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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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“steak” (46 reviews)
“pasta” (33 reviews)
“curry” (19 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 3 September 2018 via mobile

We spent the weekend in castlemaine, Nick from Newnorthen art hotel recommended Railway hotel for a meal, it was a Friday night and we hadn't booked, they had a full house, the staff bent over backwards to get us a table, we ordered our meals,...More

1  Thank Jennifer L
Reviewed 1 September 2018 via mobile

We love the atmosphere and friendly stuff. A real country feel just moments from the station. The food is good quality and on special nights very reasonably priced too.

Thank DanielxxSydney
Reviewed 30 August 2018

A really nice meal. we had not booked and even though it was very popular we were still found a table. Certainly fantastic "Pub" food cooked and served with care. Lovely open fires on a cold winters night.

Thank John T
Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

An excellent local pub with great friendly staff and wine selection....Tuesday night has $16 dinner meals. My parma was excellent but the partners beef n potato curry was bland.....

Thank Joseph J
Reviewed 17 August 2018

Railway Hotel, is a cozy historic and welcoming pub. Food was excellent and comparable with any other restaurant. This was for an evening meal where they have regular specials on, this particular night was a steak fillet and vegi's. Quite well attended which is always...More

Thank vecchiet2018
Reviewed 13 August 2018

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 4 August 2018 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 30 July 2018

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 28 July 2018 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 27 July 2018

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

2  Thank Breta C
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Questions & Answers
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 21
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups
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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