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Latest Reviews


Thomas Allen

Such sensational pub food here! The portions are large and the food is FRESHHHH!


Stephen Smilevski

If you are looking for a good pub meal, this place is perfect. Very friendly service. Reasonably priced and sized meals. Other common pub amenities. What more do you want? Will definitely be back in the future. Lots of appealing items left on the menu to try out.


butch armstrong

Absolutely amazing place cannot recommend the food, the staff where amazing and friendly, greated you and made you feel welcomed.
Havent had a meal here before but is now on my list for celebrations or just a family night/day meal

Patrick Rozario

Great service and good pub food.


Paula Delves

Beautuful food , lovely staff and the food was lovely will definitely go back

Phill Page

Huge shout out to the staff at the Charles Darling Hotel.We had lunch yesterday and the staff are amazing and the eye fillet was cooked to perfection! We had our Jack Russell with us and they brought us out a water bowl and the kitchen gave Odie treats and some steak. Outstanding food and service.



Lovely front of house staff, but steak came out medium-well done instead of medium rare. I sent it back asking for a medium rare. The chef apparently needs to go back to cooking school because they claimed that it was indeed medium rare...


Response from the owner

Hi Zach,
I am sorry you were not happy with your steak and felt the need to write a review.
It was actually my decision to send the steak back as we all thought it was a perfect medium rare.
If you do decide to come back, I would strongly suggest you order your steak rare to hopefully avoid another negative experience.
Sam (Owner)


Dominique Jeremiah

Group of 4 dined here over long weekend had made a booking. We were advised on arrival they were extremely busy could be delayed meals… there were none. Sun our waitress was fantastic great sense of humour all the staff were genuinely great and friendly. All our meals were tasty 😋 atmosphere was very good extensive menu if you can’t find something to eat I’d be surprised.

Kevin Ching

Great little pub, nice beer garden


Chris McManus

Great food and even better service! We’ll definitely be back soon :)


Frank Bognar

First off, the front of house staff are incredibly friendly and love having a chat. Made us feel very welcome. Food was really nice, big portions and reasonably priced. Kudos to all, and I'll be back.


Candace Van Krieken

Came here on a Tuesday for steak night and it was great! Quick service and food was excellent


Stuart Clark

Great pub grub, great service for lunch, heaps of people in for a Thursday lunch, the porterhouse with chips and veg for $32 was excellent, will come again



The meals are amazing and the service was great the chicken parmigiana is my favourite its the only pub in Geelong that I like. And the atmosphere is extremely cozy I love it I will be back again


Angela De Grandi

Lovely food, incredible service from the two sweetest staff ever, and a super friendly and helpful manager who assisted after a slight malfunction. What a happy and pleasant place to be- five stars all round from my party


rajiv mishra

Best Resotto, excellent chicken schnitzel wraps, out of the world Thai beef salad, unmatched steaks and eggplant parmi, topped with nicely heated sitting area and lovely lovely service from behind the counter and kitchen. Portions are big enough for hungry people!!


Lee Full

Amazing food at great prices. So many gluten free options. Exceptional service in the bistro. Think the waitress was Sara. Best service I have ever had. Should be more like this crew


Janine Watson

Lunch here was excellent, the chicken scallopini with strands of bacon, and mushrooms on a creamy sauce was very tasty and fresh. The service was A1..highly recommended


Andy Lumby

Great pub feed here absolutely delicious combined by Angelica’s hospitality 10/10


Sam Higgins

Such a good venue! We eat here regularly and never leave feeling disappointed


Im Anon

Like family pubs used to be. Consistently great food and service. We come here often!


Josh Peters

Great food, big menu. Staff were excellent.


Kerri McKenzie

Such a great pub, with a real family feel.
So many options on the menu and always fab meal.
Steak night - Mon & Tue.
Def reccomend 👍💓


Alka Ford

Decent food nice light atmosphere cold beer cheap meals

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