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Railway Hotel

$$ - $$$, ,
65 Gingell St, Castlemaine, Victoria 3450, Australia
+61 3 5472 1250
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good34%
  • Average6%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“steak” (38 reviews)
“pasta” (34 reviews)
“curry” (18 reviews)
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Bar, Pub, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
65 Gingell St, Castlemaine, Victoria 3450, Australia
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Railway Hotel is a beautiful hotel, very rustic with delicious steaks. Service was excellent with Jaclyn and her offsider being very capable in serving about 40 people the evening we went. She didn't miss a beat and was so happy and friendly. The food was...More

Thank Bloss2016
Reviewed 1 week ago

No meal, just a quick drink ... saturday night... bar ebbed and flowed, full and pumping to just a few. Cosy with a fire, needed an extra person when busy as got two drinks to save lining up again. Deco warm and welcoming.

Thank 666Victoria666
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Last night I thoroughly enjoyed the home made Gnocchi, absolutely delicious! My husband had the special of Wagu steak and hand cut chips, which he also enjoyed. Would eat here again.

Thank Helen A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Railway Hotel is one of those places which is a little off the beaten track. Food is excellent,Service is excellent, good variety of beers and a great atmosphere in a very old building. The pub was built early 1870's. Looking forward to a return...More

Thank Paul F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Decided to have dinner here as it was high in the trip review ratings and although my maps app took me to the railway station, we decided to get out of the car and walk to find it which wasn't far and so worth it....More

Thank Sharryn B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As part of an organised tour, we were a group of around fifty people – enough to put a strain on any meal service! We were greeted and seated in a prompt and friendly manner but then left entirely to our own devices for about...More

Thank SisPerth
Reviewed 21 August 2017

Wonderful mix of country pub and good food. Hidden away from the main shopping area of Castlemaine on the other side of the railway line, well worth hunting down. An intimate main bar that reminds me of an English country pub. the guy behind the...More

Thank Dean H
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

Went here for a friends 21st not too long ago! The place was well lit and friendly staff! The only downfall was the beergarden was cold and had no music speakers so it put a downer on the mood a little bit but other then...More

Thank restauranttraveller1
Reviewed 4 August 2017 via mobile

When you enter the Railway Hotel it gives the visitor the impression they have just wandered into a quaint hotel in a village in England. The meals are hearty, the choice of wine or beer is excellent and the ambience is cosy. I love dining...More

Thank Tanchez
Reviewed 26 July 2017

We were recommended to come here for dinner and we wern't dissappointed. The food was fantastic. They were very busy for a Sunday evening and the waitress was run off her feet, but nothing was too much trouble for her.

Thank Tracyannemc
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Nearby Attractions
Castlemaine Botanical Gardens
176 reviews
1.37 km away
Castlemaine Art Museum
89 reviews
.28 km away
Old Castlemaine Gaol
104 reviews
.19 km away
Buda Historic Home and Garden
70 reviews
1.08 km away
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Questions & Answers
1 November 2015|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from Brunno R | Property representative |
Hi Alison, unfortunately we will be closed on Christmas day and boxing day. Thank you very much for your inquire.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 12 - USD 24
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
15:00 - 23:00
15:00 - 23:00
15:00 - 23:00
15:00 - 23:00
15:00 - 00:30
12:00 - 00:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 65 Gingell St, Castlemaine, Victoria 3450, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Castlemaine
  • Phone Number: +61 3 5472 1250
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The Railway Hotel is located in the historic township of Castlemaine within the goldfields area in central Victoria. The Hotel dates back to the mid 1800's and is one of a few surviving hotels from the bustling gold boom era. The Hotel is located adjacent to the historic working railway station which services the Melbourne to Bendigo line as well at the Steam Trains from both Maldon and Melbourne. The Hotel has a real vintage feel of a bygone era incorporating a locals bar, bistro and bar and outside verandah area. The "Railway" is a welcoming and inviting place for locals and travellers with an award winning chef preparing food sourced locally and a range of local beers and ciders on tap. Our spirit wall hosts an inviting range of imported whiskey and bourbon choices and our wine range supports the vineyards of our region.
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