wig & Pen patrons enjoy Live Jazz performances, every Saturday afternoon, 2-5pm
  • Shot through plastic at 3 walls covered in casks in racks (resembling barrels)
    The Wig's cask room. The Wig is one of the few Canberra venues to serve real ales from casks!
  • Three bowls containing truffles, cocoa nibs and hazelnuts sitting on a benchtop, beer labels behind
    Majura truffles, cocoa nibs and hazelnuts waiting to go in the Hoppinator to infuse into a stout
  • Two mash tuns in background, bottling apparatus in foreground
    A peek inside the Wig's brewery: they may not look like too much but the magic all happens here
  • A pint of Sequoia with a sign bearing its name next to it
    The Sequoia - a hoppy American Amber Ale - is one of the Wig & Pen's signature brews
  • A pint and a pony with black rye IPA in them, with sun shining through the glasses
    The Black Ryeder: a black rye IPA brewed especially for the Wig's Darkfest 2018



Mon-Wed: 11.30am - 9.30pm; Thu: 11.30am - 10pm; Sat: 2pm -10pm; Sun: 2pm -7pm


  • Dinner
  • Lunch


Fully licensed


Suitable for guests with sufficient mobility to climb two or three steps, but would benefit from fixtures and fittings to aid balance.

Suitable for guests who depend on the use of a wheelchair in a seated position at all times.


Wig & Pen Tavern & Brewery

Llewellyn Hall, William Herbert Place, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia


Non Smoking Establishment

Outdoor Dining Area


TripAdvisor traveller rating


Ranked #768 of 1,494 Places to Eat in Canberra on TripAdvisor

“Great beer and food”

Reviewed on 10/03/2020

We have been regular patrons of this restaurant. It is very enjoyable experience even though it is a bit hard to find because it has moved to the University.

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Linda C

“Good pub Limited food but good beer”

Reviewed on 12/12/2017

Interior has been lifted into the university building which is great recycling. Good atmosphere. Food was limited but it was late.

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“Excellent beer”

Reviewed on 16/06/2017

You come here for the beer; the wonderful thing, apart from the taste, is that you see where it comes from. You feel like you are in the middle of enthusiastic passionate craftsmanship, where their...

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