Prince Alfred Hotel | Carlton

Prince Alfred Hotel | Carlton

Located just metres from The University of Melbourne, The Prince Alfred Hotel bas been a hub of campus life since 1926. Boasting one of Melbourne's hottest Uni Nights-with drink specials and live DJs, Wednesday nights between 8-11pm at The Prince Alfred are a staple on the University circuit.

Serving food Monday to Saturday, the Prince Alfred Hotel provides the perfect environment for a business lunch or for a more casual experience, take advantage of our outdoor dining area and beer garden.

Our private function room can cater for up to 150 guests, or the whole pub could be yours with full food and beverage services available. No matter what size event you wish to host, the staff at The Prince Alfred Hotel will ensure yours is a night to remember.

Melbourne University

The Prince Alfred Hotel in Carlton, which sold at a public auction in late March for $4.5 million, was bought by Melbourne University.

Melbourne University has an extensive portfolio of properties outside of its main Parkville campus, extending across Carlton into the CBD, and is an active buyer.

It is also developing the former Royal Women’s Hospital site bordered by Swanston, Grattan and Cardigan streets into an ‘‘ innovation hub’ ’ called the Carlton Connect Initiative, which will include a mix of research and education facilities , commercial, retail and student housing.

University director of facilities and sustainability Chris White said there were no plans ‘‘ at this stage’ ’ to redevelop the historic pub.

‘‘ We’re keen to ensure there’s a continuity of student amenity in terms of access to retail and food and beverage across the extended campus,’’ he said.

The pub was sold with vacant possession by agents CBRE and Cropley Commercial.

The university would upgrade parts of the building and lease it to a new publican, Mr White said.

‘‘ Prince Alfred has been a landmark site adjacent to the university for a long period of time. We’re keen to ensure that that relationship continues.’’

A New Era 2018


It'll sport a huge makeover and a new rooftop bar, courtesy of the group behind Belles Hot Chicken and Mr Burger.

It was a sad day for students past and present when iconic Melbourne University pub the Prince Alfred Hotel called last drinks back in 2015. But the good news is that you won't be mourning its loss for too much longer, with the 100 Burgers Group (who run Belles Hot Chicken, Hightail, Mr Burger) announcing it's been hard at work resurrecting the historic boozer. What's more, it's set to reopen as early as next month.

The pub, which sits on the edge of the Carlton campus, was bought by Melbourne University at auction in 2015 and has sat empty since. But now it's primed to take back its mantle as beloved student pub, albeit sporting a pretty substantial makeover. The 100 Burgers Group has completely transformed the 450-person space, pressing reset on the interiors and throwing an impressive rooftop bar and terrace into the mix.

The sticky carpets and tired furnishings are being switched out for a fresh mix of botanical elements, Prince Alfred references and flamboyant design touches.

On the food front, there'll be one kitchen plating up all those tried and true pub classics, while another plays host to a rotating culinary offering, featuring exciting collaborations with an array of big name chefs. An on-site cafe will be slinging much needed coffees from 7am, while on weekends a bottomless brunch offering is sure to win over thirsty locals.

The Prince Alfred is set to reopen in February 2018 (stay tuned).

By Libby Curran

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