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The American Hotel Creswick

$$ - $$$, ,
90 Albert St, Creswick, Victoria 3363, Australia
+61 3 5345 2510
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good34%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“beef cheeks” (13 reviews)
“steak” (17 reviews)
“salad” (13 reviews)
Open Now
10:30 am - 10:00 pmAll hours
Bar, Pub, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
90 Albert St, Creswick, Victoria 3363, Australia
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1 - 10 of 236 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We’ve been here before and we were somewhat disappointed this time. Service was extremely slow despite very few guests in the restaurant. Their excuse was that they had a lot of takeaway meals that night. Beef cheeks were good however the lamb shoulder wasn’t very...More

Thank cforcolin
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

You could easily think that this could be a run down pub when driving past. Sure, the building is old but it meticulously maintained. We walked past in the morning and peeked into the window. Manager was just getting tbe day started. We were immediately...More

Thank MandMKettle
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

En-route to Portland we were looking for a place to stop and have a meal. Saw the American Hotel and decided this would do. Quisine is American but the food was beautifully presented and we enjoyed our meal immensly. I especially loved the coleslaw which...More

Thank idatev
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Another business dinner .. decided to try something different so headed to this old pub. Such friendly staff who were so helpful and went out of their way to make this evening a good one for all. The steak was superb and the atmosphere was...More

Thank Steven B
Reviewed 5 September 2017 via mobile

Overrated & needs a refurb. Front bar smells of stale beer which has soaked into the old carpet. This put me off eating my meal which was average at best. The only good thing was the service from the local staff who were friendly &...More

Thank kwik_kiwi1
Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

My family and I including 1 kid 1 tween and 1 teenager had a great experience here. Great food and excellent service.

1  Thank Calista R
Reviewed 1 August 2017 via mobile

Great spot for a weekend lunch.. we had our four kids with us and they were so welcoming. Meals and service were excellent.. highly recommend .. lovely little town..

1  Thank BelindaR900
Reviewed 31 July 2017

From the outside, this looks like a typical pub with typical pub meals so we took a punt on this one, staying @ the nearby RACV Creswick Resort and didn't feel the need to socialise with the local "tourists". The "bistro" signage doesn't dampen that...More

1  Thank Brent J
Reviewed 12 July 2017

We enjoyed our meal - they look after pensioners! The staff were very friendly and accommodation. Would definitely return!

2  Thank Collette L
Reviewed 11 July 2017

The American, has a fabulous atmosphere for enjoying a quiet drink , more importantly has a great Menu, the food is first class with a chef who understands the joy of food. A comprehensive wine list and intelligent staff make this a very pleasant place...More

2  Thank Bernard W
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22 September 2015|
Response from Brendan S | Property representative |
We are open for dinner all week except Sunday nights. Opening Hours are every day from 10.30 am all day through to approx. 10.30pm and later if the trade requires it , and on Sundays we close at 4 pm. Kind Regards Brendan... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 8 - USD 36
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene
Open Hours
10:30 am - 4:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 90 Albert St, Creswick, Victoria 3363, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Creswick
  • Phone Number: +61 3 5345 2510
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The American Hotel, ("the heart of Creswick") is a celebration of enduring quality. Built in the days of "Gold and Glory", The American stands to day as a unique link with Victoria's gracious and colourful heritage. It is personal and private, where time is un-hurried. Situated in historic Market Square since the 1850's the American Creswick is renowned for its great meals prepared by our experieced Chefs, excellent selection of tap beers, fine wines and extensive variety of liqueurs and spirits, , which can be enjoyed either in the comfort of the restaurant, wine bar or relaxing in the Cafe next to the covered Alfresco area or the Garden. The Lindsay Room and the Green Room have been renovated and offer unique private function facilities. There are six rooms providing romantic accommodation to cover all eventualities. The American Creswick is the perfect venue for intimate dinner parties, lunch with friends, catered functions or dinners to impress. Located approximately 80 minutes from Melbourne along the Western Freeway, 20 minutes from Daylesford and just 12 minutes from Ballarat. The current caretakers of the American, Wendy and Brendan Smith are committed to the ongoing restoration of the American and the continued development of the business model to establish a modern operation while retaining that open welcome, sense of History and genuine hospitality that have been an integral factor in the longevity of the American and an the social fabric of the community.
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