Victoria hotels

Melbourne’s historic Mitre Tavern has served-up beer for over 150 years

YOU could be forgiven for thinking you are looking at an old English inn, and not an inner-city Melbourne pub when first setting eyes on the Mitre Tavern. Melbourne City Council documents it as its oldest building. Less than five… 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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