The award winning Full Moon Hotel – or as regulars lovingly refer to it “The Moon” – overlooks the picturesque Bramble Bay, and is the quintessential venue for a relaxing meal, drink with friends or entertaining night out.
With numerous bars, a great local bottle shop stunning function facilities with the best water views in Brisbane, the award winning Full Moon Hotel is a pure pub experience. From the Osbourne Sports Bar to the Moonlight Deck and Bar, Kids Play Room, Pokies Lounge, Keno, TAB and not forgetting three gorgeous dedicated Function Rooms, we’ve got every occasion covered.
Rated by NASA as one of the best vantage points to view the moon, the hotel’s Ocean View Terrace is a spectacular spot to be, day or night. With an abundance of fresh locally sourced seafood and produce on the restaurant menu and regular special events, the Full Moon Hotel is a welcome hub of energy in the Sandgate and Shorncliffe region.
In the early 1860’s Osbourne House was built to accommodate travellers in the area. The establishment was later named Osbourne Hotel and after more than a century of withstanding the elements, is now known as the Full Moon Hotel.
By 1865 there was enough activity in the area that a private company formed to erect a pier at Shorncliffe, however the development at Sandgate was much slower and still only had a population of 155 in 1871.
Prior to the railway in 1882, coaches travelled between Brisbane and Sandgate twice a day, while access by boat took several hours. When the railway was built it cut travel time to only half an hour from Brisbane and rapidly aided the development of the Bayside area.
Paying tribute to its colourful history, the renovated Full Moon Hotel retains much of its original character, including the local's favourite Osbourne Bar, which is where Osbourne House first stood. Now thousands of visitors come to Sandgate and the Full Moon Hotel every year, just to experience the picturesque charm of Bramble Bay.