Cobaw Ranges Tipple Trail

Gather the troops and embark on a country pub and watering hole adventure, taking in the scenic Cobaw Ranges. From Darraweit Guim to Lancefield to Romsey to Riddells Creek – discover new and off-the-beaten-track spots to quench your thirst for locally made brews.

Visit a Cider House | Darraweit Guim

Cruise through the countryside to Darraweit Valley

Nominate your designated driver, book accommodation and taste our region’s very own craft beer and cider in venues bursting with character, history and autumn colour.

Set out on a scenic drive through the countryside and farmlands of Darraweit Guim for a cider tasting at Darraweit Valley Cider.

Orchardist Marc Serafino is a former head chef with a passion for creating new flavours. And DV Cider have flipped cider making psychology on its head by focusing on the flavours first.

Inspired by the way craft beer is made, they’ve experimented with real ingredients like hops, molasses, and even coffee. The result is that their unique ciders have been recognised with a bunch of accolades and positive reviews.

Take a swig of DV Cider and you’ll discover a new depth of character to cider that you’ve never experienced before. Pair it with a local tasting platter at their distillery door. Plus keep an eye out for live music gigs on weekends!

Open Saturdays 12pm until late and Sunday 12pm until 6pm

Three outstanding choices in Lancefield | Lancefield

Venture to one or all three of these Lancefield beautys!

Lancefield’s local beverage scene offers so many choices we created a Lancefield Triple Tipple Tour! From handcrafted cocktails, amazing local wines and signature beers you won’t be left wanting.

Opened in late 2022, the Lost Watering Hole produces its own premium range of preservative-free craft beers, cider, ginger beer and alcoholic tea. Here you can pair a German-style beer and meal in their restaurant, served up with sweeping views to the Cobaw Ranges.

The Lancefield Hotel is steeped in history. Established in 1870, this classic country pub serves up local tipples and classic pub fare.

Or you could head over to the elegant Lancefield Lodge, where you’ll be treated to an extensive choice of local wines and spirits!


The 1860 | Romsey

Stop for a leafy retreat at The 1860

Step into Romsey’s newest hotspot, The 1860, where history blends seamlessly with modern flair, this gorgeous pub also boasts a stunning leafy beer garden. Named in honour of the town’s inaugural pub, opened in 1860, this revitalised establishment welcomes you to indulge in a taste of tradition.

For the 2024 Autumn Festival, The 1860 introduces the Five Mile Sling. Crafted with care, the Five Mile Sling features premium gin from Cloud Distillery, complemented by the sophistication of Chambord, the herbal notes of Chartreuse, and the refreshing tang of cranberry juice. Finished with a dash of bitters and a squeeze of lime juice, each sip celebrates Romsey’s rich heritage and the vibrant spirit of its newest (yet oldest) kid on the block.

Open Sunday to Thursday 11:30am to 10pm; Friday and Saturday 11:30am to 11pm

Riddells Creek Hotel | Riddells Creek

Round it up with a tipple in Riddells Creek

End your autumn tipple adventure with a bevvy at the local Riddells Creek Hotel. This casual, family-friendly pub has an extensive menu, cosy fireplace, pool table and a leafy beer garden. Just the place to chill out and plan your next adventure to the Macedon Ranges!

Open Tuesday to Wednesday, 3pm to 10pm; Thursday to Sunday, 12m until 10pm; closed Monday

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