Healesville Hotel

Healesville Hotel

Old world charm with new world style this classic country hotel is at the heart of the Yarra Valley.

For decades the Healesville Hotel has been a warm and inviting gathering place for locals and tourists alike.

Cosy old world vibes in the centre of town serving modern gastropub food (and a few classic pub favourites) with a focus on local produce.

Wed - Sat 12 - 8
Sun 12 - 4


Seven classic hotel rooms on the top floor of the Healesville Hotel right in the centre of town in the heart of the Yarra Valley.

The rooms have been simply & stylishly restored and feature soaring pressed metal ceilings. All rooms offer beds with crisp white linen handmade local soaps shampoo & conditioner flat screen televisions air conditioning mini bar fridge and tea and coffee making facilities. There are three shared bathrooms at the end of the hallway so don't forget to pack your robe.

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broadsheet.com.au says..

First Look: Historic Yarra Valley Pub Healesville Hotel Gets a Classic and Cool Retro Revamp

Enjoy house-made pastas and pub classics in the bar and bistro revamped by the team behind Marquis of Lorne and The Orrong Hotel. Then head to the lush 200-seater beer garden for local beers on tap and a kids' playground.

Century-old Yarra Valley pub Healesville Hotel has been given a refresh and a rebrand thanks to publicans and mates Matt Vero (who co-owns Marquis of Lorne Union House and the Mount Erica Hotel) and Scott Connolly (Moore Street Tavern in the Latrobe Valley). The duo who also revamped and reopened The Orrong Hotel in Armadale at the end of 2021 took over the lease in June and bring serious experience to the venue.

The 1912 pub built on a hotel site that dates back to 1860 has welcomed its next iteration - though Connolly and Vero have made only a few changes. With vaulted ceilings large windows and an old timber bar the pub retains its historic charm. But it also has a new cool courtesy of the 1970s colour palette that includes avocado green tangerine and spacesuit orange.

The pub is divided into three spaces with a public bar beer garden and bistro. Inside the public bar has 52 seats and the bistro has room for 55. There's also a private dining room and a side bar that seats 30. Outside there's a 16-person verandah and a 200-seat beer garden which with its lush botanic landscaping and playground for little kids is a great place to hang out. Guests can sit and enjoy local tap beers - including pale ales from Healesville's own Watts River Brewing and Matilda Bay's Redback a wheat beer produced in a traditional German style - and order dishes from the bar menu.

Head chef Ella Stevens heroes local produce in both the pub menu and the elevated Italian offering found in the bistro. "We've got so many incredible suppliers right on our doorstep in the Yarra Valley so making that our focus was a no-brainer" Connolly tells Broadsheet.

The bar has pub classics and a kids' menu (featuring ice-cream and sprinkles of course). There are pork sausage rolls with 'nduja and chicken liver parfait served with pickles toasted sourdough and kumquat jam made using fruit from the trees out the back. Plus staples like chicken parma battered fish'n'chips cheeseburgers served with pickles and chips and sticky date pudding for dessert.

Stevens's house-made pasta comes in shapes like flat reginette ribbons and classic spaghetti and are served with the likes of pork and fennel ragu and broccoli chilli garlic walnuts and parmesan. The pastas are served at the bar and bistro but only the bistro has the braised Tuscan pork on soft white polenta club steak made using meat from Vintage Beef Co and served with Dijon or chimichurri and lemon and tiramisu.

Guests are spoilt for choice when it comes to drinks. The hotel celebrates locally grown Italian varietals from the likes of Soumah Wines. Plus minimal intervention skin contact wines from producers including relative newcomers Fin Wines and Yugen Wines. "We're in the Yarra Valley so it makes sense to have all that great wine" says Connolly.

Plus if you want to spend more time in the Yarra Valley or enjoy the pub without worrying about driving home after upstairs there are seven hotel rooms available for bookings year-round.

Source: broadsheet.com.au
Published on 14 August 2023

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 ℅ Woo-rite
 ⊜  256 Maroondah Highway Healesville 3777 View Map
 ✆ Telephone: 03 5962 4002
256 Maroondah HighwayHealesvilleVictoria03 5962 4002

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