No need to contact us at the moment really on 03 5222 1697

38 Bellerine St
Geelong  VIC 3220



We were sanitised,
then we were
"spaced out man",
and now
we're CLOSED

Now our family run pub
is having
family time.

Our hours were:


 11:30am to 5:00pm

(Sunday until 2:30pm)


5pm to 8:30pm

(Sunday closed)


Monday to Thursday

11:30am to 9:30pm

Friday to Saturday

11:30am to 10:00pm


11:30am to 3:30pm


Labour Day Mar 9th

OPEN 11:30am to 3:30pm

Easter Friday 10th Apr


Easter Saturday  11th Apr

OPEN 11:30am to 3:30am

Easter Sunday  12th Apr

OPEN 11:30am to 3:30pm

Easter Monday 13th Apr


ANZAC Day 25th Apr

OPEN 11:30am to 3:30pm

Queen's Birthday 8th Jun

OPEN 11:30am to 3:30pm


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The Bistro

The BISTRO (seating 65) is popular for dining especially on weekly special nights, so bookings are recommended.  The bistro offers the same menu, service and pricing as the bar. The bistro is open Monday to Saturday 11:30am - 3:00pm and 5:00pm - late with the kitchen closing at 8:30pm.  When the bistro is closed between 3 and 5pm dining is available in the bar. The bistro offers table service after 5:30pm.

On Sundays the kitchen closes at 2:30pm with the pub closing at 3:30pm

The Bar

As the Hotel revolves mainly around meals, the bar (seating 60) acts as a second dining space. The menus and pricing are identical to the bistro. The bar is available for dining 11:30am - 8:30pm 6 days a week and 11:30am - 2:30pm on Sundays.

Beer Garden

Our beer garden has three lovely  old solid 8-seater iron bark tables with umbrellas as an extended outdoor eating (non smoking) area. This is separated from the covered smoking area adjacent to the TAB facilities.