Ask around no one leaves The Soak hungry!
First licensed back in 1896, the hotel is nestled under the 100-year-old Morton Bay fig trees and retains a much-loved beer garden.
This friendly pub located 26ks north of Esperance offers cold beer, a hot feed and hotel room accommodation while the Gibson Soak Store has all the usual amenities including post office fuel and gas.
There is a large parking area near the hotel where self-contained motorhomes and caravans can stop for the night free of charge. There are also public toilets available.
The town owes its development purely to the railway between Norseman and Esperance as it was a place where a reliable source of water (needed for steam engines) could be found.
Gibson Soak was named after Billy Gibson, who reportedly stumbled across the soak while searching for stock. A decision to create a town was made around 1910 with the proposal to construct a railway between Norseman and Esperance. The town was gazetted in 1921.
The hotel first opened its doors on Christmas Day 1896, with publican HJ Jenkins providing refreshments to thirsty teamsters driving Cobb and Co. carriages through the sandy plains.