Country pubs

Country Pubs

If you are looking for a meal that fills the belly as well as the heart, we have you covered.

The Wallace Hotel is both trendy and quirky and has become a regular stop for visitors from both Melbourne and Ballarat. Nearby is the Shamrock Hotel in Dunnstown, a 150 year old pub that prides itself on good country food and friendly local service.

The Gordon Hotel is the social heart of Gordon hosting regular events, live music and, of course, fantastic meals for locals and visitors alike! Just 30 minutes drive from Bacchus Marsh is the Lal Lal Falls Hotel. Built during the heady days of the 1930s when Lal Lal was one of Victoria’s major tourist attractions, the hotel remains an icon in the town.

If it’s a hearty meal after a visit to Lerderderg State Park that you’re looking for, then the Blackwood Hotel, Greendale Hotel and ‘The Plough’ @ Myrniong are all great options. The Blackwood Hotel is 150 years old with a lovely heritage-listed building and great service. Look out for the ghost of Laura the kitchen-hand though… It’s said that she never left the hotel after her tragic death in 1948.

The Greendale Hotel is surrounded by breathtaking scenery and offers live music and an extensive menu of traditional pub fare. The Plough @ Myrniong is known for its contemporary dining experience in its stunning historical buildings. All three hotels are located within an hour of Melbourne.