More from Holgate Brewhouse

Since 1999, Holgate Brewhouse has been producing genuine craft beer from the village of Woodend in Victoria. Brewed, bottled and kegged right here, their beers come straight to you from their family-owned brewery installed in the beautiful 19th century red-brick Hotel and state-of-the-art Brewhouse, Taproom and Visitor Centre in Woodend.

Step in from the main street of Woodend and immerse yourself in the warmth and spirit of a true local. Take time to unwind in an historic country corner pub, where you can enjoy fine restaurant cuisine and award-winning craft beer brewed on site and available on tap. Holgate Brewhouse pride themselves on being a non-gaming venue. Relax with friends and family in a welcoming, friendly atmosphere – free from bleeps, blips and garish screens. Listen to some cool background music. Kick back and explore the flavours of Holgate’s masterful range of ales and lagers. Or try a superb wine from the many local Macedon Ranges wineries.

Tuck into a great value pub meal at the bar, or settle in and enjoy the flavours and local produce of their popular restaurant menu. Claim your favourite spot in the sunny dining room, classic main bar, snug parlour bar, or cosy lounge. In the summer, you can gaze out to the village clock tower from their shady outside courtyard. And in the depths of a Woodend winter, there’s five log fires to keep you toasty! Holgate Brewhouse proudly provide a great dining experience – simple food prepared perfectly, in a stylish yet relaxed restaurant setting, with friendly and attentive service.

Their modern Australian menu is designed and prepared in the hotel kitchen by a team of excellent chefs under the keen eye of Restaurateur Natasha Holgate.

Behind the historic hotel you’ll find Holgate’s famous state-of-the-art brewhouse, and Taproom & Visitor Centre. Featuring a fantastic view of the brewery, 16 taps of limited and special release beer, a bottleshop, brewery experience and function space, you can pop in for lunch, a tasting paddle of local beer (some you can’t try anywhere else), to pick up takeaway beer, local wine and gin or learn more about Holgate beer 7 days a week. And if brewing is your thing, you can also book a Brewery Tour via the Holgate website (they run every weekend).

They encourage their guests to have fun matching beer and food. All main meals come with a suggested Holgate beer to complement your dining experience. And their chefs have created many of the dishes on the menu around distinctive beer flavours – for example, their popular Beer Bread and awesome Dark Ale & Beef Pie.

All their desserts are conceived and made in-house, so it’s worth leaving a little bit of room!

You can even stay a night or two in one of their beautifully refurbished guestrooms.

Opening Hours

We are open 12 Noon till late, 7 days.
Lunch & Dinner 7 days with all-day meals Saturday, Sunday and public holidays.
Not open Christmas Day

Cuisine Type

Modern Australian


  • Licensed
  • Outdoor Dining
  • Entertainment
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