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Railway Hotel

$$ - $$$, ,
65 Gingell St, Castlemaine, Victoria 3450, Australia
+61 3 5472 1250
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good34%
  • Average6%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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“steak” (44 reviews)
“curry” (18 reviews)
“pasta” (32 reviews)
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Bar, Pub, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
65 Gingell St, Castlemaine, Victoria 3450, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This Hotel has a great atmosphere, great beer and terrific food. Well worth the visit if you are looking real Pub atmosphere with a really good meal.

Thank Tony C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped in for a quick lunch, didn’t know what to expect. The staff were friendly and inviting to begin with. Good solid menu with pub favourites and quite a few great gourmet choices. We asked the waitress for a recommendation and were not disappointed in...More

Thank Leeroibrown
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I love the railway and we eat here once a fortnight. Cosy eatery, old fashioned family atmosphere. Staff are exceptional, friendly and efficient, and many have been there a long time. All local wines and beers so very supportive of the local community. Chefs seem...More

Thank laney695
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Railway Hotel in Castlemaine is a cute Aussie country pub set in an atmospheric building with wood furnishings, like a hunters lodge. Quality rotating beers on tap, showcasing local brews. Food came in large portions. Tasty enough but not exceptional - just like a...More

Thank Leo C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We caught the train from Bendigo as 2 friends told us it was a great meal. We were very disappointed! We ordered a 2014 red, they gave us a 2016 without telling us. The steak wasn’t cooked as we had asked and had no taste....More

Thank Keren G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you're after a pub meal, then this will ticket the box! 2 poor waitress staff were over worked and resulted in slow service. Just the same, place had a good vibe and food was ok. No competition, so busy place. 5/10

Thank ferguscrew
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Quaint bar with a beer garden, perfect for a warm night. Steak was cooked to perfection Meals were served in good ime

Thank Terry60_12
Reviewed 7 November 2017

Lunch with friends, great looking pub thats warm and inviting. Great lunch selection with a great variety of meals to choose from. Friendly staff and great wine selection and local ciders.

Thank Christine P
Reviewed 7 November 2017

On a recent trip to Castlemaine with the Peugeot Car Club we visited the Railway Hotel. They were able to accommodate a large group, with friendly efficient service and great pub grub.

Thank Denise H
Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed the action and excitement of a busy Sunday night. The service was extremely friendly under busy conditions. Our meals were very good. Steak cooked to perfection.

Thank Neil D
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Nearby Attractions
Castlemaine Botanical Gardens
184 reviews
.88 km away
Old Castlemaine Gaol
115 reviews
.19 km away
Castlemaine Art Museum
92 reviews
.28 km away
Buda Historic Home and Garden
73 reviews
1.08 km away
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Questions & Answers
1 November 2015|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from Brunno R | Property representative |
Hi Alison, unfortunately we will be closed on Christmas day and boxing day. Thank you very much for your inquire.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$11 - US$23
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
3:00 PM - 11:00 PM
3:00 PM - 11:00 PM
3:00 PM - 11:00 PM
3:00 PM - 11:00 PM
3:00 PM - 12:30 AM
12:00 PM - 12:30 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 65 Gingell St, Castlemaine, Victoria 3450, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Castlemaine
  • Phone Number: +61 3 5472 1250
  • E-mail
The Railway Hotel is located in the historic township of Castlemaine within the goldfields area in central Victoria. The Hotel dates back to the mid 1800's and is one of a few surviving hotels from the bustling gold boom era. The Hotel is located adjacent to the historic working railway station which services the Melbourne to Bendigo line as well at the Steam Trains from both Maldon and Melbourne. The Hotel has a real vintage feel of a bygone era incorporating a locals bar, bistro and bar and outside verandah area. The "Railway" is a welcoming and inviting place for locals and travellers with an award winning chef preparing food sourced locally and a range of local beers and ciders on tap. Our spirit wall hosts an inviting range of imported whiskey and bourbon choices and our wine range supports the vineyards of our region.
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