Being Australia’s second oldest continually licensed hotel, this place has a long tradition to uphold, which it does with warm hospitality and great counter meals in its dining room on Friday and Saturday nights. Full of authentic country atmosphere and old-world charm, the cosy dining room is a friendly place where you’re likely to meet local farmers as well as travellers passing through. The menu offers plain fare, including the usual meat and chips combinations, and some fancier dishes like smoked trout niçoise salad. Their beef pie filled with slow-cooked rich stew flavoured with Cascade stout goes down a treat after a hard day on the road. On Wednesdays they’ll produce a satisfying pizza if there’s a need.
14 Patrick St; (03) 6259 5502; open Fri–Sat for dinnercomments powered by Disqus