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Public Inn

$$ - $$$, ,
26 Templeton St, Castlemaine, Victoria 3450, Australia
+61 3 5472 3568
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good26%
  • Average16%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible5%
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Contemporary, Australian, Wine Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
26 Templeton St, Castlemaine, Victoria 3450, Australia
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Reviewed 11 July 2018 via mobile

Went here thinking it was a 1 star restaurant. Chef was away on holiday. They should have closed the doors. The food was terrible. Orders came out wrong...... I'm sure it's great when the chef is there but when he's not it's abysmal... if we...More

Thank MarkRenee
Reviewed 8 July 2018 via mobile

Eight of us enjoyed a lovely meal at the Public Inn in Castlemaine. The venue occupies the former Fire Station and it has been cleverly renovated. The menu is not extensive but there is still sufficient variation to cater for most tastes. Service was friendly...More

Thank Geoff2011
Reviewed 12 April 2018

As we arrived into Castlemaine for a few nights we spotted the PUBLIC INN which looked very appealing given its location in the old fire station. So we arrived for dinner on our second night midweek so not a busy night so you would expect...More

Thank Anne J
Reviewed 1 April 2018

It's not often that a restaurant/hotel deserves a bottom rating (thank goodness); but in this instance I have not come across a worse approach to service and customer interest. When inquiring of the main waiter if we could get a drink at the bar in...More

Thank Webster27
Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

Our group of 5 attended for the 76th birthday of my father in law. The entrees and main courses were well executed, flavorful and quite prompt. The cheese plate was short on cheese though, and the two goat milk cheeses were well crafted but too...More

1  Thank Mark J
Reviewed 22 March 2018 via mobile

I booked some weeks back (on the recommendation from ‘The Empyre’ where we were staying) for our reunion dinner with friends from overseas & interstate. Walking past the night before we saw it was closed for the month of Feb. so in to check today...More

Thank Marian E
Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

The food was cold when it arrived and the waiter was not interested in us at all. Not worth the trip at all!

Thank Donnacasey7
Reviewed 20 February 2018 via mobile

This is an eye opener in an old fire brigade garage - very tastefully renovated with a quaint outdoor setting with a giant tree nearby for shade. I had 2 smaller dishes and both spoke of the talent of the chef whose name I heard...More

Thank jvhensen
Reviewed 17 February 2018 via mobile

My friend and I decided to stop by here randomly as we parked near by and saw the lights on the tree branch outside which overhangs a group of tables. I’m a sucker for fairy lights so this was definitely my vibe. When we walked...More

Thank Sarah R
Reviewed 11 February 2018 via mobile

I come here often with friends and family for coffee or a meal. The service is great and super tasty food that's regularly cha Hong to keep the menus fresh. There coffee and cakes are also sublime!!!

Thank Purplepandas
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 4 - USD 26
Contemporary, Australian, Wine Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Private Dining, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 26 Templeton St, Castlemaine, Victoria 3450, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Castlemaine
  • Phone Number: +61 3 5472 3568
  • E-mail
Castlemaine's premier restaurant and bar. Located at 26 Templeton Street, Castlemaine at the historic old fire station. Age Good Food Guide One Hat status. Efficient and Family Friendly. Outdoor and Indoor Dining. New Chefs & New Menu Open 7 Days a Week - Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
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