A pub in Australia has gone up for sale complete with its own beer-drinking pig.

''I never thought I would have to compete with a pig but that is what happens here. People come to the pub to meet the pig not me.''

The establishment is on the market for AUS$800,000, and includes Pinky - the alcohol-swigging porker - as well as the 1880-built pub, which offers accommodation and trout fishing opportunities.

While potential buyers will not get the chance to share a pint with Priscilla - the pub's first ever beer-drinking pig, who is now deceased - they will feel equally at home with Pinky, who tends to bond with customers over a cold alcoholic refreshment.

Anne Free, the establishment's owner, is quoted by The Mercury as saying: ''I never thought I would have to compete with a pig but that is what happens here. People come to the pub to meet the pig not me.''