We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Public Inn

Is this your business?
$$ - $$$, ,
26 Templeton St, Castlemaine, Victoria 3450, Australia
+61 3 5472 3568
Website
Save
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
  • Excellent44%
  • Very good26%
  • Average16%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“gnocchi” (14 reviews)
“sorbet” (2 reviews)
Open Now
7:00 am - 11:00 pm Hours
CUISINES
Contemporary, Australian, Wine Bar, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
26 Templeton St, Castlemaine, Victoria 3450, Australia
All Details
Write a ReviewReviews (184)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language

1 - 10 of 184 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago 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

Thank Mark J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 6 February 2018

I've given this restaurant an "Average" rating but admittedly the food is better than average. However the place is way too pricey for what you get. It's just not good value for money. I doubt many locals go to this place. I think it's probably...More

Thank Food-lover747
Reviewed 30 January 2018

We visited the small country town of Castlemaine over the Christmas break with family and friends, having booked accommodation in the town in October. On reflection after the nights meal we were disappointed in the food quality and poor service over the night. I know...More

1  Thank Howard H
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all Castlemaine Hotels
Castlemaine Colonial Motel
192 reviews
.18 km away
Campbell St Lodge
47 reviews
.22 km away
Albion Motel Hotel
41 reviews
2.28 km away
Whispering Gums Motel
25 reviews
13.83 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Origini Cafe
43 reviews
.11 km away
Bella Fresca Pizzeria
42 reviews
.11 km away
Tog's Place
94 reviews
.14 km away
Nearby Attractions
Castlemaine Botanical Gardens
196 reviews
1.37 km away
Castlemaine Art Museum
95 reviews
.20 km away
Old Castlemaine Gaol
132 reviews
.57 km away
The Mill Castlemaine
29 reviews
.86 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Public Inn staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Submit
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 4 - USD 28
Cuisine
Contemporary, Australian, Wine Bar, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
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
Description
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.
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing