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More from Holgate Brewhouse

Originally built as the main Cobb & Co stop-over from Melbourne to the Bendigo Goldfields, the historic Holgate Brewhouse stands proudly in the heart of the picturesque village of Woodend, nestled at the western foot of Mt Macedon. While the site was a Hotel/Pub since the 1860s, and the current rendition was built in 1896, it had been left to rack and ruin by decades of neglect. In 2002 Paul and Natasha Holgate took it upon themselves to put a bit of love back into the old girl, bringing her back to former glory and status as a local icon with a stylish refurbishment.

The venerable red brick hotel invites you to discover 10 luxury queen-sized bedrooms – each with ensuite and gorgeous views either across the village or to the magnificent Mt Macedon. Less than an hour from Melbourne, experience a tranquil getaway from the hurly-burly in the spectacular rural surroundings of the Macedon Ranges.

Like the original Cobb & Co travellers, settle down in a relaxing atmosphere after a day’s touring. Enjoy a delicious three course meal in the Hotel restaurant. Sample a few Holgate draught beers made on site, or taste superb local wines.

All 10 Rooms are located right upstairs in the historic accommodation area of the Hotel, and all have been stylishly refurbished. Each room has a huge ensuite, beautifully appointed Queen size Beds and crisp, white linen and the most wonderful views across the village of Woodend or Mt Macedon.

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).

Book your next getaway at the best price. Take advantage of Holgate’s sensational package offers. Seasonal variations allow you to make the most of your stay with special discounted rates and added extras. Experience more of Holgate’s superb range of services at a great inclusive rate  – from 3 course dinners to special tastings and tours. Discover Woodend’s hidden secrets all within an inclusive price. Deals are strictly limited, so book early and save.

Rates

From: $155 to: $195

Features

  • Guest Rooms
  • Breakfast Provisions
  • Tea & Coffee facilities
  • Onsite Restaurant
  • Bath
  • Conference Facilities

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