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By Samantha Teague
December 09, 2020
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By Samantha Teague
December 09, 2020
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It has only been open for a few months, but Bulli's Resin Brewing is already filling up its trophy cabinet. The south coast brewpub took home the 2020 National Trust's Adaptive Reuse Award — and for good reason: it's located in a 130-year-old railway guesthouse that the team spent two long years transforming.

Co-Owners Brendan Down and Steven House — who met surfing a stone's throw away in Stanwell Park — did away with the heritage-listed building's termite-infested timber, graffiti and lead paint; filled the space with leather couches, photography and a ten-hectolitre brewing system; and threw open the doors to Resin in early 2020.

You can swing past just to try the duo's brews, which include the Flame Tree amber ale, Sandon lager and Refraction NEPA, in cans or a growler. Or, you can settle in for a meal and a few pints.

Chicken wings ($15), house-made jerky ($12) and XO prawn toast ($18) are all options for those looking for a snack, while hungrier folk should look to the Malaysian fish curry ($25), smoked pork sausage hot dog ($22) and Korean-spiced eggplant burger ($20).

One of the perks of opening in a railway guesthouse is its proximity to the train. Sydneysiders can jump on the South Coast Line and find themselves on the steps of the brewery in just 90 minutes — no designated driver required.

Images: Reuben Gibbes

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