After all that exploring, it’s time to enjoy drinks and dinner in a Kyneton’s historic country pubs.
Kick off at The Royal George Hotel on Piper Street, a great historic pub for a pre-dinner drink in the bar. Built in approximately 1855, there are a plethora of fascinating tales about this pub.
In 1856, a lavish Cricket Club ball was held, with 150 attending and presenting ‘an array of beauty and fashion never before seen in Kyneton’.*
Nowadays, it is a stylish pub oozing with character.
Note: Currently open from 4.30pm Friday and Saturday only.
For dinner, head to the Albion Hotel on Mollison Street. With its fine cast iron and double storey verandah, the Albion Hotel is a true Kyneton landmark. Built in 1861, it still maintains many of its early interesting features, even though its undergone various renovations.
Some of its fascinating history can be found mentioned in reports on railway riots when the hotel’s flag was stolen to head the procession. The Kyneton Mounted Rifles, sixty strong, were called out by Magistrate Lavender to help maintain order.*
Open Thursday to Sunday for dinner, the Albion Hotel also offers a fireplace perfect for warming up after a winter town walk. In summer, there’s a dog-friendly beer garden to enjoy daylight savings and a hearty pub meal.
Bookings are currently required at all pubs, restaurants and bars.
Turn your adventure into an overnight stay at one of the many guesthouses and BnB’s steeped in history.
*Extracts from Kyneton Town Walks by Don McClure