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Gern's Butchery - Retail Butcher Since 1895

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by Jane Wong (subscribe)
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Published May 29th 2016
One of the few butcheries from the 1800s still operating
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I saw this sign and had to pull over!


I'm one of those annoying people on road trips who has to pull over every time I see something interesting. I have a radar for brown 'tourist' signs in Queensland - after all, you never know what you might find. In this case, I saw a sign saying "retail butcher since 1895" - a retail butcher since 1895?! That's more than 100 years ago! Of course, I had to yell out for my friend to pull over so we could go check the place out.

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Outside Gern's Butchery - can you spot Eddy?


The view from Gern's Butchery was amazing - I could not believe I was only 20 minutes from the CBD. The rolling hills, the vast grassy open areas, the (almost) European style looking houses... Just beautiful. I almost felt like I was in Tasmania!

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Can't get enough of this view.


The smell was also interesting, with a faint but distinct smoky aroma wafting towards us. Outside Gern's Butchery, there are many machineries on display - they were all massive and fascinating to look at. It reminded me a little of Fort Lytton National Park, as they had cannons at the entrance - both places definitely had a historic view to them, and rightfully so, as Gern's Butchery is now a whooping 121 years old!

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Goodbye Gern's Butchery!
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Why? Operating for over 100 years!
When: Monday to Friday 7am-5pm, Saturday 7am-12pm
Phone: (07) 3265 6533
Where: 39 Buhot St E, Geebung QLD 4034
Your Comment
Amazing that they have been going for so long and still there. I will have to look for it next time I am around that area. Well done Gerns, and thank you for the article, Jane.
by Di Hill (score: 2|494) 1204 days ago
Agree. I hope more people will support Gern's.
by lokyl (score: 2|408) 1203 days ago
I've never thought of a retail butcher located in a beautiful place. What did you buy, Eddy?
by lokyl (score: 2|408) 1205 days ago
It is amazing too see a family based industry can survive in its own way in this highly competitive era. We should continue to support small business in Australia and let them run for many more years. Thanks for sharing.
by ycwong (score: 2|512) 1204 days ago
Gosh , you are opening my eyes up to some of Brissies hidden gems. Will put that on my to do list, but might need to wait for a drier weekend. My plans to go out and discover today has been put on hold.
by perry (score: 1|18) 1201 days ago
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