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Railway Hotel

$$ - $$$, ,
65 Gingell St, Castlemaine, Victoria 3450, Australia
+61 3 5472 1250
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good34%
  • Average7%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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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 4 days ago

We have eaten here three times in the past fortnight. Once as a couple and the other times as a group of 8. Food is good quality pub food. Menu has a range of options from reasonably priced to quite expensive, so something to suit...More

Thank patfshepparton
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

On a drive through Castlemaine we came to this hotel so we stopped for lunch, the Customer Service was outstanding and the meal was delicious, this hotel is defiantly going to receive another visit. Keep up the good work as on a cold day sitting...More

Thank Jane W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Yes it's cozy and historic, however our group found the entire evening underwhelming. It took a very long time for our meals to come to the table, 2 of the meals ordered had obviously been microwave re-heated (boiling hot in the middle and near cold...More

Thank sinisterlookingsock
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in for lunch, after recommendation from the local information centre in town. Walked in and fell in love immediately. Reminded us greatly of our travels in the UK and the lovely cozy fireside bar and dining areas were just divine. Our meals were lovely,...More

Thank Kate J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a cosy hotel with a lot of history. The staff member who greeted us was welcoming and professional. After placing our order, I had a birds eye view of the action in the kitchen. I observed a staff member working with food, then...More

1  Thank Breta C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After a leisurely drive through the Victorian country side we went to the Railway Hotel for lunch. A very busy hotel which had good service and food

Thank Michael K
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Would definitely visit again. Nice to walk here from Centre of town and work off some calories! Recommend the bruschetta w homemade ricotta

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Reviewed 11 July 2018 via mobile

We turned up without a booking on a Tuesday night not realising they're always booked out on Tuesday's...... They were happy to fit us in and find us a table. The staff were lovely - very friendly. We wish people were this down to Earth...More

Thank MarkRenee
Reviewed 10 July 2018

Extensive menu with great food & great service as well. Highly recommended. a great reminder of what it would have been like to be a train traveller back in the day!

Thank Stuart K
Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

Cold winters day and we wanted a hearty lunch that went with the day. The Railway Hotel is perfect in its off the main road location and quiet exterior. Entering was welcomed by a classic publican, wood paneling, an open fire and that old pub...More

Thank sassyandsmiley
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1 November 2015|
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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 11 - USD 22
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
3:00 pm - 11:00 pm
3:00 pm - 11:00 pm
3:00 pm - 11:00 pm
3:00 pm - 11:00 pm
3:00 pm - 12:30 am
12:00 pm - 12:30 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 65 Gingell St, Castlemaine, Victoria 3450, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Castlemaine
  • Phone Number: +61 3 5472 1250
  • E-mail
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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