Victoria hotels

Melbourne’s Apollo Inn traded for over eight decades

By Mick Roberts © ALTHOUGH Melbourne’s Apollo Inn clearly displayed 1844 on its parapet, there seems to be a discrepancy in the pub’s establishment year. The Apollo Inn was rebuilt from a single-storey structure, containing four bedrooms and four sitting… Read More ›

Carlton’s United States Hotel publican charged with murder after shooting dead an intruder

THE publican of Carlton’s United States Hotel had endured four raids by thieves within nine months before shooting dead an intruder in May 1925. Publican John Maxwell O’Shea shot Henry ‘Pony’ Dodds while he was attempting to climb over the… Read More ›

Roast beef, crisp brown spuds and a few ‘long-uns’ at the Cecil Inn

By MICK ROBERTS © IN a secluded, heavily timbered valley in the Victorian Highlands, about 20 km north-east of Morwell, once traded a small timber inn, famous for serving-up to its guests mouth-watering roast beef, crisp brown potatoes, and ‘long-uns’… Read More ›

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